Gombe National Park

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About Gombe National Park

Gombe Stream is one of the best places in Africa to track chimpanzees. First researched in the 60's by Jane Goodall, the primates are remarkably habituated. The experience is unforgettable.

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52km² / 20mi²
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767-1,606m / 2,516-5,269ft
Pros and Cons
  • A chance to come face to face with chimps, one of Africa's big apes
  • Pristine forest at the shore of Lake Tanganyika
  • Watching wildlife on a hike is a nice change from vehicle safaris
  • Very exclusive and not crowded
  • Difficult to get to and accommodation options are limited


Gombe's chimps are the main attraction, but the park is also home to a troop of habituated olive baboons that can usually be found on the lakeshore. There are several other monkey species present, including red colobus monkeys, which are sometimes hunted by the chimps.
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Gombe lies at the shore of Lake Tanganyika. The forest is lush and divided by 13 streams which run down the escarpment to the sandy beach. To swim out and look back at the way the forested slopes climb up the steep escarpment is an unforgettable experience.

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By Anthony Collins from United KingdomGB

Just a feedback. Your map of Gombe National Park on this website is completely wrong. It includes the site of Gombe Forest Lodge and the Kasekela tourist area, but the park boundary is utterly wrong it includes land east of the mountain ridge and bey... Full review

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