Sharing a forest valley with the mountain gorillas has been described by many as “life-changing” and “profound.” It is the experience of a lifetime.
The mountain gorillas depend on tourism, too. Tourism revenue sustains the local community and the infrastructure of the park network and our partners.
Certified Gorilla Friendly tourism is a set of standards designed to ensure a rewarding experience for tourists and mountain gorillas alike. Tourists learn visitation guidelines that ensure the least disruption and behavior change of the mountain gorillas. These guidelines will minimize human-gorilla interactions and prevent disease transmission to the gorillas.
Park guides are trained in Certified Gorilla Friendly tourism practices with the help of your donations!