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Gorillas are the largest extant species of primates. They are ground-dwelling, predominantly herbivorous apes that inhabit the forests of central Africa. The mountain Gorilla inhabits the Albertine Rift montane which covers parts of western portions of Rwanda and Burundi, the eastern edge of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and portions of western Uganda and Tanzania.

These amazing gentle giants have been the source of fascination for many, though with only around 800 mountain gorillas left in the world, very few people have been privileged to see them.

The Chimpanzee is a very social, intelligent and curious animal that is found in African rain forests, woodlands, and grasslands. It has been applauded as one of the few animals that employ the use of tools for the purposes of eating, drinking and digging. Due to habitat distraction and being hunted for bush meat, they have been pushed to the endangered edge.

Set off with Binti Safaris to Uganda for a chance to not only do Gorilla and Chimpanzee trekking but also devour some of Uganda’s amazing landscapes, rainforests, bird species and game viewing. Itineraries can be tailored to include Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Kibale National Park and Murchison Falls conservation area, Queen Elizabeth National Park which are teaming with chimpanzee troupes, with Gorillas found in Bwindi.

Gorilla and Chimp trekking in Rwanda is very special as this has been a source of many studies on the gentle giants that are Gorillas. Protection of this amazing creature was started many years ago by George Schaller and now, being able to see and would include tracking in the Parc National des Volcans, Nyungwe Forest

In Kenya, the only place where chimpanzees can be found is in the Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary located in the Ol Pejeta Conservancy.