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The Virunga Lodge Solar Power project aims to provide access to electricity to local communities around Virunga Lodge. Electricity is the first step to improving the welfare of households, it is essential for a family to progress, to allow school-going children to read in the evening and for families to access information.
Volcanoes Safaris has partnered with BBOX in Rwanda, to supply solar panels to families around Virunga Lodge. Guests are invited to donate a solar panel to a family. A donation of $500 covers the cost of purchase, installation and 2 years of support for a solar panel from BBOX. Our first solar panel was donated in December 2020. Our target is to provide 75 families with solar panels by the end of 2021. Please help us achieve this goal.
Click on the ‘donate’ button below to contribute to this Virunga Lodge Community Project. We appreciate your support!
Tracking chimpanzees in their natural habitat, as they swing from the branches in the canopy high above the forest floor is nothing short of exhilarating. The chimps effortlessly cross and scamper through the trees above the gorge, and visitors on the other hand must cross the river using natural bridges in order to keep up with the chimps. So although the walk usually lasts only 2–3 hours, descending the steep gorge and crossing the log bridges over the river requires some agility and fitness.
Chimpanzee tracking is also available in nearby Kalinzu, a forest reserve 30 minutes drive from Kyambura Gorge Lodge where there is a community of about 40 habituated chimpanzees.