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Volcanoes supports Imbabazi Orphanage

Volcanoes Safaris is supporting Imbabazi Orphanage as it celebrates what would have been Roz Carr’s 100th birthday on the 28th August 2012. To celebrate, the Imbabazi Foundation is holding a benefit event which will include a raffle for some fantastic prizes, including a two-night stay at Volcanoes Safaris’ Kyambura Gorge Lodge. Tickets for the raffle can be […]

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Africa’s Forgotten Savannah Park

We had been in the Akagera park in Rwanda for a day and a half and still had no elephant sightings. They weren’t up on the high savannah with the buffalo and zebra or down by the lakes with the hippos and crocodiles. Even Mutware, the infamous solitary male with a penchant for interacting with […]

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Mission Impossible: Jungle

A couple of youngsters in Rwanda have managed to destroy a trap used by hunters. This is made even more remarkable by the fact that these youngsters are gorillas! Rwema and Dukore had responded to one of their family being killed by a poacher’s snare by searching out similar traps around the forests of Parc […]

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Iby’lwacu: Preserving Rwandan Culture

At the Iby’Iwacu Cultural Village near Kinigi, Rwanda, 12 young men wearing blue loincloths and brightly colored beaded sashes leap into the air and swing their heads up and down, their long blonde headdresses whipping in wide arcs. Landing on the ground in unison, they cry out and stamp their feet, causing the ground to […]

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Molly pays respects to Dian Fossey

In 1988, when I was 8 years old, my father brought my sister and I to see the movie Gorillas in the Mist which told the story of Dian Fossey’s life struggle to protect Rwanda’s mountain gorillas. As an animal lover, I was delighted by the scenes of Sigourney Weaver, who played Fossey, interacting with real mountain […]

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