Gombe Streams National Park -
This park is located in the north-western part of
the country, just 16 kms north of Kigoma. It is
Tanzania's smallest parks, covering an area of 52
sq.kms, but one of the most popular, famous for its
chimpanzees, being one of the few remaining places
where they can be found in their natural habitat.
Due to the park being heavily forested, large game
animal are not found in this area, but the park is
home to a number of different species of monkey
including the red colobus, red-tail and blue monkey,
grey duiker, bushbuck and bushpig as well numerous
species of bird including trumpter hornbills, Roos's
turaco, crowed eagle, secretary bird, narrow tailed
starling to mention a few.
The park can only be accessed by boat and a daily
entry permit is charged.
There is a small hostel in the park where beds
and mattresses are provided and all provisions
including cooking equipment should be brought with
you. Booking in Kigoma is recommended.