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Lying near the border with Burundi on lake
Tanganyika, the park was created as a safe haven for thousands of chimpanzees. The park is famous for this heightened by the presence of renowned researcher,
Dr Jane Goodall who conducts her research in the park. The park consists of thick woodland foresets and despite being Tanzania's smallest park, it would
take years and years to fully explore it. The park covers an area of 52 square kilometers and was established in 1968. It has fantastic sunsets over lake
Tanganyika that is thought to be one of the best features of the park.
The park is in complete isolation: there are no roads, electricity, and
phones making it a real- life Tarzan experience for visitors.
How to Get There
The park is situated at
Tanzania's western borders on the shores of lake Tanganyika. Going by road is quite a long journey from Dar- es- Salaam or Arusha.
operate charter flights from Dar es Salaam and Arusha as well as trains from Dar and Mwanza. Ferries operate from
Burundi or Zambia to Kigoma from where charter boats can take you to the park
The main highlight of the park
would have to be the chimpanzees present in thousands. Within the park is the chimpanzee feeding station that has a researcher on duty to give detailed
explanations on the life of a chimp. Other animals that grace the park are the vervet and colobus monkeys, baboons, forest pigs and small antelopes in
addition to a wide variety of tropical bird life.
There are a limited number of herbivores due to the high rainfalls that cause soil erosion thus
destroying chances of growth of plant life. This has also had the effect of limiting carnivores in the park. The park is thus good for walking
Some of the commonly activities carried out are hiking and trekking, swimming and snorkeling in the lake and streams. This gives one the
chance of observing the many different fish species. Whilst in the park take pictures to capture the moments. Other sites to capture are the Mitumba valley,
the Rift and the Kakombe Waterfall.
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