Gombe Stream National Park is the second smallest National Park in Tanzania. It is situated on the North Eastern shores of the second deepest lake in the world, Lake Tanganyika, and 16 kilometers away from the largest port on the Lake located in Kigoma Town.
The park is well known for the pioneering research started by Dr. Jane Goodall in the 1960s. It is recognized today as the longest study ever conducted on humans’ closest genetic relative, the chimpanzees (Pan Troglodyte’s schweinfurthii).
In addition to the fascinating study of wild chimpanzees, there are spectacular sights to visit in Gombe. These include the undulating terrain, magnificent Kakombe Waterfalls, Jane’s Peak and the spectacular diverse fish population of Lake Tanganyika, to name a few.
The park has eight primate species; the chimpanzee, olive baboon, blue monkey, red tail, vervet and hybrid monkeys, red colobus and gallagos (bush babies).
There are over 100 chimpanzee individuals in the park who live in three distinct communities; Kalande, Kasekela and Mitumba.