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Volcanoes Safaris Rwanda Countryside

New York Post, Hana Alberts

Elephants roam in Richard Branson’s Ulusaba Private Game Reserve.

Last month, Kenya Airways launched its first nonstop flight between New York and Nairobi. The route delivers travelers to the dramatic wildlife and breathtaking scenery of East Africa in just 15 hours (six hours quicker than previous flights). And several new safari lodges around the region await them.

Earlier this year, Volcanoes Safaris’ Bwindi Lodge in Uganda — located in the gorilla-filled Bwindi Impenetrable Forest — completed a full renovation of its eight bandas (guest rooms) and opened a forest spa.


FOR ALEXA x AFAR - Volcanoes Safaris’ Bwindi Lodge in Uganda Photos by Volcanoes Safaris.

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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.
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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.