Gombe Forest Lodge

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LOCATION:
Gombe Forest Lodge is a small and intimate Lodge in Gombe National Park. In the lush shade of ancient forest trees just off the shores of Lake Tanganyika, you will find the small and intimate Gombe Forest Lodge. It may be a small Lodge but offers complete privacy by catering for just 14 guests at a time.

Gombe Forest Lodge is the only Lodge in this National Park. Gombe Stream National Park is a thin strip of ancient montane forest bordering the second deepest lake in the world, Lake Tanganyika. This park was made world-famous for the primate studies conducted by pioneering British researcher Jane Goodall. 
Prepare yourself for a truly remarkable experience of chimpanzees and nature in one of the most remote and untouched parks in Tanzania. 

NUMBER OF ROOMS & DESCRIPTION:
Set on wooden platforms beneath mango groves on the lakeshore, the seven elegantly furnished luxury tents of Gombe Forest Lodge were designed to have every comfort while minimizing disturbance and impact on the stunning environment. Fill your day with hiking through the trails, observe chimpanzees and birds, or explore the lake with a kayak. Enjoy sundowners around a campfire on the beach to unwind from the day’s adventures.

The Lodge house offers seven safari rooms named after the chimpanzees who are familiar to the researchers from the Jane Goodall Institute. Each tent has an ensuite bathroom and furnished private balcony. All of them are equipped with high-quality textiles, lamps, desks and private bathrooms.

RESTAURANT & BAR:
The cozy dining area, just a couple of steps off the beach, is built on a wooden platform with an extended outside deck shaded by the forest. A small library, with a selection of books and novels, is also available.

ACTIVITIES & SERVICES:
Tracking the chimps of Gombe is a magical experience. The guide’s eyes pick out last night’s nests – shadowy clumps high in a gallery of trees crowding the sky. Scraps of half-eaten fruit and fresh dung become valuable clues, leading deeper into the forest.

Whilst you spend the morning chimpanzee trekking, afternoons are determined only by how energetic you feel. Swimming in the crystal clear waters of the lake, snorkeling or simply relaxing on the beach. There are two spectacular waterfalls in the area, Kakombe, an easy half hour walk and Mkenke, a little further for the more adventurous.