Gombe National Park
Gombe Stream National Park is located outside the Kigoma town about 16 kilometers north in the western part of Tanzania covering an area of 52 squares kilometers making the smallest National park in the country. The park is reachable by crossing the Lake by a boat or canoe.
The vegetation of Gombe varies from green tropical forest with tall trees to the shrub and thickets. This accommodates varieties of primates the major once are the Chimpanzee (more than 150 are recorded); others include bushbucks, velvet monkeys, baboons, colobus and bush pigs.
The park is narrow strip of a mountainous country border by the crest of the African Rift Valley walls to the east and Lake Tanganyika to the west the deepest Lake in Africa. While in Gombe National Park is another chance to experience the African bush land by working as the park doesn’t have road to drive the cars.
The park can be visited round year but the best time to visit Gombe stream National Park is during the dry season as it gets so wet in the rain seasons. It’s also advisable to bring with you jungle boots, rain jacket.