Situated 16kms north of Kigoma town in western Tanzania,
Gombe is a narrow mountainous strip of the country
bounded to the east by the crest of 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.
Due to its altitude, the park's vegetation varies from ever
green 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, red
tailed monkey and red colobus monkey. Jane Good all brought
the Chimps of Gombe to world fame through her research
projects based here, and various projects still continue to