A mountainous strip that borders the shores of the Lake Tanganyika, about 16 km north of Kigoma town, Tanzania’s smallest national park covers just 52 sq km. Only reachable by boat from Kigoma town and from Nyanza Lac, near the Burundi border.
Gombe offers visitors the rare chance to observe the chimpanzee communities made famous by British explorer Dr. Jane Goodall. A number of monkey species can also be seen including Red colobus, Red tail monkey, Baboon and Blue monkeys. Walking safaris are an excellent way to enjoy the park.
How to get to Gombe;
There is no road network to access Gombe. Kigoma is connected from Dar es salaam and Arusha , Kilimanjaro and Mwanza by scheduled flights, Dar es salaam and Mwanza by rail service, to Mwanza ,Mpanda, Tabora, Dar, Arusha and Bujumbura by Road, to Mpulungu Zambia by weekly ferry (Liemba Boat), and by local boat from Nyanza Lac.
What to do;
Chimpanzee trekking is the main attraction in Gombe, while hiking Jane’s peak and swimming and snorkeling in the clear cool waters of the second deepest lake in the world, lake Tanganyika are also common adventures. The park also sports several waterfalls, with Kakombe and Mkenge waterfalls being the most popular. Bird watching and rain forest walking are also very popular.