Gombe National Park
Gombe stream National Park, located on the western border of Tanzania and the Congo, is most famous for Jane Goodall, the resident primatologist who spent many years in its forests studying the behaviour of the endangered chimpanzees. Ithas become unique after the pioneering work of Jane Goodall who started her research (on chimpanzees’ life and behaviour) in 1960.
- The best National Park In Tanzania to spot the chimps, one of Africa’s immense primates
- Exploring the wildlife and Impeccable forest on foot at the shore of Lake Tanganyika
- After dusk, a dazzling night sky is complemented by the lanterns of hundreds of small wooden boats, bobbing on the lake like a sprawling city.
- The great concentrations of Chimpanzees in this park available are well visible in a walking safari. There are dozens of voices that can be heard during the walking safari through the ancient forests of Gombe Stream.
- Is the UNESCO World Heritage site that is a protected area hosting a large concentration of Chimpanzees
- Park gives an enchanting feeling by watching them expressing human-like gestures such as kissing, patting, hugging, shaking fists and holding as these chimpanzees share 99% of the human DNA.
- The park is also a home to more than 200 bird species with odd bird species range from the iconic fish eagle to the jewel-like Peter
- Park was established in 1968, and is one of the smallest national parks in Tanzania
- Other wildlife is Olive baboons, red colobus, red-tailed monkeys, blue monkeys, and vervet monkeys are the common attraction of the national park.
Good to Know
Best Time To Visit
Trekking chimpanzees can be done throughout the year, but the odds of finding them quickly are better towards the end of the Dry season, from July to October and late December. The chimps don’t roam very far in the wet season (February-June, November-mid December, and the only private lodge in the park is closed in March-April.
Chimps Trekking chimps, Snorkelling, Swimming and roaming in the forest, MV LIEMBA tour.
The Gombe National Park offers three ranks of accommodation which include luxury budget, mid-range, budget, and a pocket-friendly lower budget