INTIMATE GORILLA EXPERIENCE
Dr. Gladys is Uganda’s primatologist and conservationist who has been studying diseases in Gorillas for over 20 years and is known as the ‘Dian Fossey’ of Uganda. Tracking Gorillas with Dr Gladys is a rewarding experience but it’s a small fraction of her work. Next to Bwindi forest, is the CTPH Gorilla Health and Community Conservation Center (Gorilla Clinic) with a team of researchers who analyse fecal samples from gorillas, people and livestock who they share a fragile habitat with. Our team of CTPH staff and Village Health and Conservation Teams reach out to the local people in their homes and enlighten them about the values of conservation. As a result, this has reduced bad practices of hunting and clearing the forest. Communities have come to understand that keeping gorillas safe generates them income hence sustainability.
Adventure Consults, an East African Safari destination specialist, has partnered with Dr. Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka to offer intimate Gorilla Safari experiences. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is a home to more than half the world’s remaining population of mountain gorillas and in order to protect them, CTPH & Adventure Consults have come up with special packages aimed at providing in-depth experiences & research.
As you prepare for your next East African holiday, you are advised to include an exclusive Gorilla Conservation and Research experience program. You will have an opportunity to track Gorillas with Dr. Gladys who will share her knowledge (as she is known to the legion of fans who have watched her BBC, CNN and other popular shows) or track with one of her trained researchers.
You can also contact [email protected] for the Intimate Gorilla Experience and other activities you may wish to do with Conservation Through Public Health (CTPH)