Gombe Stream National Park is the smallest national park in Tanzania. The reason its name might sound familiar is because it is where British primatologist Jane Goodall performed her behavioral studies on chimpanzees. It is also home to the Kasakela chimp community, famous for being featured in books and documentaries. Aside from chimpanzees, you’ll be able to spot blue monkeys, red-tailed monkeys, olive baboons, and vervet monkeys. And also, if you’re lucky, some of the park’s 200 bird species. Reserve your spot on a Gombe Stream National Park safari and follow in Jane Goodall footsteps!
By the time we got to Amboseli, passing colorful Maasai men and women, who rightfully called this area, too, home, I had gone through many states of tiredness, boredom, indignation, seen the slums of Nairobi and then let them all go down with a teasing French fry.
Going on a safari in Africa is inspiring and exciting. It is also wild. And while wild animal encounters make the experience that much more memorable, they are the biggest reason why we should discuss safety.
This article is dedicated to all my friends who love cheetahs, lead their lives as passionately as these elegant big cats, and continue running as untamed and as wild as them.
After all that day’s heat, it was late afternoon and we were arriving in Nakuru Town in the rain. Only the purple flowers in the trees along the road seemed to smile back at us, as my travel partner and I were both excited because that’s the feeling that new places seed in travelers.
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