Have you ever thought about taking a primates watching safari in the world? Do you like primates? Would you like to see them in the wild? Many travelers like primates – from the young to the old, watching primates whether in zoo or in the wild, is one of the most amazing moments of any trip. Did you know you can watch various primates in the wild of Africa? From the endangered gorillas to fast thinking chimpanzees and cunning monkey species, there are lots of primates that you can see from the wild of Africa’s tropical rain forests.

1. Rwanda

Thousands of visitors travel to Rwanda to view the great mountain gorillas and chimpanzees however deep in Rwanda’s forest lie other 12 species of primates. These include the striking golden monkeys in volcanoes national park, hundreds of lively Angolan Colobus monkeys in Nyungwe national park, and families of Baboons which can be found strolling leisurely through the savannah of Akagera national park. A Rwanda gorilla safari is a very rewarding and adventurous trip that will never fade from your memory.

Nyungwe is a fascinating destination for primate lovers where an estimated 500 Chimpanzees can be found as well as the silver monkey and vervet monkey, the olive baboon, L’Hoest’s monkey, grey-cheeked mangabeys and the red-tailed monkey.

2. Uganda

Renowned as the Pearl of Africa, Uganda is an amazing primates safari destination to visit in Africa. Located astride the Equator, Uganda has 5 national parks where you can see various primates;

  • Bwindi Impenetrable forest for mountain gorilla trekkinjg
  • Mgahinga National Park for mountain gorilla trekking and golden monkey tracking
  • Kibale Forest – the best place for chimpanzee trracking. The forest is also home to twelve other primates species
  • Semuliki National Park for chimpanzee tracking
  • Murchison Falls National Park – Kaniyo Pabidi and Budongo Forest for chimpanzee tracking
  • Queen Elizabeth National Park – Kyambura gorge for chimpanzee tracking


Tanzania is another amazing country which offers travelers a chance to see chimpanzees in the wild of Gombe National Park. Gombe National Park is the smallest of Tanzania’s national parks: a fragile strip of chimpanzee habitat straddling the steep slopes and river valleys that hem in the sandy northern shore of Lake Tanganyika.


Gabon is fast growing into an amazing destination to see lowland gorillas in Lope National Park as well as several other primates. As part of the Congo basin, Gabon has profound and diverse fauna and flora. There are several animal species which include chimpanzees, gorillas, crocodiles, elephants, hippopotamuses, humpback whales, dolphins and turtles.


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