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. Chimps in Uganda's Kibale National Park and Chambura Gorge are especially rewarding. Find out how to plan a gorilla safari
The Mahale Mountains in Tanzania provide a breathtaking spot to not only track chimpanzees, but to experience the magic of the Lake Tanganyika clear as gin waters.
Madagascar offers an amazing diversity of lemur species including ring tailed lemur and the mysterious wailing Aye Aye.
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Our Recommended Primate Safaris
Fly-in mountain gorilla safari$ 1620
Visiting the rare mountain gorillas in Uganda and staying in a luxury safari lodge for 3 nights; a truly must-do experience to see this highly endangered ape.
The gentle mountain gorilla is more human than humans.
Entebbe and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Uganda - 4 days/3 nights.
Purely Primates$ 2358
This privately guided primate safari explores the Rwandan habitat of mountain gorillas and golden monkeys within a chain of 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$ 4750
An 8 day Uganda safari tracking mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, game viewing in Queen Elizabeth National Park, chimpanzee tracking in Chamburu (Kyamburu Gorge).
An emerald jewel in Africa's crown.
Bwindi Impenetrable,Queen Elizabeth Park, Ngamba Island - 8 days/7 nights.
Congo rainforest and Odzala-Kokoua National Park$ 6927
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
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
Spirit of Rwanda$ 7656
Explore Rwanda including Nungwe Forest to track chimpanzees. Travel via Lake Kivu bound for the Virunga Mountains, to spend time with mountain gorillas before returning to Kigali.
A tiny mountainous country full of forests, primates and birds.
Nungwe Forest, Lake Kivu, Parc National des Volcans, Rwanda - 8 days/7 nights.
Katavi and Mahale safari in Western Tanzania$ 9400
Combine Katavi National Park with its wide open plains and herds of buffalo and elephant with the special forests and chimpanzees of Mahale Mountains on the shores of Lake Tanganyika.
Mark a special occasion with this rare experience.
Katavi National Park and Mahale Mountains, Tanzania - 8 days/7 nights.