We are proud to offer primate focused safaris, undoubtedly one of the most rewarding African experiences. The experience of meeting up face to face with a mountain gorilla, the world’s largest primate, is a truly unforgettable event. These wonderful beasts, both massively powerful and amazingly gentle and caring, share over 97% of our DNA. It is fascinating for our guests to be able to observe their almost human behavior at times.
The smaller-sized primates, including chimpanzees, lemurs, monkeys and baboons, have big personalities and are rewarding animals to spend time with. The intelligence they show in their interactions, communication, mobility, and intelligence are proof of our kinship with this amazing family of beautiful animals.
The survival of many African primate species is severely threatened by pressure on their dwindling habitats, poaching for meat and trophies, illegal logging, disease and even human conflict. Because of this, many of the remaining populations live in very fertile but remote and inaccessible regions. Though protecting the primates is very difficult, visiting these beautiful places on a safari to see the wonderful animals helps the local community to see both the economic value and the good sense of ensuring their survival.
Aardvark Safaris has years of expertise in planning primate-focused vacations. No matter the region, we have a wealth of knowledge of a variety of species, including: the mountain gorillas of Uganda and Rwanda, lemurs in Madagascar, chimpanzees in Uganda and Tanzania, and smaller, lesser known species like the Angola Colobus and golden monkey.