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Information on primates and gorilla safaris

Primates are where we started over 15 years ago. Specialising in primate safaris worldwide we were the sole global specialists in this field. While we've come a long way since, now covering 42 destinations around the globe, encounters with our primate relatives remain close to our hearts.

Our CEO and Founder Will Bolsover spent many years in the jungles of Central and East Africa, working in the gorilla parks of Uganda and Rwanda, the Eastern Lowland Gorilla and Mountain Gorilla parks of the Democratic Republic of Congo, and tracking the chimpanzees of Tanzania in Mahale and Gombe. He was the first person to lead gorilla treks in Gabon working with Emmanuel de Merode who now runs Virunga National Park in DRC. Will even acquired the nickname of swamp boy due to his penchant for spending time in the deepest parts of the jungle. It's not really a surprise he has been awarded the honour of being one of a few travel specialists recognised by Conde Nast Traveler three years in a row as being the go to travel fixer for this part of the world.

Natural World Safaris started as the niche gorilla holiday 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 of Africa, the orangutans of Borneo and lemurs of Madagascar. Over the years we have tailored numerous gorilla trekking 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 usĀ for further information.

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 via the tab on the right hand side of this page.


Our primate safari experts know everything there is to know about seeing primates in the wild. Get in touch to find out more and start designing your journey.

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