The major attraction of the Gombe Stream is the chimpanzees, made famous by Jane Goodall in 1960 when she established the area as a chimpanzee research station. You will be amazed at how these wild creatures accept you as they go about their everyday activities. Guided walks are available that take visitors deep into the forest to observe and sit with the extraordinary primates for an entire morning, an incredible experience! Aside from chimpanzee viewing, many other species of primates live in Gombe Stream’s tropical forests. There are large numbers of red colobus, blue monkey and olive baboon, buffalo, Defassa waterbuck, leopard, crocodile and hippo are common. The birdlife is extraordinary, as there is a great crossover of East African grassland birds and West African forest species.