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Kungwe Beach Lodge

Kungwe Beach Lodge

Ideally blending comfort, luxury, and romance, Kungwe Beach Lodge in the interior of Tanzania is a secluded getaway on the shores of Lake Tanganyika. Majestic mountains and the Mahale Forest provide an unforgettable backdrop as well as a haven for a host of diverse wildlife, including a particularly impressive chimpanzee population.

Savor most meals in a raised thatched dining area crafted in the shape of a local dhow boat. For an exceptionally romantic candlelight dinner, request “beach” dining surrounded by an amazing array of the flavors and sounds of Africa. A guest favorite is enjoying sundowners around a blazing fire while sharing the day’s discoveries.

Panoramic views of the lake await guests from Kungwe’s traditional tent accommodations. Each spacious tent boasts hardwood floors, thatched roof, and raised wooden deck. Enjoy décor in the traditional safari style with four-poster bed, mosquito netting, bedside tables, en-suite bath with shower, basin on a wooden fitted cupboard, flush toilet, bath consumables, and bathrobes.

Tracking chimpanzees is sure to be the highlight of a stay at Kungwe Beach Lodge, due to its proximity to Mahale Mountains National Park. A beautiful and isolated park, it encompasses over 1,600 square miles along the eastern shores of Lake Tanganyika, the world’s longest and second-deepest lake. Nearly 1,000 chimpanzees inhabit the forest, many of which have been habituated during over sixty years of careful study. Groups of sixty or more chimps are routinely spotted, and Kungwe Beach Lodge offers daily trips to view these magnificent creatures.

Numerous other primates call Mahale Mountains National Park home as well as other mammals such as leopard, several antelope species, warthog, and more. Sightings of the flourishing bird population are also common, and guests are able to hear and observe fish eagle, palm-nut vulture, Pel’s fishing owl, purple-crested turaco, and more in the surrounding forests and along the shores of Lake Tanganyika.

Other popular activities include kayaking, fishing, swimming, snorkeling, birding, forest walks, and boat safaris.

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