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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


Highlights:

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.

Gombe National Park Weather
Month   Temp Prec.(mm)
Jan   Min: 17C/63F – Max: 25C/77F 163
Feb   Min: 17C/63F – Max: 25C/77F 153
Mar   Min: 17C/63F – Max: 25C/77F 176
Apr   Min: 17C/63F – Max: 25C/77F 212
May   Min: 17C/63F – Max: 26C/79F 80
Jun   Min: 15C/59F – Max: 26C/79F 8
Jul   Min: 14C/57F – Max: 26C/79F 4
Aug   Min: 15C/59F – Max: 21C/81F 5
Sept   Min: 17C/63F – Max: 28C/82F 29
Oct   Min: 17C/63F – Max: 27C/81F 83
Nov   Min: 17C/63F – Max: 26C/79F 153
Dec   Min: 17C/63F – Max: 25C/77F 188
  Best Time
July to October
  High Season
July to October (Gombe doesn’t get crowded any time of the year)
  Low Season
April and May (The only lodge is closed)
  Best Weather
June to October (Little to no rainfall)
Worst Weather
November to April (Wet season)
May to October –Dry Season


  Chimpanzee are easiest to track from July to October
  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


 The air is clear and has no haze
 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
Best Time to visit Tanzania by Major Park
 Excellent
 Good
 Fair
 Poor

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