Gombe Stream National Park

Safari Destinations and Attractions in Tanzania including Game Parks and Reserves

Gombe Stream National Park is located 16 km (10 miles) north of Kigoma on the shore of Lake Tanganyika in western Tanzania. Its size is 52 sq km (20 sq miles), Tanzania's smallest park.

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Chimps at Gombe
Kigoma is connected to Dar and Arusha by scheduled flights, to Dar and Mwanza by a slow rail service, to Mwanza, Dar and Mbeya by rough dirt roads, and to Mpulungu in Zambia by a weekly ferry. From Kigoma, local lake-taxis take up to three hours to reach Gombe, or motorboats can be chartered, taking less than one hour.

The most eminent attraction is chimpanzees which were made famous by the pioneering work of Jane Goodall, who in 1960 founded a behavioral research program that now stands as the longest-running study of its kind in the world. Other attractions are beachcombers, olive baboons red colobus. Interesting activities are Chimpanzee trekking; hiking, swimming and snorkeling; visit the site of Henry Stanley's famous “Dr Livingstone I presume” at Ujiji near Kigoma.
The chimps don't roam as far in the wet season (February-June, November-mid December) so may be easier to find; better picture opportunities in the dry (July-October and late December).

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