Primate safaris - Gorillas and Chimps
Few wildlife encounters are as humbling and thrilling as a primate safari. The chance to watch a family of wild mountain gorillas go about their business in a forest clearing in Rwanda or Uganda as males vie for status, mothers fuss over youngsters, and babies rough and tumble in much the same way as our own infants. Or spend time with our boisterous cousins: chimpanzees, lemurs and monkeys, often in areas so remote that you'll witness unique behaviours like the 'Mahale handshake'. Perfect for families, couples and singles, a primate safari is a profound reminder of the deep bond we share with these beautiful beasts.
Mahale Mountains, Lake Tanganyika, Tanzania
Greystoke Mahale enjoys a breathtaking position on a golden beach along the shores of Lake Tanganyika, sheltered by the lush forest of the Mahale Mountains. This isolated setting is home to the world's largest known population of chimpanzees.
Volcanoes National Park, Virungas and northern Rwanda, Rwanda
Bisate is the newest luxury lodge in Rwanda's Volcanoes National Park, home to the mountain gorillas. Owned by Wilderness Safaris the lodge offers a new level of luxury and conservation tourism to the country.
Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge
Nkuringo, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Uganda
Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge nestles in the heart of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest with stunning views of the Virunga Volcanoes. The lodge accommodates guests in eight stone cottages, each of which has its own fireplace for keeping warm on cool evenings.
Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge
Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda
Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge is situated on the edge of the Parc National des Volcans. This eight room lodge has fabulous views of the Virunga Mountains and is a great base from which to trek into the mountains to hopefully see the mountain gorillas.
Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge
Buhoma, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Uganda
Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge overlooks the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Reserve in Western Uganda, close to where the gorilla treks start. Guests stay in one of the eight simple stone cottages, each of which offers stunning views over the forest canopy.
Volcanoes Virunga Lodge
Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda
Virunga Lodge has ten cottages set in an incredible position with views of the Virunga volcanoes and shimmering lakes Ruhondo and Burera. The lodge is a great base from which to go gorilla trekking in the Volcanoes National Park.
Volcanoes Mount Gahinga Lodge
Mount Gahinga, Uganda
Mount Gahinga Lodge sits in a stunning location in the foothills of the Virunga Volcanoes on the border of Uganda, Rwanda and the DRC. The lodge is ideally located for tracking golden monkeys and gorillas, if they are resident, in Mgahinga National Park.
Ultimate Rwanda and Tanzania
Virunga Volcanoes, Serengeti and Zanzibar
Combine the wildlife thrills of tracking gorillas in Rwanda and watching big game in the Serengeti with the sandy beaches of vibrant Zanzibar. An ideal honeymoon or special celebration trip for true wildlife enthusiasts.
Family Fun in Uganda and Kenya
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Kibale Forest & Maasai Mara
This superb itinerary covers some of East Africa’s wildlife highlights - from the dense forests of Uganda, tracking the elusive mountain gorilla and chimpanzee, to the famous grounds of historic Giraffe Manor and finally the rolling plains of the wildlife rich Maasai Mara. A must for any wildlife enthusiast looking to tick off four major bucket...
Limitless Tanzania and Rwanda
Serengeti & Volcanoes National Park
Visit the sprawling plains of the Serengeti and come face to face with a curious mountain gorilla, all the while enjoying the full Singita Experience. Singita is never your average safari camp. Well known for impeccable service, exquisite detail and stunning furnishings, this combination is the perfect option for those looking to travel in ultimate...
Kibale Forest, Queen Elizabeth National Park & Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
Located on the equator, surrounded by the Great Rift Valley, Uganda is home to a wide variety of landscapes and habitats. Ranging from the open savannah to verdant rainforest, Uganda's rich assortment of wildlife thrives due to the diverse terrain of the country. Explore this rugged wilderness, trekking through the unspoiled forests of Kibale and...
Katavi National Park & Mahale Mountains
A journey of discovery to the lesser visited far west of Tanzania. A world of great lakes, mighty rivers and lush forests. Visit Katavi National Park, a wildlife haven that isn’t on the typical tourism trail in an impressive unspoiled wilderness, and watch chimpanzees in the wild at the stunning Greystoke Mahale on the shores of Lake Tanganyika.
West African Gorilla Safari
Odzala National Park and Brazzaville, Republic of Congo
An unforgettable journey into the beautiful, almost untouched Odzala National Park in the Republic of Congo. This itinerary offers something unique for those who feel that they have seen all that Africa has to offer.
Highlights of Rwanda and South Africa
Rwanda & Cape Town
Go in search of the mountain gorillas of Rwanda in the well known Volcanoes National Park, before flying onto the cultural city of Cape Town where you can indulge in delicious food and wine, visit the vibrant winelands, climb to the peak of the impressive Table Mountain or visit the resident penguins at boulders beach. One simple flight connects...