Primate Safaris include trekking Mountain Gorillas, Chimpanzees, Golden Monkeys and other monkeys such as black and white colobus monkey and the l’hoest monkey found in Uganda, Rwanda and DR Congo.
Primates share close DNA to human beings; they portray human behaviour and characteristics which makes them fascinating to observe.
Apart from mountain gorilla, chimpanzee, and golden monkey tracking, there are other primates that are found in the forests of Uganda and Rwanda. Patas monkeys dwell in savanna and are only found in Murchison Falls National Park.
Olive baboons are common along the roadside. Blue and red-tailed monkeys and black-and-white colobus can be found in the forested sectors. L’Hoest’s monkey, Mona monkey, Ruwenzori colobus monkey, grey-cheeked mangabey and silver monkey are found in forests such as Nyungwe Forest in Rwanda and Kibale Forest in Uganda.
The parks are safe and secure with armed guides accompanying every visiting group. There is always potential for danger when you are close to wildlife, but these risks can be limited greatly by exercising caution and safety measures.
If you are ill or have a contagious disease, you will not be allowed to track these primates that are susceptible to animal diseases. Always follow your guide’s instructions when in the park
Primate trekking can be done at any time of the year.
Don’t be deterred by whether the hike may be easy or moderate or terrible. Ease those mixed feelings and check this fabulous experience off your bucket list.