Gombe Stream National Park:
"I was living in my dream world, the forest in Gombe National Park in Tanzania." –Dr. Jane Goodall about Gombe Stream
Accessible only by water taxi, motor boat or plane, Gombe Stream National Park is Tanzania’s smallest national park and home to the world-renowned Kasakela chimpanzees. A visit to this tiny park, on the east coast of Lake Tanganyika, offers more adventurous tourists the opportunity to trek through this remote part of western Tanzania, in search of the primates that won Goodall’s heart.
Kasakela Chimpanzee Community
Made famous by Dr. Goodall in the 1960s, this vibrant community of chimpanzees has been studied for over half a century. They are known for their similarities to humans, including their construction and use of tools.
Gombe Stream Research Center
See how the research on the Kasakela tribe continues today. This research center is home to a regular stream of visiting researchers eager to continue where Goodall left off.
It is the second largest freshwater lake in the world; the longest, and one of the deepest. 46% of Lake Tanganyika is located on the western edge of Tanzania. At least 1500 aquatic species are believed to inhabit the lake ecosystem. Boating, snorkeling, and swimming are all regular activities for lake goers.
Along with the chimpanzees, olive baboons, red-tailed monkeys, blue monkeys, and red colobus live in the park.
The park is also home to more than 200 bird species and 11 species of snake.
- established as a national park in 1968
- size: 52 sq km (20 sq mi)
- location: Kigoma Region, western Tanzania, 16km (10 mi) north of Kigoma, on the shore of Lake Tanganyika.
Lodges on the lake, tent lodge, and campsites
- walking safari to see the chimpanzees
- visit a nearby village
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