Chimps tracking to the world famous and the home to Eastern subspecies of chimpanzee which is classified by IUCN as Endangered ” The Gombe National Park”. The chimpanzees are as individually unique as humans and no scientific expertise is required to distinguish the different characters in the cast. When trekking in the forest  you will see the chimps and other 8 different species of primates include the olive baboons, endangered subspecies of blue monkey, red tailed monkey, vervet monkeys, red colobus monkeys and two species of nocturnal primates bush babies and galao matschei.

 

Chimps Tracking Tour Information

DEPARTURE Any day of the week. Subject to availability of accommodation
STARTS Dar es Salaam, Arusha or Kigoma
ENDS UP Dar es Salaam, Arusha or Kigoma
PASSENGER Minimum 1 person
STYLE Private Safari
VEHICLE No vehicle required
PLACES Gombe Stream National Park
ACTIVITIES Hiking and Chimpanzee trekking
COMBINATION This tour can be tailored to your exact requirements and number of days available.

Chimps Tracking Program

 

Day 1: Fly Dar es Salaam – Kigoma

Early morning we will pick you up from your hotel or resident house in Dar es Salaam and transfer to the airport for your scheduled flight to Kigoma which departs at 09:30 am and arrives Kigoma at 11:40 am. Upon arrival at Kigoma you will be met and transfer to the restaurant in Kigoma town where you will take lunch and after lunch to Kibirizi Port for a boat ride to Gombe national park. Normally the boat ride from Kigoma to Gombe takes about one and half hours floating in the water of the world longest lake and the second deepest lake “Lake Tanganyika”.

The water of this lake is very clear to the extent that you can see clearly fish and other creature at depth to several meters. As you arrive Gombe you will finalize the all the required park registrations, check in at the rest house and then departs into the forest for a chimpanzee trekking. Gombe Stream’s main attraction is obviously the chimpanzee families that live protected in the park’s boundaries. Apart from chimpanzee viewing, many other species of primates live in Gombe Stream’s tropical forests including colobus monkey, baboon, forest pig, dik dik, and various tropical birds inhabit the dense forest. Dinner and your overnight stay is provided at Tanapa Rest house.

 

Day 2: Gombe Chimps Tracking

Breakfast at the rest house and depart for another day of chimps tracking in the forest escorted by your guide. Today you will trek through the legendary chimpanzee feeding station to the beautiful Kakombe water falls. The chimpanzee feeding station were built purposely to feed the chimps but after some years later it was discovered that the chimps the death rate increases due to the falling of their body immunity.  In the mid-day return back to the rest house for hot lunch. You may opt to go for afternoon chimp tracking of spend the remaining hours of the day relax at the lodge enjoy swimming in the clear crystal water of the Lake Tanganyika. Dinner and overnight at Gombe Rest House.

 

Day 3: Gombe Chimps Tracking

Leisure breakfast at the rest house later at 09:00 am catch your boat for a ride back to Kigoma where you will at 10:30 am and transfer to the airport for your onward flight to Dar es Salaam which departs Kigoma at 12:50 pm and arrive Dar es Salaam at 15:00 pm.

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Gombe Chimps Tracking Price

Dates 1 Person 2 People 3 People 4 People 5 People 6 People
Jan – Dec 2018 1010 840 785 760 740 730
Jan – Dec 2019 1010 840 785 760 740 730

Cost includes
Return air ticket from Dar es Salaam to Kigoma
Return boat transfer Kigoma – Gombe
Park fee at Gombe Stream national park
Full board accommodation at Gombe Rest House
Charges for professional cook
Fee for a ranger
A bottle of water 1 litre per person daily

 

Cost excludes
Accommodation in Kigoma
Traveler medical insurance
Air ticket from Dar es Salaam to Kigoma

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