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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. All three impressed during their training and have subsequently been offered full-time employment with Volcanoes Safaris and Volcanoes Safaris Partnership Trust.
Alex Byamugisha began the Wildlife and Guiding Programme with no experience, and having completed his training he will now join the Volcanoes Safaris Partnership Trust team at Mount Gahinga Lodge. His education will continue in the newly imagined gardens and grounds at Mount Gahinga Lodge as he becomes proficient in naming the many different species of birds in the region, many of whom are endemic.
Atwine Collin and Olivias Musiimenta trained in the Service and Hospitality Programme at Volcanoes Safaris Kyambura Gorge Lodge. Atwine Collin especially enjoyed the mixology training. His favourite cocktail to make was the Volcanoes Safaris famous 'Gorillini' cocktail.
The trainees graduation ceremony was hosted by the Kyambura Gorge Lodge Management Team.
To learn more about the Wildlife and Guiding Programme or the Hospitality and Service Programme, please follow this link.
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.