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Chimpanzee Trekking Gombe Overview

3 Days Chimpanzee trekking Gombe Tanzania; Gombe National Park is the smallest Tanzania park located at the northern shore of Lake Tanganyika. Chimpanzee inhibiting on the steep slopes and river valleys which flows its water to the Lake Tanganyika.

Gombe national park offers one of the best chimpanzee trekking experience in Tanzania with about 150 individual chimpanzee. These chimpanzee live in small families at different parts of the park. The park is also a home to other primates include olive baboon, beachcomber, red tailed monkeys, red colobus, blue monkeys, and vervet monkeys. Red-tailed monkeys and blue monkeys have also been known to hybridize in the area. Gombe National park has about 100 – 150 Chimpanzees population which live in small families. The park is also the home to over 200 species of birds and 11 species of snakes.

Apart from doing chimpanzee trekking visitors can also swim and snorkel in Lake Tanganyika which has almost 100 kinds of colorful cichlid fish.


Chimpanzee Trekking Tanzania Information

DEPARTURE From Dar es Salaam, Arusha or Kigoma town any day of theweek. Subject to availability of accommodation
RETURN Dar es Salaam, Arusha or Kigoma
PASSENGER Minimum 1 person
STYLE Private Safari
VEHICLE No vehicle required
PLACES Gombe National Park
ACTIVITIES Chimpanzee trekking, forest walking
COMBINATION This tour can be tailored to your exact requirements and number of days available.

Chimpanzee Trekking Gombe Detail Itinerary


Day 1: Kigoma – Gombe Stream National Park

Early morning we will pick you up from your hotel or resident house in Dar es Salaam and transfer to Dar es Salaam airport Air Tanzania to Kigoma which normally departs Dar es Salaam at  09:30 am to Kigoma. Arrive Kigoma at 11:40 am and meet by our representative who will transfer you to one of the restaurant in Kigoma town for lunch. After lunch you will be transferred to Kibirizi port where you will catch a boat to Gombe.  A boat ride from Kigoma to Gombe National park takes about hour and half sailing through the clear crystal water of the Lake Tanganyika. As you arrive Gombe registration at the park headquarters and thereafter depart to the forest for afternoon Chimpanzee trekking guided with the park guide. The Chimpanzee trekking in Gombe forest will help you to experience nature with all your senses. The forest is host a variety of bird life and several species of primates include the most prime the Chimpanzee which is our main target for this tour. Evening trek back to Gombe Rest House where you will spend a night.


Day 2: Chimpanzee Trekking in Gombe

Early breakfast, depart for a half day chimpanzee trekking in gombe forest. Walking through the thick and evergreen tropical rain forest of Gombe to the chimpanzee feeding point. The feeding point were previously used for feeding the chimpanzee with banana which later prove failure as the chimps become lazy of searching for their food in the forest. Furthermore the feeding of chimpanzee lead to so many death as immune system of the chimpanzee fell down due the fact that they were no longer taking their local food which comprised of different herb plants use to boost their immune. Proceed with trekking further up the hills to Kakombe waterfalls. Enjoy the cool breeze of the dropping water as well the beautiful view and scenery of the area. The chimpanzee Trekking in Gombe may also give you the chance to see other variety of primates such as the olive baboon, beachcomber, red tailed monkeys, red colobus, blue monkeys, and vervet monkeys. Red-tailed monkeys and blue monkeys have also been known to hybridize in the area. In the mid-day return to the lodge for hot lunch, packing and board a boat back to Kigoma town. At Kigoma town you will transferred to Coast View Resort where you will overnight.


Day 3: Gombe – Kigoma – Depart

Breakfast in the lodge and at 08:00 am depart to Ujiji town for one and half tour of the Dr. Livingstone Museum. While in museum the guide will provide you a short history of  Dr. Livingstone and show you the point where met Stanley. After this tour drive directly to the airport for your scheduled flight to Dar es Salaam which departs at 12:20 pm. Upon your arrival at Dar es Salaam you shall be provided with a transfer to your hotel.


Chimpanzee Trekking Tanzania Price

Number People 1 pax 2 pax 3 pax  4 pax 5 pax
Price Per Person $ 1025 $ 770 $ 690 $ 650 $ 630
Price Includes:
Boat transfer Kigoma- gombe  Park fee,
FB accommodation at Gombe Rest House,
Meal on the last day at Kigoma,
All transfer made by road in a private car in Kigoma and Dar es Salaam,
Fee for professional guide, all activities as per itinerary



Price Excludes:
International flight,
Airport departure tax,
Flying doctors insurance,
Activities which doesn’t mention on the itinerary,
Tips for the guide,
Any other expenses of the personal nature.

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