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Gombe National Park

Gombe National Park

Gombe National Park,also known as Gombe Stream National Park, is located in western Kigoma Region, Tanzania, 10 miles (20 km) north of Kigoma, the capital of Kigoma Region.Established in 1968, Gombe is one of the smallest national parks in Tanzania, with only 13.5 square miles (35 km2) of protected land along the hills of the eastern shore of Lake Tanganyika.The terrain is distinguished by steep valleys, and the forest vegetation ranges from grassland to woodland to tropical rainforest.Accessible only by boat, the park is most famous as the location where Jane Goodall pioneered her behavioral research conducted on the chimpanzee populations.The Kasekela chimpanzee community, featured in several books and documentaries, lives in Gombe National Park. Chips viewing, Forest hiking and water sports are some of the activities in Gombe. Hiking is done up into the forest   by using natural trails managed by the park. All hikes are guided by National park guides and ranger.