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Mr Potato Head; the Batwa and the Irish

Around Uganda the region of Kisoro is famous for one thing and one thing only: Irish. Sadly this does not mean the hillsides are teeming with fair-skinned Celts and that Colcannon replaces mashed matooke as the local stable starch. Instead Irish is the term used in Uganda to describe potatoes that are not sweet. The […]

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Participate in the Craft of Bee Keeping!

The VSPT now offers our guests at Kyambura Gorge Lodge the opportunity to participate in and learn the craft of bee keeping. The hives were put in place by the VSPT to demonstrate to the local community how they can use bee hives to deter elephants from raiding their crops (elephants have a natural fear […]

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Festival of Games on First Birthday!

Whenever someone on the VSPT staff has a birthday we declare it official Games Day! A declaration of Games Day means we stop work and spend the day playing volleyball, basketball, horseshoes and frisbee. We also prepare a big lunch that includes the rare treat of beef and sodas. For some of my staff Games […]

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Our House (in the Middle of the Forest)

With the dance group now firmly established on the local cultural scene, the question arose as to where next for the VSPT and the Batwa. So naturally I thought they should turn their hands to construction. While they are not historically known for their buildings, there are no ruined Batwa cities in the jungles of […]

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All About Coffee at the Co-operative

The Kyambura Women’s Coffee Cooperative has just wrapped up their third processing season. Despite the challenges faced from an unusually long dry season, the women were able to harvest over 400 kilos of organic Robusta and Arabica Coffees! Created by the Volcanoes Safaris Partnership Trust (VSPT) in December 2010, the Kyambura Women’s Coffee Cooperative aims […]

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