Gombe Day Trip
Gombe day trip departs from Kigoma town each day at 06:00 am by boat which takes about one hour and half to Gombe Stream National Park. This chimpanzee day tour which is sometimes known as weekend break is ideal for travelers with limited time who want to experience the chimpanzee trekking.
Gombe Stream National Park is one of the Tanzania smallest pristine parks located in the Eastern Shore of Lake Tanganyika. This park is like a strip of land with an area of 35 km2 covered by green tropical rain forest lies on Great Rift Valley Escarpment which offers a safe home to wild chimpanzees.
The main highlight of Gombe day trip is chimpanzee trekking but apart from that there are other species of primates which you will see. Among the primates are baboons, red colobus monkeys, vervet monkeys, bush babies and blue monkeys. Gombe National Park boast also over 200 species of bird so it is good site for bird watching.
Preparing for Your Gombe Day Trip
To make the most of your day trip to Gombe, it’s important to come prepared. Wear comfortable hiking shoes and lightweight, long-sleeved clothing to protect against insects and the underbrush. Bring a hat, sunscreen, and plenty of water to stay hydrated. Binoculars are a must for wildlife viewing, and don’t forget your camera to capture the memories. Remember that the park operates a strict ‘leave no trace’ policy, so anything you bring in must come out with you.
Gombe Day Trip Itinerary
At 06:00 am we pick you from the hotel in Kigoma for your Gombe day trip. Transfer to Kibirizi port where you will take boat to Gombe stream National Park the journey of about one hour and half. As we arrive at Gombe you will register at the park headquarters and assign a guide to who will take into the forest for chimpanzee trekking.
Walking in the forest searching for the chimpanzee is very fascinating. From a distance you will hear the sounds made by chimpanzees communicating to each other. Our Gombe day trip guide will help us tracking the chimpanzee to their hiding and feeding areas. As we continue with the tracking of chimps we shall walk up to hill to Kakombe waterfalls. At this point we shall enjoy the stunning view of the park and Lake Tanganyika which border with the park. We will also take our picnic lunch while also continuing to enjoy this amazing view and scenery of Gombe Stream National Park.
After lunch break we shall continue our with the trek down the hill searching for different families of chimpanzees and other primates. Our guides will also help us to spots different bird and explain to us about different types fruits eaten by chimps.
In the afternoon at 16:00 hour we shall depart Gombe by boat to Kigoma town and then transfer to the hotel in Kigoma town
End of the Gombe Day Trip
Gombe Day Trip Price
Solo Traveler: US $ 550
2 – 3 travelers: US $ 350 per person
4 – 7 travelers: US $ 300 per person
Gombe Day Trip Includes
Return Boat Transfers Kigoma – Gombe
Transfer from Hotel to the Port
Park entrance fees
Fees for Trekking guide
Picnic lunch boxes
Pure drinking water 1 liter per person
Gombe Day Trip Excludes
Accommodation in Kigoma
Drinks and beverages
Services of the flying doctor
Tip for the guide