Gombe Stream National Park is located in the western Kigoma Region, Tanzania, 10 miles north of Kigoma, the capital of the Kigoma Region. Gombe is not the easiest or cheapest place to get to. The only way to get there is by boat from Kigoma town. Depending on your itinerary, you might book your international flight to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) in Arusha town or Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAR) in Dar es salaam.
In most cases, your tour operator will pick you up from the airport. Your tour operator will also book your ongoing domestic flight to Kigoma Airport (TKQ) and will charter a private motorboat to Gombe. The boat trip takes less than an hour.
Drive to Gombe:
From Iringa to Gombe Stream (Kigoma) takes 752 km by a car which takes two days getting to Gombe. From Kilimanjaro to Gombe takes 2 days drive.
From Dar es Salaam to Gombe takes 3 days to drive.1,086 km Distance from Dar es Salaam to Gombe National Park.