CHIMPANZEE TRACKING AT GOMBE NATIONAL PARK
Gombe national park is the smallest of Tanzania’s national parks; a fragile strip of chimpanzee habitat straddling the steep slopes and river valleys that hem in the sandy northern shore of Lake Tanganyika. Its chimpanzees, which are habituated to human visitors, were made famous by the pioneering work of Jane Goodall, who in 1960 founded a behavioral research program that now stands as the longest-running study of its kind in the world.
Arrival in Tanzania Julius Nyerere International Airport – Transfer to the hotel for overnight
Day 1 Dar-Kigoma Ujiji then Gombe stream
Early in the morning, you will be picked up from your hotel in Dar-es-Salaam and be transferred to the airport for your scheduled flight to Kigoma. You will be picked up on arrival and transfer to Ujiji village where you will visit Dr. Livingstone memorial center. Then you will be transferred to Kibirizi port for your boat to Gombe.
You will be picked up on arrival and be transferred to the rest house, get a hot lunch, and then at 13h00 start an evening Chimpanzee tracking in the forest. Gombe Stream’s main attraction is obviously the chimpanzee families that live protected in the park’s boundaries. Visitors take walks deep into the forest to observe and sit with the extraordinary primates for an entire morning. Apart from chimpanzee viewing, many other species of primates live in Gombe Stream’s tropical forests. Varvet and colobus monkeys, baboons, forest pigs, dik dik, and various tropical birds inhabit the dense forest. Dinner and overnight are at Tanapa Rest house. F/B.
Day 2 Visit Kakombe Waterfall and Chimpanzee Trekking
You will get breakfast at 08h00, and at 08h30 go for chimpanzee tracking in the forest. You will also visit Kakombe waterfalls which is among the best attractions in the park. If time allows, you can climb jane’s peak where you will have a chance to enjoy the view of the park. Meals and overnight are at Gombe Rest house. F/B.
Day 3 Chimpanzee Trekking, Forest Walk and Back to Kigoma
After breakfast, start chimpanzee trekking in different valleys, do walking in the forest, and visit mkenge water wall. At 12h00 you will be back for lunch. You can pack your stuff and transfer back to Kigoma town in the evening time. Dinner and overnight will be at Lake Tanganyika beach hotel.
Day 4 Kigoma to Dar-Es-Salaam – Afternoon Flight to Arusha
Get breakfast early in the morning at 06h00. Then you will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to the airport for you flight back to Dar-Es-Salaam to catch a flight back home.
All accommodation and meals
A professional driver/guide
Domestic flights during the tour
Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour