Gombe National Park

IUCN Category:II
Area:8,799 acres (3,561 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
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Köppen climate classification:Aw (Climate: equatorial; Precipitation: winter dry)


Central Zambezian Miombo woodlands


Protected Area Boundary
Share60 %40 %
Soil TypeEutric LeptosolsLithic Leptosols
Topsoil TextureMediumMedium
Reference Depth30 cm10 cm
Available Water Capacity50 mm15 mm
Topsoil Properties
Gravel20 %20 %
Sand50 %43 %
Silt30 %29 %
Clay20 %28 %
USDA TextureLoamClay loam
Reference Bulk Density1.42 g/cm³1.36 g/cm³
Bulk Density1.35 g/cm³1.31 g/cm³
Organic Carbon0.72 %0.39 %
Clay Cation Exchange Capacity49 cmol kg⁻¹51 cmol kg⁻¹
Soil Cation Exchange Capacity12 cmol kg⁻¹16 cmol kg⁻¹
Base Saturation87 %100 %
Total Exchangeable Bases10.4 cmol kg⁻¹16 cmol kg⁻¹
Calcium Carbonate0.8 %3.1 %
Calcium Sulphate0.1 %0.1 %
Exchangeable Sodium2 %1 %
Electrical Conductivity0.1 dS m-10.4 dS m-1
Soil data provided by FAO/IIASA/ISRIC/ISSCAS/JRC, 2012. Harmonized World Soil Database (version 1.2). FAO, Rome, Italy and IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria.
Köppen climate classification provided by Kottek, M., J. Grieser, C. Beck, B. Rudolf, and F. Rubel, 2006: World Map of Köppen-Geiger Climate Classification updated. Meteorol. Z., 15, 259-263