Greystoke Camp, the original camp in Mahale, is one of the best and most famous in Africa and it has one of the most beautiful and dramatic locations anywhere in East Africa. It sits on a white sandy beach at the base of the 8,000 ft high Mahale Mountains overlooking the turquoise water of Lake Tanganyika.
Despite being such a remarkable place, there are rarely more than twenty visitors in the park. This inevitably makes one feel rather special and privileged to be here.
The camp has 6 bandas positioned on the edge of the forest line and almost entirely built out of reclaimed dhow wood. Each banda is equipped with dressing rooms, bathrooms (accessible by a short boardwalk that include flush toilets and strong showers), and an upstairs chill-out deck. The main dining tent is the only structure on the beach and it’s the focal point of the camp where you can enjoy sundowners in the bar or on the rocks at the end of the beach.
Evening meals are normally served on the beach itself under the stars.
Guests at the camp are able to partake in swimming, snorkeling, fishing, canoeing and sailing, all of which adds enormously to the overall experience.