Gombe National Park

Gombe National Park

Destination Overview

Popularity: Chimpanzees

Size: 56 km²

Accessibility: Land, Air and Water.

Best time to visit: June – September

Activities: Walking safaris, Bird watching, Chimpanzee trekking, Kayaking, Sport fishing, snorkelling, Mountain Trekking, Boat Cruising, Filming, Butterflying watching as well as Cultural Tours.

Gombe National Park came into existence in 1968 and begun to receive tourists in 1978. Prior to that, Gombe has been a Game Reserve from 1943. Primates’ animal behaviourists know the remarkable contribution of Dr. Jane Goodall who spent most of her time in Gombe in 1960. Dr. Jane Goodall, spent more years in Gombe studying primate’s animal behaviours which made her feel like one of them as she even knows how to speak their language.

Gombe National Park is located along the shores of Lake Tanganyika, which is the second deepest lake in the world.

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