Close this search box.

Gombe Stream National Park is located on the frontier between Tanzania and the Congo in the west. With approximately 35 km2 of the protected area along the hills of the eastern bank of Lake Tanganyika, this park is one of the smallest national parks in Tanzania. It was established in 1968. Off-the-beaten-path chimpanzee viewing has made this location famous. Visitors can go on guided excursions into the forest to observe chimpanzees in their natural habitat. The area’s forest environment varies from grassland to woodland to tropical rainforest, and the valleys are quite steep.

Jane Goodall’s national park research
Jane Goodall did her study on chimpanzee populations in the Gombe Stream national park. Jane Goodall went to Tanzania for the first time in 1960, when she was 26 years old and had never been to college. Her study showed that chimpanzees are smart and have a lot of feelings. Goodall set up a small study station in Gombe so she could find out more about how our closest living relatives act. There, she followed the chimpanzee troops for months, especially the Kasekela chimpanzee group. She watched them go about their daily lives until she was slowly accepted by one troop and given rare, up-close looks at how chimpanzees live.

The Gombe Stream Study Center (GSRC) was set up in 1967 to coordinate the study being done on chimpanzees in the park. The GSRC is the longest-running study of an animal species in its natural environment. It is mostly run by a team of trained Tanzanians.

Gombe Stream National Park has a lot of animals.
Gombe is becoming more and more famous with tourists because it has a lot to offer. In addition to chimps, there are beachcomber olive baboons, red colobus, red-tailed monkeys, blue monkeys, and vervet monkeys in Gombe Stream national park. In the area, red-tailed monkeys and blue monkeys also have babies together. Over 200 kinds of birds and bushpigs live in the park. There are also a lot of different kinds of snakes and hippos and leopards can sometimes be seen.

The most common animals in Gombe National Park are;
Chimpanzees, beachcombers, olive baboons, Anubis baboons, red colobus, red-tailed monkeys, blue monkeys, vervet monkeys, diadems, snakes, hippos, leopards, birds, bushpig