Get to Know Gombe Stream
Long associated with chimpanzee guru Jane Goodall, Gombe Stream ranks among the finest places to track these charismatic apes anywhere in Africa.
Tanzania’s smallest national park and one of its most remote, Gombe Stream extends over 52 square kilometres of hilly terrain
climbing from the shores of Lake Tanganyika to the top of the Rift Valley escarpment. It is best known as the site of the chimpanzee research project that was established in the 1960s by Jane Goodall and is still ongoing today.
Some 100 chimpanzees are resident in the park, split into three communities, one of which is exceptionally well habituated to human visitors. Chimp tracking is the undoubted highlight of any visit to Gombe Stream, particularly during the dry season, when the primates forage on the lower slopes of the escarpment and can be located easily.