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GOMBE STREAM NATIONAL PARK

Gombe Stream is best known for the groundbreaking chimpanzee research conducted there by Dr. Jane Goodall. Even though it is one of the best-known parks in Tanzania, few tourists visit due to the large expense and its location far from the traditional safari route. Gombe Stream has the highest park fee in Tanzania.

Jane Goodall began her work in the park in 1960, and Gombe's chimpanzee research project is the longest-running study of an individual wild animal population in the world. Much of Goodall's research, though initially controversial, has now been widely accepted. For those interested in reading more about Jane Goodall's work, In the Shadow of Man and Through a Window discuss Goodall's life and work in Gombe from 1960 until 2000.

Gombe Stream is home to approximately 100 chimpanzees divided among three communities. They are most easily seen during the dry season months when the groups forage at lower elevations. Finding chimps takes from less than one hour to four hours depending on the group's location.


 
 

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