Gombe National Park

Gombe National Park

Gombe Stream is one of Africa’s best spots to track chimps. Jane Goodall first studied primates in the 1960s, and they are amazingly accustomed. The research is now the longest-running study of any wild animal population in the world. This is an experience you will not soon forget.


The park’s major feature is Gombe’s chimps, but it also has a troop of habituated olive baboons that can generally be found along the shoreline. There are several other monkey species in the area, notably red colobus monkeys, which the chimps occasionally hunt.


Gombe is a picturesque town on the shores of Lake Tanganyika. The lush woodland is separated from the sandy beach by 13 streams that trickle down the slope. Swimming out and looking back at the forested slopes climbing up the steep escarpment is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Weather & Climate

Gombe has two seasons: a beautiful, mostly cloudless Dry season (May to October) and a humid, stormy Wet season (November to April) (November to April). The absence of cold nights is one of the best aspects of the dry months. It cools down to roughly 15°C/59°F, which isn’t too horrible. When it rains, a lot of water can be spilled on the park, however it normally happens late in the day and doesn’t persist long.