Mbali Mbali Gombe
Situated just a short distance from the shores of Lake Tanganyika, under the beautiful shadow of old forest trees, is the cosy Gombe Forest Lodge, in Gombe Stream National Park. Only 14 guests may be accommodated at a time, giving each one of them a unique and exclusive stay.
The public spaces of Gombe Forest Lodge, which are located just a few paces from the beach and have an expansive outdoor terrace covered by the Forest, are designed to fit in with their natural environment.
After a day of trekking, visitors may relax with a sundowner by the fire while they take in the stunning night sky dotted with the lanterns of hundreds of tiny fishing boats cruising the lake.
Each of the safari tents is set up on a timber platform, providing guests with an own, shaded terrace that looks out over the jungle below. Each tent is discreetly placed in the cool shade of towering mango trees around the resort, reducing the likelihood of any negative effects on the surrounding natural beauty. Each tent has a private bathroom with a shower, a flush toilet, and hot and cold running water that is available all day, as well as a dressing table, a chair, and an electrical charging port.
Observing the chimpanzees of Gombe is a surreal and unforgettable experience. Shadowy bunches high in a gallery of trees crowding the sky are what the guide’s eyes focus on as they search for the nests that were used last night. Fruit cores, peels, and poop all become important clues as you venture deeper into the jungle.
In the mornings, you go on chimpanzee treks, and in the afternoons, you do anything you feel like doing. Enjoy snorkelling in the lake’s pristine waters or a swim at the beach. Kakombe Waterfall, accessible in half an hour, and Mkenke Waterfall, for the more daring, are two of the most beautiful in the region.