GAFI combines gorilla tourism with the pedal power cinema to reach its audience in July and October 2011. Now everyone who is interested in taking action to save gorillas can join in! The voluntour holidays offer the chance to trek mountain gorillas around the Virunga Volcanoes and take part in the conservation projects which support these highly endangered animals.
Did you know... there are approximately 740 mountain gorillas in two isolated subpopulations.found in the 440 km Virunga Volcanoes region which straddles the borders of Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo and found in the 330 km Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in southwestern Uganda. A rare opportunity presents itself rising from the experience and passion of our company in supporting orangutan conservation through voluntourism and responsible travel for the last 5 years. We're talking the ultimate primate experience...The Great Gorilla Project. In an exclusive collaboration with The Great Projects and the Great Apes Film Initiative (GAFI), we are offering a select few the rare opportunity to use this unique 2 week voluntour, with only 2 start dates in 2011, to make a difference in gorilla habitat and community education of the endangered Mountain Gorilla in deepest Uganda. For limited experience only, part of the voluntour is hosted by the charismatic conservationist and world voice on primates, Ian Redmond OBE of GRASP. No one more apt, other than his late supervisor and primatologist legend, Dian Fossey (Gorillas in the Mist), could have lead this tour to grant gorilla aficionados and the responsible traveler the most memorable and positive experience of their life. For more on the Great Gorilla Project Voluntour featuring Ian Redmond OBE click here. Limited spaced available in July and October. If that was not enough, the tour has an exciting twist to add meaning to your travel.
Following from its predecessor the multi award winning Great Orangutan Project, the newly launched initiative The Great Gorilla Project is a shared vision of non-profit GAFI and responsible travel company The Great Projects (Way Out Experiences Ltd). It aims to raise local awareness of gorilla conservation through cinema powered by the electricity generated from pedaling a stationary bicycle. Within 3 weeks of the pilot expedition in November 2010 in the heart of Uganda, 26 year-old project leader, Nicola Clarke, helped GAFI screen BBC gorilla documentaries to over 10,000 adults and children in villages and schools so remote that there is no electricity or in roads.
Find out more on how you can get involved in GAFI’s “bike that saves gorillas”. Visit http://www.gafi4apes.org/