​User Reviews – Gombe NP

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Susana Dente   –  
Argentina AR
Visited: January 2020 Reviewed: Feb 11, 2020

Email Susana Dente  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

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Increíble treking, emocionante caminar en esos paisajes, llegar en bote y encontrar a los chimpancé.
Valió cada dólar invertido

Edeus   –  
Tanzania TZ
Visited: July 2019 Reviewed: Oct 21, 2019

Email Edeus  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

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We could see the Chimpanzees in the communities

Lise Pedersen   –  
Denmark DK
Visited: January 2019 Reviewed: Feb 13, 2019

Email Lise Pedersen  |  65+ years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

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We came to Gombe for the chimps - and we saw them very close already the first day - and on day 2 we were just in the middle of them! An awesome experience - not to forget again! One of the highlights of our tour!

We did not meet very many birds here!

Xhaka   –  
South Africa ZA
Visited: July 2017 Reviewed: Jul 21, 2017

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Too beautiful

Katie   –  
United States US
Visited: May 2017 Reviewed: Jun 17, 2017

Email Katie  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Chimpanzees - Up close and personal
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My trip to Gombe National Park was a dream come true and even then, exceeded my expectations. A longtime fan of Jane Goodall's work, I was overjoyed to be in the very park where she and many others worked and lived with the Chimpanzee community. The luxury tented camp at the park is just that - a luxury with running water, toilet and shower as well as a full bed and couch all on a raised platform right off Lake Tanganyika's beach. My park guide was very knowledgeable about the Chimpanzees but also about other local fauna and flora, including traditionally used and medicinal plants that abound in Gombe forest. Two well-experienced chimp trackers worked over radio to locate the troops for viewing and I was lucky enough to spend time with two separate chimp families. One curious chimp came quite close! The experience of Gombe is unforgettable and well worth the trip.

Maria   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: February 2017 Reviewed: Jun 7, 2017

Email Maria  |  Experience level: first safari

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you can only reach the park by the boat journey, so there is no mass tourism there. it's a demanding climb to get to the places, where the chimpanzees can be spotted, so it has an authentic feel.

Anthony Collins   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: August 2016 Reviewed: Sep 5, 2016

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A world of beauty
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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 beyond the road (wrong in both respects) and it misses-out all the valleys south of Kasekela until the park boundary just before Kazinga. I suggest you re-draw it please.

Asheri   –  
Tanzania TZ
Visited: February 2015 Reviewed: Jul 12, 2016

Email Asheri  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

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The wonders available at Gombe are unique compared to Serengeti and Tarangire.

Marion   –  
United States US
Visited: April 2016 Reviewed: Jun 4, 2016

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Gombe National Park
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Gombe is beautiful, the scenery and waterfall very picturesque. If going, please know that the chimps do migrate and follow the food source. For example, when there in April, the chimps are at the top of the mountain. The hike is very strenuous and takes several hours. At other times of the year, the chimps are much lower in the mountains. The guides live and work there and are very knowledgeable. We were not able to see the chimps. But, visiting Jane Goodall's research center was very interesting.

Catherine Sales   –  
United States US
Visited: July 2015 Reviewed: Nov 28, 2015

Email Catherine Sales  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

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Seeing the location where Jane Goodall did her working was a dream for me. We saw baboons and many chimps. The chimps are not a guarantee. A tour the day before ours spent two hours hiking and didn't see any. Our group saw them within minutes. You can hike and see amazing flora as well. The park guides are very knowledgable and can provide info on so many different subjects. Don't miss the waterfall during the hike. It's not an easy location to get to, but it was worth. We spent 16 hours in a hired car (one way) from Arusha, plan on flying. I sincerely DO NOT RECOMMEND the public transportation. It's not even slightly reliable, it's very crowded and uncomfortable. Once you arrive in Kigoma you will take two hour boat ride to the park. Spend some time exploring Kigoma it's a pretty little town. Lake Tanganyika "the African Great Lake" is an unbelievable sight. It borders the Congo, Burundi, and Zambia. You make come upon a Burundi refugee camp while exploring. Check the lake out in the early morning when the fisherman are preparing to go out and when the women arrive to do the wash. The colors you will see in this place are breathtaking.

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