Conservation Corner

50 Years of Saving the Gorillas

There are an estimated 900 critically endangered mountain gorillas in existence today.

Nearly 50 years ago, on September 24, 1967, Dian Fossey set up her tent between Mount Karisimbi and Mount Bisoke in Rwanda, calling her camp “Karisoke,” in order to habituate these highly threatened primates, of which she counted only 240 at the time. It’s through her research that we know the majority of what we do about them and can still view them in the wild today.

Click here see our Classic Rwanda Primate Safari, which can be added as an extension to any East African safari.

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