Exploring Gombe Stream National Park: Key Facts

Exploring Gombe Stream National Park: Key Facts

Overview of Gombe Stream National Park

Located in western Tanzania along the shores of Lake Tanganyika, Gombe Stream National Park is a haven for wildlife enthusiasts and nature lovers alike. Established in 1968, the park covers an area of approximately 56 square kilometers and is best known for its population of chimpanzees made famous by the pioneering work of primatologist Jane Goodall.

The lush forested landscapes of Gombe Stream National Park are home to a variety of other wildlife species including red colobus monkeys, baboons, forest pigs, and a diverse array of bird species. The park’s stunning scenery, crystal-clear streams, and secluded beaches along Lake Tanganyika make it a truly magical destination for visitors looking to immerse themselves in the beauty of nature.

Important Details for Visitors

Getting There:

To access Gombe Stream National Park, visitors must first travel to the city of Kigoma, which can be reached by air from Dar es Salaam or by boat from Bujumbura in Burundi. From Kigoma, a boat trip across Lake Tanganyika takes visitors to the park’s entrance.


Accommodation options within Gombe Stream National Park are limited, with just a few guesthouses and campsites available. For those seeking a more luxurious stay, accommodations can be found in Kigoma town, with some lodges offering stunning views of the lake.


The main draw of Gombe Stream National Park is undoubtedly the opportunity to trek into the forest to observe chimpanzees in their natural habitat. Guided walks are available, led by experienced park rangers who can provide insight into the behavior and habits of these fascinating primates. Birdwatching, hiking, and swimming in the clear waters of Lake Tanganyika are also popular activities within the park.

Sunset Africa Safari Tours:

For those looking to explore Gombe Stream National Park and experience all that it has to offer, Sunset Africa Safari offers guided tours that cater to both individual travelers and small groups. Their experienced guides are passionate about wildlife and conservation, ensuring an informative and memorable experience for all guests.

To book a tour with Sunset Africa Safari, interested clients can contact info@sunsetafricasafari.com for more information on available packages and pricing. Whether you’re a seasoned traveler or embarking on your first safari adventure, Gombe Stream National Park is sure to leave you in awe of its natural beauty and the incredible wildlife that calls it home.

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