Premier Safaris forges new partnership with Dr Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka

Premier Safaris, specialist in intimate safari experiences in East Africa, has formed an exclusive partnership with Dr. Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka, Ugandan veterinarian, resident gorilla expert and founder of Conservation Through Public Health (CTPH) to offer unique Gorilla Research and Gorilla Health safaris in tandem with CTPH. The Gorilla Research, Gorilla Health safaris take place on the southern border of Uganda in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), inhabited by more than 400 of the world’s 850 extant mountain gorillas. She will impart her deep knowledge of these compelling creatures (who share 98.4% of human’s genetic make-up) in a highly involving and intimate gorilla experience.

Premier Safaris’ and Dr. Gladys’ goal is to ensure not only an informative gorilla tracking experience, but to provide profound insight into gorillas, their health and other conservation aspects that impact their survival. For instance, gorilla dung collected from the nests of the previous days’ track will be analysed to establish the health of the family, and frontline communities that come in direct contact with gorilla families will be visited as part of the experience.

Dr Kalema-Zikusoka was profiled in the BBC documentary, Gladys the African Vet; she has also been featured in documentaries in National Geographic, Animal Planet, MNet and Uganda Television.

For more information or bookings contact: gm@premiersafaris.com  or visit their website at www.premiersafaris.com  / Conservation Through Public Health website www.ctph.org