Primates | Discover more about African mammals

Visiting Africa’s primates is one of the most rewarding African experiences, JimJam Safaris & Tours Africa organizes tailor-made trips to suit your preference, a face-to-face encounter with the mountain gorillas.

They live in trees and mountains and their most feared predator is the Leopard. The primates of Africa are usually found in woodlands with rocky areas near water but seldom in open grassland.

Lesser primates like baboons, lemurs, golden monkeys, and chimpanzees are all incredibly enjoyable to observe. Their communication, movement, and intelligence are all plainly apparent, serving as evidence of our affinity with this incredible family of exquisite creatures.

These can be spotted in several destinations. i.e. Uganda, Kenya, Burundi, Congo, Tanzania, and Rwanda.

Tips About Primate safaris

  • Reserve a permit for tracking gorillas and also a permit for other mammals. The hour you have with the gorillas will fly by during your first track; the second will give you time to relax and fully appreciate the experience.
  • A pair of sturdy walking shoes or hiking boots, as the path may be slick and the terrain may be uneven due to changing climatic conditions.
  • To protect your hands from nettles and thorns, grab a pair of gardening gloves.
  • Carry a waterproof jacket, a long-sleeved shirt, and long pants.
  • It can take anywhere from 40 minutes to 10 hours to trace an orangutan. Typically, before you come across any primates, you should be prepared to go a long distance in difficult terrain that is muddy, wet, and hilly.
  • Rwanda is generally seen as an easier tracking destination than Uganda. Due to the national park’s proximity to the airport compared to Uganda, it is a better logistical choice if you are pressed for time.
  • You can carry your camera but ensure to have flashlights off as these may disrupt the primates during your trekking experience.
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