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Visit Gombe Stream National Park, Tanzania

Renowned for its famous primate inhabitants and its connection to Jane Goodall, Gombe National Park is the smallest national park in Tanzania, covering an area of only 56sq km. Located about 16km north of Kigoma on the shore of Lake Tanganyika in the western part of the country, the Gombe National Park is the home of the world-famous chimp reserve.

Always in the air of the Gombe reserve are the calls of the chimps. The park is also situated on a shore and is home to the Gombe stream, an untamed place of lush forests and clear lake views.

 



Main Attractions:

Gombe National Park has many attractions, these are the highlights you should not miss:

  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Jane's Station
  • Landscape and Vegetation
  • Lake Tanganyika

Wildlife Viewing

There are plenty of baboons and wildlife around but the main focus of the park is the chimps. Many of Gombe's 100 plus chimps are well habituated, and though traversing steep hills and valleys can be difficult, if you head out early in the morning sightings are nearly guaranteed. Many other species of primates live in Gombe Stream's tropical forests such as vervet to colobus monkeys, baboons, forest pigs and small antelopes, in addition to a wide variety of tropical birdlife.

Jane's Station

In 1960's Jane Goodall founded the reserve, carrying out research that shows the unique relationship between man and chimpanzee. Go and see Jane's old chimp feeding station. The viewpoint from Jane's peak reveals a stunning view of the entire park, Lake Tanganyika as well as the Kakombe and Mkenke Waterfall.

Landscape and vegetation

The landscape, flora, and fauna are fantastic in and around the reserve. Plant life in the park is a blend of grasslands, open woodlands, semi-deciduous forest as well as evergreen forest.

Lake Tanganyika

Lake Tanganyika is the longest and deepest lake in Africa, which is home to about 350 species of fish, most of them endemic. The lakeshore offers sunbathing and sunset viewing opportunities.

More About Popular Activities

Chimpanzee Tracking

Gombe stream is one of the best places in Africa to track chimpanzees. You just might be fortunate to see the Kasakela Chimpanzee community on your chimp tracking which may take about 12 hours.

Lakeshore Walks

Take short walks along and to the shores of Lake Tanganyika. Visit the site of Henry Stanley's famous 'Dr. Livingstone, I presume' at Ujiji near Kigoma, and watch the renowned dhow builders at work.

Hiking to Jane's Peak Viewpoint

The viewpoint offers a spectacular view of the park and Lake Tanganyika. You can hear chimpanzee calling and screaming from the viewpoint. From Kasekela, the hike takes about two hours.

Birding

The Park’s 200 rare bird species range from the iconic fish eagle to the jewel-like Peter's twinspots that hop tamely around the visitor's centre. A remarkable bird is the palm nut vulture, a near-vegetarian common to Lake Tanganyika.

Filming

The Park allows tourists to film their camping activities for a fee as long as they follow the filming guidelines.

Information for visitors

Did you know?

  1. Thelanscape boast steep valleys, and the forest vegetation varies drastically, i.e. Grassland to alpine bamboo to tropical rainforest.
  2. Take your snorkelling gear and be mesmerised by the colourful fish in Lake Tanganyika.
  3. You will find over 200 species of bright butterflies of all shapes and sizes fluttering through the forest.
  4. During the dryer seasons chimps can be easily found on the lower slopes of the park.

The closest airport is Kigoma

Flights from Kigoma (TKQ)

Flights To Kigoma (TKQ)

Popular Activities

  • Chimpanzee Tracking
  • Lakeshore Walks
  • Hiking to Jane's Peak Viewpoint
  • Birding
  • Filming
  • Snorkelling

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