CTPH built a Gorilla Research Clinic in Buhoma, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park’s main tourist site, which has now expanded to a larger Gorilla Health and Community Conservation Center with a panoramic view of Bwindi forest, where we give tourists a behind the scenes tour of gorilla conservation through explaining our programs including gorilla health monitoring, community health and livelihoods.
Visit us and get a tour and demonstration showing how we analyze samples from gorillas, where tourists can get to participate. We also talk about work with the Bwindi local community, which is essential to prevent diseases being transmitted between people and gorillas.
We give seminars including a power point presentation with slides, about our work with the gorillas and Bwindi local community where visitors can get more in depth information followed by a question and answer session. Seminars last an hour to an hour and a half and cost $250 per group.
We offer the intimate gorilla experience where tourists can track gorillas with Dr Gladys or the CTPH team and get more information about gorilla health and conservation. For more information, click here.
In the community health program, we work with Village Health and Conservation Teams (VHCTs) who visit homes in their villages and promote hygiene and sanitation, family planning, infectious disease prevention and control through education and referring suspect TB, HIV, Scabies and diarrhea patients. VHCTs also promote nutrition and sustainable agriculture, as well as, conservation of the gorillas and their habitat including reporting homes that are regularly visited by gorillas to help reduce human and wildlife conflict. We can arrange for tourists to visit our VHCTs in their homes and see how they improve the quality of lives of local communities in their villages.
CTPH Gorilla Conservation Camp is Bwindi’s only budget option offering accommodation on the edge of the beautiful Bwindi Impenetrable National Park with a stunning panoramic view of the top of the Forest. The camp offers rustic and comfortable accommodation for tourists, students and researchers, where profits go towards supporting our gorilla conservation efforts on the ground.
The camp is adjacent to CTPH’s Gorilla Health and Community Conservation Centre, and you can visit the Centre during your stay.
For more information, visit our Bwindi Accommodation page.
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CTPH operates the Queen’s Pavilion, found at the Crater Drive Gate of Queen Elizabeth National Park with a Telecentre and Visitor Information Center. It was officially opened in 2007 by His Royal Highness Prince Phillip, the Duke of Edinburgh. The CTPH Telecentre/UWA Visitor Information Centre was built with funding from the British High Commission during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) when Queen Elizabeth, the Duke of Edinburgh and other members of the British Royal Family visited Uganda.
At this location, we work with the Uganda Wildlife Authority to test wild animals for diseases, which can spread between people, wildlife, and livestock. We also train park rangers in wildlife health monitoring. Our local community volunteers play a vital role as they treat livestock and report sick wildlife in their villages to UWA, creating an early warning system for disease outbreaks between people and wildlife.
Location: We are located 800 meters from the equator monument, near Crater Drive and accessed through the northern entrance.
Hours: Queen’s Pavilion is open from 8:00am – 6:00pm
All proceeds from Queen’s Pavilion go directly to support the work of Conservation Through Public Health.
Contact CTPH: Stella Mboneko, CTPH Community Telecentre Officer, Queen Elizabeth National Park
Tel: , +256 791 511322
Related links: http://www.ugandawildlife.org/explore-our-parks/parks-by-name-a-z/queen-elizabeth-national-park/plan-your-trip/queens-pavilion#sthash.sIiY1Hqs.dpuf