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Gombe Stream National Park

One of Tanzania’s littlest National Parks with the territory of 52 sq km, situated on shores of Lake Tanganyika and the significant fascination is Chimpanzees.

Gombe Stream is a thin segment of antiquated woodland straddling the precarious inclines and waterway valleys that in the sandy northern shore of Lake Tanganyika, around 16 kilometers from Kigoma town.

Apart from Chimpanzee, Gombe stream National Park has different primates like olive monkeys, these have additionally been looked into since the 1960s and are particularly habituated to people. You may likewise detect the red-followed and red colobus monkeys; the last is normally chased by chimpanzees thus they adhere to the woodland covering, Forest strolls and visits neighboring towns, swimming, and swimming.

Different attractions in Gombe Stream National Park incorporate leopard and bushbucks are additionally inhabitants in the thick timberland, alongside fish hawks and palm-nut vultures, which are frequently observed flying overhead. Gombe Stream is the ideal place for a mobile safari, enabling you to chill en route with a dunk in one of the numerous streams that mismatch the park. Gombe has 200 odd flying creature species run from the Iconic Fish Eagle to Jewel-like Peters twin spots which makes it a birdwatchers heaven.

Best time to visit

Gombe Stream National Park is open lasting through the year for guests. The best time to visit the park is amid the dry season, from July to October. It is less demanding to follow the chimpanzee as they stay closer to the lakeshore. Be that as it may, amid the wet season, a portion of the trails might test.

What to see?

The primary fascination of Gombe is its populace of the habituated chimpanzee. You likewise discover olive mandrills and other monkey species including red colobus monkeys and vervet monkeys.

Around 200 aviary species including the fish falcons, palm nut vultures are additionally found in Gombe Stream National Park.

How to get there?

Gombe Stream National Park isn’t one of the most effortless available parks in Tanzania, it must become to by waterways.

Waterways: Boat rides and private engine rides are accessible from Kigoma town.  It takes almost part take one hour to achieve the park. ‘Lake cabs’ or open speedboat offices are likewise accessible and it takes around 4 hours from Kigoma to reach Gombe.


Tourists can land at Kilimanjaro or Arusha airport or Julius Nyerere International Airport in Dar Es Salaam. After that take a residential trip to Kigoma Airport. From where you can take the boat ride to Gombe.


Listed underneath are a portion of the activities which you can do amid your visit to Gombe Stream National Park:

  • Chimp Trekking
  • Forest walks
  • Hiking
  • Bird watching
  • Swimming
  • Snorkeling

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