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Thanks to Jane Goodall’s primate research, the chimpanzees may be the main draw at Gombe Stream, but there are also large numbers of olive baboons and several different species of monkeys such as red colobus and blue monkeys.

As well as chimpanzee tracking, the birdlife here is extraordinary with more than 200 species of birds recorded. Despite being Tanzania's smallest national park at just 52 square kilometres, Gombe is exceptional and the lack of roads means that visitors walk and experience nature with all of their senses. 

Gombe receives visitors throughout the year, however the best times to visit are during the dry season, which is between May to October, and during the short rains of January and February.

Key info

  • Ideal for viewing: blue monkey, chimpanzee, olive baboon, red colobus monkey, bushpig
  • Where: Kigoma, Tanzania