Located 20km north of Kigoma on the eastern shore of Lake Tanganyika, Gombe Stream National Park is the smallest national park in Tanzania. Jane Goodall conducted her years of chimp research in the park covering an area of 52 sq km.
Before Jane’s research in Gombe, it was thought humans were the only individuals on the planet who use tools to do work. Gombe has been the hub of revolutionary research ever since, led by the Jane Goodall Institute who focuses on chimpanzees, conservation and community.
The stunning scenery of Gombe includes almost 16 valleys; lush green forest and lakeshore contribute their share to enhance the beauty of the Park.
The unique ecosystem of Gombe harbours different a wide range of animals including vervet monkeys, beachcomber olive baboons and red tailed monkeys.
Different types of primates can also be seen in a walking safari through the forest. Other animals like bushbucks and bush pigs can also be seen strolling in the forest.
About 200 different types of birds are habitants of Gombe National Park. The most common are palm nut vultures, tropical boubous, fish eagles, and trumpeter hornbills. The clear water is home to over 100 cichlid species and hippos.