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About Gombe Stream National Park
Size: 52 sq km (20 sq miles), Tanzania's smallest park.
Location: 16 km (10 miles) North of Kigoma on the shore of Lake Tanganyika in Western Tanzania.

Getting there
Kigoma is connected to Dar es Salaam and Arusha by scheduled flights, to Dar es Salaam and Mwanza by a slow rail service, to Mwanza, Dar and Mbeya by rough dirt roads, and to Mpulungu in Zambia by a weekly ferry. From Kigoma, local lake-taxis take up to three hours to reach Gombe, or motorboats can be chartered, taking less than one hour.

What to do
Chimpanzee trekking; hiking, swimming and snorkelling; visit the site of Henry Stanley's famous “Dr Livingstone I presume” at Ujiji near Kigoma, and watch the renowned dhow builders at work. .

When to go
The chimps don't roam as far in the wet season (February-June, November-mid December) so may be easier to find; better picture opportunities in the dry (July-October and late December).

Accommodation
New luxury tented lodge, as well a self-catering hostel, guest house and campsites on the lakeshore.

 
 
 
 
 
7/31/2013
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