Gombe Stream National Park

A mountainous strip bordering the shores of Lake Tanganyika, 16km north of Kigoma. Gombe is currently Tanzania’s smallest park. It covers just 56sq km and is only reachable by boat from Kigoma. Gombe offers visitors the rare chance to observe the chimpanzee communities made famous by British explorer Jane Goodall.

A number of monkey species can also be seen including red colobus, red-tail and blue monkeys. The area is heavily forested making it unsuitable for carnivores and safe for walking. Birdwatchers will be richly rewarded.

Getting there:
By air from Arusha or Dar es Salaam. Or by road or train to Kigoma and then a one-hour boat trip.