June is a beautiful time of year to visit Mahale, the rains have finished but forest is lush and most of the rivers are still flowing. Chimpanzees can not swim and need to find the safest places to cross, this is especially important when mum is carrying her new baby.
Greystoke Mahale’s trackers have many years experience in the forest following the Chimps and know where their favorite crossing points are. This is great for our guests as we can quite often get there before the Chimpanzees.
Notice how Omo's baby is clinging to her belly. Infant Chimpanzees usually start riding on mums back around the age of 2.