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Meet Nyiramahirwe Claudine and Nsengiyumva Kabeni

We are proud to introduce you to Nyiramahirwe Claudine and Nsengiyumva Kabeni, community guides working at Mount Gahinga Lodge.
Both Claudine and Kabeni live in the Gahinga Batwa Village which was established in 2018 to provide a home to a community of 120 Batwa. Initially working in the Vocational Centre making and selling crafts, they have both progressed to guiding lodge guests on community walks.
The Gahinga Batwa Village, Vocational Centre, and Heritage Trail allows guests at Mount Gahinga Lodge to share, experience, and help preserve the history of the ancient Batwa culture as well as giving communities living around the lodge an income and improved livelihood.
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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.