Mountain gorillas are majestic creatures that can now only be found in three countries in the world – one of those being the dense jungles of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda. On this truly once-in-a-lifetime experience you will have the opportunity to spend a day trekking through the jungle and observing gorillas in their natural habitat. We’ll also use our time to make a small contribution to the protection of mountain gorillas, as well as chimps and lions along the way, as we assist teams of conservationists, researchers and veterinarians in their important work. A veterinarian will join us on the trek to collect stool samples to later test in the lab for parasites & other diseases. This will help determine the overall health of the gorilla family as well as provide a first-hand glimpse into the work being done to protect these gentle giants.
On this 10-day journey, you will also come face-to-face with rare tree-climbing lions as well as track wild chimpanzees in the Equatorial forests of Uganda. We’ll also enjoy a host of authentic cultural experiences, from visiting children at a rural community school to meet with women involved in a local charity project.
Volunteer Time = 12 hours