Gombe National Park is located on the western border of Tanzania and the Congo at the shores of Lake Tanganyika. It is most famous for its chimpanzee population that was observed by Dr. Jane Goodall who dedicated many years in its forests studying the behaviour of the endangered chimpanzees. Gombe Stream’s main attraction are the chimpanzee families that live protected in the park’s boundaries.
Gombe Trekking Safaris take visitors deep into the forest to observe and sit with the extraordinary primates - an incredible experience and one that is the highlight of many visitors’ trips to Africa. Besides chimpanzee viewing, many other species of primates live in Gombe Stream’s tropical forests. Vervet and colobus monkeys, baboons, forest pigs and small antelopes inhabit the natural forest, in addition to a wide variety of tropical birdlife.
The beauty of Gombe National Park is unique. It is a park without roads where you can walk and experience nature with all your senses. The Park inhabits roughly 100 Chimpanzees. Even though it is possible to explore Gombe National Park in 1 Day - we reccomend at least 1 overnight for having more time to enjoy the time with chimpanzees and the beauty of nature at night.
1 Day Gombe Trekking Safari
7:30 After breakfast we pick you up from your hotel in Kigoma and take you to our meeting point. Our captain will take you with a private boat all the way to Gombe National Park (2 Hours). Our guide will explain to you all facts & history of Lake Tanganiyka. The boat will be waiting for you until you finish your safari.
10:00 Once you arrive the Gombe National Park our guides will prepare you for the walking safari. Please note that the park is about 52 sqm big and good shoes are required as the terrain can get quite difficult. Please bring a rain jacket (rain season is between mid february to early june) and some clothes to change after the walking safari. Our guides will do their best to help you to spot the chimps and other species. On your way through the park you will see the Kakombe waterfalls and you will walk along the shores of Lake Tanganyika.
16.30 You will start your way back to the park entrance where you can enjoy lunch and relax at the beach.
17:30 Start your boattrip back to Kigoma. Our guide will assist you during all the trip and will take you to your hotel.
20:00 Arrival at your hotel & end of safari services.
The safari and tour prices include
A professional driver/guide
Roundtrip airport transfer
The safari and tour prices exclude
International flights(From/to home)
accommodation before and at the end of the tour
Tips(Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
Personal items(Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
The departure dates for all our African safaris and tours packages are totally flexible according to your own personal needs. Please contact us for further and more detailed information.