Gombe Stream National Park


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Chimps of Gombe National park
Chimps of Gombe National park
About Gombe Stream National Park
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Parks total area:
52 km² (20 square miles)
Year established:
1968
Anti-malarial:
Absolutely!
Park wildlife:
  • The place where Jane Goodall did her research
  • Swimming and snorkeling
  • Nature walks
  • Bird watching
  • Hiking

Located in the western region of Kigoma, Gombe Stream National Park is the smallest national park in Tanzania. The park covers an area of 52 km² (20 miles²). Gombe Stream National Park is a popular destination for tourists because of its high-level biodiversity.

Established in 1968, Gombe Stream National Park is home to a number of primates such as chimpanzees, beachcomber olive baboons, vervet monkeys and the red-tailed monkeys. The park is also home to 11 species of snakes, leopards, hippopotamus, bush pigs and over 200-odd bird species.

Gombe Stream National Park offers various activities to the visitors of the park such as trekking into the magnificent, dense tropical forest to get a glimpse of the chimpanzees, and also swimming and squirreling in Lake Tanganyika that has about 100 kinds of the colorful cichlid fish.

Gombe Stream National Park is famous as the place where Jane Goodall – the world's foremost chimpanzee expert did her research work on the groups of chimpanzee. The park can be accessed easily by various means including flights, speedboats or the boda boda Taxis referred to as Kigoma Kigoma. With the chimpanzees and the waterfalls, Gombe National Park gives an amazing experience when visiting the western circuit.

When is the best time to visit Gombe Stream National Park?

During the dry season (June to October) is the best time to visit Gombe Stream National park because the chimpanzees don't roam far. Because of this, visitors get an opportunity to take great photos. The wet season starts from February to June and then again occurs during November to mid-December.

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(4/5 stars) Written on: Aug 06, 2013   |   Visited: Nov 2010.
If you have made it to Gombe Stream NP, you are probably here to see the chimps.
If not, you've made a huge mistake.
This is the site of Jane Goodall's famous research, even having been visited by Diane Fossey at one point.
Each experience is different, but time spent with chimpanzees will likely be more prolonged and mind-boggling than if you spent the $550 in ... read more

I saw

Chimpanzee
Vervet monkey
Baboon
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Safari suitability: 7 / 10
The park has a large primate population such as chimpanzees, beachcomber olive baboons, vervet monkeys and red-tailed monkeys
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Animals you can find

Leopard
Leopard
Chimpanzee
Chimpanzee
Vervet monkey
Vervet monkey
Hippopotamus
Hippopotamus
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Bird watching
Bird watching
Bush walks
Bush walks
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Cultural / Tribal visits
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