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The Building of a Permanent Settlement for the Gahinga Batwa, Uganda

Please click here for more images and video. BACKGROUND The Batwa are thought to be one of the oldest surviving indigenous people in the Central African Region. Known for their unique pygmy culture in the forests, the Batwa of the Virunga Mountains survived by hunting small game, gathering plants and fruits, living in caves and […]

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VOLCANOES SAFARIS CELEBRATES 20 YEARS AS THE LEADING LUXURY LODGE COMPANY IN RWANDA AND UGANDA (1997-2017)

Rwanda, September 2017 – Volcanoes Safaris, the award-winning pioneering great ape tourism company is proud to celebrate its 20th anniversary. It also celebrates another major milestone – the 50th anniversary of The Karisoke Center set up by Dian Fossey, which has led to the conservation, and protection of mountain gorillas and later to sensitive and […]

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Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards 2017

Dear Friends, We are thrilled to inform you that Bwindi Lodge, Kyambura Gorge Lodge, Mount Gahinga Lodge and Virunga Lodge have been included in the poll for Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards 2017. We are extremely pleased with this recognition and hope you can take a moment to vote for us! Online voting takes just one minute, you do not need […]

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Announcement on immediate increase in price of gorilla permits by Rwanda Development Board

Dear Colleague The Rwanda Development Board (RDB) announced on 6 May that there will be an immediate increase in the price of a gorilla permit in Rwanda from US $750 to US $1,500. The reasons for this increase are given in the attached letter from RDB. All tourism companies will be implementing this increase with immediate […]

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