Gombe National Park


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Gombe National Park
Park history
Gombe, designated as a game reserve in 1943, was upgraded into a national park status in 1968. The park is located 16 km north of Kigoma town on the shores of Lake Tanganyika in western Tanzania. It covers an area of 56 square kilometers and is a fragile habitat for chimpanzee. Gombe gained its popularity after the research of Dr Jane Good all which is believed to be the longest running study of primates in the world.
Best time to visit
Chimpanzee can be trekked throughout the year. However, for plants/insects and better chimpanzee spotting, the best time is during wet season (November to mid May) and for the best photo taking (May to October).

Walking safari –Short walks along the shores of Lake Tanganyika or to Additional fees apart from conservation fees:

Hiking to Jane’s peak view point
This view point offers a spectacular view of the park and Lake Tanganyika. While at the view point one can hear chimpanzee calling and screaming. The hike takes about two hours from kasekela. No Additional fees apart from the conservation fees

Birding
Over 200 bird’s species fly around, varying from the African crowned eagle that hunts monkeys, to the iconic fish eagle, three kinds of kingfisher and the bright Peters twin’s pots. Another remarkable character is the palm-nut vulture; a near-vegetarian common to Lake Tanganyika that prefers fruits over carcasses.

Filming
Hugo van Lawick in 1988 filmed people of the forest – the chimps of Gombe.

Filming fee: US $ 180 charged per person/day and covers conservation, camping and filming fees. This is applicable to all nationalities.

Main Tourist attractions

Chimpanzee
The Chimpanzee are Sharing more than 98% of our genes, it’s a look of recognition from our closest animal relative.
  
 Colobus, Red-tailed and Blue monkeys
The majority of the park’s mammals are primates, most of them forest species. Likely to be seen, in addition to the famous chimpanzees, are the colorful red-tailed and blue monkeys.
 
Kakombe and Mkenke waterfall
  Lake Tanganyika
The longest and deepest lake in Africa which harbors about 350 species of fish, most of them endemic. The lake shore offers sun bathing and sunset viewing opportunities.

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