The endangered Mountain Gorilla joined Facebook and My Space as part of a fundraising programme launched by the Uganda Wildlife Authority last weekend to help save the species. They are hoping that fans will befriend a gorilla or follow it on Twitter in return for a minimum donation of $1. The money will be used to hire extra rangers to protect the gorillas and safeguard their habitat.
Around 340 mountain gorillas - nearly half of the 740 remaining worldwide - live in Uganda's lush Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. About 10,500 tourists visit Uganda each year to see them. However with a fantastic new Imaginative Traveller trip you can now not only see the gorillas in Uganda but also in Rwanda as well. Our Preserving Primates tour offers TWO opportunities to trek in search of these incredible animals as well as hiking with the rare golden monkeys in the Parc National des Volcans and a full day chimpanzee habituation experience at the Uganda Wildlife Authority Chimpanzee Project – a very special encounter. With safaris in Queen Elizabeth National Park and a visit to Kigali’s Genocide Memorial this is a very unique trip – a primate experience like no other.
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