Gombe National Park animals are one of the reasons why travelers visit Tanzania on Gombe National Park safaris all throughout the year. Gombe Stream National Park is located in the western region of Tanzania, along the border of Tanzania with The Democratic Republic of Congo. Gombe National Park Tanzania was established in 1968 as a protected Tanzania national park that travelers can visit and enjoy various activities including chimpanzee trcking thanks to the efforts of Dr. Jane Goodall who set camp in Gombe National Park in 1965.
Gombe National Park is one of the smallest parks in the world, and is indeed the smallest Tanzania national park covering only about 35 square kilometers, along the sprawling hills and views of the eastern shore of Lake Tanganyika.
There are various attractions in Gombe National Park that travelers can get to explore and experience while on a Gombe National Park safari. Among the attractions in Gombe National Park include animals.
Animals in Gombe National Park include primates like chimpanzees, beachcomber olive baboons, red colobus, red-tailed monkeys, blue monkeys, vervet monkeys, as well as animals like hippos, leopards, bush pigs, and reptiles like snakes and well over 200 bird species.
Of all the Gombe national Park animals, it is chimpanzees that are most sought after by travelers visiting Tanzania on Gombe National Park safaris. Chimpanzees are the most sought after Gombe National Park animals that travelers can see with a chimpanzee tracking safari in Tanzania. There are about 100 chimpanzees in Gombe National Park. The chimpanzees in Gombe National park that travelers can trek are fully habituated, able to accommodate human presence.
Elephants, wildebeests, zebras, buffalos, lions, gorillas, among others are not in Gombe National park. Apart from the above mentioned Gombe National park, there are so many other attractions including birds in Gombe Park, vegetation and plants, butterflies, all that travelers can enjoy while on a Gombe National park safari any time of the year
To see the various Gombe National Park animals, there are different activities in Gombe National park, all throughout the year. The various activities in Gombe National Park that travelers can enjoy while on a Gombe National Park safari include chimpanzee tracking, bird watching, primate watching, walking safaris, as well as hiking Jane Peak.
Chimpanzee Trekking is the most done and sought after safari activity in Gombe National park. Chimpanzee trekking in Gombe Stream National park sees travelers on foot in the Rainforest Park moving along with park rangers in search of the habituated chimpanzees. Chimpanzees in Gombe national Park that travelers trek and spend up to 1 hour with the chimpanzees.
Bird watching in Gombe National Park is one of the different activities in Gombe national Park that travelers can enjoy while on Gombe National Park safaris. There are over 200 birds in Gombe National Park that travelers can see while on bird watching safaris in the park.
Apart from chimpanzees, there are other primates in Gombe National Park that travelers can see with primate tracking excursions. Other primates in Gombe National Park that travelers can look out for while primate tracking include the red-tailed monkeys, red colobus monkeys, olive baboons, among others.
Walking safaris, or nature hiking in Gombe National park is one of the best ways to explore the park and see the little hidden treasures of the park. Walking safaris or nature walks in Gombe National Park are done in the guidance of rangers, and are a great way to also see more of the different Gombe National park animals, birds, and other wildlife species as well as nature and views.
Best Time for Wildlife Viewing in Gombe National Park
While Gombe National Park can be visited all throughout the year for Gombe National park safaris, the best time to visit for wildlife viewing is during the dry season months that are in May to October, the best time for chimpanzee tracking in Gombe National park. During this time, the chimpanzees in Gombe National Park are usually seen coming closer to the lakeshore of Lake Tanganyika and can thus easily be seen. The rainy season though a good time to visit for bird watching, may see the trails being quite hard to traverse.
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