Gombe Forest Lodge

In the lush shade of ancient forest trees just off the shores of Lake Tanganyika. Lies the small and intimate, Gombe Forest Lodge. This lodge easily blends in with its spectacular environment and comfortably welcomes its guests.  With a cozy dining area positioned just a couple of steps off the beach, built on a wooden platform with an extended outside deck shaded by the forest.

Views over Lake Tanganyika and the Congo Mountains provide the perfect evening vista. A perfect extension to the classic Tanzanian wildlife safari.


Gombe Forest is situated on the shores of Lake Tanganyika within Gombe Stream National Park.  Well hidden in the trees with magnificent views of the deep blue waters of the Lake. And the orange-red sunsets outlining the Congo Mountains to the west. It is 1 hour by speedboat or 2 hours by local wooden boat to Kigoma town.


Gombe Forest Lodge has a total of 7 luxury tents (5 double tents & 2 twin tents) . Built on raised wooden decks, all with en suite facilities (glassed-in shower, flush toilet, hot & cold water), comfortable beds with mosquito net, bedside tables, writing desk with chair, roofed porch in front of the tent with safari chairs, and a table.

Facilities & Services

There is a lounge/dining area built on a raised wooden deck with a large raised porch in front, furnished with sofas and African antiques, sun loungers, and umbrellas on the beach, jetty to the lake, fishing, swimming in the lake, snorkeling, chimpanzee trekking, boat safaris. Dining can be indoors or on the beach.

Things to do 

Tracking Chimpanzee in Gombe is an amazing experience. Look out for nests, half-eaten fruit, and fresh dung and you know that you are almost there. After a morning spent watching the Chimps you can return to camp and relax on the beach, snorkel in the lake, or trek to one of the nearby waterfalls.