Meet the Team

The Volcanoes Family

Petrus Kiweewa

Petrus, one of Volcanoes Safaris’ most experienced and popular guides, is keenly interested in the flora and fauna in East Africa and Congo, especially gorillas and chimpanzees.

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Yassin Maridadi


Yassin Maridadi is Rwandese and was born in Uganda. He has worked as a guide for ten years. His favourite place to take guests is Mount Karisimbi, the highest peak in the Virunga Volcanoes, which can be hiked in two days. His favourite animal is the endangered Golden Monkey, a playful small monkey, subspecies of the more common Blue Monkey, and is found only in […]

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Shema Gerard


Shema Gerard grew up in Kigali. Shema has worked as a guide for eight years. He is interested in Rwandan culture and history. His favourite animal is a lion as it’s so dominant! His hobbies include travelling and sharing ideas.

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Robert Rwigenza


Rwigenza Robert, is Rwandan and grew up in Kasese, Uganda before returning to Rwanda in 1995. Robert has been a guide for 7 years. His favourite place is Volcanoes National Park, as it is home to the mighty mountain gorillas and covered with rich green forest. He admires the lifestyle of the gorillas and how they care for each other […]

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Gilles Mugabe

Gilles M

Mugabe Gilles is the Head Guide in Rwanda. He grew up near the Ecole D’Art de Nyundo, a well known art school, close to the Volcanoes National Park. He had a keen interest in fauna and flora, the history and culture of Rwanda and the great lakes region. Gilles has previously worked with the International Gorilla Conservation Programme (IGCP). He […]

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