The pioneering work of primatologist Dian Fossey, author of Gorillas in the Mist, forever changed the way the world sees gorillas, contradicting the common belief that they are violent and dangerous to humans. Fossey died in December 1985, three years after the publication of her book, and was buried in a meadow near the research center that she founded in Volcanoes National Park. To mark the thirtieth anniversary her death, Volcanoes Safaris has launched two special offers for stays at their gorilla and chimpanzee lodges during March, April, May, October, November, and December of this year. Each of the two safaris is offered at a 20 percent discount if you book before March 31, 2016.

The 6-Day Mount Gahinga–Virunga Safari takes you from Kigali in Rwanda to Mount Gahinga Lodge on the Ugandan side of the Virunga volcanoes, to share the ancient heritage of the Batwa people, track the rare golden monkey, or climb a volcano. Your next stop, Virunga Lodge, is your base for tracking endangered mountain gorillas. The lodge is surrounded by magnificent volcanoes and shimmering lakes.

The 7-Day Uganda Wildlife, Gorilla, Chimpanzee and Bird Safari begins with tracking mountain gorillas at Bwindi Lodge, deep in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. From there you’ll go on game drives and boat cruises through the open savannah plains of Queen Elizabeth National Park, ending your stay at Kyambura Gorge Lodge.

Volcanoes Safaris’ special offers are valid until March 31 for travel during March, April, May, October, November, and December 2016. Please contact the Volcanoes Safaris sales team for more information.