National Park

Gombe National park

Welcome to Gombe

There are truly wild places in Tanzania, Gombe National Park is one of them. The nature value of Gombe was noticed in 1943 when it was designated as a game reserve. Gombe gained its popularity after the pioneering research activities of Dr Jane Goodall in 1960 which is believed to be the longest running study of primates in the world. Conservation status was upgraded to that of a National Park in 1968 and opened for tourism in 1978 after chimpanzee habituated to human visitors. It is located 16 km north of Kigoma town on the shores of the world’s second deepest Lake Tanganyika in western Tanzania with an area of 56 square kilometers.


Gombe National Park, located in western Tanzania, experiences a tropical climate with distinct wet and dry seasons. The wet season typically occurs from November to May, characterized by regular rainfall, higher humidity, and lush vegetation. The dry season spans from June to October, with lower rainfall, cooler temperatures, and drier landscapes. However, Gombe National Park can receive rainfall throughout the year due to its proximity to Lake Tanganyika. It’s advisable to check the current weather conditions and plan your visit accordingly.

Park Attractions

Gombe wilderness worth a year round visit; enabling you to cruise along part of the historical inquisitiveness way back in the 19th century when Livingstone and Stanley searched the source of River Nile. Rainy season is the best chimpanzee sporting while the green vegetation blooms providing an astonishing scenic view and waterfalls are at the best (November to Mid- May) while dry season provides a chance for best photo taking , short and long hike(May to Octobe).

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