4 NIGHTS / 5 DAYS
FLYING SAFARI
KIGOMA | GOMBE NATIONAL PARK
ARRIVE / DEPART: DAR ES SALAAM

Gombe Stream National Park is one of Tanzania’s smallest parks. It’s size is just 52 square kilometres and is famous for its Chimpanzee population.
Besides Chimpanzees, other primates that inhabit in this park are Red Colobus monkeys, Olive Baboons, Red-tailed monkeys and Vervet monkeys. The Park is also a home to over 200 species of birds ranging from Iconic Fish Eagle to the Peter’s twinspots.

Things to do: Chimpanzee trekking, hiking, swimming and snorkeling
Best time to visit: July to October – Dry season for better photography
February to June and November – mid December – Wet season – easy to find

INCLUDESFlights: Dar/Kigoma/Dar, Airport Transfers in Kigoma, Airport taxes, Full board accommodation and meals Daily Conservation, Camp, and Concession fees Tour Guide fees
Chimpanzee trekking – park restrictions apply Snorkeling Soft drinks and bottled waters, Laundry services, Return Boat transfers KIGOMA / GOMBE / KIGOMA Packed lunch on day of departure, Tourism Development Levy, all service charges and government taxes
ExcludesInternational Flights, Visas, Tips, Alcoholic drinks, Travel Insurance, Flying Doctors, Medical Evacuation and any items of personal nature.

Day 1

Fly from Dar Es Salaam to Kigoma. On arrival at Kigoma Airport, you’ll be met and transferred to the Kigoma Hilltop Hotel.

Set on a remote outcrop amongst acres of lush gardens overlooking Lake Tanganyika, Kigoma Hilltop Hotel is the ideal escape for guests looking for comfort and relaxation in Kigoma Town. Located 15 minutes from the Kigoma Airport, and five minutes from the Ujiji Town, the hotel is easily accessible for travellers and conference delegates alike.
Overnight at Kigoma Hilltop Hotel on Bed & Breakfast basis.

Day 2

After breakfast, you’ll be transferred to boat trip to Gombe National Park. Arrive Mbali Mbali Gombe in time for hot lunch.

Gombe Stream National Park is located on the western border of Tanzania and the Congo and is famously known for Jane Goodall’s research projects studying the behaviour of the endangered chimpanzees.

Situated on the wild shores of Lake Tanganyika, Gombe Stream is an untamed place of lush forests and clear lake views. Hiking and swimming are also popular activities here, once the day’s expedition to see the chimpanzees is over.

At only 52 square kms, Gombe is the smallest of all the Tanzania’s national parks, situated on the wild shores of Lake Tanganyika, is a fragile strip of chimpanzee habitat.

The chimpanzees here are habituated to human visitors due to the pioneering work of Jane Goodall, who founded a behavioural research program in 1960, which now stands as the longest-running study of its kind in the world.

The most visible of Gombe’s other mammals are also primates. A troop of beachcomber olive baboons, under study since the 1960s, is exceptionally habituated, whereas the red-tailed and red colobus monkeys – the latter regularly hunted by chimps – stick to the forest canopy.

The park’s 200-odd bird species range from the iconic fish eagle to the jewel-like Peter’s twinspots that hop tamely around the visitors’ centre.

After dusk, a dazzling night sky is complemented by the lanterns of hundreds of small wooden boats, bobbing on the lake like a sprawling city.

Afternoon Trek. Dinner and overnight at Mbali Mbali Gombe.

Day 3

After breakfast, depart for morning Chimpanzee trekking in the Mountains.

Return to the lodge for delicious Hot Lunch.

Afternoon relax at the lodge or enjoy snorkeling. Dinner and overnight at Mbali Mbali Gombe Lodge.

Day 4

After breakfast, morning at leisure. Lunch at the lodge. Afternoon, you’ll be transferred by boat to Kigoma Hilltop Hotel.

Evening at leisure, enjoy the sunset with the magnificent views of Lake Tanganyika.

Overnight at Kigoma Hilltop Hotel on Bed & Breakfast basis.

Day 5

After breakfast, you’ll be transferred to Kigoma Airport for your flight to Dar es Salaam.