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Greystoke Camp is situated on an idyllic white beach on the shores of Lake Tanganyika.

The six dhow-wood bandas have deep chairs, comfy beds, tin wash basins and buckets for washing the sand off your feet. Bathrooms are in the trees with hot showers on request, flush toilets, and basins with running water. From dawn to dusk Greystoke Camp is enchanting. It's the sort of place where spectacular sunsets and shooting stars seem only natural, and it's easy to escape totally from the outside world.

Most days begin as trackers lead you into the forest in search of chimpanzees before descending to the camp again for a light lunch. In the afternoons you have the option of nature walks in the forest or lazing around and fishing from an ancient dhow. Returning to camp, a deck next to the bar offers a perfect view of the sun setting over the distant Congo, and dinner is served under the towering thatch of the central hut. Afterwards a campfire in the sand is the perfect place to sit and count the stars.

OUR RATING: First Class

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    The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you're staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident's eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area's inhabitants.

    • Track Chimpanzees in the Mahale Mountains
      Chimpanzee, Mahale Mountains National Park

      Track Chimpanzees in the Mahale Mountains

      Track Chimpanzees in the Mahale Mountains

      You will set off on foot from Greystoke Camp with your guide and will head up the steep forested slopes of the Mahale Mountains in search of primates. Six species of primates live in the mountains, but the main excitement for most visitors are the chimpanzees.

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    Mahale Mountains National Park and nearby places