Find out how to plan a gorilla safari.
Rwanda hosts 9 of the habituated mountain gorilla families who live in bamboo forests on the sides of the Virunga Volcanoes in the Parc National des Volcans. Uganda has the magical Bwindi Impenetrable Forest which has 7 habituated gorilla families.
Tanzania's Mahale Mountains provide a breathtaking spot to not only track chimpanzees, but to experience the magic of the Lake Tanganyika clear as gin waters. Chimps in Uganda's Kibale National Park and Chambura Gorge are especially rewarding.
Last but not least, Madagascar offers an amazing amount of different species of lemurs including ring tailed lemur and the mysterious wailing Aye Aye.
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Our Recommended Primate Safaris
Purely Primates$ 2358
This privately guided primate safari explores the Rwandan habitat of mountain gorillas and golden monkeys within a chain on 5 volcanoes just north of Kigali near the border with Uganda.
Probably the easiest and smartest way to trek for gorillas
Kigali and Parc de National Virunga, Rwanda - 4 days/3 nights
Spirit of Uganda$ 3500
Bwindi Impenetrable,Queen Elizabeth Park, Ngamba Island - 8 days/7 nights.
An emerald jewel in Africa's crown.
An 8 day journey which includes tracking the mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, game viewing in Queen Elizabeth National Park, optional chimp tracking in Chamburu (Kyamburu Gorge). You'll also enjoy a boat cruise and a visit to Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary.
Spirit of Rwanda$ 4683
Nungwe Forest, Lake Kivu and Parc National des Volcans, Rwanda - 8 days/7 nights.
An exploration of Rwanda including a visit to the Royal Palace, a restored traditional 19th century seat on the way to Nungwe Forest. The "Galapagos" of Rwanda, the forests are enriched by numerous primates and colorful birds. A leisurely break on the beautiful shores of Lake Kivu before continuing on for a thrilling gorilla trek in the Virunga Mountains.
Price is per person, 2 persons sharing a private 4WD vehicle.
Congo rainforest and Odzala-Kokoua National Park$ 5885
Set off to the African rainforests and discover the Odzala-Kokoua National Park, Republic of Congo tracking lowland gorillas, red river hogs, bongo, forest buffalo and elephants.
Heart of diversity, heart of Africa, heart of humanity
Odzala-Kokoua National Park, Republic of Congo (Brazzaville) - 6 nights/7 days
Katavi and Mahale safari in Western Tanzania$ 6900
This safari takes place in the distant Katavi National Park with its wide open plains and massive herds of buffalo and elephant. Combine this with the special forests and wild chimpanzees of Mahale Mountains on the shores of Lake Tanganyika, the second biggest body of fresh water in the world.
Mark a special occasion with this rare experience.
Katavi National Park and Mahale Mountains, Tanzania - 8 days/7 nights.
Expedition to Central Africa$ 7100
A guided safari to Central African Republic that includes tracking with the Ba-Aka pygmies, viewing forest elephant, western lowland gorilla, an astonishing array of birds and the striking bongo antelope.
Central African gorillas, rainforests and pygmies.
Dzanga Ndoki National Park, Central African Republic - 9 days/8 nights