Primate Tracking Safaris

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Primate tracking Uganda and Rwanda safaris are second to the exciting Mountain Gorilla trekking safaris in the two countries and mainly the Chimpanzee tracking safaris. At Avens Travel World, we organize other forms of Primate tracking tours and safaris, which can be 100% tailored to make your African holidays epic moments of greatness. They include Chimpanzee tracking Uganda primate safaris particularly, and others. These tours and safris will let you explore the jewel in the forests of Uganda and Rwanda. Primate life in the forested Parks and Reserves of these two countries is prolific, with possibilities of sighting more than 10 primate species on a single trip.


On one of your primate tracking Uganda safari or Rwanda Africa safari, expect to see primates like; the Chimpanzees- some of the most interesting wildlife species, L’Hoest Monkeys, Black & White Colobus Monkeys, Potto, Red-tailed Monkeys, Blue Monkeys, Grey-cheeked Mangabey, Vervet Monkeys, Red Colobus, and the endangered Golden Monkeys (only found in the Virunga ranges), Olive Baboons and Bush Babies among others.

Uganda’s Kibale Forest National Park is referred to as the “Primate Capital of the World” with 13 identified primate species, it is a magnificent tropical forest where the experience is more than just tracking and seeing the Chimpanzees and other primates, to sheer appreciation of the diverse opulence of nature. This immaculate forested park is known for its high density of Chimpanzees with a count of more than 1,500 individuals.

Uganda in particular is endowed with a number of sites for primate tracking safaris than her counterparts in Eastern Africa. The U.Ks’ Wanderlust Travel Magazine in June 2019, highlighted 3 of Uganda’s primate tracking sites in an article “Glimpse at the Chimps: The top 7 places for Chimpanzee tracking in the world”. Apart from Kibale Forest, other sites that is; Budongo Forest which is part of the Murchison Falls conservation area- situated in the southern part of the park and Kyambura Gorge reserve which is part of the Queen Elizabeth wildlife conservation area, in this order, these three sites topped the Wanderlust article.

Kalinzu Forest reserve near Queen Elizabeth wildlife area, Ngamba Island on Lake Victoria which is home to Orphaned Chimps and where you can get chance to adopt a Chimpanzee, Bwindi Forest and Mgahinga National Parks among others, offer a feeling of splendor for Chimpanzee tracking Uganda safaris

Primate tracking safaris in Rwanda are premier in Nyungwe Forest National Park, situated in the Southwestern part of the country is a teeming primate park with more than 10 species including the Angola Colobus. It is the largest standing block of Mountain Forest Park in East and Central Africa, and one of the most interesting activities that you will participate in apart from tracking the primates is the Canopy walk where your knees will tremble high above the dense mountain forest canopy. It is one of the sites that made it to the Wanderlust Travel Magazine of the top 7 places for Chimpanzee tracking in the world.

In the Northwest of Rwanda, primate tracking safaris take place in the Gishwati Forest, with 4 primate species as well as Parc National de Volcans [PNV] known for sheltering the Golden Monkeys apart from the Mountain Gorillas. For a flawless primate tracking safari in Uganda or Rwanda, our safari experts will painstakingly customize all your needs in one itinerary.