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Gorillas and Primates Safari

For Africa’s ultimate wildlife experience, travel to the forested mountains of Rwanda or Uganda – home of the world’s last remaining Mountain Gorillas.

A mountain gorillas safari is truly one of the most treasured wildlife experiences you can have. These gentle giants are highly endangered, with just over 700 remaining in the wild. Fortunately, they are protected within national parks and some groups have been habituated to humans, making it easier to encounter these gentle giants on organised guided treks. A number of comfortable lodges are located at the edge of the national parks and are the perfect base for gorilla trekking. Permits for gorilla viewing are expensive and difficult to attain, and must be booked well in advance.

Central East Africa is also home to other intriguing primates, such as chimpanzees and a large variety of monkeys. See chimps while trekking in Rwanda’s beautiful Nyungwe Forest or while on the shores of Lake Tanganyika at exotic Greystoke Mahale Lodge in Tanzania. Our expert consultants can tailor a primate safari for you as an extension to a classic safari in the famous game parks of Kenya and Tanzania. It’s possible to fly from one destination to another, drive between them or you can do a combination of both throughout your adventure.

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Suggested Gorillas and Primates Safaris

The following sample itineraries are an example of the kinds of personalised Gorilla and Primate safaris that our travel specialists can tailor design. Our team of seasoned African travellers have the knowledge and experience to help you choose the African safari that best suits your style of travel and budget.

Tanzania
4 days/3 nights
Greystoke Mahale

Observe one of the largest populations of chimpanzees in Africa while staying at the idyllic Greystoke Mahale. This little slice of paradise is uniquely set on a white sandy beach at the foot of the Mahale Mountains, overlooking the beautiful Lake Tanganyika. Each day you can enjoy a range of activities including chimpanzee tracking into the mountains, and stand metres away from these endangered primates.

This is is not a group tour but a recommended, sample itinerary that we can tailor to your requirements. Please contact us for further information.

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Rwanda
3 days or more
Mountain Gorillas

Travel to Rwanda, just one hour’s flight from Nairobi and immerse yourself in one of the most breathtaking wildlife encounters of your lifetime. The last remaining Mountain Gorillas live in the Virunga Volcanoes where they can be viewed after a short trek. They were made famous by Dian Fossey who dedicated her life to their future and immortalised them in the film “Gorillas in the Mist”.

This is is not a group tour but a recommended, sample itinerary that we can tailor to your requirements. Please contact us for further information.

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Rwanda Gorillas & Chimps

Rwanda
7 days/6 nights
Gorillas & Chimps

Walk through pristine rainforest to discover Africa’s magnificent but endangered primate species. Rwanda is home to the rare Mountain Gorilla, as well as chimpanzees and many monkeys. This tour combines two gorilla treks with a visit to the unique and unspoilt Nyungwe Forest, home to chimpanzees and 12 different monkey species. The chimpanzee trek can be arduous, so you need to be relatively fit.

This is is not a group tour but a recommended, sample itinerary that we can tailor to your requirements. Please contact us for further information.

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Uganda
3 or 4 days
Mountain Gorillas

Wing your way from Entebbe to the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, home to some of the last remaining mountain gorillas. Just 77 gorilla permits are available per day, so bookings need to be made well in advance. Trek through the forest with your guide in search of a gorilla troop. Once they are found you can spend up to one hour watching and photographing them, one of the world’s most spectacular wildlife experiences.

This is is not a group tour but a recommended, sample itinerary that we can tailor to your requirements. Please contact us for further information.

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