Gombe Forest Lodge and Kigoma Hilltop Hotel

Combine a visit to the chimpanzees of Gombe Stream National Park with a tour of Kigoma Town.

With the only lodge in the park, Mbali Mbali allows you to explore one of Tanzania’s smallest national parks. Gombe Stream National Park is a fragile strip of chimpanzee habitat that straddles the steep slopes and river valleys that hem the northern shores of Lake Tanganyika. It’s chimpanzees, habituated to human visitors, were made famous by the pioneering work of Jane Goodall who in the 1960’s founded a behavioral research program that now stands as the longest-running study of its kind in the world.

In Kigoma, learn the legacy of legendary Scottish missionary and explorer, Doctor David Livingstone, on an excursion to the nearby town of Ujiji. It was here that Dr. Livingstone encountered Henry Morton Stanley who allegedly uttered the now famous words, “Dr. Livingstone, I presume?” Visit the German Railway and learn the history of the century-old German Warship, the M.V. Liemba, which now carries passengers and cargo across the world’s longest lake, Lake Tanganyika. Incorporate a cultural experience of the fishing villages to your tour. Add on optional excursions to microfinance initiatives to learn about the work being done for local community development in the region.

Package Includes

  • Return Shared Charter flights, Arusha – Kigoma – Arusha
  • Airport transfers and boat transfers, Kigoma – Gombe - Kigoma
  • Full board accommodation and meals
  • Local beers, selection of spirits, house wines, soft drinks and water in Gombe
  • Daily Park entrance fees, Concession fees and Guide fees
  • One Chimpanzee trek per day
  • Birding and forest walks in Gombe
  • All soft drinks and bottled waters in Gombe
  • Laundry services in Gombe
  • Packed Lunch on day of departure from Gombe

Package Excludes

  • One Ujiji / Livingstone Memorial Tour in Kigoma
  • All soft drinks and bottled waters in Kigoma
  • Laundry services in Kigoma
  • Medical evacuation
  • Insurance
  • Any and all tips and gratuities for local staff and guides
  • All items of a personal nature


2 Nights at Gombe Forest Lodge and 1 Night at Kigoma Hilltop Hotel | Departures on Monday only | From 3201 - 3421 USD per Adult

3 Nights at Gombe Forest Lodge and 1 Night at Kigoma Hilltop Hotel | Departures on Thursday only | From 3985 - 4315 USD per Adult

*Children under the age of 12 are eligible for discounted rates subject to booking terms and conditions