It's a great place to see chimps up close and personal as many of the family groups are habituated to humans. With the possible exception of Mahale Mountains National Park , no other park in Africa can offer such a magnificent experience with chimpanzees.
It is a park without roads, where you can walk and experience nature with all your senses. Although the chimpanzees are the park's star attraction there are many other primates, and mammals. The birdlife is extraordinary, as there is a great crossover of East African grassland birds and West African forest species.
Size: 52 square kilometres.
Location: 16km north of Kigoma on the shores of Lake Tanganyika.
Best Time: July-October or December.
To Do: Chimpanzee trekking, hiking, swimming, Dr. Livingstone's camp site, and dhow building.
Known For: Chimpanzees!