Gombe Stream is located on the western border of Tanzania with Congo, and it is most famous for Jane Goodall, English primatologist and anthropologist who spent many years studying the behavior of the endangered chimpanzees.
Located on the wild shores of Lake Tanganyika, the park is very popular for hiking and swimming, after the full day of expedition to look for chimpanzees ends.
Gombe Stream prime attraction’s are obviously the chimpanzees, who live protected within the park’s boundaries. Guided walks deep into the forest can be arranged frequently, to watch and sit with these amazing primates throughout the morning, which is incredible experience and one that is the highlight of many people visiting Africa. Apart from chimpanzees, there are many other primates living in Gombe Stream’s tropical forests. Vervet and colobus monkeys, baboons, forest pigs and small antelopes inhabit the dense forest, in addition to a wide variety of tropical birdlife.
Gombe is the smallest national park in Tanzania, a tender ecosystem dwelling on the steep slopes and the river basins on the sandy northern shore of Lake Tanganyika.
Inside Gombe you can also find other mammals, also primates, such are packs of beachcomber olive baboons, and the red-tailed and red colobus hanging at the forest canopy.
The park is a home to 200 bird species, ranging from the iconic fish eagle to the Peter’s twinspots hopping gently around the visitors centre.
Direct scheduled flights to Kigoma from Dar es Salaam and Arusha.
From Kigoma, there are local lake-taxis taking around three hours to reach Gombe, or motorboats can be hired, which can reach Gombe in less than one hour.
What to do
Chimpanzee trekking, hiking, swimming and snorkeling.