Primate Watching Tours


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Vietnam’s Rare Primate Tour April 1, 2025
£776 – £4151

Gabon Wildlife Adventure Tour July 17
£1560 – £9714

All our primate watching 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 watching 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 watching 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.

Primate Watching Tours

Jul 17

Gabon Wildlife Adventure Tour

July 17 - July 26
Aug 18
Sep 09

Sumatra & Komodo Wildlife Adventure Tour

September 9 - September 24
Sep 12

Borneo Wildlife Holiday

September 12 - September 27
Sep 14

Uganda & Rwanda Primate Tour

September 14 - September 23
Sep 17

Best of Sumatra Wildlife Tour

September 17 - September 29
Nov 04

Ethiopia’s Endemic Mammals Tour

November 4 - November 18
Nov 05

Madagascar Wildlife Exploration Tour

November 5 - November 25
Nov 08

Madagascar Two Week Wildlife Tour

November 8 - November 20
Nov 21

Bangladesh & Sri Lanka Wildlife Exploration Tour

November 21, 2024 - February 8, 2025
Feb 06

Japan Winter Wildlife Tour

February 6, 2025 - February 19, 2025
Mar 14

South East Asian Wildlife Exploration

March 14, 2025 - April 8, 2025
Mar 20

Bangladesh Gibbons & Sundarbans Tour

March 20, 2025 - March 30, 2025
Mar 24

Western Ghats Rare & Endemic Wildlife Tour

March 24, 2025 - April 9, 2025
Mar 24

Wildlife Tour of East India’s Forests

March 24, 2025 - April 5, 2025
Apr 01

Vietnam’s Rare Primate Tour

April 1, 2025 - April 15, 2025
Apr 24

Cambodian Wildlife & Culture Holiday

April 24, 2025 - May 2, 2025
Apr 24

Cambodia & Vietnam Wildlife Tour

April 24, 2025 - May 10, 2025
Jun 11

Sulawesi’s Endemic Mammal Tour

June 11, 2025 - June 23, 2025
Aug 09

Borneo’s Rare Mammals Tour

August 9, 2025 - August 23, 2025

Top Animals

  • Mountain Gorilla
  • Common Chimpanzee
  • Western Hoolock Gibbon
  • Red Slender Loris
  • Mandrill
  • Red-shanked Douc
  • Lion-tailed Macaque
  • Japanese Snow Macaque
  • Aye-aye
  • Probosics Monkey
  • Gurtsky’s Spectral Tarsier
  • Bornean Orang-Utan
  • Western Gorilla
  • Javan Slow Loris
  • Grey-shanked Douc
  • Ring-tailed Lemur
  • Golden Snub-nosed Monkey
  • Nilgiri Langur
  • Madame Berthe’s Mouse Lemur
  • Moor Macaque
  • Pygmy Slow Loris
  • Crested Macaque
  • Annamese Silvered Langur
  • Tibetan Macaque
  • Indri

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