1000 doesn’t sound like many but the mountain gorilla population is on the rise. Back in the 1970s the world’s largest primate was almost lost from the world.
Dian Fossey helped to pioneer modern gorilla conservation in Rwanda, in the face of European zoos poaching and killing these precious animals. Visiting the Dian Fossey Centre you will learn about her work, before heading out into the community to see gorilla conservation in action.
You’ll meet poachers turned trackers to hear their story, to see how villagers coexist with gorillas, and explore the new methods being used to preserve gorillas.
This is not an experience with a gorilla troop, for that you must do gorilla trekking. But this experience will help to complete your understanding of the gorillas and wildlife conservation.