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Gombe Stream National Park

A Primate Paradise in Tanzania's Wilderness

Gombe Stream National Park, located along the scenic shores of Lake Tanganyika, is Tanzania's smallest but incredibly unique national park. Renowned for its population of wild chimpanzees, it offers a rare opportunity to observe these fascinating creatures up close. The park, a serene landscape of lush forests and tranquil lake views, was the site of Jane Goodall's groundbreaking chimpanzee research. Beyond chimpanzees, Gombe Stream is home to a variety of primates and rich biodiversity. With Simba Safaris, visitors can experience this secluded safari haven, immersing themselves in the natural beauty and wonders of Gombe Stream.

Simba Safaris – Tanzania – East Africa, has Followed this simple yet successful formula for over Fifty years and it has earned us a reputation as the finest luxury safari operator in East Africa. Despite the challenging global situation, we have no plans to change our “modus operandi” and we plan to enhance it further.


We share the Heart of Tanzania with every Guest and bring its warmth to you – the adventurer!

Firoz Simba
Founder, Simba Safaris

In our hearts beats a deep love for Tanzania, a place we hold in the highest regard. Our mission is to share the warmth and friendly spirit of the Tanzanian communities with every guest who goes on this incredible journey. To achieve this, we've assembled a team of expert hosts, guides, and excursion managers who share our passion for this country. It's our dream and privilege to open its entrances to people from around the world. We eagerly anticipate the day we welcome you to Tanzania, to share the special gift that is this extraordinary land.

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Gombe Stream

Beyond the usual, Gombe Stream National Park offers diverse activities, blending adventure with nature and culture, ensuring a memorable and authentic experience for every visitor.

  • Chimpanzee Trekking
  • Bird Watching
  • Walking Safari
  • Waterfalls
  • Canoeing
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Explore Gombe Stream In Simba's Way

Simba Safaris enhances your Gombe Stream journey with a personal touch. Our expert guides, well-versed in the park's ecosystem, ensure close-up wildlife experiences. Focused on individual tastes, we provide exclusive access to tranquil, lesser-known areas, crafting a distinct and memorable safari adventure only for you.

Gombe Stream National Park

When To Visit

Gombe Stream National Park welcomes visitors year-round, with peak viewing from June to October and December to February. Chimpanzee trekking is optimal during the dry season, as chimps often stay on lower slopes, simplifying tracking. However, the wet season offers its own lush, vibrant experience, but with potentially longer tracking times.

  • Jan
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  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • Aug
  • Sept
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec
  • Green Season
  • Long Rain Season
  • Dry Season
  • Short Rain Season
Primate Haven in Tanzania's Wilderness

Wildlife In Gombe Stream

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Gombe Stream National Park is renowned for its wild chimpanzee populations, the research conducted by Jane Goodall, and its lush, diverse landscapes. It's a prime spot for primate watching, including habituated chimpanzees, and offers a unique, intimate safari experience.

The best way to reach Gombe Stream National Park is by taking a domestic flight to Kigoma from Dar es Salaam or Arusha, followed by a lake taxi or private boat ride. While more comfortable, private charters are costlier than lake taxis.

Apart from chimpanzee trekking, Gombe Stream offers guided forest walks, birdwatching, and sundowner boat trips on Lake Tanganyika. Snorkelling and diving in the lake to explore its rich marine life are also popular activities.

For optimal chimpanzee trekking in Gombe Stream National Park, the ideal period is between June and October, the latter part of the dry season. This is when chimpanzees usually stay on the lower slopes, facilitating quicker sightings. Conversely, during the wet season, finding chimpanzees may require more time, often three to four hours, as they tend to move deeper into the forest.

Besides chimpanzees, Gombe Stream is home to other primates like olive baboons, red colobus, and blue monkeys. It's also a habitat for diverse bird species, butterflies, and occasionally, leopards and bushpigs, offering a rich wildlife viewing experience.

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