Gombe Chimpanzee Excursions

One of Tanzania’s smallest National Parks, Gombe Stream National Park is a thin strip of ancient forest straddling the steep slopes and river valleys that hem in the sandy northern shore of Lake Tanganyika, about 16 kilometers from Kigoma town. This park was made world-famous for the primate studies conducted by pioneering British researcher Jane Goodall.  Sign up for this excursion for a truly remarkable experience of chimpanzees and nature in one of the most remote and untouched parks in Tanzania. 


The majority of wildlife to be found at Gombe Stream is primates. In addition to the famous chimpanzees, you may see olive baboons, these have also been researched since the 1960s and are exceptionally habituated to humans. You may also spot the red-tailed and red colobus monkeys; the latter is regularly hunted by chimps and so they stick to the forest canopy.


Book a day trip to Gombe Stream National Park from Kigoma Hilltop Hotel. Start your trip at sunrise by boarding our dhow boat from the hotel’s private beach. Meet your guide as you cruise along the shores of Lake Tanganyika to the main entrance of Gombe Stream National Park. Spend the day in Gombe with the chimpanzees and return back to Kigoma before sunset. Our services include a tour guide, return boat transfers from Kigoma Hilltop Hotel, all payments to TANAPA for national park fees,  water and a packed lunch. Please note that the minimum age to participate in chimpanzee trekking is 15 years old.

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There are two options for visiting Gombe National Park for chimpanzee trekking. If you would like to maximize your time in the park then it is better to stay at our partner property, Mbali Mbali Gombe Lodge. If you are interested in visiting the chimpanzees of Gombe National Park on a budget, we recommend you stay at Kigoma Hilltop Hotel, and take a day trip to the park.

The minimum participating age for chimpanzee trekking as determined by TANAPA is 15 years old at Gombe National Park.

Tell us your preferred plan so we can send you a quotation of the pricing for your inquiry. For this excursion please email bookings@mbalimbali.com