Greystoke Mahale

Location: Western Tanzania | Tanzania

Price guide: £££££ More than £500 per person per night

Nestled on the edge of the forest, by the azure waters of Lake Tanganyika, Greystoke Mahale is wild, remote and breathtakingly beautiful. Find just six thatched bandas at this exotic location, home to one of the last wild chimpanzee populations.
Perfect forComplete isolation at this castaway heaven. Greystoke Mahale is guaranteed to knock your socks off.
In the knowAccessed by shared light aircraft on Monday and Thursday or by private charter, it doesn’t get much more remote than this, but if you can take the time out to visit, you certainly won’t forget it! Combine with a safari at Chada Katavi for the ultimate Western Tanzania itinerary.

Recommended for...

  • Barefoot
  • Beach
  • Chic Design
  • Eco-tourism

Hotel Overview

Sense of Place

On a pristine white sand beach on the edge of Lake Tanganyika, where the majestic Mahale Mountains soar up from the shores of the azure lake.

Rooms at Greystoke Mahale

Tucked beneath the palms along the edge of the beach lie six thatched driftwood bandas. Each one is open-fronted with an adjoining bathroom and an upstairs chill-out deck, designed for the most demanding castaway.

Food & Drink

The impressive two-storey winged dining pavilion is the focal point for relaxed dinners (and chimping tales) and the headland bar, set on the rocks, is the perfect spot for star-gazing and enjoying fresh sashimi and iced vodka with spectacular views over the lake.


The hotel has a small seating area where guests can read up on the local wildlife as well as a library and some board games which guests can play with a view of the lake.

Activities at Greystoke Mahale

Hike through the forest in search of our furry cousins, swim in the crystal clear waters, take out a kayak or boat, enjoy a sundowner boat trip or simply lie on the warm sand with a book from the lodge's library.

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