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Praveen Moman and the Gahinga Batwa Village community project featured in Travel Africa

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We are delighted our pioneering work on gorilla tourism has been featured in Travel Africa magazine.

The article asks ‘Could Mountain Gorillas help save the planet?’

The restorative impact of tourism on wildlife and habitat is most noticeably apparent in the Virunga mountains, where mountain gorillas, communities and the forest are all benefitting. It's hugely encouraging for the environment.

"If you want to save gorillas, focus on communities. We need to find a way to ensure that tourism can protect Africa's forests, put bread on the table and give the children of Africa a chance to have a better future". Praveen Moman.

Read the full article here.

Use the code TA9120 for a 20% discount on a subscription to Travel Africa magazine.

Volcanoes Safaris Partnership Trust built a permanent village for the Batwa community near Mount Gahinga Lodge in May 2018.

Guests’ support for the Gahinga Batwa Village is crucial at this time.

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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.