Discover the endangered mountain gorillas, the famous tree-climbing lions of Ishasha, and the chimpanzees of Kibale Forest and Kyambura Gorge on your safari with us. Explore the unique landscapes, forests, savannah, mountains and wetlands of the stunning but fragile Great Western Rift Valley. Experience the richness and traditions of the cultures of Rwanda and Uganda and participate in community and conservation projects around Volcanoes Safaris lodges.
Volcanoes Safaris are honoured to have been recognised for a number of recent awards.
Best African Safari Tours in Travel & Leisure’s World’s Best Awards 2021
Newsweek The Future of Travel Awards 2021
10 Favorite Safari Lodges in Africa of 2023 in Travel & Leisure’s World’s Best Awards 2023
Independent Hotel in the Marie Claire UK Sustainability Awards 2023
Thank you to all our guests, friends and supporters who voted for us!
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.