Getting To Gombe Stream National Park

Kigoma is connected to Dar and Arusha by scheduled flights, to Dar and Mwanza by a slow rail service, to Mwanza, Dar and Mbeya by a slow rail service, to Mpulungu in Zambia by a weekly ferry. From Kigoma, local lake-taxis take up to three hours to reach Gombe, or motorboats can be chartered, taking less than one hour.

  • 16 km (10 miles) north of Kigoma on the shore of Lake Tanganyika in western Tanzania.
  • 52 sq km (20 sq miles), Tanzania’s smallest park.

Things To Do At Gombe Stream National Park

Chimpanzee trekking, hiking, swimming/snorkelling, visit the site of Henry Stanley’s famous ‘Dr Livingstone I presume’ at Ujiji near Kigoma, and watch the renowned show builders at work.

Best Time To Visit Gombe National Park

The chimps don’t roam as far in the wet season (February-June, November-mid December) so may be easier to find, better picture opportunities in the dry (July-October and late December).

Holiday Itineraries

We have many itineraries for you to choose from depending on the duration of the safari that you wish to choose.

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National Parks in Other Tanzania Circuit

A safari around the Other Tanzania Circuit follows a popular safari route.