Gorilla Watching Tours


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Gabon Wildlife Adventure Tour July 17
£260 – £8315

Uganda & Rwanda Primate Tour September 14
£1560 – £5819

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

For many, being in the presence of a gentle giant Gorilla is a magical once-in-a-lifetime experience. Luckily these experiences are possible and they are possibly in a few different countries. And Royle Safaris has various options available for someone to fulfill their dream of being in the presence of one of the world’s most iconic and endangered animals.

It s not just mountain gorillas which can be tracked and observed in the wild, but also the lowland gorillas of both the east and west Congo. Which ever type of gorilla and whichever country you visit, when you spend time with gorillas you will have a unique and unforgettable time.

In the lush and thick rainforests of Uganda and Rwanda you can spend time with mountain gorillas, in the case of the population in Rwanda you can follow in the footsteps of Dian Fossey and trek into the Virunga Mountains. Whilst in Central African Republic and Gabon you will hike into the relatively flat rainforests looking for gorillas as they move through the forests and enter the clearings, bais and swamps to feed on the thick blankets of herbaceous plants there.

In Rwanda and Uganda the group sizes for visiting gorillas is limited to 8 people, this is reduced even further in other countries like Gabon to 4 people. So you can be assured that your presence with the gorilla family will not have a negative impact on their behaviour. In fact these gorillas eat, sleep and seem completely oblivious to our presence for the time we spend with them.

Following your rangers and gorilla trackers as you approach the group in the forest, you will never forget the magical sight of coming face to face with a huge Silverback or seeing tiny baby gorillas being carried by their mother.

Some of the gorilla families you can visit do require quite a long trek to get to their home range, whilst some live on the borders of the parks and so require more gentle and easy walks to see them. However we guarantee to that no matter how long your walk to get to the gorillas is that you will have the most incredible experience and the pain in your calves will be forgotten the moment you see your first gorilla.

It is vitally important to the ongoing conservation of the gorillas and the other animals that share their habitats that tourism continues, they are highly endangered primates and whilst the price for these gorilla experiences is high, all of that money goes direct to the conservation of them and their habitat and so you can be assured that you are contributing directly to their continued survival.

So if you have ever wanted to be in the presence of a silverback and watch a family of gorillas in the wild then we are sure we have the perfect Gorilla Tour or Gorilla Watching Holiday for you to enjoy.

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.

Gorilla Watching Tours

Jul 17

Gabon Wildlife Adventure Tour

July 17 - July 26
Sep 14

Uganda & Rwanda Primate Tour

September 14 - September 23

Top Animals

  • Mountain Gorilla
  • Western Gorilla

Other species of note…

  • Common Chimpanzee
  • Mandrill
  • Golden Monkey
  • Forest Buffalo
  • African Forest Elephant
  • Thomas’ Dwarf Galago
  • Putty-nosed Monkey
  • Giant Pangolin
  • Yellow-backed Duiker
  • Olive Baboon
  • Eastern Black-and-white Colobus
  • Gabon Talapoin
  • Red-tailed Monkey
  • Moustached Monkey
  • Ugandan Red Colobus
  • Red River Hog
  • Lion
  • Ugandan Kob
  • Tantalus Monkey
  • Ross’s Turaco
  • Giant Forest Hog
  • Grey-cheeked Mangabey

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