Gombe National Park
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Following in the footsteps of Jane Goodall: Gombe’s Chimpanzees
Gombe Stream National Park is home to the Gombe Stream Research Centre. Founded in 1965, it is a living laboratory, and testament to the pioneering research and conservation efforts conducted by Jane Goodall on the Park’s Chimpanzee population. The smallest of Tanzania’s national parks, Gombe is set on the glistening shores of Lake Tangyanika, surrounded by ancient forest and cavernous valleys. For those who want to embark on an unforgettable, several-day chimp tracking experience, it is accessible by motorboat from Kigoma or by taking a local lake-taxi. Gombe Forest Lodge provides a lush, intimate haven, to rest weary feet after a morning’s trekking: enjoy a dip in the crystal clear lake, and a sundowner around the fire against the brilliant backdrop of stars and mystical shadowy trees.
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