Gombe Stream Tented Camp

Gombe Stream Tented Camp is situated near the Mitumba stream at the northern end of Gombe Stream National Park. It is right on the shores of Lake Tanganyika and the small airport at Kigoma, 16 kilometres north of the camp, make it easy to reach by scheduled flight.

Despite being the smallest park in Tanzania at just 52 square kilometres, Gombe Stream National Park has much to offer its visitors as you will find out!

The tents are made of heavy-duty canvas material with plenty of space to move around in. Each tent has roll- up tent flaps with gauze windows and is built on raised wooden platforms, adequately spaced to allow you privacy whilst offering great views. Each tent has private facilities and hot water showers – very welcome after a long days game-driving! Decorated in African style with locally produced furniture, you’re sure to have the ‘Out of Africa’ experience here.

The reception area has a small library, information centre and shop. A bar and lounge area are also available for a welcome sundowner while you look out over Lake Tanganyika to the Congo Mountains.

The long-standing primate research undertaken by Dr Jane Goodall at her internationally acclaimed research centre brought Gombe to fame. Her research, over more than 20 years, has provided us with a fascinating insight into these amazing creatures.

The local town of Kigoma is also famous for its dagaa fishing and palm oil as well as being involved in the tracking down of the famous missionary, Doctor Livingstone.

One of the main attractions at Gombe is of course the chimpanzees, although you can also see Olive Baboons and both Red Colobus and Blue Monkeys. Chimpanzee Trekking is available here but be prepared for a hard days climbing! As well as primates, the area also has over 200 species of birds and the lake is full of fish. If you’re feeling more active, why not try snorkelling from the shores of the Lake? Alternatively you can hike to the spectacular waterfalls nearby.

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