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Primates and Wildlife Tours in Africa

Primates and Wildlife Tours in Africa/gorilla trekking safaris and tours

Primates and Wildlife Tours in Africa,Primates and Wildlife Tours are the major safari Adventure to enjoy. While on a tour in Africa’s Uganda, Rwanda, DR Congo, Kenya, Burundi and Tanzania.

With no doubt the Primates & Wildlife Tours offer you an insight into the lives of various primates as well as wildlife respectively as you track them from one primate safari destination to another and each country offers different experience.

Primates & their Destinations, Primates and Wildlife Tours in Africa

Mountain Gorillas and Eastern Lowland Gorillas are most found in Uganda’s bwindi national park and Mgahinga forest national park and in Rwanda. They inhabit the volcanoes national park where as in DR. Congo they can be seen in the virunga national park in Kahuzi Biege National park. Primates and Wildlife Tours in Africa, These apes are known to inhabit the thick forest vegetation. Mountain gorillas are known as endangered species. And they are only habituated in the above mentioned countries can’t be seen elsewhere in the world. A thousand of people have left their home countries. To come and spend 1 hour with these endangered mountain gorillas in their natural habitat.

Chimpanzees are the most closest relative to human. Are also tracked in the thick forest vegetation habitats of Uganda’s Kibale Forest National Parka home to over 13 species of primates. Kalinzu Forest, Budongo Forest (Kaniyo Pabidi Eco Tourism Site), Kyambura Gorge in Queen Elizabeth national park. Ngamba Island, Nyungwe Forest National Park in Rwanda and Gombe Stream National Park in Tanzania. Chimps are fabulous fun to enjoy watching when playing and jumping from one tree to another. As you take as many photos and videos with them in their natural habitat.

Wildlife and their Destinations

Primates and Wildlife Tours in Africa, Just like Primate Safaris, Wildlife Tours are also another thought. After adventurous safari activity one should not love to miss while on a tour on an African safari adventure. One gets a chance to watch various wildlife animals. As they wander around their natural vegetation habitat as they graze, hunt and dance to the tunes of the vast Savannah wildernesses. What a wonderful experience!

Different species of animals can be watched on a guided Game Drive in various wildlife destinations. Wildlife safaris in Uganda is done in Murchison Falls National Park, Queen Elizabeth Nationa l Park, Kidepo Valley National Park, Lake Mburo National Park, Semuliki National Park and Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary a home to the habituated rhinos both black and white rhinos.

Primate Tour Destinations, Primates and Wildlife Tours in Africa

Virunga National Park

Virunga National park sometimes known as Parc National des Virunga in French. Was previously called Albert National Park. The park certainly was founded in 1925 to protect the endangered Mountain Gorillas and it’s known as the very first National park to be created in Africa. The park covers an area of about 7800 sq kilometers (3000 sq kilometers) including forests, savannahs, lava plains, erosion valleys, swamps, active volcanoes. With the glaciated peaks of the Rwenzori Mountains.


The park is located in the Eastern part of Democratic Republic of Congo on the border of Uganda and Rwanda. And it is an extraordinary place for everyone to visit while in DR. Congo while still on earth. Due to the fact that it is secured and conserved with two amazing active volcanoes that is Mt. Nyiragongo and Mt. Nyamuragira. Found in the massifs of the Virungas and Rwenzori mountains.  Both are a home to many mountain gorillas including the eastern lowland gorillas. And the endangered mountain gorilla species together with the chimpanzees. The park is also a home to species that look like zebras though more like giraffes and Okapi.

Virunga Sectors

However others species that live in the park include the colonies of hippopotami, bird species, forest and savannah elephants and lions. Virunga national park has three sectors. And these include the northern sector, southern sector and the central sector. The northern sector includes the great mysterious Rwenzori Mountains that borders Uganda. The summits of the Rwenzori Mountains are permanently snow capped with over 5000 meters (16,400 ft). And melted snow from the mountain is the primary source of River Nile and the Okapi are usually found along the valley of River Semliki.

The central sector includes the Ishasha river valley which is specifically home to the restored hippo. Lake Edward with more than fifty species of fish, different species of birds and the Rwindi plains with big populations of buffalo, elephants, warthogs, topi.

The southern sector is mainly a home to the endangered Mountain Gorillas. That inhabit the border of the significant Mikeno Volcano (4380m/14,557 ft). With thick forest vegetation which is also an inhabit to the chimpanzee and different monkeys all live in this sector of the park.


Many activities can be done at Virunga National Park and the most sought after is

  • mountain gorilla trekking,
  • Chimpanzee tracking
  • Nature walks to the Senkwekwe Gorilla Orphanage,
  • Mt. Nyiragongo Volcano hiking.
  • Mountain Nyiragongo Volcano is located about 3470m/11,382 ft in the west. And those who get involved in the hiking activity get to spot the dynamic vast lava lakes that spew lava into the sky. And provide good clear views with its red lighting in the sky especially at night its regarded as a wonderful experience.
  • In the north, there is Mt.Nyamulagira Volcano that is known to be the most vigorous volcano in Africa. This has erupted more than forty times since the 1800s with the recent eruptions in January 2010 and November 2011.