Gombe Stream National Park is a renowned national park in Tanzania, situated on the country’s western border along the shores of Lake Tanganyika. Established in 1968, it is one of the smallest national parks in Tanzania, covering an area of approximately 52 square kilometers. Despite its modest size, the park is internationally recognized for its significant contributions to primatology and chimpanzee research.
The park gained fame through the groundbreaking research conducted by Jane Goodall, who studied the behavior of wild chimpanzees in the area. Gombe Stream National Park is home to a diverse array of wildlife, including chimpanzees, red-tailed monkeys, blue monkeys, and various bird species, making it a popular destination for primate enthusiasts and nature lovers.
The park’s lush forests, grasslands, and the scenic shores of Lake Tanganyika provide a picturesque setting for visitors to immerse themselves in nature and observe the fascinating behaviors of the resident chimpanzee populations. Gombe Stream offers a unique opportunity for tourists to engage in guided primate tracking and hiking adventures, providing an intimate and educational experience with one of humankind’s closest relatives in their natural habitat.