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We are delighted and honoured that Bwindi Lodge has been included on the list of the top 10 eco-lodges in the world by Eco-nnect.
During the last twenty years Volcanoes Safaris has had a clear vision. We have sought to develop lodges that are sensitive to local culture and aesthetics, connect to the local community and conservation projects and seek to use resources responsibly. We minimise the environmental impact of the lodges by using solar power when possible, harvesting our own rain water and recycling water and waste water. The lodges avoid using any unnecessary single use plastics.
Through our non-profit organisation Volcanoes Safaris Partnership Trust, we connect our lodges in Rwanda and Uganda to the neighbouring communities and conservation activities. We aim to create long-term, self-sustaining projects that enrich the livelihoods of local communities, promote the conservation of the great apes, restore natural habitats and work with communities and institutions to reduce human-wildlife conflict.
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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.