Are there Chimpanzees in Tanzania, yes there are chimpanzees in Tanzania, Tanzania is one of the first countries in Africa to have a national park specifically created for Chimpanzees. Both habituated and wild chimpanzees can be tracked in Tanzania with up-close encounter experiences. Here below are the two best places to see Chimpanzees in Tanzania.
Gombe National Park
Gombe National Park is one of the best places to see Chimpanzees in Tanzania, the park is home to chimpanzees habituated chimpanzee groups can be tracked and seen with experienced ranger guides at the Gombe main tracking trail. The wild chimpanzees at this park are at the heart of Jane Goodall’s research on primates in Arica given the fact this is where she started her research study about Chimpanzees in East Africa. Other primate and wildlife species found in Gombe National Park include olive baboon, red-tailed monkey, red colobus, diademed monkey, leopard, bushbuck, buffalo, waterbuck, barbet, palm-nut vulture, Forbes’ plover, African fish eagle and Peters’s twin spot among others
Mahale National Park
Tracking Chimpanzees in Mahale Mountains National Park will give you an opportunity to see large chimpanzee populations with more numerous, regular and prolonged sightings compared to Gombe National Park. The park has a wide variety of habitats ranging from miombo forest, Kasoge (lowland) forest and montane rainforest home to various flora and fauna.
What is the best time to see chimpanzees in Tanzania?
The best time to see chimpanzees in Tanzania is during the rainy season which is best chimpanzee sporting while the green vegetation blooms providing an astonishing scenic view (November to Mid- May) while dry season provides a chance for best photo taking, short and long hike (May to October).
Where to stay in Mahale Mountains National Park
Lodge options to stay in during tracking chimpanzees in Tanzania in Mahale Mountains National Park range from Budget, mid-range to luxury options. You will choose what to stay in depending on your interests and budget. Lodge options in Mahale Mountains National Park include Mbali Mbali Mahale Lodge, Greystoke Mahale Camp and Kungwe Beach Lodge among others.
Where to stay in Gombe National Park
Lodge options to stay in during tracking chimpanzees in Tanzania in Gombe National Park range from Budget, mid-range to luxury options. You will choose what to stay in depending on your interests and budget. Lodge options in Gombe National Park include Mbali Mbali Gome Lodge, Gombe forest lodge, Muzye Lodge and Mlukoyoyo Guest House among others.
Tanzania Visa and work permit Advice
You will need to purchase the tourist visa. Many tourists prefer obtaining their visas before they come to Tanzania but visas can be obtained easily upon arrival at any entry point in Tanzania upon paying USD100.00 for Tourist Visa you will be able to get it immediately. Proof of yellow fever vaccination and a COVID-19 free certificate may be asked if arriving from affected countries. Visa, work permit and other entry and exit conditions such as customs and quarantine regulations can change regularly. We advise you contact your local Tanzanian embassy or here for the latest travel information to Tanzania.
Tanzania Vehicle Hire Services
Eco Adventure Safaris will help you organize transport in Tanzania depending on interest, budget and the nature of roads in such selected locations to see in the park. We recommend Customized 4×4 Land Cruisers which costs from USD200-250 per vehicle per day with Driver/Fixer or 4×4 Safari Vans from USD200 per Van per day with driver. For us to estimate how much it will cost in terms of fuel, we will need to look at your schedule to establish mileage and distance to be travelled.
Why book with Eco Adventure Safaris your Safari to see Chimpanzees in Tanzania?
Eco Adventure Safaris is experienced in organizing amazing safari experiences to Tanzania. We are also highly rated and reviewed on trip Advisor. We combine Tanzania safaris with eco-friendly and unforgettable high-end adventure and wildlife safaris that help preserve biodiversity, conserve wildlife and uplift local communities, these include gorilla trekking, chimpanzee trekking, Big 5 safaris and game viewing, Mountain Hiking, Boat cruises excursions and Cultural encounters to give you a memorable and best African Safari experience including popular and great African safari destinations Kenya, Botswana and Namibia. Feel free to contact us about Are there Chimpanzees in Tanzania.