Gombe Stream National Park

Gombe Stream National Park

Overview

Overview

Gombe Stream National Park is one of Tanzania's tiniest National Parks with an area of 52 sq km, arranged on shores of Lake Tanganyika and the critical interest is Chimpanzees.

Gombe Stream is a slight portion of outdated forest straddling the problematic grades and conduit valleys that in the sandy northern shore of Lake Tanganyika, around 16 kilometers from Kigoma town.

Gombe’s Primates

Aside from Chimpanzee, Gombe Stream National Park has diverse primates like olive monkeys; these have moreover been investigated since the 1960s and are especially habituated to individuals. You may moreover recognize the red-pursued and red colobus monkeys; the latter is typically pursued by chimpanzees in this manner they cling to the forest covering, Forest walks and visits towns and swimming.

Gombe’s Wildlife Attractions

Diverse attractions in Gombe Stream National Park include leopard and bushbucks are furthermore occupants in the thick timberland, close by fish birds of prey and palm-nut vultures, which are much of the time watched flying overhead. Gombe Stream is the perfect spot for a portable safari, empowering you to chill on the way with a dunk in one of the various streams that crisscross the park.

Gombe has 200 odd flying animal species keep running from the Iconic Fish Eagle to Jewel like Peters twin spots which makes it a birdwatchers paradise.

Safari Facts

Safari Facts

  • Covering a region of 52 sq km of thick backwoods, this is the smallest national park ofTanzania
  • It is situated 16 km north of Kigoma town, on the shores of Lake Tanganyika in Western Tanzania
  • It is one of few spots where chimpanzees can at present be found in their natural environment
Pros & Cons

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • An opportunity to encounter chimps, one of Africa's huge primates
  • Unblemished backwoods at the shore of Lake Tanganyika
  • Watching natural life on a climb is a decent change from vehicle safaris
  • It is not crowdedand tours feel very exclusive
Cons
  • It is very difficult to reach Gombe and accommodation choices are constrained
Map

Map

Gombe Stream National Park Map
Uniqueness of Park

Uniqueness of Park

  • The most prominent unique feature of Gombe without a doubt is its chimpanzee
  • The park has no roads, which enables you to walk and experience nature in an unblemished way
Getting There

Getting There

Kigoma is associated with Dar and Arusha by planned flights, to Dar and Mwanza by a moderate rail administration, to Mwanza, Dar, and Mbeya by unpleasant soil streets, and to Mpulungu in Zambia by a weeklyferry.

From Kigoma, nearby lake-taxis take as long as three hours to reach Gombe, or speedboats can be sanctioned, taking short of what 60 minutes.

Best Time To Visit Tanzania

Best Time to Visit

Gombe is commonly great to visit lasting throughout the year. In spite of the fact that it ought to be noticed that the chimps don't wander as far in the wet season(February through June and November through to mid-December) so they might be simpler to discover.

Activities

Activities

  • Chimp Trekking
  • Hiking
  • Forest walks
  • Bird watching
  • Swimming
  • Snorkeling
Health & Safety

Health & Safety

It is imperative to avoid potential risk against malaria, which is a health concern, so mosquito repellent within any event 30% DEET and antimalarial medication are suggested.

Travel to Gombe is considered safe, as with most parks in Tanzania.

Food

Food

You can find a wide array of food option in the lodges and camps of Gombe Stream National Park ranging from world cuisines to traditional Tanzania cuisine like ugali, rice, chapatti, mshikaki, nyama, and ChipsiMayai.

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