Mahale Mountains National Park is Lovely National park that could be described as a tropical beach nirvana scenically; Mahale might have been transplanted from some uninhabited Indian Ocean island. With its white sandy beaches lapped by the transparent waters of Lake Tanganyika (the worlds longest second deepest and re reputedly least polluted fresh water body) and rising to forested peaks 2,000 m above shore. With an area of 1’600 sq km Mahale mountain slopes harbor a diverse forest flora and fauna including readily observed troops of red colobus, Yellow baboons, velvet monkey, red tailed and blue monkeys can be seen in the park and bush babies, bush pigs, bushbuck, blue duiker, civet, hyrax and white tailed mongoose. Buffalo, elephant, giraffe, leopard, lion, porcupine and other various types of antelope are also present but may prove more difficult to find. The chimpanzee’s population is estimated at around 1,000 and they may be observed in their natural habitat in groups of up to 30. Lake Tanganyika is home to more than 250 different species of fish.