Primates - Gorilla Safari

Information on primates and gorilla safaris

Natural World Safaris started as the niche gorilla safari specialist World Primate Safaris back in 2005. This expert level of knowledge and expertise of these incredible primates is still exemplified in our favourite holidays today.

Below we have further information on the various primate species and where you can see them, including the mountain gorillas and western lowland gorillas in Africa, the orangutans of Borneo and lemurs of Madagascar. Over the years we have tailored numerous gorilla safari holidays, orangutan holidays, chimpanzee tracking safaris and Madagasacar holidays to meet the individual requirements of our clients. Tracking the gorillas in their natural habitat however is hard to beat, being a truly up close and personal safari experience.

From each safari sold we donate a percentage to the conservation of primates in a destination of choice. For safaris to see the primates in their natural surroundings please contact us for further information or check out our Primate Safari Selector.

For further information and safari ideas please see our Rwanda gorilla safari holidays or Uganda gorilla safari holidays. You can also download or view our beautiful and completely free Gorilla Tracking Guide.

Our Gorilla Safari Reviews


4.7 out of 5,
based on 6 reviews. We tailor-make gorilla safari holidays to meet your requirements giving you complete flexibility over your travel dates, areas you wish to visit and the standard of accommodation that suits your style and budget. Read our client reviews below to discover why people love our safaris.
You certainly planned the most wonderful experience for us - thank you so much!
Gorilla Safari - tailor-made Reviewed by Liz W. Rating: 4.8 / 5 You certainly planned the most wonderful experience for us - thank you so much! Special thanks for encouraging us to visit the gorillas twice. Both occasions were pure magic, the first with the Kwitonda family in the green forest and the second with the Hirwa family in the bamboo forest. It was a true privilege to watch such happy families for two hours! The second family even had twin babies. The golden monkeys were a delight too.
We were lucky to have a super guide/driver, Isaac. He was friendly, fun, calm, attentive and very knowledgeable. All the activities you planned were great, although unfortunately David couldn't get to the top of the volcano (he had breathing problems) so that is certainly on my list for the future! We saw many of the birds on your list and lots of others too.
Elias was a fantastic driver/guide and enhanced our trip!
Gorilla Safari - tailor-made Reviewed by Sandra K. Rating: 4.5 / 5 Elias was a fantastic driver/guide and enhanced our trip! We also appreciated Harriet at the Chimp Habituation Program and Benson and Oliver at the Bwindi and Volcanoes National Park gorilla tracking experiences.
Loved Ishasha Wilderness Camp, Mweya Safari Lodge and Paraa Safari Lodge tents.
Enjoyed the enthusiasm of the organiser
Gorilla Safari - tailor-made Reviewed by Anthony H. Rating: 4.8 / 5 Enjoyed the enthusiasm of the organiser, who you could tell was rather excited by the challenge of tracking down permits and setting up a gorilla safari on extremely short notice - it was a challenge, not a burden, and he was very attentive and kept me informed the whole time, from his continued prompting for documentation and details from myself I could tell he was a peticulous person takes honest pride in his work and in doing the best for his clients.
Stayed at the Buhoma Lodge, absolutely amazing.
It was very reassuring to have so much detail provided in the pre trip documentation
Gorilla Safari - tailor-made Reviewed by John W. Rating: 4.7 / 5 It was very reassuring to have so much detail provided in the pre trip documentation .
Geoffrey Katende was our driver and was also our safari guide on several occasions. He was very knowledgeable and friendly and an excellent person to have on the trip. Enjoyed the gorilla treks the most and also really enjoyed the bird viewing trip on the Kazinga Channel. Probably enjoyed the accommodation at Gorilla Forest Camp the least, though it was perfectly fine and this is slightly nit picking but we possibly would have chosen Bwindi Lodge instead.
The gorilla trekking was great!
Gorilla Safari - tailor-made Reviewed by Christa G. Rating: 4.6 / 5 The gorilla trekking was great! Also all the lodges and camps were beautiful located and the comfort was good.
The guide was phenominal...
Gorilla Safari - tailor-made Reviewed by Jonathan G. Rating: 4.6 / 5 Abdou [the guide] was phenomenal. Excellent person and very on top of things. I would definitely want to use him again, he made the trip.


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Quick Primate Facts

 There are about 348 primate species in the world

 Chimpanzees and bonobos are more closely genetically related to humans than gorillas

 The term primates covers both simians and prosimians

 A mountain gorilla can be identified by its nose print, similar to a fingerprint to a human

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