Gombe National Park Tanzania

Another home in East Africa for chimpanzees is Gombe National Park. The stream flowing with endless memories readily to share with you. Any traveler to the eastern part of Africa for any African safari will never complain having not seen the money value.

Gombe National Park

Your east African safari will be full of magical, beautiful and well-endowed attractions to reach to.

Contact us today at Jewel safaris and we arrange a chimpanzee tracking safari in Uganda, Rwanda or Tanzania. Just after the mountain gorillas trekking in either Uganda or Rwanda or Congo, there is more to track and trek east Africa on top of the mountain gorillas and they include the chimpanzees and the golden monkeys.

In today’s write up, we explore the beautiful Gombe National Park in the vast country of Tanzania. To quench a ravel thirst to Gombe national park, contact Jewel safaris limited and we shall draft an itinerary fir you with what you preferred.

Location and history of Gombe National Park

Gombe National Park is located on the western part of Tanzania at the Tanzania-Congo border. Gombe national park is most famous for being the home to the most endangered primate on earth the chimpanzees. This was a venue where the famous for Jane Goodall conducted her research at.

She is the resident primatologist who spent many years in its forests studying the behavior of the endangered chimpanzees. Gombe national park is seated on the wild shores of Lake Tanganyika, filled with extensive an untamed lush forests and clear lake views.  

Gombe is the smallest of all the Tanzania’s national parks: a fragile strip of chimpanzee habitat straddling the steep slopes and river valleys that hem in the sandy northern shore of Lake Tanganyika. Its chimpanzees habituated to ease tracking them.

They were made famous by the pioneering work of chimpanzee chief mother Jane Goodall, who in 1960 founded a behavioral research program that now stands as the longest-running study of its kind in the world. The matriarch Fifi, the last surviving member of the original community – that was only three-years old when Goodall first set foot in Gombe is still regularly seen by visitors.

The most visible of Gombe’s other mammals are also primates. A troop of beachcomber olive baboons, under study since the 1960s, is exceptionally habituated, whereas the red-tailed and red colobus monkeys, the latter regularly hunted by chimps, stick to the forest canopy.

Attractions at Gombe National Park

Gombe National Park has several attractions but the main attraction is obviously the chimpanzee families that live protected in the park’s boundaries. Bes

ides chimpanzee, there are other primates living in Gombe national park like the lush tropical forest that include: Vervet and colobus monkeys, baboons, forest pigs and small antelopes inhabit the dense forest, in addition to a wide variety of tropical birdlife. Below are a few of the attractions available at Gombe national park.


Gombe National Park

These are among the biggest attractions in East Africa. They are best referred as the humans relatives due to their genes resembles with just the about 3% to seal 100% full percentage, chimpanzees are the best primates ever to track. An encounter with chimpanzees makes the big deal and in fact compliments the whole Tanzania safari in the land of the natural beauty.

Best used for research by the Chimpanzees best caring mother Jane Goodall, this is the big deal for you to track gorillas from if you missed it in Kibale forest national park in Uganda or Nyungwe Forest National Park in Rwanda. Chimpanzee’s habitats in Uganda are countable thus make it count and have an encounter with them when you come closer to them.


The variety of bird life here makes Gombe Park the favorite visited bird watching destination by bird watchers. Over 200-odd bird species range from the iconic fish eagle to the jewel-like Peter’s twin spots that hop tamely around the visitors’ center. You cannot miss out on seeing your last dream bird species or the most looked out for bird species because this is the home for the abundance of birds with many being endemic to this place alone. This is because the lush tropical rainforests and the extensive give them venue to put up their nests thus accommodating a variety of bird species.

Monkeys/ Primates

The green colour of lush forests at Gombe Park offers habitat to the several of the wildlife. Not only does Gombe national park have the chimpanzee member of the primates family but also a home to other primates in the monkey family like the olive baboons, the vervet monkeys, colobus monkeys and several theirs. The monkey family members identified here will keep you entertained during your nature walk or forest walk in the beautiful well-endowed Gombe national park.


Characterized y the tropical rain forests, tall and evergreen trees,  a home to different tree species, and greenish  plant life, Gombe national park is the original some for all you need in the Tanzania safari, East African safari and other African safari. There is the whole a lot to do at this park. They include the nature walks, forests walks and several others.

There are more rationale to find East Africa as he best ideal place for an African safari or east African safari. Would you love to travel to East Africa for a thrilling experiential; safari, talk to us or ask us at Jewel safaris any question and we surely will make it timely to respond to you.

How to get to Gombe National Park

The only way to get to Gombe National Park is by boat from Kigoma town.

Tourists can fly to Kilimanjaro International Airport in Arusha or Julius Nyerere International Airport.

A domestic flight to Kigoma Airport then uses a private motorboat to Gombe which takes about less than an hour.