Volcanoes Safaris

Pioneers of gorilla and chimpanzee eco-tourism in Uganda and Rwanda
since 1997

Update on Volcanoes Safaris Lodges 6 October 2020

To celebrate World Gorilla Day all Volcanoes Safaris Lodges have reopened. We are delighted to be sharing our magical and unique world with you again. The gorilla parks in Rwanda and Uganda are now open with protocols in place to protect gorillas and guests.

The main East African airports – Kigali, Entebbe, Dar-es-Salaam and Kilimanjaro are open and welcoming international guests on different airlines, with special protocols to safeguard passenger health.

Virunga Lodge, Rwanda

Virunga Lodge is open. For bookings please email enquiries@volcanoessafaris.com

Kigali airport reopened on 1 August 2020 for international travellers. Please see here for the protocol to be followed by international visitors.

Uganda Lodges: Bwindi, Gahinga and Kyambura

Kyambura Gorge Lodge, Bwindi Lodge and Mount Gahinga Lodge are now open. For bookings please email enquiries@volcanoessafaris.com

Entebbe airport has reopened on 1 October 2020 for international travellers. Please see here the protocol to be followed by international visitors.

Guest Protocols and Exclusive Use Villa Bookings 

Our staff are excited to be sharing again the rich culture, history and hospitality traditions of the Great Lakes Region of Africa. The wellbeing of our guests, staff and communities is of paramount importance and our health and safety procedures have been updated across our properties. Guests’ participation and support for our conservation and community projects is also crucial at this time.

As we slowly rediscover our spirit of curiosity and common humanity we all want to experience wonderous places, people and wildlife. The experience can be made even more uplifting by booking a lodge and gorilla group on an exclusive use basis so please ask for special group arrangements. We are ready to support you with your travel plans and our special postponement policy allows flexibility at this changeable time.

For both resident and international bookings please email enquiries@volcanoessafaris.com

We look forward to welcoming guests to our lodges again!


Volcanoes Safaris has been at the forefront of reviving gorilla and chimpanzee tourism in the region since 1997. Our lodges and safaris offer luxury gorilla trekking and chimpanzee tracking experiences.

In 1997 we were the first company to set up simple camps in the areas around the gorilla parks. Today, Volcanoes Safaris is the leading luxury lodge company in Uganda and Rwanda:

In 2017 we launched a strategic program to re-imagine all aspects of our lodges: design, style, the guest experience, food and service, lodge and safari activities, and guest participation in community and conservation projects.

This program has required significant investment and has already seen a major transformation of our lodges, which is due to be completed during 2020.

In 2017 Volcanoes Safaris lodges have been ranked on Condé Nast Traveler’s list of the best Africa Resorts in their 30th annual Readers’ Choice Awards.

Click here to watch our video
Praveen Moman: Celebrating Gorillas and Communities

TedX talk by Praveen Moman, Founder Volcanoes Safaris