Gombe National Park

Gombe Stream National Park lies just north of KigomaTown in Western Tanzania. The park occupies just 52 square kilometres of land making it the smallest park in Tanzania.


Despite its tiny size the park is magnificent and was made world-famous by the British researcher of primates, Jane Goodall. In this park without roads all game viewing is enjoyed on foot. The biggest attraction is the highly habituated Chimpanzees, which number around 100, but there are also large numbers of Olive Baboons and other monkeys including both as Red Colobus and Blue Monkeys.

The birdlife is extraordinary with more than 200 species of birds recorded. Gombe receives visitors throughout the year but the best times to visit are during the dry season, which is between May to October and during the short rains of January and February.

Lodges in Gombe