To be truly surrounded by the breathtaking beauty of Tanzania, nestle yourself deep in Gombe National Park. This park was brought to the forefront by Dr. Jane Goodall and her research into Chimpanzees. Found along Lake Tanganyika, in Gombe, you will find cascading waterfalls and sweeping views from up high.
Size: 56 square kilometers
Chimpanzees, Colobus, Red-tailed and blue monkeys – the chimps and monkeys in this area come to Gombe in search of food. The majority of the animal population within the park are primates. You can easily watch these cheeky creatures for hours.
Kakombe and Mkenke waterfalls – there’s no better place to feel connected with nature than at the foot of a roaring waterfall.
Lake Tanganyika – The longest and deepest lake in Africa, Lake Tanganyika is a beautiful place to while away the hours, watching the sunset over crystal clear waters.
Species: Animals you will spot on a safari here include chimpanzees, beachcomber olive baboons, red colobus, red-tailed, blue and vervet monkeys, snake, hippopotami, and leopards. In addition, there are over 200 species of bird to be found here.
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July to October
July to October (Gombe doesn’t get crowded any time of the year)
April and May (The only lodge is closed)
June to October (Little to no rainfall)
November to April (Wet season)
Lots of sunshine – it seldom rains
Fewer mosquitoes means less risk of malaria
You might see other tourists tracking chimps, but the park never gets really crowded
November to April –Wet Season
Presence of migratory birds makes bird watching great
Butterflies are abundant
The forest tracks will be difficult and slippery to walk on
Chimpanzee might be difficult to find as they move away from the lake
It gets very hot and humid
Gombe National Park
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Lake Manyara NP
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Ruaha National Park
Serengeti National Park
Tarangire National Park