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Intro: Bwindi Bar

On 4th August 2015, the Volcanoes Safaris Partnership Trust (VSPT) opened the Bwindi Bar located near the Volcanoes Safaris Bwindi Lodge on the edge of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. The bar will provide a practical training institution for local disadvantaged youths living near the Bwindi National Park in Buhoma.

The VSPT aims to provide practical experience in the tourism industry and to create more job opportunities in the region. Thanks to this programme, the majority of the trainees will be armed with the appropriate skills set to go on to gain successful employment in hospitality in the Bwindi area.

The trainees will gain practical skills in food and service before they intern at the cafe for two months. They will then be sent for further internships at nearby lodges.IMG_1507

The Bar offers breathtaking views of the forest, with the sounds of chimpanzees, monkeys and if you are lucky even the gorillas themselves all around you. The Bar will serve a variety of coffees and teas as well as delicious breakfast options that blend international and local tastes.

The VSPT hopes to develop a self sustaining, fully functioning training cafe that is staffed and run by local young people in the Buhoma region.

This is an experience not to be missed, so if you are in the area, please drop in and join us.






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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.
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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.