Gombe Chimp Safari

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A unique opportunity to observe chimpanzees and other primate species in their natural environment


Duration: 4 Days
Starts in: Tanzania
Group Size: 2-6

Operated by:

World Expeditions

World Expeditions is an adventure travel and ecotourism company that offers guided small group trekking and adventure holidays.


Join Kigoma Airport, boat transfer to Gombe Stream National Park, chimp trek

On arrival at Kigoma Airport you will be transferred to Ujiji village where you will visit Dr. Livingstone memorial center. Then you will be transferred to Kibirizi port for your boat to Gombe. On arrival you will be transferred to Kasakera Camp in time for a freshly prepared lunch. After lunch it is time to commence your first Chimpanzee trek in Gombe! At 13h00 you will start an evening Chimpanzee tracking in the forest. Apart from chimpanzee viewing, many other species of primates live in Gombe Stream’s tropical forests. Val vet and colobus monkeys, baboons, forest pigs, dik dik, and various tropical birds inhabit the dense forest. Dinner and overnight are at Kasakera Camp.

Chimpanzee trek, Kakombe Waterfalls visit

Breakfast is served at 0800hrs. Shortly after you will depart on yet another Chimpanzee trek in the forest. You will also visit Kakombe waterfalls which is among the best attractions in the park. If time allows, you can climb Jane's peak where you will have a chance to enjoy the view of the park. Meals and overnight are at Kasekara Rest House.

Chimp trek, Mkenge Waterfall visit, boat transfer to Kigoma for dinner and overnight

After breakfast, partake in one more chimpanzee trek. We will explore other areas of the park and also visit the Mkenge Waterfall. From here we return to camp in time for lunch. We will depart Gombe shortly after and head back to Kigoma town for dinner and overnight stay at Coastal View Resort Kigoma.

Transfer to Kigoma Airport, trip concludes

After an early breakfast, you will be transferred to the Kigoma Airport to meet your onward flight. The trip concludes upon arrival at Kigoma Airport.

Additional Information

Gombe Stream National Park is Tanzania’s smallest park but is exceptional for its prolific primate species, including chimpanzees, red colobus, red-tail and blue monkeys. The park’s connection to Jane Goodall has given it worldwide renown. The wild chimpanzee population is at the heart of Jane Goodall’s groundbreaking research. Accessible only by water from the town of Kigoma set on the eastern bank of Lake Tanganyika, the park’s dense forests are also inhabited by a myriad of avian species and offer phenomenal bird watching and walking safaris. Other popular activities include chimp tracking, lakeshore walks, taking in spectacular views from Jane’s Peak and visiting the magnificent Kakombe Waterfall. This short adventure in Western Tanzania can be taken on its own or added to a longer East African itinerary.


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