Gombe, Tanzania

Discover the forest home of Jane Goodall's chimpanzee research

Journey to the forests
of Africa

Gombe National Park is home to the most well-documented chimpanzee population living in the wild. Over 50 years ago, Dr. Jane Goodall began her work here, and the legacy of scientific discovery continues to this day. Take a closer look.

Understanding & protecting chimpanzees

Years of research




Complete life histories


A day in the life of a chimpanzee

What is it like to live in the forest? Hang out with Gombe chimps like Glitter and Gossamer and
learn about the habits of creatures who
share 98% of our DNA.

A message from Jane Goodall

When I went to Gombe, I set out to observe and learn about the amazing chimpanzees who make their home there.  What I learned in my years of research at Gombe inspired and enriched me. I hope that your journey through this website and the Street View imagery takes you on a similar voyage of learning and discovery.

Through my time at Gombe and the years that followed, I learned first-hand how important it is for each of us to understand the world we share. Because only when we truly understand will we begin to care, and only when we truly care will we take action. This is how change happens. This is how we will make the changes we need to live in balance and harmony on this planet we all call home.

—Dr. Jane Goodall, PhD, DBE & UN Messenger of Peace
Founder, the Jane Goodall Institute
October 21, 2014

Explore Gombe
National Park

Discover some of the hundreds of species that
live in Gombe as you wander the beach trails
and forest paths in Street View.

Learn more

Tanzania National Parks (TANAPA) manages 16 parks across the country. From the forests of Gombe to the Serengeti, TANAPA protects Tanzania's natural beauty and fosters responsible tourism in and around these national treasures.
Founded in 1977, the Jane Goodall Institute continues Dr. Goodall’s pioneering research on chimpanzee behavior, transforming scientific perceptions of the relationship between humans and animals. JGI is a global leader in the effort to protect chimpanzees and their habitats, and is recognized for establishing innovative community-centered conservation and development programs in Africa including Roots & Shoots, an environmental youth program with groups in more than 120 countries.
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