A one of a kind resort, with a 20 year history, Greystoke Mahale sits on the shores of Lake Tanganyika and is reachable only by boat. With the forested slopes of the 8,000 ft Mahale Mountains rising behind, you are surrounded by a dramatic and breathtaking landscape. An intimate and private experience, guests are luxuriously immersed in nature staying in one of only six wood and thatch bandas, made almost entirely from locally sourced sustainable materials, and set on the edge of the forest line at the base of the mountains overlooking the incredibly peaceful and beautiful lake. You cannot help but appreciate what’s around you while exploring the remote and mysterious wilderness. Whether swimming in ice-cold pools up in the mountain waterfalls, fishing and eating fresh sashimi for dinner, or experiencing in a spectacularly personal manner chimpanzees in their natural habitat known as chimping, you know you are somewhere truly special. And don’t forget to take a moment to meet “Big Bird,” an orphaned pelican taken in by the camp’s staff and taught how to fly right on the beaches of the lake outside your banda!