Cape Town to Tanzania 2014

Solo trip for 12 months - Toyota Hiace 4x4 van

Gombe Stream National Park

October 17, 2015  —  Tanzania 2
Gombe Stream National Park - Lake Tanganyika - Tanzania

This park is the smallest of Tanzania with only 52 km2. However, it is an important one since it shelters a small population of chimpanzees.

It is there that primatologist Jane Goodall studied chimpanzees. For 55 years, she observed and analyzed the social and familial behaviour of this magnificent great ape.

I succeeded in seeing the chimpanzees, but due to the rain and dark clouds, I didn't manage to get very nice pictures. It was nevertheless a very nice experience and a nice little park to visit.

Gombe Stream National Park - Lake Tanganyika - Tanzania
The park is adjacent to Lake Tanganyika.
Gombe Stream National Park - Lake Tanganyika - Tanzania
The park is only accessible by boat.
Gombe Stream National Park - Lake Tanganyika - Tanzania
Park's entrance.
Gombe Stream National Park - Lake Tanganyika - Tanzania
Gombe Stream National Park.
Gombe Stream National Park - Lake Tanganyika - Tanzania
Gombe Stream National Park - Lake Tanganyika - Tanzania
Tracking chimpanzees in the forest.
Gombe Stream National Park - Lake Tanganyika - Tanzania

The group of chimpanzees that I was fortunate to observe was always on the move. It is not easy to follow and photograph them through the forest... with rains and dark clouds.

Gombe Stream National Park - Lake Tanganyika - Tanzania
Gombe Stream National Park - Lake Tanganyika - Tanzania
Gombe Stream National Park - Lake Tanganyika - Tanzania
Gombe Stream National Park - Lake Tanganyika - Tanzania
Gombe Stream National Park - Lake Tanganyika - Tanzania
Gombe Stream National Park - Lake Tanganyika - Tanzania