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.

Primate safaris
Greystoke Mahale

Greystoke Mahale

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.

Adventure Couples Off the beaten track Wildlife
Bisate Lodge

Bisate Lodge

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.

Wildlife Adventure Couples Off the beaten track
Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge

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.

Adventure Off the beaten track Wildlife
Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge

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.

Couples Wildlife Adventure Eco/ethical tourism
Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge

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 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.

Off the beaten track Wildlife Adventure Couples
Volcanoes Mount Gahinga Lodge

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.

Adventure Off the beaten track Culture Couples
7 Hotels
11 nights
Ultimate Rwanda and Tanzania

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.

Couples Off the beaten track Wildlife Adventure

$19,800pp

11 nights
Family Fun in Uganda and Kenya

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...

Wildlife Adventure Couples Off the beaten track

$14,500pp

6 nights
Limitless Tanzania and Rwanda

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...

Couples

$20,400pp

8 nights
Epic Uganda

Epic Uganda

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 unspoilt forests of Kibale and...

Adventure Wildlife Couples Off the beaten track

$8,900pp

8 nights
West African Gorilla Safari

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.

Adventure Eco/ethical tourism Off the beaten track Couples
9 nights
Highlights of Rwanda and South Africa

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...

Adventure Couples Wildlife

$14,500pp

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