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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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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

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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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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

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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

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 to announce

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  We are delighted to see Kyambura Gorge Lodge included in Travel and Leisure. Especially pleased that Volcanoes Safaris is described to

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The Dian Fossey Map Room at Virunga Lodge was opened on 2 March 2017 in honor of Dr. Dian Fossey, the pioneer primatologist

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The Kyambura Women’s Coffee Cooperative is a community-based initiative designed to provide vocational training to women so that they can develop additional

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Bwindi Bar, the ‘Harry’s Bar of Bwindi’, on Buhoma high street near Volcanoes Safaris Bwindi Lodge, held a graduation ceremony recently for

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We are delighted to announce that the staff of Virunga Lodge have received the first vaccination against Covid-19! Thank you to the Rwanda

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Volcanoes Safaris and DEG partnership for Covid-19 healthcare and training to support job security, conservation and communities in Rwanda and Uganda Volcanoes

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We are thrilled to see Kyambura Gorge Lodge and Bwindi Lodge featured in the Evening Standard. Especially pleased that Kyambura Gorge Lodge

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  Recently Emmanuel the Virunga Lodge manager and Cyprien our construction manager visited the Nibishaka Fidele family on Birwa island on beautiful

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Volcanoes Safaris is delighted to have been included in Lonely Planet’s Sustainable Escapes Book . Thank you Michaela Trimble for this wonderful

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We are happy to see our founder Praveen Moman featured in The Sunday Times on “holidays that make a difference.” “In 2000

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Volcanoes Safaris is delighted to be included in Sophie Roberts’ article “Africa’s year of zero: a special report on the future of

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There is a baby boom among gorillas in Uganda national parks. Five babies have been born in just six weeks and two

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Five baby gorillas have been born in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in six weeks! Two newborns were recently spotted with their mothers

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Happy New Year  from the Volcanoes Safaris team! Volcanoes Safaris have had a fantastic year and so many exciting developments have taken place. Strategic

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  Virunga Lodge, Rwanda, 18 November 2019. Virunga Lodge celebrated 15th anniversary and unveiled plans to re-imagine the property. This is part

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Virunga Lodge: Milestones Virunga Lodge celebrates its 15th anniversary! Volcanoes Safaris has been at the forefront of reviving gorilla and chimpanzee tourism in Uganda and Rwanda

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To celebrate the launch of the Kyambura Gorge Eco-tourism Project, a new video entitled “Volcanoes Safaris: Protecting The Lost Gorge of Kyambura” has been

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We are thrilled to announce that our 4-Day Gahinga Safari , a Centenary Pledge prize donated to Save The Children for their

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Re-imagining Kyambura Gorge Lodge, Uganda Kyambura Gorge Lodge has been fully refurbished and upgraded during 2018 with entirely remodelled public areas and gardens. Four deluxe bandas have

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Background to re-imagining Volcanoes Lodges  Volcanoes Safaris has been at the forefront of reviving gorilla and chimpanzee tourism in Uganda and Rwanda since 1997. Over

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14th July 2019 – Volcanoes Safaris is proud to celebrate World Chimpanzee Day 2019 and share details around the startling truth when

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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.