Mbali Mbali Gombe

Mbali Mbali Gombe is one of five beautiful lodges in Tanzania under the Mbali Mbali umbrella. “Mbali Mbali” translates to “Far, Far Away” in Swahili and its lodges transport you to some incredibly diverse ecological areas – to a wilderness unparalleled.

Mbali Mbali Gombe is the only lodge in the Gombe Stream National Park, which was made world-famous for the primate studies conducted by pioneering British researcher Jane Goodall. The small yet intimate lodge is just off the shores of Lake Tanganyika, and offers complete privacy by catering to a mere 14 guests at any one time.

Accommodation consists of 7 elegantly furnished luxury Forest Tents, which are set on wooden platforms beneath mango groves on the lakeshore. They were designed to have every comfort while minimising disturbance and impact on the magnificent environment. Fill your day with hiking through the trails, observe chimpanzees and birds, or explore the lake with a kayak. Each tent has an en-suite bathroom and furnished private balcony.

Why we like it here

Walk in the footsteps of primatologist, Jane Goodall, in one of the most remote and untouched parks in Tanzania – a truly remarkable experience of chimpanzees and nature.

Complimentary laundry service.

Enjoy sundowners around a campfire on the beach to unwind from the day’s adventures.

Things to be aware of

Children of all ages are welcome in the camp, but the minimum participating age for chimpanzee trekking (as determined by TANAPA) is 15 years old.

Daily chimpanzee trekking in groups of a maximum of 6 guests.

Where we are situated