Gombe Stream National Park

gome stream national parkThe smallest of Tanzania’s Parks, Gombe Stream National Park lies on the shores of Lake Tanganyika and is popular for its chimpanzee habitat. Other primates in the park include baboons, vervet monkeys, blue monkeys and bush babies.
The park also serves as home to over 200 bird species.

About Gombe Stream National Park

Size: 52 sq km
Location: 16 km north of Kigoma on the shore of Lake Tanganyika in western Tanzania.

Getting there

Kigoma is connected to Dar and Arusha by scheduled flights, to Dar and Mwanza by a slow rail service, to Mwanza, Dar and Mbeya by rough dirt roads, and to Mpulungu in Zambia by a weekly ferry.
From Kigoma, local lake-taxis take up to three hours to reach Gombe, or motorboats can be chartered, taking less than one hour.

What to do

Chimpanzee trekking; hiking, swimming and snorkelling;
Visit the site of Henry Stanley's famous “Dr Livingstone I presume” at Ujiji near Kigoma, and watch the renowned dhow builders at work.