Meeting those primates in their natural habitat is a unique experience.
At Mahale and Gombe National Parks in Tanzania, you will have the opportunity to approach chimpanzees, these mammals that are so close to us, and observe their behaviour and body language.
Climbing through the forest to find them creates high suspense as the screams echo from the treetops. Suddenly they are there, all around you, playing, fighting, eating and acting like if you don’t exist.
Chimpanzees have stocky bodies with long arms, short legs, and no tail. They are covered in black hair and have bare faces, ears, fingers and toes. They live in groups of 30 to 80 individuals and build their nests in trees. Guides usually know the characteristics and relationships of the different individuals.
Visit to chimpanzees is limited to one chimp trek per day, one hour only to be spent with the chimps, and a maximum of 6 people per group. Children under 12 are not allowed to participate.