Gorilla and chimpanzee trekking safaris are a once-in-a-lifetime safari experience. Get up close and personal with the big apes of Africa on one of these primate trekking safaris. See our primal relatives in their natural environment in the African jungles of Uganda and Rwanda. It is said that watching a gorilla or chimpanzee in its natural habitat is like looking back on the old human psyche. Here are some great tours, lodges and camps from which gorilla treks and chimpanzee walking safaris take place.


Affordable Gorilla Encounter Overland Tour

Although the gorilla trekking is the main focus of this popular overland camping tour, there is also chimpanzee trekking, boat cruising, pygmy visits, orphanage visits, bird-watching and other activities to keep you entertained. The tour departs from Uganda's capital Kampala before travelling down to Lake Bunyonyi with its dramatic island scattered views. After this its time to search for the…

Enquire Now

7-day Uganda Primate Tour

The best Uganda primate tour for those with time constraints, Safari Index's 7 Day Uganda Primate Tour is the perfect solution. Do a lot in a short period of time with highlights including visiting 3 of Uganda's premier national parks (Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Kibali Forest and Queen Elizabeth) in search of gorillas, chimpanzees and Africa's traditional big game species. One…

Enquire Now

Nkuringo Gorilla Camp, Bwindi

The delightful Nkuringo Gorilla Camp is a beautiful rustic lodge located on the Nteko Ridge with beautiful views of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park in Uganda. Nkuringo offers a superb base from which to embark on your guided gorilla trekking excursion. The Nkuringo section of forest is home to a group of semi-habituated Mountain Gorillas which are seen on…

Enquire Now

Budget 7-day Primate Tour, Uganda

This classic primate trekking safari tour takes you through the forests of Uganda and is perfect for those on a budget. Accommodation each night is in tents which are set up for you. The tour highlights are encountering mountain gorillas and chimpanzees in their natural habitat on primate trekking excursions. Being a camping tour it provides an adventurous yet wild…

Enquire Now

Classical Uganda Tour

This ten-day safari tour consists of thrilling encounters with the Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park in Uganda, chimpanzee tracking in both Kibale National Park and Kyambura Gorge, multiple game drives in Queen Elizabeth National Park with its wide array of wildlife, including the famous tree-climbing lions, and an optional visit to Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary on beautiful…

Enquire Now

Best of Uganda Tour

This Uganda safari tour is an incredible journey into central Africa. The eight-day Uganda safari tour includes return flights to Bwindi/Queen Elizabeth National Park, allowing maximum time to enjoy your safari. Search for the spectacular Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, track wild chimpanzees in Kyambura Gorge, and go on multiple game drives to experience Queen Elizabeth National Park's amazing…

Enquire Now

Buhoma Lodge, Bwindi

Buhoma Lodge commands spectacular views of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. We have created an intimate, top quality lodge offering guests a cosy, relaxing environment. On occasion Mountain Gorillas have even been seen in the garden. The elevated lounge and bar area is cosy with a warm, homely fireplace in the evenings – but is open, so you can…

Enquire Now

The Migration and Gorilla Trekking Tour

Combine the world-famous wildebeest migration (either calving or river crossings) with seeing mountain gorillas in the wild on the epic Migration and Gorilla Trekking Tour.With easy access to the region by plane, you get two incredible experiences that are on most people’s bucket lists in one easy safari. Travel to the vast open plains of the Serengeti- miles and miles…

Enquire Now

Gorilla Forest Camp

The luxurious Gorilla Forest Camp is the ideal base for gorilla trekking in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest as it is the only luxury concessionaire within the national park. Due to its location within the rainforest, gorillas often come into the camp itself. The camp is frequented by birds, butterflies, monkeys and baboons. Refurbished in 2012, the camp has a bar…

Enquire Now