Gombe LodgeGombe Lodge

Gombe Lodge

From: $822.00

Gombe Lodge is located on the shores of Lake Tanganyika amidst a forest of trees’ alive with more than 200 bird species and around 150 Chimpanzees. Just 7 comfortable forest tents are raised on wooden decks, activities include forest walks, birding and kayaking the shores.


Gombe Lodge

Gombe Stream National Park

Closed 1 March to 31 May

Nestled amongst the trees’ on the shores of Lake Tanganyika lies Gombe Lodge. As one of the smallest national parks in Tanzania it’s just 52 square kilometres in size and is known for lush valleys and swift streams. The park came to the worlds attention with Dr. Jane Goodall in the 1960’s and boasts one of the longest running research centers.

The environment is somewhat similar to that of Mahale National Park with a good mix of diverse landscapes that makes this ideal habitat for Chimpanzees’. The population is around 150 individuals and besides the treks to spend time with them guests can also see Red Tailed Monkeys and Olive Baboons.

The main guest area at the lodge is a warm and welcoming space with seating to relax and a dining room and bar. The area around the camp has over 200 bird species making it a paradise for those who love bird watching and being able to see some very rare species. The camp itself is well laid out and a beautiful place to be. Hikes into the forest, kayaking the coastline of the lake or simply relaxing on the lake shores make this a great place to unwind.

Children of all ages are welcome at the lodge. The minimum age for Chimpanzee treks is 12. Guides at the lodge are very professional and incredibly knowledgeable about the area and a forest walk is definitely a highlight with them.

Forest Tents

There are 7 forest tents at Gombe Lodge and all can be made up as doubles or twins.Each has been built onto a raised platform and are spacious and comfortable with beds draped in mosquito nets and en-suite bathrooms.

Read our Country Information for advice on travel to Tanzania.

Combine this with Mahale Lodge, Lemala Ngorongoro, Kalindi Zanzibar or Oliver’s Camp. You could also head off to Tarangire River Camp.

Read more on the Jane Goodall Gombe Stream Research Center.

How to get there

Fly in

Fly in to Arusha or Kilimanjaro International Airport with Ethiopian Airlines, Kenya Airways, KLM, Emirates, Turkish Airlines or Qatar Airways.

On arrival you will be met by your safari representative who will assist you with your onward flight to Kigoma.

For assistance with ground arrangements, get in touch with us, we will make sure you are well looked after.



  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • Local brand drinks
  • Laundry
  • Concession fees’
  • Chimpanzee Trek (once per day)
  • Airstrip transfers
  • Kayaking



  • Premium brand drinks
  • Domestic flights
  • Visa fees’
  • Gratuities
  • Travel insurance
  • Park fees’
  • Tourism Development Levy
  • Boat excursions
  • Cultural tours

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