Chimpanzee trekking safari is among famous primate tours in the world. Other primate tours are Gorilla tracking and golden monkey safaris. Safari goers can visit Gombe Stream national park and Mahale National park for chimpanzee safari deals. Gombe Park is located 16 km north of Kigoma town on the shores of Lake Tanganyika in western Tanzania and hence easiest to visit from Kigoma town. Tourists can arrive in Kigoma by flight and by bus for budget travellers. More advantage of choosing Gombe is also due to its popularity, Gombe gained its popularity after the research of Dr. Jane Goodall which is the longest-running study of primates in the world. Jane Goodall first traveled to Tanzania in 1960 at the age of 26. At the time, people believed that humans were similar to chimpanzees—Chimpanzee and human being share over 98% of the same genetic code. This is enjoyable walking safaris in Tanzania and explores the beauty of nature. Email Contact: [email protected]
With the help of Louis Leakey, Goodall set up a small research station in Gombe in hopes of learning more about the behavior of primates. It was open to tourists for activities like walking safaris, ecotourism, hiking Jane peak point, bird watching, filming, photographic safaris, and chimpanzee trekking. Best time to go for plants/insects and better chimpanzee spotting, the best time is during the wet season (November to mid-May) and for the best photo-taking (May to October).
Chimpanzee vacation travel packages vary in price depending on the accommodation standard you choose. Note that type of hotel or lodge you choose will influence the whole price of Tanzania safari package. So for Chimpanzee safaris to Gombe, there is comfort luxury tented camp (en suite) with a standard like western hotel and there is budget accommodation which takes place at rest house inside the park. It is you to decide and choose between extra comfort accommodations or to go on backpack style and save money. You can do northern circuit Tanzania safari or climbing Mount Kilimanjaro and then go for chimpanzee tours. Another option is to do tours in Gombe and then fly to Zanzibar Island for the beach.
Travel Logistic and itinerary is below;
Day 01: Fly Arusha or Dar es Salaam to Kigoma, Overnight at hotel
Day 02: take Express luxury boat to Gombe stream, get meals and overnight
Day 03: Do chimpanzee trekking
Day 04: Do Chimpanzee Trekking
Day 05: Go to by Boat to Kigoma and fly to Dar es Salaam/Zanzibar/Arusha for other travel plans.