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Into the Virungas – the book

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Into the Virungas photo essay book Praveen Moman Volcanoes Safaris
"Into the Virungas" photo essay book commemorates the tenth anniversary of Volcanoes Safaris Virunga Lodge in Rwanda

“Into the Virungas” is an inspiring conversation between Volcanoes Safaris founder and passionate conservationist, Praveen Moman, and Sophy Roberts, a leading travel writer. It is illustrated by a spectacular collection of photographs by Michael Turek.

The photo essay describes the humble beginnings of Volcanoes Safaris' work around the Virunga Volcanoes in Uganda and Rwanda when there was still conflict in the area.

It describes the work with the Batwa 'pygmies', the oldest inhabitants of the Central African forest near Mount Gahinga Lodge in Uganda.

It tells the story of the building of Virunga Lodge - one of the leading luxury lodges in Africa today.

For more than fifteen years Volcanoes Safaris has been at the forefront of mountain gorilla tourism. We are the only safari company to have signed the UN Kinshasa Declaration on Great Apes. This book is a tribute to this pioneering work.

Click here to purchase your copy of 'Into the Virungas.'

All proceeds from the book will go towards towards the Virunga Lodge Community projects.

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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.