Gombe Forest Lodge

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Gombe Stream Lodge logoIn the lush shade of ancient forest trees just off the shores of Lake Tanganyika, lies the small yet intimate Gombe Forest Lodge. It may be the smallest of our Lodges but offers complete privacy by catering for just 14 guests at a time. 

This is a lodge totally at ease with its surroundings with an absolutely delightful atmosphere. The cozy dining area, just a couple of steps off the beach, is built on a wooden platform with an extended outside deck shaded by the Forest. A small library with a selection of books and novels are also available.

After a long day sundowners are served around the fire with the dazzling night sky, which is complemented by the lanterns of hundreds of small wooden fishing boats, bobbing fuq il-lag bħal belt sprawling.

Accomodation

Spacious Safari tents, offering comfort and simplicity, are elevated on timber platforms with a private deck overlooking the tranquil forest. 

Carefully positioned under the shade of huge mango trees around the main lodge, minimizing the disturbance and impact on such a stunning environment. Each tent features a writing desk and chair, as well as en-suite facilities with showers.

Activities

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Tracking the chimps of Gombe is a magical experience. Għajnejn l-gwida tal-pick out bejtiet bil-lejl li għadda – clumps shadowy għolja fil-gallerija ta 'siġar crowding-sema. Scraps ta nofs jittiekel frott u demel frisk jsiru indikazzjonijiet siewja, leading deeper into the forest. 

Whilst you spend the morning Chimpanzee trekking, afternoons are determined only by how energetic you feel. Swimming in the crystal clear waters of the lake, snorkeling or simply relaxing on the beach. There are two spectacular waterfalls in the area, Kakombe, an easy half hour walk and Mkenke, a little further for the more adventurous.

The facts

Accommodation Type Lodge

Location Gombe Stream National Park, Punent Tanżanija
GPS Coordinates S04.38.303 E029.37.830
Reservations Contact sales@mbalimbali.com
Availability Calendar www.mbalimbali.resrequest.com

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ROOM CONFIGURATION
Double bedded Tents 1
Twin bedded Tents 6

THE TENTS

  • Fitted Tents on raised wooden decks
  • En-suite bathroom with shower, basin on a wooden fitted cupboard, flush toilet
  • Hot and Cold running water throughout the day
  • Bath consumables
  • Bedside tables, Luggage rack and Dressing table with a chair
  • Four poster beds under enclosed mosquito netting
  • Power point for charging of electrical equipment
  • Roofed porch with chairs and coffee table
  • Bottled water and Drinking glasses

PUBLIC AREAʼS

  • Combined Lounge and Dinging Area built on a raised wooden deck with a large railed porch
  • Public Toilet block with Wash basin
  • Jetty to Lake
  • Sun Loungers on the beach

FACILITIES AND SERVICES

  • Electricity throughout the day
  • Water is pumped from the Lake, not suitable to drink
  • Communications by Internet, Hand held Radio and HF Radio. Limited Mobile phone coverage
  • Daily Laundry Services
  • No Curio or Gift Shop
  • No Disability Access

CHILDRENʼS POLICY

  • Children under the age of 15years are not permitted on Chimpanzee trekking
  • All Children under the age of 15years should be accompanied by a supervising adult at all times – No
  • Baby Sitting Services available

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INDOOR, LEISURE, WATER AND ADVENTURE ACTIVITES

  • Chimpanzee trekking – conducted daily, timing varies 30minutes to 5hours
  • Forest Walks and Birding
  • Swimming and Snorkeling
  • Books

HOW TO GET THERE

BY AIR OR ROAD TO KIGOMA, AND BY BOAT TO GOMBE

  • Shared Charter Flights – Operate on Mondays and Thursdays only, from Arusha to Kigoma town
    (Contact us for more information on other destinations)
  • Private Charter Flights – Operate daily from most Airstrips in Tanzania to Kigoma town
  • Commercial flights from Dar Es Salaam to Kigoma, estimated 3hours
  • Transfer from Kigoma Airport to boat departure, estimated 20minutes
  • Boat transfer from Kigoma town to Gombe Stream, estimated 1.5hours

CLIMATE

  • April to September Hot days and cool evenings, hardly any rain
  • October to January Warm to overcast days and cool evenings, light rains
  • February to April Warm to overcast days and cool evenings, heavy rains

DINING ROOM INFORMATION

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TYPE OF CUISINE

  • Breakfast Cereals and fresh fruit, hot breakfast on order
  • Chimpanzee trekking Packed Snack
  • Lunch Main meal with Salads and Dessert
  • Pre-Dinner Snacks Hot or Cold
  • Dinner Set Menu
  • Starter, Main Meal and Dessert
  • Coffee or Selection of Herbal Teaʼs
  • Barbeque Dinners on the Beach
  • Special Diets Catered for upon request and pre-arrangement
  • Wake-up Call Tea/Coffee served in dining room only

SECURITY

  • Lockable Chest available in Managerʼs office

EMERGENCY SUPPORT

  • First Aid Kits are carried by Guides whilst on Activities or Excursions
  • First Aid Kit available at the Lodge
  • Emergency evacuation from Mahale Airstrip – only day landings possible

WHAT TO TAKE

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  • Binoculars and Cameraʼs
  • Neutral cool clothing, trousers and light long sleeves for Chimpanzee trekking
  • Jackets and trousers for cool evenings
  • Hat, Sun block and Insect Repellant
  • Bathing Suit
  • Good sturdy, but lightweight hiking shoes

ESSENTIAL INFORMATION

  • Masks to be worn at all times whilst viewing Chimpanzees (provided by Lodge)
  • No persons with any type of flu-like or any infections disease will be permitted on Chimpanzee trekking
  • A Certain level of fitness or ability to hike fairly long distances is recommended

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • No credit card facilities at the Lodge
  • All additional payments directly at the Lodge should be in Cash.
  • Gombe Forest Lodge is closed from the 1st of March to 30th of April

CONTACT INFO:

Mbali Mbali Lodges and Camps
P.O. Box 20965, Dar es Salaam, Tanzanija / P.O. Box 15921, Arusha, Tanzanija
Tel] +255 (0) 22 213 0553 / +255 (0) 732 978 879
Email info@mbalimbali.com arusha@mbalimbali.com sales@mbalimbali.com

Web www.mbalimbali.com

 

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