Join evolutionary biologist and conservationist Dr Ben Garrod on this primate specialist safari to the forests of Western Uganda. Ben spent many years working with chimpanzees in Uganda, developing a chimpanzee conservation site for primatologist Jane Goodall, and is an expert on the regions great apes. Starting in Bwindi Forest National Park, you will have two opportunities to track the endangered mountain gorillas through dense jungle and mist-enshrouded valleys, before heading north to witness the tree-climbing lions of Ishasha. You will also seek out the chimpanzee troops of Kyambura Gorge, Murchison Falls and Kibale Forest, assisting a team of researchers with a chimpanzee habituation project. In addition to these great apes, you will also have the chance to observe several other primate species in their natural habitat, including endangered red colobus monkeys and olive baboons.
What makes this trip extraordinary
- Track the endangered mountain gorillas of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.
- Accompany researchers on a chimpanzee habituation project in Kibale Forest National Forest.
- Big game viewing in Queen Elizabeth National Park, witnessing elephants, leopards and lions.
- Learn more about the great apes and their conservation from specialist leader Ben Garrod.
Ben has spent the past decade working to conserve these great apes, and has an in-depth knowledge of chimpanzees and their habitats.