Gombe is the smallest of Tanzania’s national parks. This park in a fragile strip of chimpanzee habitat straddling the steep slopes and river valleys that hem in the sandy northern shore of Lake Tanganyika. Its chimpanzees, which are habituated to human visitors, were made famous by the pioneering work of Jane Goodall who founded a behavioral research program in 1960. This research now stands as the longest-running study of its kind in the world. Come explore Africa with us!
Early in the morning you will be picked up from your hotel in Dar Es Salaam and be driven to the airport for your scheduled flight to Kigoma. Upon arrival, you will be taken to Ujiji Village where you will visit Doctor Livingstone Memorial Center and then on to Kibirizi Port for your boat ride to Gombe National Park. You will be picked up and driven to the rest house for a hot lunch and then out for an evening Chimpanzee trek in the forest. Gombe Stream’s main attraction is obviously the chimpanzee families that live protected in the park’s boundaries. Apart from chimpanzee viewing, many other species of primates live in Gombe Stream’s tropical forests including colobus monkey, baboon, forest pig, dik dik, and various tropical birds inhabit the dense forest. Dinner and your overnight stay is provided at Tanapa Rest house.
After an early breakfast you will take off for an amazing morning chimpanzee tracking in the forest. You will also visit Kakombe Waterfalls which is among the best attractions in the park. If time allows, you can climb Jane’s Peak where you will have a chance to enjoy the view of the park. Meals and your overnight stay are provided at Gombe Rest house.
After breakfast you will take off for chimpanzee trekking in different valleys, do walking in the forest, and visit Mkenge Water Wall. In the afternoon you will return to the lodge for lunch, pack your stuff and transfer back to Kigoma Town in the evening. Dinner and your overnight stay will be at Lake Tanganyika Kigoma Hill Top Hotel.
After an early morning breakfast you will be picked up and travel back to the airport for you flight back to Dar Es Salaam. This is where your safari will end.