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.