Tanzania Horizon

4 Days Gombe National Park & Chimpanzee Tracking

Visit Gombe Stream National Park and discover the chimpanzees of Jane Goodall in their natural habitat at the shores of Lake Tanganyika on a chimpanzee tracking safari!

4 Days Gombe National Park & Chimpanzee Tracking vacation with Tanzania Horizon Safaris.

4 Days Gombe National Park & Chimpanzee Tracking with Tanzania Horizon Safaris.

Travelers will be staying in small lodges and tented camps, bathroom facilities are ensuite, this option is perfect balance of quality and price. Comfort accommodations are handpicked to ensure the best quality.

4 Days Tour Overview:

Gombe Chimpanzee Tracking is a beautiful and unique adventure as it is among the few places in the world where chimpanzee can be seen in their natural habitat. Till this time there are no roads established to Gombe National Park so visitors can only reach the park by boat. Among the attractions for Gombe Stream National Park is the Chimpanzees, beautiful landscapes and the Kakombe waterfalls. Each day you will trek into the forest to observe these animated primates at play.

Tracking 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 bird life.

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  • Park fees

  • Chimp permits

  • All activities

  • All accommodation

  • A professional driver/guide

  • All transportation while in Kigoma

  • All Taxes/VAT

  • Round trip airport transfer from Kigoma Airport to Gombe and back

  • Local Flight From Dar Es Salaam to Gombe National Park 2 ways

  • Meals(As specified in the day-by-day section)

  • Drinking water(On all days)

  • International flights

  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour

  • Tips

  • Personal items(Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)

  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

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 Tanganyika. 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. Our guides will do their best to help you to spot the chimpanzees 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. 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.

17.00 You will start your way back to the park entrance and then proceed to you accommodation where you can relax at the shores of Lake Tanganyika before dinner is served. You will enjoy an incredible view of the sunset and the stars at night from your accommodation.

6:30 We will wake you up early to see the sunrise and to enjoy a great breakfast at Lake Tanganyika before we are setting out to meet the chimpanzees again. In the early morning you have the best chances to see the chimpanzee parents taking care of their babies by feeding them and cleaning the. You will learn everything about their behavior that often seems so similar to our own habits. You will see how they are building their night shelters and how they chase thermites by using tools. It is truly fascinating and you will have enough time to study them in their natural habitat. We will have a picnic lunch before slowly managing our way back to she shore of Lake Tanganyika to also spot some other animals.

16.30 You will start your way back to the park entrance where you can enjoy lunch and relax at the beach near your accommodation.

6:30 Today we will set out deeper into the wild and discover the chimpanzees habitat more to fully understand their way of living and how strongly it is connected to their habitat. Our guide will also take you to some amazing view points such as Jane’s Point where she used to study the chimpanzees. Be prepared for some more adventurous hiking today. You will also get to see how the chimpanzees are selecting and preparing their shelters in the forest and which difficulties they are facing while protecting their babies against predators such as the African Rock Python, lions and leopards. At the end of the tour we will stop by at the Jane Goodall Research Center where your guide will tell you more about currently ongoing studies.

16.30 You will start your way back to the park entrance and then back to your accommodation.

6:30 On your 4th day at Gombe National Park, we will dedicate our time to give you some more insights in the chimps’ hunting skills and behavior. This extra day allows you to learn more about the hunting strategies that they have developed and that sets them apart from other monkeys. You will also learn more about their preferred food. They usually eat a lot of fruits and things they find in the rain forest but they are not only vegetarians. You will also learn about the interesting facts that Jane Goodall discovered over the decades that she has spent so close with the chimpanzees at Gombe National Park. We will have a picnic lunch before slowly managing our way back to she shore 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 near your accommodation.

17:30 Start your boat trip back to Kigoma. Our guide will assist you during all the trip and will take you to your hotel.

20:00 Arrival at your accommodation in Kigoma & end of safari services.

Absolutely yes. We will arrange all airport transfers for you from and to the airport so that you don’t have to worry about how to get to your hotel. One of our drivers or guides will come to pick you up and take you back to the airport. This is already included in our offers and services.

A private departure can be arranged at any time according to your individual travel dates for highest flexibility. A group departure has a planned schedule on a specific date and let you share some costs while travelling. So if you are on a budget and want to meet friends from all over the world you can join one of our groups.

Absolutely yes. Our handpicked hotels all offer you to safely store your luggage during your climb. In this way you can leave all gear that you won’t need during your climb at the hotel. That is very convenient if you are planning to go on a safari or to Zanzibar after your hike.

Tanzania Horizon Safaris has worked out a very transparent cancellation policy. In most cases we can offer a voucher if you have  to postpone your travel. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Please note that deposits are non-refundable as they have to be used for making reservations for your hotel and transport.

*If a booking is cancelled the client is subject to a cancellation fee as follows:

  • until 4 weeks prior to departure – 30% Cancellation Fee
  • 4-2 weeks prior to departure – 50% Cancellation Fee
  • 2-1 weeks prior to departure – 75% Cancellation Fee
  • less then 1 week prior to departure – 100% Cancellation Fee: The company reserves the right to cancel any tour at its sole and absolute discretion, without prior notification in instances where this is unavoidable. However, in that case the company agrees to refund all money that has already been paid by the client. This shall be the company’s sole responsibility to the client and no claim for any damages, howsoever arising, shall accrue against the company.
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