Alexis is originally from DRC (Congo). He has worked for Volcanoes Safaris for 6 years, gaining experience in the Ugandan lodges first. He joined Virunga Lodge as a butler and is now Assistant Manager. He has a real passion for wildlife, especially birds.
The Dian Fossey Map Room has been built in honour of Dr. Dian Fossey, the pioneer primatologist who set up the Karisoke Center high in the Virunga volcanoes in 1967. Visit the permanent exhibition in the Map Room charting the ‘Conservationists and Explorers of the Virunga Volcanoes’ from 1850 to 1985 when Fossey died or […]
A group of 10 local ladies make local Rwandan crafts, which are sold directly to guests at Virunga Lodge, as well as to all VS lodges. Crafts such as baskets, table placemats and coasters, and kitenge bathrobes are made and sold by the group.
A water tap was built in October 2018 to provide a safe access point to water to the Kinoni village, neighbouring Virunga Lodge. A housing structure for the water taps was created, in order to ensure secure access to water for members of the Kinoni village. The water source project is managed by a committee […]
In 2018 VSPT has launched a microfinance savings scheme for members of Sunzu Village. The objective of the project is to provide a loan that will help to generate income from investment in small scale sustainable agricultural projects, as well as weaving baskets, and breeding domestic animals.