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Why go there?

Gombe National Park, nestled along the shores of Lake Tanganyika in Tanzania, is a small but ecologically significant gem. Covering just 52 square kilometers, it boasts diverse habitats, including lush forests, grasslands, and lakeside terrain. Gombe gained worldwide acclaim due to the groundbreaking research conducted by primatologist Jane Goodall, who extensively studied chimpanzees in the park. This research reshaped our understanding of these intelligent primates. Gombe is not only a sanctuary for these endangered chimpanzees but also home to various other wildlife species, including baboons, colobus monkeys, and over 200 bird species. Its breathtaking landscapes and rich biodiversity make Gombe National Park a must-visit destination for nature enthusiasts and conservationists alike.

About the Park

  • Natural

  • Bird and wildlife viewing

  • Camping

  • Hiking

  • Boating

  • Waterfalls

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    4°41'42.83"S, 29°37'59.98"E

    Gombe National Park

    • Tanzania

    The INSANITY of the Gombe Chimpanzee War


    National Park Diaries

    • Wildlife viewing