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Our commitment to the “One Health” initiative in Bwindi National Park

Volcanoes Safaris recently had the pleasure of hosting Roman Goergen at our lodges in Uganda and Rwanda. Having lived in Southern African for over 13 years, Roman is an experienced journalist focusing on environmental issues, ecology, biology and conservation. Check out his latest article here which focuses on the concept of “One Health” - an approach to health that recognizes the interconnectedness of human health, animal health, and environmental health.

The article also features insights from Dr. Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka, renowned Ugandan wildlife veterinarian and conservationist who founded Conservation Through Public Health (CTPH). CTPH is dedicated to improving the health of people, gorillas, and other wildlife through the One Health approach. The organization focuses on preventing disease transmission between people and gorillas.


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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.