With exclusive tented accommodation for just 14 guests, this authentic safari camp is set on the northern shore of Lake Tanganyika in Tanzania’s Gombe Stream National Park, which renowned for its dense chimpanzee population. Walking safaris to track active chimp families through this ancient emerald forest puts guests looking for a truly unique wildlife experience in close contact with our nearest living genetic relatives.
But chimps are not the only primates in Gombe: look out for olive baboons, and energetic vervet, red-tailed and red colobus monkeys while bush pigs, hippos and leopards can also be spotted in the park. Because the camp is set on Tanganyika – the world’s second-largest and deepest freshwater lake – you can also snorkel, fish and kayak. Over 200 bird species make this a twitcher’s paradise.
Suitable for fitter travellers who want an off-beat safari experience and enjoy hiking, Gombe Forest Lodge is still packed with mod cons, like Internet access, power points and fully-equipped en suite bathrooms.