About Dr. Gladys kalema zikusoka

Dr Gladys

Dr Gladys and her well trained staff at Conservations Through Public Health are part of Adventure Consults’ team that make Gorilla tracking experiences more rewarding.

In the legacy of the late Dian Fossey, Dr. Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka has become one of the leading conservationists and scientists working to save the world’s critically endangered mountain gorillas that live in Uganda, Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo. She is founder and Chief Executive Officer of Conservation Through Public Health (CTPH), a nonprofit organization that promotes conservation by improving the quality of life of people and wildlife to enable them to coexist in and around protected areas in Africa.

Dr. Gladys trained as a veterinarian at the University of London’s Royal Veterinary College. Between 1996 and 2000, she set up the first Veterinary Unit at the Uganda Wildlife Authority. From 2000 to 2003, she completed a zoological medicine residency and masters in specialized veterinary medicine at North Carolina State University and North Carolina Zoological Park. Prior to setting up CTPH she also did a certificate in Non-profit management from Duke University. Most recently in 2016, she completed an MBA in Global Business and Sustainability – Social Entrepreneurship Track

Dr Gladys is an award winner and among others, she got “Conservation in Action Award,” at San Diego Zoo’s 2008, the 2009 Whitley Gold Award for outstanding leadership in grassroots nature conservation; 2011 Wings World Quest Women of Discovery Humanitarian Award, and 2014 CEO Communications Africa’s Most Influential Women in Business and Government Award in Medicine and Veterinary category.

Tracking gorillas with Dr Gladys is an honor as you will get to track Gorillas with the first female forest guide/ranger in East Africa, and also get first hand info about primates. You will visit the CTPH center and participate in examining samples from gorillas to check for diseases that they could be sharing with people and their livestock. The center has helped by reaching out to the local people, convincing them that healthy gorillas bring a better way of life to them. Instead of hunting gorillas and clearing the forest, keeping gorillas safe generates more income from tourism. Please get in touch for an Intimate Gorilla Experience.

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Uganda Contact

+256 (0) 772 657767 or 702 657767
+256 (0) 772 326 430
Office line: +256 (0) 312 108 260

Rwanda Contact

+250 (0) 785 987 981
+250 (0) 787 315 111


USA Contact

Emerging Destinations
+1 404-993-6116



+1 (770) 377-8892