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The latest article from The Points Guy highlights how you can make sustainable and responsible choices when booking a safari. Check out the article here which explains how you can maximize the impact your travel spending has on conservation, community and environmental programs in various destinations.
For example, guests visiting each of our Volcanoes Safari lodges have the opportunity to take part in a range of non-profit community and conservation activities.
The Volcanoes Safaris Partnership Trust (VSPT) aims 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.
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.