Best African Primate Safaris & Ape Trekking Tours in Africa

Want to experience primate trekking in Africa? Our African primate safaris take you to top primate tracking destinations for the very best encounters. Primates are one of the creatures to look out for in Africa. They are very unique and sighting them is not only a lifetime opportunity, but also an unforgettable encounter.

Some of the apes available for primate trekking include chimpanzees, gorillas, golden monkeys, baboons, monkeys and many more. They possess human-like Behaviors, acrobatic skills and social relation that captivates the hearts of every tourist who draws closer to them. These creatures are primary inhabitants of the Virunga Conservation Area, a perimeter that spans through Uganda, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Rwanda. Below are Africa’s finest primate trekking destinations. Check them out and wait for a surprise.

Primate Trekking in Africa

Mountain gorilla trekking is done in only three countries in the entire world, namely; Uganda with half of the world's Mountain gorillas residing in the areas of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National park, and Bwindi impenetrable forest National park. It is the second cheapest destination when it comes to gorilla trekking and habituation experience with foreign non-residents paying 700usd, foreign residents paying 600usd and locals paying 250000 UGX for gorilla trekking experience. The Democratic Republic of Congo is another safe paradise of both low land gorillas and Mountain Gorillas residing in the parks of Kahuzi Biega national park and Virunga national park (Africa’s oldest national park); it is the cheapest destination in Africa yet very rewarding with a mixture of blended experience.

Gorilla trekking is Rwanda's prime safari tour to all tourists who visit the place; it is the most expensive but with a wide range of rewarding experiences as you visit for your primate safaris. The trip takes you to one of the most famous national parks in Africa, Volcanoes national park that is a host to a wide range of primates in the wild as well being the only destination where the late Dian Fossey did her research on the gentle creatures.

Chimpanzee Trekking in Africa

When you visit the chimpanzees, you will confirm that they are the closest relatives and cousins to humans though in the wild and countries where you can find them includes Tanzania in Gombe Stream and Mahale Mountain national park in the western region. Gombe Park also doubles as a research center for Jane Goodall foundation who carried out her research. Chimpanzee trekking safaris in Uganda take place in several destinations through the most renowned is Kibale forest national park, Budongo Forest and Kyambura gorge in Queen Elizabeth national park.

In Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, one can go for, Chimpanzee trekking and habituation experience in Nyungwe national park, and Virunga national park respectively. The costs vary but the experience received is way beyond your experience, very satisfying and unforgettable. While in Kenya, visit Kakamega Forest National Reserve, Eden Garden and Tana River where you have the opportunity of sight some rare endangered primate species such as the Blue monkeys, Columbus monkeys, potto, white-nosed baboons, olive baboons, and red-tailed monkeys among others. Head to Zanzibar and come face to face with the red Columbus in Jozani forest.

As you plan your primate safari in Africa, ensure that you get all the necessary trekking permits in advance, get vaccinated against malaria and yellow fever, make sure that you are above 12y ears, come along with all hiking boots, sweaters for warmth in times of rain, carry all your personal effects among others. Africa is the only destination that offers an unforgettable satisfying primate safari, just get in touch with us and let's make your dream safari come to reality.

National Geographic
Gorilla Doctors
Dian Fossey
Dian Fossey
Fauna & Flora
Uganda Safari Guides Association
Uganda Wildlife Authority
Uganda Wildlife Educational Center
Uganda Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife & Antiquities
Tourism Uganda

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