Best Places to see primates in Tanzania. Tanzania is a best-known destination for wildlife viewing, however it is also a great place to see primates ranging from Chimpanzees to various species of monkeys. Most national parks in Tanzania are dominated by big game animals there are few places to see primates in Tanzania and best places include the following;
Mahale Mountains National Park
Mahale Mountains National Park is one of the best parks in Tanzania for seeing primates. It is home to notable primates of East Africa worth filming which include chimpanzee, red colobus, red-tailed monkey, blue monkey, giant squirrel, red-legged sun squirrel, brush-tailed porcupine, bushy-tailed mongoose, Angolan black-and-white colobus monkeys. These are best seen during the wet and fruit seasons which makes tracking them easy.
Gombe National Park
Gombe National Park is home to chimpanzees habituated chimpanzee groups can be tracked with experienced ranger guides at the Gombe main tracking trail. Other primate and wildlife species found in Gombe National Park include olive baboon, red-tailed monkey, red colobus, diademed monkey, leopard, bushbuck, buffalo, waterbuck, barbet, palm-nut vulture, Forbes’ plover, African fish eagle and Peters’s twin spot among others
Other Best Places to see primates in Tanzania include selous game reserve, Arusha National park, Kilimanjaro National Park, Katavi National Park and Mikumi National Park among others.
What is the best time to film primates in Tanzania?
The best time to film primates in Tanzania is during the rainy season which is best for chimpanzee sporting while the green vegetation blooms providing an astonishing scenic view (November to Mid- May) while dry season provides a chance for best photo taking , short and long hike (May to October). During this time fruits have grown and it is easy for chimpanzees to find food and gather their making it easy for filming and tracking. Primates can however be filmed all year round in Tanzania.
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Tanzania Visa and work permit Advice
You will need to purchase the tourist visa. Many tourists prefer obtaining their visas before they come to Tanzania but visas can be obtained easily upon arrival at any entry point in Tanzania upon paying USD100.00 for Tourist Visa you will be able to get it immediately. Proof of yellow fever vaccination and a COVID-19 free certificate may be asked if arriving from affected countries. Visa, work permit and other entry and exit conditions such as customs and quarantine regulations can change regularly. We advise you contact your local Tanzanian embassy or here for the latest travel information to Tanzania.
Tanzania Vehicle Hire Services
Eco Adventure Safaris will help you organize transport in Tanzania depending on interest, budget and the nature of roads in such selected locations to see in the park. We recommend Customized 4×4 Land Cruisers which costs from USD200-250 per vehicle per day with Driver/Fixer or 4×4 Safari Vans from USD200 per Van per day with driver. For us to estimate how much it will cost in terms of fuel, we will need to look at your schedule to establish mileage and distance to be travelled.
Where to stay during filming primates in Tanzania
Lodge options to stay in during filming primates in Tanzania range from Budget, mid-range to luxury options. You will choose what to stay in depending on your interests and budget. Lodge options in Gombe National Park include Mbali Mbali Gome Lodge, Gombe forest lodge, Muzye Lodge and Mlukoyoyo Guest House among others. Lodge options in Mahale Mountains National Park include Mbali Mbali Mahale Lodge, Greystoke Mahale Camp and Kungwe Beach Lodge among others.
Why book with Eco Adventure Safaris your Safari Trip to Tanzania to see Primates?
Eco Adventure Safaris is experienced in organizing amazing safari experiences to Tanzania. We are also highly rated and reviewed on trip Advisor. We combine Tanzania safaris with eco-friendly and unforgettable high-end adventure and wildlife safaris that help preserve biodiversity, conserve wildlife and uplift local communities, these include gorilla trekking, chimpanzee trekking, Big 5 safaris and game viewing, Mountain Hiking, Boat cruises excursions and Cultural encounters to give you a memorable and best African Safari experience including popular and great African safari destinations Kenya, Botswana and Namibia. Feel free to contact us about Best Places to see primates in Tanzania.