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Announcement on immediate increase in price of gorilla permits by Rwanda Development Board

Bwindi Safari Gorillas

Dear Colleague The Rwanda Development Board (RDB) announced on 6 May that there will be an immediate increase in the price of a gorilla permit in Rwanda from US $750 to US $1,500. The reasons for this increase are given in the attached letter from RDB. All tourism companies will be implementing this increase with immediate […]

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Remembering Dian Fossey at Virunga Lodge

Dian Fossey Map Room

On 02 March we celebrated the opening of the new Dian Fossey Map Room at our Virunga Lodge. This stunning space pays homage to the conservationists and explorers of the Virunga volcanoes from 1870 to 1985 through a series of specially researched panels. In addition to an educational space, this stunning room will provide Virunga […]

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Baby gorillas galore!

Virunga Gorilla

It is with great excitement that we announce the birth of another baby gorilla in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park! To quote the Uganda Tourism Board: “It is official: Uganda’s mountain gorillas are in the baby boom!” On 11 November 2016, the adult female mountain gorilla Businza gave birth to a new baby. Mother […]

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Linking Gorilla Conservation To Improved Healthcare: Dr Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka

Virunga Gorilla

Linking Gorilla Conservation To Improved Healthcare: Dr Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka Dr. Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka is a leading conservationist and scientist working to save the critically endangered mountain gorillas in Uganda. Her mission is to “to improve African public health to save the gorillas from human borne illnesses”. Founded by Dr. Gladys, Conservation Through Public Health (CTPH) promotes […]

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Introducing Tebuka!

Tebuka

Please join us in welcoming Tebuka to the Volcanoes Safaris family! The latest addition to our team celebrates his third birthday next month. We are delighted to sponsor this infant gorilla via the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund. Here is a little information about him, his family and where he lives. We will be giving you […]

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