Gombe National Park

Gombe National Park covers an area of 52 sq. km. and was first recognized as an important wildlife and chimpanzee habitat in 1943 when it was designated a Game Reserve. It has mountainous forested terrain that slopes steeply down to its sandy shoreline on Lake Tanganyika, and the defining attraction for the visitor is the chimpanzees living there.


Chimpanzee viewing, It is possible to watch chimpanzees at close quarters during forest hikes, and it is a rare treat to be able to sit down quietly in a corner of a pristine forest and have chimpanzees romp, play, and interact all around you as they go about their daily activities. All activities have to be conducted under the close supervision of a Park Ranger.