Gombe Stream National Park Animals

Gombe Stream National Park animals are the top reasons that travelers visit the park on Tanzania safari tours. Gombe Stream National Park is located in the western most part of Tanzania along the shores of Lake Tanganyika. Gombe Stream National park Tanzania is one of the small protected areas in Africa, and is indeed the smallest Tanzania national park.

Gombe Stream National Park covers about 35 square kilometers of space, comprising of grasslands, woodlands, steep valleys and tropical rainforest which all inhabit different animals and other wildlife in Gombe Stream national Park. The diversity of the park is quite surprising given the size of the park, and the animals that inhabit therein are also abundant.

The main attractions in Gombe Stream National Park is the population of chimpanzees that many travelers visit to encounter while on a chimpanzee trekking safari in Tanzania. There are 100 chimpanzees in Gombe Stream National Park. The chimpanzees that travelers encounter while on chimpanzee trekking safaris in Gombe National Park are habituated thanks to the conservation efforts of primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall. Among the Gombe Stream National Park animals that travelers look to encounter are the chimpanzees.

Chimpanzee trekking in Gombe Stream national Park is the one activity that travelers after encountering the chimpanzees get to do. Chimpanzee trekking in Gombe Stream National Park is an activity that sees travelers following on foot along the forest trails to find the chimpanzees. Chimpanzee trekking is don the company of experienced park officials and once you find the chimpanzees in their natural habitat, you get to spend up to 1 hour with them as you get to watch them go about their life say walking, feeding, resting or even playing!

Apart from chimpanzees, there are a number of other wildlife to look out for while on a Tanzania chimpanzee safari in Gombe Stream National park. Other Gombe Stream National park animals include olive baboons, vervet monkeys, red-tailed monkeys, red colobus monkeys, bushpigs, leopards, hippos, antelopes, among others.

Gombe Stream National Park Animals
Chimpanzee Tracking in Gombe Stream Game Reserve

Other wildlife to look out for while on a Gombe Stream National Park safari include birds. There are about 200 birds in Gombe Stream National Park that travelers can look out for. Bird watching is thus n activity to look out for while on a safari in Gombe Stream national Park

Best time

While Gombe Stream national Park can be visited all throughout the year, the best time to visit to see the different animals in Gombe Stream National park is during the dry season. The dry season falls in the months of May to October and is by far the best time for chimpanzee trekking in Gombe Stream National Park. During the dry season the chimpanzees are usually seen near the lakeshore of Lake Tanganyika. The wet season can also see travelers visiting the park but the trails might be difficult to walk. The wet season is however the better time to visit for bird watching.

While many travelers who visit Tanzania on Tanzania safari tours look to see the big 5 animals in the various Tanzania national parks especially the Serengeti National Park, encountering primates in Gombe Stream National Park is a great alternative, and an opportunity to be away from the crowds of the savanna safari parks in Tanzania.

As you plan your Tanzania safari tour, consider to include Gombe Stream National park for an opportunity to see some of the endangered species including chimpanzees. Get in touch with a reputable tour operator to help you pitch an amazing Tanzania safari tour and get to see the different Gombe Stream National Park animals.

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