Dr. Gladys founded Gorilla Conservation Coffee as a social enterprise that buys the farmers’ coffee at a premium price and gives a donation to sustain the critical health and conservation work of CTPH. Gorilla Conservation Coffee trains coffee farmers to improve their coffee quality and increase production yield. Traditionally, most Ugandan farmers concentrated on the bitter robusta bean. Gorilla Conservation Coffee is encouraging farmers to improve methods and shift to arabica, a higher grade and more profitable coffee on the international market.
Gorilla Conservation Coffee works with farmers who sometimes would poach to meet their basic needs. As coffee production has become a viable livelihood for these farmers, they take on a vastly improved attitude towards wildlife. Tourists make up the majority of the consumer market for the beans, and their very presence in Uganda and their interest in Ugandan coffee relies on the existence of gorillas.
Take a tour of various coffee farms around Bwindi to discover the process of brewing from bean to cup, taste fresh coffee, and explore the Gorilla Health and Community Conservation Center. You will learn how our enterperis helps farmers and conserves the endangered mountain gorillas of Bwindi, and you will savor the unique taste of our coffee, which is medium roasted and has an aroma of caramel, butter, and almond. To remember your time here, each visitor receives a free 125g bag of our single origin 100% Arabica Kanyonyi Coffee Blend to take home.
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Hearing about the gorilla conservation efforts of Gorilla Conservation Coffee and CTPH during your coffee safari is one thing, but seeing beneficiaries of the conservation efforts – the gorillas themselves – is a once in a lifetime experience that you will not want to miss. For this reason, visitors enjoy pairing their coffee safari with a CTPH gorilla tracking tour in Bwindi. CTPH runs the gorilla trekking tours out of the same location as the coffee safari, and participants for both activities enjoy accommodation at the CTPH Gorilla Conservation Camp in Buhoma. It’s an easy match and a great way to spend two days in Bwindi. Send us an inquiry to plan your trip!
Aerolink Uganda, fly from Entebbe to Kihihi – contact us to check for days of flying and times. You will then need to get a car from there to Buhoma (pick and drop costs $150).
Car hire: Travel to Bwindi by road take 10-11 hours. Hiring a car with a guide is another advised means of transport to travel to Bwindi.
You can take the bus from Kisenyi Bus terminal in Kampala to Buhoma which leaves Kampala daily at 5:30 am (although you will need to arrive at 5 am to sort your ticket and seat). Two bus companies Highway Coach and Star link bus travel directly to Buhoma-Bwindi daily. If you miss on these two, there are other buses that can take you up to Kihihi town or Butogota. We can then arrange a pick up at an extra cost from the bus station to the camp. Please note that while travelling in these buses, you are advised to take care or move with some of your luggage all the time especially laptops, mobile phones, Money among others.