Gombe Stream National Park, on the shores of Lake Tanganyika,
is the smallest park in Tanzania. The park is located outside
the Kigoma town about 16 kilometers away and covers only 52 square
kilometers. The park is narrow strip of a mountainous country
bordered by the crest of the African Rift Valley walls to the
east and Lake Tanganyika to the west (the deepest cold water lake
in Africa). Gombe offers visitors the rare chance to observe the
chimpanzee communities made famous by British explorer Jane Goodall.
A number of monkey species can also be seen, red colobus, baboons,
velvet, red-tail and blue monkey.
Other primates include bush pigs and bushbucks. The area is heavily
forested, making it an unsuitable habitat for carnivores so the
park is safe for walking safaris. There are rewarding sightings