Situated on the shores of Lake Tanganyika, Gombe Forest Lodge has been designed with every comfort in mind, all while minimizing the impact on the remarkable surrounding landscape. The lodge’s seven spacious luxury tents are set on wooden platforms and are shaded by huge mango trees along the lake shore. Each tent has a private viewing deck, equipped with safari chairs and a table, enabling fantastic views of Lake Tanganyika and the wildlife that flocks there. Enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner in the tented dining room or an exciting barbeque on the beach. Enjoy exciting chimpanzee treks, forest walks, bird watching expeditions, swimming and snorkeling. For guests wishing for something a little more low-key, a small library is available with a selection of books and novels.
Gombe Forest Lodge has one double tent and six twin tents, each built on raised wooden decks, and accommodate a maximum of 14 guests. Each tented bedroom is equipped with an en-suite bathroom, glass shower, a flushing toilet and a sink basin which has cold and hot water available throughout the day. Other features include a luggage rack, bed-side tables, working desk and chair, a closet equipped with hangers, a roofed porch with table and chairs, and completely enclosed mosquito netting around the beds.
At Gombe Forest Lodge, guests are given the option of eating in the tented dining room or on the beach. Breakfast is a feast of hot and cold items as well as a variety of fruits juices, tea and coffee. Lunch and dinner include barbeques on the beach, a variety of salads and sweet desserts. Vegetarian and other dietary meals are available, and should be requested in advance.
Activities in and around the lodge include a variety of forest and waterfall walks, swimming and snorkeling in the lake, boat trips, game viewing, and many other game treks. Gombe Stream National Park is an excellent spot to view wildlife, but is most famous for its chimpanzee population. Aside from chimpanzee viewing, many other species of primates live in Gombe Stream’s tropical forests. Vervet and colobus monkeys, baboons, forest pigs and small antelope inhabit the dense forest, in addition to a wide variety of tropical birdlife and fantastic butterflies.