Sensitive and memorable close encounters with our nearest relatives
Primate Wildlife Holidays
“There is more meaning and mutual understanding in exchanging a glance with a gorilla than with any other animal I know,” said Sir David Attenborough after his legendary encounter with a family of mountain gorillas during the filming of his iconic show, Life on Earth. Indeed, primates, be they gorillas, orang-utans or chimpanzees, have a special place in the wildlife litany as they share so many of our traits. “Their sight, their hearing, their sense of smell are so similar to ours that they see the world in much the same way as we do. We live in the same sort of social groups with largely permanent family relationships,” he continued.
Although finding them can be hard – you may find yourself struggling through a high-altitude jungle or in a sweltering rainforest, and they are increasingly rare in the wild – nothing takes away the visceral excitement of a close primate encounter. Join one of our primate wildlife trips and experience it for yourself.
A great way to see the different parts of Malaysia, from the wildlife in Borneo to the different cultures found throughout Malaysia and finishing the tour on the beach in Langkawi. A memorable experience throughout, assisted by the knowledgeable guides on both parts of the tour and a great group.
An amazing trip with so many memorable moments, seeing all the big cats, black and a white rhino, herds off elephants and the boat trip along the Nile. Crossing the Ugandan border was an experience in itself with so many checks and the officers wanting “gifts” from us. The campsites are not what you might expect and quite often the showers were cold water and only one to share between you. Unfortunately most of the group and staff became ill in the second week of the trip, this really dampened the spirts of everyone and it was hard with everyone feeling bad. The food was not too my liking so I stuck to peanut butter sandwiches but Wilson did try his hardest to keep me fed but I will say that everyone else seemed to enjoy his cooking. We were a mixed group of ages but it was great how we all got on so well together as this could make or break a trip. The 4 guys that took care of us were amazing and so helpful and friendly. Really loved this trip but be prepared to rough it and definitely get a porter for the Gorilla trek as believe me you will need one.
This trip was abundant with wildlife from tracking chimpanzees through the forest, to spotting leopards on a game drive. Uganda has so much to offer as you get to immerse yourself into the culture as you travel through the rolling hills, forests and lakes.