Thirteen miles north of Kigoma, in a remote location on the shore of Lake Tanganyika, is the world famous Gombe Stream National Park.  It is the home of some of the last remaining wild chimpanzees. It is accessible only by boat.  There is no road access to the park.  Joy in the Harvest has a boat, the Safina, which can transport our visitors to the park.  Depending on the wind, waves, and weather, the boat trip usually takes about two and a half hours.  It costs US $100. per person per day as the park entrance fee.  In addition, it costs about US $15. to pay a guide to escort a group through the park.  Our visitors usually leave Kigoma at daybreak and arrive at Gombe around 9 AM.  They visit the park and hike the park with a guide.  The boat departs from the Gombe beach no later than 4 PM to return to Kigoma. Gombe is not a zoo and there is no guarantee that visitors will see chimps.  However, our visitors usually see chimps about 60% of the time.  It is almost certain that visitors will see wild baboons.  Most of our visitors enjoy the walk through the jungle-like terrain and other vegetation and as well as seeing the waterfall. Gombe is the smallest all of the national parks in Tanzania.  It was founded as a national park in 1968.  It is only about 12.4 square miles in size.  It borders Lake Tanganyika and contains a rift escarpment, valleys, jungle, grassland, creeks, a water fall, and woodlands.  It is a beautiful and exotic area. Gombe is the place where Jane Goodall, in 1962, began what was to become the longest running animal research project in the world.  This narrow strip of African wilderness is the home of about 150 wild chimpanzees.  Also the area is populated with large numbers of baboons and some red colobus monkeys. Gombe was featured in an Imax movie, "Jane Goodalls Wild Chimps".  Jane Goodall has also authored several books including: 1970 My Friends the Wild Chimpanzees Washington, DC: National Geographic Society 1971 Innocent Killers (with H. van Lawick). Boston: Houghton Mifflin; London: Collins. 1971 In the Shadow of Man Boston: Houghton Mifflin; London: Collins. Published in 48 languages. For more information about Jane Goodall and her work, visit the Jane Goodall Institute website: