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Specialist wildlife

There is something so special about witnessing a rarely seen moment as Africa’s animals welcome you into their secret world.

From mountain gorillas, bat safaris, carnivore safari, birding trails, elephant sanctuaries, and much more our specialist wildlife experiences are truly magical. Whether you are a wildlife enthusiast, keen photographer or simply want to experience the wonders of Africa’s unusual wildlife first-hand – then this is for you.

In the primate world, it’s not only the more well-known mountain gorillas who are worth visiting in Africa other primates such as the lowland gorilla, chimpanzees, lemurs and an array of monkeys and baboons are fascinating to watch. Watching these primates’ interactions, communications and intelligence are a marvel and proof of our kinship to these amazing animals.

All these specialist safaris can be combined with regular safaris and some downtime on the beach.

Did you know?

  • Gorilla & Chimp permits get booked up fast so please think ahead if you want to visit the primates and consider booking 2 permits as your hour with them will whizz past.
  • Chimp hierarchy is as Machiavellian as England during the Tudor era!
  • It’s best not to look a silverback gorilla in the eye!
  • The western lowland gorilla is the most numerous and widespread of all gorilla subspecies. We can arrange for you to see them and many other unusual species in the Republic of Congo in the Odzala-Kokoua National Park. 
  • The treks and trails for specialist wildlife trips vary in difficulty, and you will need at least a basic level of fitness.
  • Gorilla tracking can be strenuous and conditions on the mountain can be wet, muddy, and steep in parts.
  • Mountain Gorillas are only found in 2 areas in Africa the Virunga Mountains which span the borders of Rwanda, Uganda and the DRC and also in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in Uganda.
  • In Kasanka National Park, Zambia you can watch, from a treetop hide, up to 10 million fruit bats converging on the park when the trees fruit in November.
  • There are many specialist photographic safaris throughout Africa.
  • Birding safaris are often best in the rainy seasons as the migrants fly to and from Europe.
  • Specialist safaris to see the shoebill stork can be arranged in Uganda and Zambia.

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