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Praveen Moman, Founder Volcanoes Safaris named Winner of the Newsweek Future of Travel Awards 2021

We are thrilled to announce that our Founder Praveen Moman has been named winner of the Newsweek Future of Travel Awards 2021!

The winner was selected from a number of visionaries that are leading the way in the future of travel according to Newsweek.

Shannon Stowell the CEO of Adventure Travel Trade Association said,"Praveen Moman has taken a subtle but powerfully different stance than many on wildlife preservation: If you don't focus first on working with the people that live near the wildlife, your efforts for conservation will eventually fail. People first, then the wildlife are taken care of naturally."

Read the full article here.


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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.