Trip Report – Vietnam Rare Primates Tour – Royle Safaris – April 2023

Royle Safaris revisited Vietnam after a few years in April 2023 on a specialist primate focused trip. We visited Cat Tien, Bach Ma, Son Tra, Phong Nha, Van Long and Cuc Phoung on this trip as we headed from south to north. The trip was successful with all but two species of primates which were targeted not seen (these being the stump-tailed macaque (which is the only expected species we failed with) and the very rarely seen southern white-cheeked gibbon), meaning we saw 12 species of primate, including all three douc langurs.

The trip was also successful for mammals in general with 48 species of mammals recorded, 133 species of birds, 17 species of reptiles and 11 species of amphibians. Making this a very successful trip overall for Vietnam.

We will be running a repeat of this trip in April 2024 (1-15 April) and again in 2025. If anyone is interested please get in touch ( for more info.

We can also run extensions to see Tokin Snub-nosed Monkeys (among other species of rare primate in Vietnam) if you are interested. We will be posting a separate report shortly about a private tour we ran which focused on these same species among others (run in May 2023).

Picture courtesy of Cheryl Antonucci.

Trip Report – Vietnam’s Rare Primates Tour – Royle Safaris – April 2023

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