The park lies about 16Km. north of Kigoma in the north-west part of Tanzania. It is the smallest park in Tanzania with only 52 sq km.
The Gombe stream national Park remains one of the few areas in Africa which harbours one of the most rare species of animals – Chimpanzee. Apart from Mahale Mountains, South kigoma, there is no where else in tanzania where Chimpanzee can be observed in the wild.