Experience Africa at its best on a Tanzania safari tour.
This tour is targeted at viewing native animals in their natural habitat.
Swim or snorkel in Lake Tanganyika, the second-deepest lake in the world.
Enjoy a Chimpanzee Safari in Gombe and Snorkel in Lake Tanganyika
This is a primate safari tour of Gombe National Park, where you’ll be hiking after and tracking the local population of chimpanzees. Although seeing these noble animals is the obvious highlight of this tour, you’ll also get to visit the beautiful Lake Tanganyika. In this special place, you can snorkel, swim, or join the locals for a bit of fishing. Oh, and did we mention the chimpanzees?! Prepare to feel humbled and privileged to see these beautiful creatures in their natural habitat.
ABOUT GOMBE NATIONAL PARK
A park where
history was made
Gombe National Park is a protected area in the western part of Tanzania. It’s situated on the shores of Lake Tanganyika, the world’s second-deepest lake, and is famous for being the site of Jane Goodall’s pioneering research on chimpanzee behavior.
Gombe covers an area of 145 km2 and is home to a variety of animals in addition to the chimpanzees, including elephants, baboons, bush pigs, and red colobus monkeys. The park provides a safe and secure habitat for these animals, with a variety of flora and fauna that hosts over 200 species of birds.
Today, Gombe National Park remains an important site for scientific research. Research conducted in the park has advanced our understanding of chimpanzee behavior and ecology and has helped inform conservation efforts for these and other endangered species.
Visitors to the park can enjoy viewing wildlife from the shores of Lake Tanganyika, taking part in guided nature walks, or participating in chimpanzee observation and tracking activities. Gombe National Park is a unique and beautiful place and is an important part of Tanzania’s wildlife heritage.
Your flight from Dar es Salaam to Kigoma departs at 10:30 am. On arrival at Kibirizi Port, you’ll take a 2-hour boat ride to Gombe.
After arriving at your Kaseka Luxury Tented Campsite, you’ll have lunch, followed by an afternoon of chimpanzee tracking. You’ll hike deep into the park to explore its untamed landscape while tracking the chimpanzees and other species of primates that live in the tropical forests of Gombe Stream.
Afterwards, head back to your camp for a refreshing swim in the freshwater Lake Tanganyika before dinner.
Today’s chimpanzee tracking starts at 8:30 am. You’ll hike to Jane’s Peak, which stands at roughly 3,500m.
On this special day in Gombe National Park, you’ll also learn about local plants and fruit trees, and descend to a stunning natural waterfall for a refreshing swim.
As walking with food is not allowed in the park, you’ll head back to the campsite for lunch.
In the afternoon you can snorkel or swim in the deepest freshwater lake in Africa and the second-largest lake in the world.
On your last day, you’ll go for a morning hike into the deep forest.
You’ll also have one last chance to swim in the lake before taking a scenic boat ride back to Kigoma town for lunch. Keep your camera handy on the boat, as the surrounding landscapes are simply spectacular!
Your flight is at 4:30 pm and you’ll arrive in Dar es Salaam at 6 pm.
Book Your Gombe National Park Tour
1,980 USD per person
Private safari tour
- Accommodation & meals
- Professional Tanzanian guide
- Chimpanzee tracking
- Forest walks and bird watching
- Boat ride on Lake Tanganyika
- Park entrance fees
- Mineral water for the whole trip
- Hotel/airport transfers
- Flights: Dar es Salaam – Kigoma – Dar Es Salaam
- Tourist visas
- International flights
- Travel insurance
- Alcoholic beverages
- Tips for your guide
- Items of personal nature
- Good walking shoes
- Long pants (no black, white, or bright colors)
- Passport & travel insurance
- Personal medication and sunscreen
- Camera and binoculars