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Over the last year, Celine Ishimwe, Volcanoes Safaris Head Botanist, and her team of 50 gardeners planted over 250,000 indigenous seedlings at

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We are delighted to announce that Kibale Lodge, the new chimpanzee lodge from Volcanoes Safaris, has opened today! Book your stay as

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The Kyambura Lion Monitoring Team have recorded a groundbreaking discovery in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda. Through the project’s lion monitoring and


At Kibale Lodge, guests can participate in the Tree Nursery and Reforestation Project during their stay. Join Volcanoes Safaris head botanist Celine


Volcanoes Safaris Kyambura managers Priscilla, Philbert and Isaiah and Augustine, VPST Project Coordinator, were honoured to welcome Sam Mwanda, Uganda Wildlife Authority

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Emmanuel Ahishakiye, Manager Virunga Lodge, welcomed guests to the 20th anniversary celebration. He led a minute’s silence for the 30th commemoration of


Volcanoes Safaris Partnership Trust (VSPT) Project Coordinators are excited to present the 2023 annual report. Read the full report below to learn

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We are delighted that Volcanoes Safaris lodges are nominated in the Condé Nast Traveller’s Readers’ Choice Awards 2024! It is an honour


We are delighted to announce that Betty Nassuna, Sales Manager Volcanoes Safaris, has been named a Top Traveler Specialist by Condé Nast


Volcanoes Safaris, the pioneer of gorilla and chimpanzee eco-tourism in Uganda and Rwanda since 1997, announces the opening of Kibale Lodge in


2022 marked the 50th anniversary of the announcement in 1972 by then President Idi Amin of the expulsion of the Asians from


Celebrations in honour of Jane Goodall’s 90th birthday were in full swing yesterday at the Kyambura Gorge Lodge. Augustine, VSPT Project Coordinator

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Jane Goodall is a world-renowned expert on chimpanzees, conservationist, UN Messenger of Peace and Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute. In 2021,

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We are delighted to announce the launch of Virunga Lodge Football Club! The Virunga staff and local community joined together to play


Volcanoes Safaris Partnership Trust was honored to receive the Uganda Wildlife Conservation Award for “outstanding contribution to wildlife conservation in Uganda”. Staff

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The Fig Tree Trail camera traps at Kyambura Gorge Lodge have captured a wonderful first-ever sighting of a giant pangolin! Pangolins are


Listen to Kevin James, Volcanoes Safaris COO, speaking to Angela Fedele in the latest episode of PROTECT podcast “Gorilla Conservation & Community


Our six-day gorilla safari to Virunga in Rwanda, and Mount Gahinga in Uganda, will give you a unique insight into the world


As one of the village elders in the Batwa community, Jane has worked closely with Volcanoes Safaris Partnership Trust to improve the


Praveen Moman, Founder Volcanoes Safaris, has been recognised as an A-list travel expert for chimpanzee and gorilla safaris by Travel and Leisure.


Volcanoes Safaris is proud to sponsor the sculpture exhibition ‘A Journey From Adversity to Artistry’ by Peter Oloya, the award-winning Ugandan artist.


‘Peter Oloya embodies the best of Uganda both in the depth of his exceptional artistic work, his humility and spirit, in a


  Volcanoes Safaris lodges have been nominated for the Travel & Leisure World’s Best Awards 2024! Bwindi Lodge, Kyambura Gorge Lodge, Mount


The Volcanoes Safaris Partnership Trust (VSPT) is working in partnership with the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) to implement its second annual African

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Happy holidays from the Volcanoes Safaris team. Here are a few of our favorite moments from 2023. We were delighted to share


Praveen Moman, Founder Volcanoes Safaris, was featured on Changemakers: The Gorilla Champion podcast on Uganda’s first wildlife vet and expert on mountain

Close-up portrait of a contemplative mountain gorilla with a pensive expression, photographed by Tom Way.

Tom is a leading wildlife photographer and is recognised for his powerful and engaging portraiture of Africa’s large mammals, including the mountain


We were incredibly honored to have received recognition in a series of awards in 2023 including Travel + Leisure Worlds’ Best Awards,


Volcanoes Safaris were delighted to attend and sponsor Conservation Through Public Health 20th Anniversary event alongside many distinguished guests at Sheraton hotel


This holiday season we are reaching out to request your assistance for vital community and conservation projects that Volcanoes Safaris Partnership Trust

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Priscilla and Emmanuel, lodge managers with Volcanoes Safaris, have been celebrating with the lodge teams after the recent recognition of Kyambura and


Volcanoes Safaris is proud to sponsor Oliver Bruck’s film on the legendary photographer Mirella Ricciardi. Join us for an unforgettable evening at


Vote now for Volcanoes Safaris Lodges in the Travel + Leisure 2024 World’s Best Awards survey! Visit to rate your favorite


Volcanoes Safaris Partnership Trust is pleased to share a scientific update on the statue of the 2023 African lion and carnivore survey


Volcanoes Safaris, the pioneer of gorilla and chimpanzee ecotourism in Uganda and Rwanda since 1997, is opening its fifth lodge in July

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We would like to congratulate our previous Kyambura Youth Training Programme trainees Atwine Collin, Alex Byamugisha and Olivias Musiimenta on their graduation.

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We are delighted to see our very own, Francis Kiwanuka, Head guide Volcanoes Safaris Uganda featured in Fodor’s Travel, 10 Rules You


As part of our 25th anniversary celebrations, Volcanoes Safaris hosted a retreat at Mount Gahinga Lodge to bring together conservation and ecotourism


Volcanoes Safaris Partnership Trust has partnered with the world’s first not-for-profit streaming platform Ecoflix to showcase community and conservation short films. In


“This World Gorilla Day we highlight the last few places in the world where conservation vacationers can see these highly endangered primates


We laced our boots, loaded our rucksacks, and ran in support of Africa’s Wildlife Rangers! The Wildlife Ranger Challenge is the world’s


Mount Gahinga Lodge is a charming, magical property, inspired by traditional design and build techniques, reflecting the aesthetic traditions of the Bufimbira


Volcanoes Safaris are honoured to be named winner of the Marie Claire UK Sustainability Awards 2023 in the Independent Hotels category. Giles


Volcanoes Safaris Partnership Trust (VSPT) is pleased to announce the launch of a lion and large carnivore monitoring project, based at Kyambura

Jonathan Silverman and a Volcanoes Safaris guide giving a thumbs-up before starting their gorilla trekking adventure at Bwindi Lodge, Uganda.

Written by Jonathan Silverman – San Francisco, CA USA – 1st Grade School Teacher As I packed my two carry-on bags to


Volcanoes Safaris is delighted to announce that Virunga Lodge in Rwanda and Mount Gahinga Lodge in Uganda have been listed in Travel


It was a pleasure to attend the wonderful book launch in Kampala for Walking With Gorillas, by Dr Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka at Kampala


We have recently released a short film that highlights some of Volcanoes Safaris Partnership Trust (VSPT) unique and special community and conservation


Volcanoes Safaris, the pioneer of gorilla and chimpanzee eco-tourism in Uganda and Rwanda for 25 years, is to open its fifth lodge


Praveen Moman, founder Volcanoes Safaris and Kevin James, COO, were delighted to attend the UK launch of Walking With Gorillas, the new


Volcanoes Safaris Partnership Trust were delighted to sponsor and participate in the 2023-2033 Uganda Wildlife Authority Strategic Action Plan for Uganda’s Large

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We are delighted that Volcanoes Safaris lodges are nominated in the Condé Nast Traveller’s Annual Readers’ Choice Awards! It is an honour


We are thrilled to see Praveen Moman, Founder Volcanoes Safaris featured in the latest edition of Ndege News Volcanoes Safaris is credited


Praveen Moman: Conserving Great Apes and Uplifting Communities Praveen recently shared his experience about Volcanoes Safaris and its non-profit arm, Volcanoes Safaris


 In January 2023 Praveen Moman, Founder Volcanoes Safaris, hosted ‘The Future of Gorillas and Chimpanzees in the Albertine Rift’, a panel


Volcanoes Safaris is delighted to announce its support for Conservation Through Public Health initiative to install ten mobile toilets along the Ivy


Follow this link to watch a short teaser for a video we are producing to mark this important milestone on our journey.


Praveen Moman, Founder of Volcanoes Safaris, will be a panelist at the Beyond Trophy Hunting event hosted by Born Free in London

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People often ask what led to an Indian being the founder of an ecotourism company in the heart of Africa. The answer


As part of a series of events to celebrate the 25th anniversary, Volcanoes Safaris was honoured to host an informal retreat to


Vote now in the Travel + Leisure 2023 World’s Best Awards Survey! Volcanoes Safaris is honored to be nominated for such a


Volcanoes Safaris is delighted to announce that Virunga Lodge has won the Conde Nast Traveler’s 2022 Readers’ Choice Awards in the Best


We are incredibly honored to receive this recognition in the year of our 25th anniversary, celebrating our journey as pioneers of gorilla


Volcanoes Safaris is pleased to announce support for the new, state-of-the-art Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund Campus for its programs to ensure wild


Praveen Moman was honored to attend the Tusk Ball at the London Natural History Museum in May 2022. Volcanoes Safaris donated a

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Congratulations to Gorilla Doctors for the opening of their new campus in Musanze, Rwanda. Emmanuel Ahishakiye the Manager of Virunga Lodge proudly


  The Batwa Solar Power Project aims to provide access to electricity to the Batwa community near Mount Gahinga Lodge. The Batwa


The team from Volcanoes Safaris had the privilege of being shown around the newly opened Ellen DeGeneres Campus of the Dian Fossey

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When you stay at Kyambura Gorge Lodge make sure you take a visit to Rwenzori Founders. The award-winning sculpture gallery and bronze


Praveen Moman, Founder Volcanoes Safaris is described as an “ecotourism pioneer and gorilla evangelist” in an interview with Fathom. In the interview,


As the only gorilla family in the area, anyone staying at Mount Gahinga Lodge to trek gorillas will have visited the Nyakagezi


Guests at Mount Gahinga Lodge can take part in the Batwa Cultural Heritage Trail. Built on the Mount Gahinga Lodge property. The


Francis Kiwanuka, Volcanoes Safaris Head Guide, is one of the most experienced and talented guides in the region, having worked with VS


Dear Supporter, This holiday season we are reaching out to request your assistance for vital projects that Volcanoes Safaris Partnership Trust (see


We are proud to introduce you to Nyiramahirwe Claudine and Nsengiyumva Kabeni, community guides working at Mount Gahinga Lodge. Both Claudine and


We are delighted and honoured that Bwindi Lodge has been included on the list of the top 10 eco-lodges in the world


Praveen Moman and VS management recently visited the Gahinga Batwa Village near Mount Gahinga Lodge and met with the village committee members.


The Kyambura Bee Keepers Co-Operative have been producing honey in Kyambura since 2012. Volcanoes Safaris Partnership Trust recruits and trains people from

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Approximately 100 years ago a considerable number of people migrated from Rwanda, Zaire and the southern edge of the forest to the

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In the TedX talk, entitled “Save Gorillas: Focus on Communities”, Praveen Moman, Founder Volcanoes Safaris, argues that we need to change the

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Volcanoes Safaris lodges have been nominated for the Travel and Leisure World’s Best Awards 2022! We are incredibly honoured to be recognised

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Meet John Bosco Tukamuhabwa, Construction Supervisor at Mount Gahinga Lodge. John Bosco manages the construction team and fundis at the lodge. All

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Praveen Moman and the Volcanoes Safaris team recently paid a courtesy site visit to the new Ellen DeGeneres Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund

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We are delighted to announce the opening of the Kyambura Fig Tree nature walk; a direct trail which directly connects guests at


Praveen Moman and VS management recently visited the Gahinga Batwa Village near Mount Gahinga Lodge and met with the village committee members.


During 2021 Volcanoes Safaris has worked in partnership with DEG to provide a series of projects for healthcare and training to support

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We are thrilled to announce that our Founder Praveen Moman has been named winner of the Newsweek Future of Travel Awards 2021!

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Kwita Izina, the annual gorilla naming ceremony in Rwanda, took place on 24th Sept 2021, World Gorilla Day. Twenty-four newborn baby gorillas

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Did you know we grow our own coffee at Kyambura Gorge Lodge to serve to guests? The organic ‘Omwani’ coffee is grown

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The annual gorilla naming ceremony in Rwanda, will take place virtually on World Gorilla Day, 24th September 2021. World Gorilla Day encourages

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Over recent years we have increasingly designed and made our own furniture and decorative items at our own lodges. Each lodge has

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Volcanoes Safaris listed as #6 on Travel + Leisure’s Top 10 African Safari Tours in this year’s World’s Best Awards. We are

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Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda, Uganda is teeming with wildlife and very biodiverse places, but this national park is the best place

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Meet Chef Alfred, head chef at Mount Gahinga Lodge in Uganda. Alfred joined Volcanoes Safaris as a kitchen porter in 2018 and


During a recent long holiday weekend, guests at Bwindi Lodge joined in with chefs Lucky and Lawrence to learn how to prepare


Saidi Kakuru was born and raised in Rubirizi district, nearby Kyambura Gorge Lodge in Western Uganda. He has worked with Volcanoes Safaris


We are thrilled to see the Kyambura Gorge Eco-Tourism projects and Stella Ashabe one of our Volcanoes Safaris Partnership Trust coordinators featured

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Bwindi staff were delighted to host an engagement ceremony for Nicholas and Nashila at Bwindi Lodge! Congratulations to you both, we hope

Kyambura Gorge Lodge 10th Anniversary celebration

Volcanoes Safaris Partnership Trust and the Jane Goodall Institute announces partnership to support Kyambura Gorge chimpanzees and communities Volcanoes Safaris is delighted

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To protect gorillas from disease, no children under 15 years are allowed to go gorilla tracking. For guests booking a stay at Virunga Lodge, please note that the minimum age limit for children at Virunga Lodge is 12 years.

Safari Activities

Chimpanzee Tracking

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.