Nicole Speaks at ATTA Summit

Nicole Simmons, Project Co-Ordinator for the VSPT at Kyambura Gorge recently spoke at the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) Summit in Namibia, focusing on the crucial work carried out by the VSPT in and around Volcanoes’ Lodges. Below is a transcript of her moving and inspiring words: Today I will be speaking at the ATWS […]

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Kyambura Chimp Naming Ceremony

Kyambura Gorge’s first chimpanzee baby naming ceremony was held at the UWA Fig Tree Camp in Queen Elizabeth National Park on July 18th!   Kyambura Gorge is home to a unique and isolated community of 24 chimpanzees. Research conducted between 2006 – 2009 by Nicole Simmons, who is now the VSPT project coordinator, revealed that […]

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Brewing Hope in a Coffee Cup!

Our Coffee Cooperative in Kyambura Gorge is gaining fame for the quality of their Omwani coffee and has recently been featured in the Daily Monitor! According to the Daily Monitor, the coffe is ‘gaining a reputation for its quality’, which is great news for the women who have been working hard to ensure the quality […]

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Batwaveganza, the Best Show in Town!

Batwa culture is one of the most ancient and endangered in the entire world, for thousands of years they have survived in the forest and have a vast store of cultural knowledge relating to this. Historically, The Batwa pygmies would have had an in depth knowledge of forest plants, especially for medicinal purposes, they could […]

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Meet the Man Behind the Mask

Bamuturaki Robert knows how to draw a crowd and keep a smile on their faces. The 42 year old actor is the star of the Omumashaka Drama Group, which performs regularly in the Kyambura region of southwestern Uganda. As a boy Robert joined his primary school’s drama club and soon discovered he had a natural gift for […]

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