Located 16 kilometres north of Kigoma on the shores of Lake Tanganyika, is the smallest but one of the best known of Tanzania's national parks. It is one of the few places where chimpanzees can still be found in their natural habitat. Since 1960, Dr. Jane Goodall and colleagues have lived here studying the primates. Other attractions include the red colobus, the red-tail and blue monkeys, grey duiker, bushback and bushpig. The birds include the African and the trumpeter hornbills, Ross's turaco, pied and giant kingfishers, and the crowned eagle.

Access to the park is only by water vessel from either Kigoma or Ujiji.

Park entry fees is US$100 per person for each 24 hours spent in the park.

Accommodation is available at a guest house and "hostel" which consists of several huts. Bring all provisions. The hostel's library is well-stocked and worth a visit. Camping is with permission along the lakeshore.

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