Gombe Wild Chimp Safari
- Office In:
- 10-20 employees (Founded in 2005)
- Tour Types:
- Small & medium group tours (Budget & mid-range)
- Price Range:
- $50 to $350 ppper person per day (USD, excl. int'l flights)
Average User Rating
Email Julia and Simon | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
Email Ian | 65+ years of age | Experience level: first safari
Email Maxime | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: over 5 safaris
One of the best safaris we've done
We made a couple of days ago an amazing trip to Mahale National Parks. Joshua and his team (special mention to James whom we spent 4 days with) were extremely helpful. We arranged the trip very last minute and had special requests (such as coming to Kigoma from Dar by train) and everything seemed very easy. We had a wonderful time, enjoyed every minute, and would definitely do it again.
For travelers reluctant to go all the way to remote Mahale, do not hesitate, it's absolutely worth it. The place is pristine, and chimps tracking (with a great staff in the park) is excellent.
Asante sana Joshua!
Email Jacob Schmidt | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
Incredible experience, we got lucky, patience pays off! Beautiful experience.
We loved staying on Lake Tanganyika, the meals were great, it was going on hikes, swimming, kayaking, and walking around the forest to see the chimps. It is less likely see a bunch in the dry season, but with a little bit of patience and effort, we had an absolutely incredible time chilling with the chimps and following them around. The best is once they come down to the forest floor and you can just hang out and snap pics. I loved it and would recommend. Could see bigger groups in the wet season, but the weather/forest in the dry season was really nice.
Email AZ Shrink | 65+ years of age | Experience level: over 5 safaris
Solo traveler treated exceptionally well.
As a Solo traveler I was a little apprehensive about everything going according to plan. I usually feel more secure about logistics in groups or when tours are arranged by professional agents.
In this case my anxieties we're quickly relieved. I was met at all appropriate spots and guided to my next destination. At Gombe I coordinated a departure time that fit my schedule. While at Gombe the team coordinated by Joshua served me well and diligently.
I have no reservations; my expectations were exceeded. The cost was more than reasonable.
Email Mike | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
Wonderful Safari experience. Pre-trip communication with Joshua was efficient and helpful.
The chimp trekking was incredible.
The ranger was knowledgeable and careful to follow all rules.
Budget camp was clean and large. was pleasantly surprised to have a personal toilet and shower in each tent.
The driver and boat driver were ready as soon as we arrived.
Email Tapojoy Chatterjee | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: over 5 safaris
Disappointing cancellation service
Disappointed with the way cancellation was handled. My wife and I had planned a 3 day safari with Joshua in August 2022. However had to cancel due to last minute flight cancellations. He committed to refund 25% of the initial payment. Joshua was very prompt to respond till the time payment was received. However when the cancellation plan was shared, Joshua went AWOL. Still awaiting the refund.
Email Pascal Hartmann | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: over 5 safaris
Wonderful three days in Gombe with additional diving
I spent wonderful three days organised by Gombe Track Safaris in Gombe National Park. Everything went perfectly smoothly in the organisation starting with being transferred from the airport to the private boat and on to Gombe. Within the park I had a nice room in the main buliding, great food provided by my own cook and wonderful moments hiking through the park and sitting along for hours with chimpanzee families and watching them playing and later going swimming in Lake Tanganyaka. On my way back, I made two dives in the lake which were awesome given the amount of different fish with an incredible amount of different patterns in its waters. Thank you for the wonderful time and absolutely recommendable.
Email Nora | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
once in a liftetime experience
Well organised, flexible for any solution, Joshua was our organiser but keep in mind that the park have rangers as tourguide, so do not expect that Joshua will do the tour but he is take care that you will have the best tour guide there (Isaiah was for us and he is doing this for 13 years! he was very great, have deep knowledge and respect for the nature). The food was very nice well presentet and a LOT :D we were very happy to be there. the park, the hike the chimpanzee were all amazing, the people there are soo nice! If you fly on the last day of the tour take it into conciderations that early flight might be risky as you take a boat, so you may go back to kigoma the day before to be sure you have your flight in the morning. so if you plan to sleep there 2 night I suggest to have an extra night after in Kigoma. Also if you fly in or out somewhere else than Dar el Salaam ask Joshua before he will be flexible if its possible to book you an other internal flight if your final destination isn't Dar el Salaam :)
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