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Volcanoes Now Offers Flying Safaris!

Volcanoes Safaris is happy to announce the opening of new scheduled flights that will make the rare mountain gorillas more accessible to tourists than ever before!

In Uganda, Air Kenya has launched new scheduled flights within the country that will drastically cut the travel time of guests travelling between Kampala and our lodges and greatly improve the experience as well!

The new ‘flying safaris’ are available on a selection of our private itineraries. On top of dramatically reducing the travelling time, the stunning views over the landscape of Uganda will offer incredible photographic opportunities.

The flying itineraries are now available on the following private safaris: 4-Day Gorillas in PNV; 4-Day Gorillas in Bwindi; 4-Day Wildlife and Chimps in Kyambura Gorge; 6 Day Wildlife and Chimps in Uganda; 7-Day Gorillas Wildlife and Chimps; 7-Day Gorillas in Rwanda and Chimps and Wildlife in Uganda and 12 Day Classic Uganda and Rwanda.

In Rwanda, Coastal Aviation now offers a connection between Rwanda and the savannah plains of Kenya and Tanzania! Coastal will connect daily from the Serengeti and the Maasai Mara to Mwanza where flights depart at 17:00 to Kigali. Return flights from Kigali to Mwanza leave at 6:00 in the morning, ensuring guests have the opportunity to maximise their time in Kenya and Tanzania.

Contact us for more information on our luxury safaris by emailing our sales team at [email protected]

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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.