Gombe Stream National Park
Gombe Stream National Park
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  • Emma C
    41 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing experience in Tanzania!
    This was one of the highlights of a 6 month trip to Africa - absolutely incredible, a massively underrated gem. We took a private boat at an extremely cheap price - we've written a guide on our blog (link in profile bio) to help others do the same. We saw loads of chimps, including babies!
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 14 August 2023
  • Ketan
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    More than we ever expected!!
    We reached out to Elizabeth at Tanzania Horizon Safaris after being recommended by a friend who had used their services. We booked 3 days Gombe National Park. The booking process was easy, they answered our questions promptly All interactions were very friendly and professional. The fluent level of English's of everyone involved really made communication very easy, We had a wonderful time at Gombe National Park we saw a lot of Chimps, baboons and red colobus, red tail, and blue monkeys, its is an excellent place to see a variety of primates. The lodges we stayed were amazing as well. A once-in-a-lifetime experience I highly recommend Tanzania Horizon Safaris.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 3 October 2023
  • Charles
    United States1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Greatest experience with Tanzania Horizon Safaris ever!
    By far the best organization, best guides, food and experience for Trekking Gombe National Park. It was wonderful not just getting the itinerary and communication ahead of time, but also having Elizabeth, walk you through everything with Hussain, the guide +255 716597071 their WhatsApp number. They have heart. You can tell their genuine interest in giving us the best experience. They were professional, honest and thorough. I also used  Tanzania Horizon Safaris for a safari experience at Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater I 100% recommend Tanzania Horizon Safaris because of their price-quality and professionalism.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 March 2024
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Charles
United States1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
By far the best organization, best guides, food and experience for Trekking Gombe National Park. It was wonderful not just getting the itinerary and communication ahead of time, but also having Elizabeth, walk you through everything with Hussain, the guide +255 716597071 their WhatsApp number. They have heart. You can tell their genuine interest in giving us the best experience. They were professional, honest and thorough. I also used  Tanzania Horizon Safaris for a safari experience at Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater

I 100% recommend Tanzania Horizon Safaris because of their price-quality and professionalism.

Written 21 March 2024
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lepiclisa
Vienna, Austria40 contributions
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Feb 2024 • Couples
Visiting Gombe Stream National Park was a long wished dream come true. Wandering in the footsteps of Jane Goodall, the fauna and flora in Gombe is truly magical. Besides seeing the chimps we have never seen so many shades of green and the sound of nature was one of the best "concerts" ever heard. We went to Gombe for four days with Gombe Wild Chimp Safari (just reach out to Joshua on whatsapp +255 756 086 577) and everything worked out great! Chimp trekkings are done usually in the mornings and in the afternoon there is ample time to relax. Our guide Burcardi was just fantastic too. He spoke very good English and was very knowledge about the chimps, Gombe National Park and the history of it all. Besides we had a lot of fun with him! We decided to stay in Kasakelas Tented Camps directly in the National Park versus staying outside in the more luxury resort. The tents are spotless with private shower and bathrooms - what more to wish for in these remote areas! The views from the tent and the verandah on Lake Tanganyika are amazing and in the tents you can hear the sound of nature all the time. Sundowners over the mountains of Democratic Republic of Congo are just heaven. Food is great too and we'd definitely recommend to stay in Kasakela as you get more feel for the National Park, the research team and local staff (plus you support the National Park directly). Tourism in Gombe is managed very responsibly and supported by knowledge of the famous Gombe Stream Research Center by the Jane Goodall Institute. Guides will do their best to provide you with ample chimp time which is safe for and respectful of the chimps at the same. Visiting Gombe and seeing the chimps in their natural habitat is a truly magical and humbling experience, which will certainly not leave you untouched!
Written 11 February 2024
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Ketan
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
We reached out to Elizabeth at Tanzania Horizon Safaris after being recommended by a friend who had used their services. We booked 3 days Gombe National Park. The booking process was easy, they answered our questions promptly All interactions were very friendly and professional. The fluent level of English's of everyone involved really made communication very easy, We had a wonderful time at Gombe National Park we saw a lot of Chimps, baboons and red colobus, red tail, and blue monkeys, its is an excellent place to see a variety of primates. The lodges we stayed were amazing as well. A once-in-a-lifetime experience

I highly recommend Tanzania Horizon Safaris.
Written 3 October 2023
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Emma C
41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
This was one of the highlights of a 6 month trip to Africa - absolutely incredible, a massively underrated gem. We took a private boat at an extremely cheap price - we've written a guide on our blog (link in profile bio) to help others do the same. We saw loads of chimps, including babies!
Written 14 August 2023
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bruno
American Fork, UT2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
We have just completed a 3 days Gombe Chimpanzee Trekking with Tanzania Horizon Safaris . What a fantastic experience! After a long search through tripadvisor, we made the only right choice! We were lucky enough to see chimps all day of our trekking . We saw a small group and big groups from several families, we had amazing experience  

We highly recommend our guide husain for this lifetime experience

Written 19 July 2023
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Laure T
22 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Friends
we actually went in february 2022, sorry it took so long to post a review. we did not take a train to kigoma from dar because it was taking too long, so we flew, and had a lovely guy called singo 255 755 72 1660 (if i remember correctly) pick us up to drive us to a town called kibirizi (cost of that 20,000 shilling) where a boat belonging to the park (arranged with the help of pellagy marandu 255686507967 or 255754507969) was waiting for us to take us to the park. 200 000 shilling plus $20 per person plus pay for the petrol. i think it takes about 2 hours to reach the park (kaselika if i am not mistaken), you are on the lake tanganika, it's beautiful. in the park, they rent tents which are beautiful, comfortable, with showers and toilets, beds and bed sheets, facing the lake (where you can swim) at a reasonable price ($25 per night if i am not mistaken). the tents are near where jane goodall's house stands. there is a restaurant cooking breakfast lunch dinners, and the rangers even bring you beer in your tent. the whole crew is really super nice. use your napkins to wipe glasses and utensils, it can t hurt. they take tourists twice a day to see the chimpanzees. these are more visible on mornings than in afternoons. you will see the chimpanzees, BUT in trees ! a little far..... or walking on the ground, fast, near you, yes, but when they don t move, they hang out in trees. so i had seen orang utans in borneo, better, and was a bit disappointed in my chimpanzees sighting in gombe. binoculars probably help. the walk is very doable, chimpanzees are moving around so the rangers will take you were they are, you might have to walk up, but nothing someone in a normal shape can t do and you will enjoy beautiful views.! the visitor center numbers are 0689 062303 and 028 280 4009. keep in mind you are in an isolated place, a natural park in tanzania, signals (mobile and internet) are spotty :-) some people love kigoma, i did not love it, we stayed in the fancy lodge on top with african animals walking around, no alcohol served up there.
Written 7 June 2023
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liam
Europe1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
We just finished an incredibly wonderful 3 days Gombe Trekking with Tanzania Horizon Safaris, The safari was amazing, everything was perfectly organized, the accommodations were beautiful and our guide Hussain was the best we could have. He answered all the questions we had and gave us a lot of info regarding animals, nature, and so many things! We saw a lot of chimpanzee,Besides chimpanzees, we saw other primates including a troop of ‘beach-combing’ olive baboons, and red-tailed and vervet monkeys.
This was an incredible and unforgettable holiday, we are back in Europe full of memories and beautiful pictures!

Everything was very well organised. Thanks for this great trip! We highly recommend Tanzania Horizon Safaris to anyone!!
Written 13 March 2023
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Stash
Berlin, Germany28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Obviously seeing the chimps was an absolute once in a lifetime highlight and I have only the highest of praises for the wonderful guides we had that went out of their way to ensure that we saw chimps on both treks and were very knowledgeable
Written 20 July 2022
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Joe
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Couples
We had the most spectacular adventure with Tanzania Horizon Safaris. It was an awesome experience. Accommodation as well as the expert guide made my trip unforgettable.We saw a lot of chimps way closer, unexpectable! Gombe isn't the easiest of Tanzania's parks to get to, but you definitely won't regret making the effort to get to this somewhat remote, but very beautiful, part of the world.Highly recommended
Written 16 March 2022
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Anne loes
20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Couples
We were in gombe last week to see the chimps. Because there was no recent information on the internet beforehand we prepared ourselves for an expensive private boatride from kigoma. It actually turned out very easy and affordable. In kigoma is an gombe park information centre, government run. Here you can book a boatride and if you want a place to stay for the night. See picture for very clear pricelist. We shared 80 dollars for fuel with the 4 of us, paid 23 dollars each to the captain, shared 23 dollar with the four of us for a guide for half a day and 118 dollar each for the entrance fee. Allthough i can imagine its beautiful to stay for the night, i didnt feel rushed at all during this daytrip.
Written 29 October 2021
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