Note that this is not a stand-alone tour offered by ElderTreks. Extensions are optional additions that we offer to extend some of our already great adventures.
• Visit famous Ujuji — 19th century Arab trading post
• Explore Gombe National Park — a chimpanzee sanctuary
• Go on walking safaris in search of chimpanzee, baboon, blue monkey, red tailed and red colobus monkey
• 5 land days
• Start and finish in Kigoma
• Includes transfers to and from the airport
• Camp service with all meals included
• Activity Level: 5
Situated 16 kms north of Kigoma town in western Tanzania, Gombe is a narrow mountainous strip of the country bounded to the east by the rift valley escarpment and by Lake Tanganyika to the west. It is a fragile remnant of chimpanzee habitat. The beauty of Gombe National Park is unique - it is a park without roads, where you can walk and experience nature with all your senses, in its pristine manner. Park's vegetation varies from Evergreen forests of tall trees to open woodlands and grassland. Common mammals found in the park are forest species, mostly primates. These include chimpanzee, baboon, Blue monkey, Redtailed monkey and Red colobus monkey. Gombe National Park is also the site of Jane Goodall's research station, which she started in 1960. One of Leakey's 3 angels, Jane is regarded as the world's formost expert on
Chimpanzees, as well as a terrific spokesperson for conservation and protection of these magnificent primates. Chimpanzees - or the “kings of the tree tops” - are very amusing and intelligent animals and it is interesting to observe them in their natural habitat engaged in different activities. Gombe National Park - a typical African jungle, a place of extreme beauty and a heaven for walking safaris.