Gombe Stream National Park
“I was living in my dream world, the forest in Gombe National Park in Tanzania.” –Dr. Jane Goodall.
Accessible only by water taxi, motor boat or plane, Gombe Stream National Park is Tanzania’s smallest national park, and home to the world renowned Kasakela chimpanzees. A visit to this tiny park, on the east coast of Lake Tanganyika, offers more adventurous tourists the opportunity to trek through this remote part of western Tanzania, in search of the primates that won Goodall’s heart.
Kasakela Chimpanzee Community
Made famous by Dr. Goodall in the 1960s, this vibrant community of chimpanzees has been studied for over half a century. They are known for their similarities to humans, including their construction and use of tools.
Gombe Stream Research Center:
See how the research on the Kasakela tribe continues today. This research center is home to a regular stream of visiting researchers eager to continue where Goodall left off.
It is the second largest fresh water lake in the world; the longest, and one of the deepest. 46% of Lake Tanganyika is located in the western edge of Tanzania. At least 1500 aquatic species are believed to inhabit the lake ecosystem. Boating, snorkelling and swimming are all regular activities for lake goers.