Gombe Stream National Park is best known for its population of wild chimpanzees. Fascinated by the spectacular creatures, Dr. Jane Goodall studied the park’s chimpanzees for more than five decades! She convinced the country’s officials to combine the chimps’ preservation with eco-tourism for the well-being of its wildlife and indigenous communities.

The park is located amongst some of Tanzania’s luscious tropical rainforests on the edge of the gorgeous Lake Tanganyika. With its awe-inspiring scenery, lush forests, glistening lake, and, of course, an exciting population of chimpanzees of all kinds, Gombe National Park is a favorite amongst tourists.

Chimpanzee Safaris

Visitors can explore the park by taking guided tours. Local tour guides are aware of the best spots in the park where visitors can view chimpanzees in their natural habitats. Where else would you get to see chimpanzees up close?

Besides the chimpanzees, Gombe National Park’s Lake Tanganyika offers unforgettable experiences.

Visitors can choose to cool off at the lake with activities such as snorkeling, fishing and scuba diving. The scenic views of the lake itself will take your breath away.

Lake Tanganyika offers a refreshing escape to visitors with a range of water-based activities. While snorkeling, you can immerse yourself in the underwater world, marveling at the vibrant aquatic life. Fishing enthusiasts can cast their lines into the deep waters in search of unique catches. Scuba diving provides an opportunity to explore the lake’s hidden treasures, from shipwrecks to remarkable fish species. Amidst all these adventures, the stunning backdrop of Lake Tanganyika, with its crystal-clear waters and picturesque shores, creates a serene atmosphere, making it a breathtaking destination for travelers seeking both relaxation and aquatic thrills.