Mahale National Park
Chimpanzee tracking: A reasonable level of fitness is required to track chimpanzees. Tracking usually begins early in the morning, with the guides starting at the area where the chimpanzees nested the previous night and tracking from there. The tracking can take between 2 - 4 hours or maybe more if the chimpanzees have moved far away or high up. Approximately 1 hour is spent observing the chimpanzees. One tracking a day per group, with a maximum of 8 people per group. The instructions of the guide must be followed at all times.
Important note - the National Parks authorities are considering introducing 'Chimp Permits' at a likely fee of $150 or more per person per day and the possible limitation of one permit per stay. Current prices do not include the cost of these permits - this will either be added to your holiday cost or collected locally if required.