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John   –  
United States US
Visited: June 2018 Reviewed: Jun 17, 2018

Email John  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Our trip to Mahale with Gombe Track went off flawlessly.

Joshua was prompt responding to any questions and flexible with our requirements. Our trip logistics were complex in an area with little tourist infrastructure. Every step was perfectly executed. The guides and other support staff were very knowledgeable and had good language skills. I highly recommend their services.

Wilma   –  
United States US
Visited: March 2018 Reviewed: Jun 13, 2018

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

WONDERFUL!! Much much more than I expected.

The price of $900.00 seem very expensive UNTIL I saw what we got (flights, private two hour boat trip, a private cook and very good food, a private guild to the chimps, pick up and drop off etc.). Being on the other side of the earth, the communications was excellent and timely even though my e-mail had dropped into the junk box. I would recommend this tour and company to anyone.

Linda   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: April 2018 Reviewed: May 22, 2018

Email Linda  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Quality of a weeks safari in 3 days. Fitted everything in due to the exceptional guide

It was all so smooth start to finish, the guide was on time, drove like we were Royals

Andrea   –  
Croatia HR
Visited: February 2018 Reviewed: Feb 11, 2018

Email Andrea  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Amazing Experience!

Everything was just perfect! We were lucky to have the best tour guide ever! Charles thank you for everything, you really made it unforgettable for us! Charles is really well experienced in doing safari in Selous game reserve, he knows every corner of the park and places where animals are usually hiding. Thanks to him, we saw every animal and beast we could have seen! Driving to and from Selous was great, again thanks to our driver! Charles you really made it and thank you so so much!! Greetings from Croatia :)

Hiroko Ishimoto   –  
Japan JP
Visited: December 2017 Reviewed: Jan 23, 2018

Email Hiroko Ishimoto  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

A trustworthy travel agency with sense of responsibility

This is not good at English, so it bothers me, but the guides and Tribar's correspondence is wonderful.
Mahare was a paradise where orangutans and other monkeys live freely. Whoever is lost looking at this sentence will definitely proceed.

Nelly   –  
Sweden SE
Visited: January 2018 Reviewed: Jan 19, 2018

Email Nelly  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Very good experience with a well educated and kind guide

This was my first time in safari but the second time for my boyfriend and we were lucky enough to experience three kinds of safari; boat safari, regular safari and a walking safari on the three days we stayed at Hippo Camp. The first guide we had was very helpful on the way to Safari but unfortunatley he got sick so we got a freelancer as a guide instead. A very educated and enthusiastic man who spoke english fluently and really did his best to make us experience all kinds of animals. Overall it was an interesting and instructive safari with helpful staff. I higly recommend it to everyone:)

Monika and Peter   –  
Austria AT
Visited: November 2017 Reviewed: Dec 8, 2017

Email Monika and Peter  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Excellent organisation!

Thanks for all. We had a great and perfect time and perfect meals (Amos is a really great cook) in Gombe N.P. with Gombe Track Safari.
For our walking safaris we had an excellent guide!!

Many thanks to Joshua for his organisation.

Lucia   –  
Slovakia SK
Visited: October 2017 Reviewed: Nov 9, 2017

Email Lucia  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Great experience! I loved it!

Perfect! We had a really good time and I would recommend Gombe Safari to everyone :)

Patrik   –  
Austria AT
Visited: September 2017 Reviewed: Sep 20, 2017

Email Patrik  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Selous Great Experience!

Big thanks to Charles our driver/tour guide and the whole Gombe Safari Team!
Everything went as planned and we had a fantastic time! Charles is pretty much the best driver you can imagine, super friendly, calm and very experienced! He knows how to put a smile on our faces and he knows every corner of Selous Game Reserve! We would highly recommend doing this 3day trip, memories we will never forget! Greetings from Austria!

Sarah Hunsberger   –  
United States US
Visited: July 2017 Reviewed: Sep 9, 2017

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

A Trip of a Lifetime

With Jane Goodall as my super hero, I greatly desired to go visit Gombe National Park while in Tanzania on study during the summer of 2017. Finding Nahum Joshua’s company, Gombe Track Safaris & Tours online allowed me to do so. I got in contact with him easily and was lined up for my dream trip on the dates I desired, which came very soon after my reservations were made. My payment to Gombe Track Safaris & Tours covered everything including ground transportation, plane tickets to and from Kigoma, boat service, park fees, meals made by a personal chef, housing, and wonderful tours given by very informative guides. The only further money I needed to spend during this safari was in tips to those for who I saw reason. Because of Joshua making all of the detailed plans for me, there was no stress or uncertainty on my part, giving me the true sense of an enjoyable vacation.

On day one of my safari, I was picked up by Joshua’s staff from Dar es Salaam and dropped off at the airport for a 6AM flight to Kigoma. Upon arrival, I was taken on a boat down Lake Tanganyika from Khiziri Port to Gombe with views of various tribal communities, agricultural lands, and waterside wildlife along the way. Immediately upon arriving at Gombe, I was greeted by Hussein Kengwa, the park guide who Joshua had assigned to me. Hussein has been a part of Gombe for many years, knows the land extremely well, has connections with all others who work at the park, and is very knowledgeable of the individual chimpanzees who call Gombe their home as well as the rest of the primate species, wild animals, and natural florae on sight. Hussein took me for my first forest excursion in Gombe National Park that day at 10:00 in the morning. It was a mountainous, hot, and thickly vegetative area to trek, difficult but extremely exciting because chimpanzees were quickly found, who I then joined for the morning. I saw chimps from the families I have gotten to know through Jane Goodall’s stories including Faustino, the grandson of Flo, the chimp that made me fall in love with the species. Also present were Golden, Gosama, and Gland all descendants of Gremlin, a very long studied chimp who is still living today. The current researchers were observing their wild subjects with me there, and because chimps here are so used to human visitors, I was ignored and could enjoy simply being a part of their day.

Returning in the afternoon to the base camp of Gombe, I was served delicious food made just for me by the cook Joshua had sent along. I took a swim in Lake Tanganyika, shared the beach with baboons, and charged my camera batteries during hours electric was available in my cabin. Sleeping in a base camp on research grounds, I depended on my flashlight to see anything after dark because the electric there is not continuous. Clear view of the tons and tons of stars in the sky were the reward of living in the dark.

Day two in the park for me included waking up to find a baboon looking in at me through my cabin window, meeting a group of Tanzanian women on a tour with Roots & Shoots, finding researchers from the University of Minnesota in the forest recording chimpanzee calls, and being beside the daily life of Gombe’s chimpanzees including Gremlin and her family of six, Nasa holding onto a red colobus monkey skull showing off his group’s hunting skills, and the good-looking male trio of Faustino, Dier and Duke grooming and napping on the forest grounds together.

Day three included hiking through the park to Jane Goodall’s key locations including the lookout point of the mountain where Jane went to listen for the calls of chimps to identify their locations. I also cooled off and refreshed myself with the splashes and deafening flow of beautiful Kakombe Waterfalls. It was during this hike that Faustino seemed to invite Hussein and me to follow him. Faustino would walk past us on the ground, step ahead, and turn to see if we were coming along with him. Upon seeing us follow, Faustino continued his route leading us to Nuro and her youngster, Nyota whom he then joined with, eating figs from a giant tree.

Leaving the island and returning to Kigoma, I was taken to visit Dr. David Livingstone’s Memorial Center and then stayed the night at the Coast View Resort enjoying a hot shower, air conditioning, and 24/7 electricity. It was here that I appreciated hanging out with Joshua, getting to know him, the person who provided me with my trip of a lifetime. I was transported back to the airport after only three days of a tour, but those three days fulfilled me with wonderful memories that will last a lifetime. I could not have asked for a better time in Gombe unless of course Jane Goodall would have been there herself which is not often, at all anymore. I strongly recommend the service of Gombe Track Safaris & Tours to anyone planning a visit to Gombe National Park.

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