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COST OF CHIMPANZEE PERMITS IN MAHALE MOUNTAINS AND GOMBE STREAM

COST OF CHIMPANZEE PERMITS IN MAHALE MOUNTAINS AND GOMBE STREAM
Mahale Mountains national park and Gombe Stream national park are homes to the wild chimpanzees of Tanzania. Both parks are located on the Eastern shores of Lake Tanganyika in Western Tanzania and are only accessed by boat.
COST OF THE CHIMPANZEE TREKKING PERMITS
Chimpanzee permits in Mahale Mountains national park cost US$ 150 per person.
Chimpanzee permits in Gombe Stream national park cost US$ 100 per person.
How to get the chimpanzee trekking permit?
Visitors can acquire the chimpanzee trekking permits from (TANAPA) Tanzania National Parks Authority or use the services of their trusted tour operators or travel agents to help them in purchasing the chimpanzee trekking permits. These permits should be booked in advance. Visitors of 15 years and above are allowed to trek chimpanzees in Tanzania.
When to go chimpanzee trekking in Tanzania?
Chimpanzee trekking in Mahale Mountains national park and Gombe Streams national park can be done anytime of the year but better chances of seeing the wild chimpanzees on your trek is during the months of July to October (dry season). During this period, the chimpanzees can easily be found on the lower slopes and the hiking trails are easy to navigate since they are dry.
During your chimpanzee trekking experience;
Follow the given guidelines from your chimpanzee trekking park guides
Wear comfortable hiking boots / shoes
Carry your insect repellent
Water bottle and waterproof clothing (jacket / poncho)
Stick to the designated trekking tracks
No use of the camera flash while taking pictures
Keep a safe distance from the chimpanzees


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