Gorillas & orangutans

It’s easy to see why hanging out with great apes in the wild snags the top spot on many a bucket list. Their eyes a mirror to a not-so-distant past, their gestures and relationships so like our own. Perhaps you dream of trekking through lush forest to see mountain gorillas in Rwanda? Or visiting those charismatic redheads, the orangutans of Borneo? Powerful and moving, a primate safari is one of the most rewarding trips you’ll ever take in your life.

Gorilla and orangutan trekking

Hike deep into the forest and come face to face with a mother gorilla and her baby, the advanced sentries of a habituated family group in Uganda. Or trail orangutans as they journey through the canopies of ancient Sumatran rainforests or across scantly inhabited islands

Wealth of wildlife

Aside from gorillas and orangutans, these secret pockets of dense jungle also hide a wealth of other species, including monkeys, elephants, antelopes, and bird species by the bucket load. We’ve handpicked a couple of our favorite primate safari itineraries to inspire you…

Did you know?

Gorillas have unique nose prints, like human finger prints.

Did you know?

Orangutan means 'forest person' in Malay.

Did you know?

We share roughly 98% of our DNA with gorillas.

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An orangutan's arm span is two meters from fingertip to fingertip.

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Gorillas sleep in nests on the ground or in trees.

Did you know?

Orangutan's big toes are opposable.

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Malaysia and Borneo for Teenagers

Kota Kinabalu, Sandakan, Kinabatangan River, Kuala Lumpur & Langkawi

Ideal suited for families with energetic teens this enticing itinerary will see you uncover the very best of what Borneo has to offer. From exhilarating water sports off Sabah’s coastline to peaceful river cruises along the Kinabatangan River in search of orangutans and proboscis monkeys. The whole family will enjoy exploring our top picks for...

Best for: Beach, Family, Teenagers, Wildlife

Classic Uganda

Murchison Falls, Kibale Forest, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest & Jinja

A veritable melting pot of habitats, terrains and species, Uganda contains a hugely diverse ecosystem. From the grassland of Murchison Falls National Park to the dense expanse of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, a wide variety of wildlife inhabits these conservation areas, allowing for a superb safari experience. This itinerary allows you to experience...

Best for: Adventure, Wildlife, Couples, Honeymoon

Highlights of Rwanda

Nyungwe Forest & Volcanoes National Park

Embark on a Rwandan adventure and have incredible encounters with two of the world's great ape species; mountain gorillas and chimpanzees. Travel in to the heart of the lesser known Nyungwe Forest in search of the resident chimpanzee community before traveling up to the misty valleys of Volcanoes National Park and watch a gorilla family feed and...

Best for: Adventure

Highlights of 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 unspoiled forests of Kibale and...

Best for: Adventure, Wildlife, Couples, Off the beaten track

Off the Beaten Track Rwanda

Akagera National Park & Volcanoes National Park

This six day Rwandan adventure combines the classical African safari experience with the opportunity to visit the majestic mountain gorillas of the Virunga Massive, all within Rwanda. Head to the open savannahs and damp swamps of Akagera National Park in search of lions and the endangered black rhino before heading to the misty forests of Volcanoes...

Best for: Adventure, Off the beaten track, Wildlife

Twin Center Rwanda and Cape Town

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...

Best for: Adventure, Couples, Honeymoon, Wildlife

Wild Uganda and Kenya

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Kibale Forest, Nairobi & 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 Masai Mara. A must for any wildlife enthusiast looking to tick off four major bucket list...

Best for: Wildlife, Adventure, Couples, Off the beaten track

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