primate Safaris

King of the Swingers

Departs March 20, 2017

10 Nights £1995 per person


Ultimate Primate Tour

Departs September 14, 2017

10 Nights £4995 per person


Top Animals

  • Mountain Gorilla
  • Chimpanzee
  • Western Hoolock Gibbon
  • Red Slender Loris
  • Lion-tailed Macaque
  • Japanese Snow Macaque
  • White-whiskered Spider Monkey

Primate Tours

All our primate tours, wildlife holidays and safaris all over the world are listed below:

As more and more people are visiting the orang-utans of Borneo and the gorillas and chimps of Uganda and Rwanda we at Royle Safaris thought we would offer primate lovers the chance of a lifetime to track down and watch the rarest ape in the world. The western hoolock gibbons of Bangladesh are very rarely seen usually but with the help of a trained local tracker and an experienced zoologist you will be sure to find them. As they swing away in the canopy eating figs and calling out across the rainforest you will be lost for words. They are not tracked by locals everyday, nor are they intensely studied like the apes of central and western Africa and unlike the orang-utans of Malaysia they are not fed at stations to get them to come down from the tree tops…all these factors mean that when you spot a gibbon in the wild it is truly wild.

But in addition to the western hoolock gibbons the forests of Bangladesh are home to very rare monkeys like Phraye’s leaf monkey, pig-tailed macaques, capped langurs, rhesus macaques, common langurs and the very special nocturnal slow loris. So with this many primate species around you will be in heaven.

We have recently added a primate tour to Uganda and Rwanda which is exceptionally brilliant if your interested in primates. With a chance of seeing 20% of Africa’s primate species and spending two full days with endangered mountain gorillas and two full days with wild chimps (including 12-13 hours with a fully habituated troop), this tour is one for any wildlife lover especially people with an interest in our elusive cousins!

So have a look at the primate tours we offer and see if one tickles your fancy; but if you do want to see the orang-utans of South-East Asia contact us through the tailor made tours page and we will arrange your dream holiday complete with a zoologist escort to anywhere you want to go to find any primate you want to see!

All these tours are available on other dates (subject to availability) than the dates listed. Please contact us to arrange a tour on a date which suits you.


Japan Winter Wildlife Tour

During the winter Japan becomes a wildlife watchers and wildlife photographers paradise and the wonderful winter wildlife is the main focus of this trip, firstly we visit Hokkaido where we will spend...

Tour Departs: February 23, 2017


13 Nights from


Japan primate 2



King of the Swingers

Western hoolock Gibbons rank as the most endangered ape in the world, with around 300-500 left in the wild and to see them is a true adventure. In this tour we travel...

Tour Departs: March 20, 2017


10 Nights from


Bangladesh primate 4



Wildlife Tour of East Indian Forests

East India is one of the most biodiverse areas of the world, we many endemic birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians and plants as well as hundreds of endangered and vulnerable species. This tour...

Tour Departs: March 24, 2017


14 Nights from


India biggame 2



Western Ghats Rare & Endemic Wildlife Tour

Be surrounded by a pack of dhole whilst on a jeep safari or crane your neck to find the rare lion-tailed macaque on a trek or spot elephants silently wondering through the...

Tour Departs: May 17, 2017


16 Nights from


India biggame 3



Sri Lanka Mammal Tour

Sri Lanka is a true gem in the Indian ocean and literally full of amazing wildlife, and so much of this wildlife is rare or endemic to the island. This tour is...

Tour Departs: August 18, 2017


14 Nights from


Sri Lanka biggame 3



Ecuadors Biodiversity Hotspots

Ecuador holds one of the worlds highest biodiversity rates. With over half of all the birds in all of South America and twice as many as live in Europe, more mammals per...

Tour Departs: August 24, 2017


12 Nights from


Ecuador primate 3



Ultimate Primate Tour

Ever wanted to walk in the footsteps of great primatologists Dian Fossey or Jane Goodall? Well on this tour you will experience some truly unforgettable moments. Tracking mountain gorillas and sitting with...

Tour Departs: September 14, 2017


10 Nights from


Uganda primate 4


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