Gombe stream national park is Tanzania’s smallest but dramatic national park located is the Kigoma region covering an area of 52 square kilometers, gone national park offers very fine views of grasslands, forested hills, steep valleys, alpine bamboo and the tropical rain forests. If you prefer to see Chimpanzees, its best to book a Tanzania travel package that takes you to this national park.
Gombe stream national park is renowned for habituating Chimpanzees and other primates like red tailed monkeys and vervet monkeys among the rest, the park has recorded eleven species of snakes, over 200 bird species and the splendid Lake Tanganyika contains over 209 fish species. Its a great destination to have affordable holidays in Tanzania.
Gombe stream national park was established in the year 1968, the park situated in near of the border of Tanzania and Burundi, the park is famous for offering a Chimpanzee trekking experience in Tanzania. Gombe national park is one of the two national parks where chimpanzee trekking can be done in the country.
Activities at Gombe National Park
Chimpanzee trekking: Visitors can explore the park by trekking Chimpanzees and also come along other primates like the vervet monkey, red tailed monkey, blue monkey and beachcomber live baboon to mention a few.
Game viewing: Apart from chimpanzee trekking, tourists on a safari to Gombe national park can view animals like bush pigs, bush bucks and reed bucks are often seen within the forests. Apart from viewing wildlife, tourists can also have opportunities of coming across many plant species.
Bird watching: Gombe national park is blessed with both migratory and residential birds and the most commonly seen are trumpeter hornbill, palmnut vulture, fishing eagle and pied kingfisher among the rest Birding can be done while on a nature guided walk or during Chimpanzee trekking.
Sport fishing: Tourists interested in making their safari more memorable can add fishing to their itinerary, tourists must engage in this activity with an experienced fishing guide as well as a fishing permit and must do this activity in the designated areas.
Nature guided walks: A nature guided walk can be taken to a Goodall foundations old feeding station this the first place where Dr Goodall was when studying the behavior of Chimpanzees this is also the place where Henry Stanley met Dr Livingstone in 1871.
Apart from the above activities tourists to Gombe national park can also engage in recreational activities like snorkeling the splendid Lake Tanganyika or even do swimming.
Gombe national park can be accessed from Kigoma town which is just 16 kilometers from the park.
Gombe national park will provide you with a thrilling wilderness experience make it a must visit when on a safari to Tanzania. The park can be visited all year round however; June to October is the best time for viewing wildlife.
Accommodation at Gombe national park varies from campsites to luxurious accommodation unit the place where to stay will depend on tourist’s choice and budget.