Gombe National Park

Home to the Chimpanzee

Tanzania Destinations - Gombe National Park

Among these is the Gombe National Park. Tanzania is home to some genuinely wild regions. As a game reservation, Gombe’s natural significance was recognized in 1943. Following Dr. Jane Goodall’s groundbreaking inquiry in 1960—declared to be the world’s longest-running primate study—Gombe gained notoriety. In 1968, the preservation status was raised to that of a National Park, and two years later, in 1978, tourism was introduced to chimpanzees who had grown acclimated to humans. It is located 16 km north of Kigoma City on the shores of Tanganyika, the second-deepest lake in the world. It is 56 km2 in size.

Attractions of the park

A year-round excursion to the Gombe wilderness will allow you to take a journey through part of the historic curiosity that led to Livingstone and Stanley looking for the source of the River Nile in the 19th century. The wet season is great for champagne sports, where green foliage flourishes and gives a wonderful picture of the countryside and the cascades (November to Mid-May) (May to October).

Wildlife Animal

Gombe’s wildlife is rich and diversified.
The preferences of habitats and seasonal food cycles often govern where a specific species can be at a given time (especially chimpanzees). While Gombe chimpanzees are a favorite of nature viewers, there are numerous remarkable animals.

Amphibians and Reptiles

Herpetologists and other scientists love Gombe, as it holds a dozen species of reptiles and amphibians. The region is indigenous to some of them.
Cascades of Kakombe and Mkenke.
Alongside the unbelievable fauna, visit the Kakombe trail and the Mkenkenke Valley and see the spectacular natural cascades of Kakombe and Mkenke.
Tanganyika Lake is a large African lake and a feature of the Gombe National Park.

This is Africa’s longest and deepest lake and the world’s second deepest.

Birds’ Way of Life

There are several birds in Gombe as well. More than 200 bird species fly around, ranging from the legendary fish eagle to three types of royal fish and the vibrant Peters twinspots. The palm buff, a near-vegetarian found on Lake Tanganyika, prefers fruits over carcasses, and is another remarkable feature. They often stay in their forests, as food is abundant all year round and sometimes open spaces. 

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