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Volcanoes Safaris is supporting Imbabazi Orphanage as it celebrates what would have been Roz Carr's 100th birthday on the 28th August 2012.
To celebrate, the Imbabazi Foundation is holding a benefit event which will include a raffle for some fantastic prizes, including a two-night stay at Volcanoes Safaris' Kyambura Gorge Lodge. Tickets for the raffle can be purchased at designated ticket locations in advance or on the night. The cost is 500Frw each or for 5,000 Frw you can have a total of 11 tickets.
The price of the benefit evening is 15,000Frw, which includes all food and your first drink. Tickets can be bought from either Zen or the Volcanoes Safaris Rwanda office in Kigali. The benefit itself will be held at Heaven Restaurant in Kigali.
All proceeds from the event will go to the Imbabazi Foundation who work all year round to improve the lives of the children in Rwanda.
Volcanoes Safaris have a close bond with the orphanage. Praveen Moman, one of the Co-Founders of Volcanoes Safaris is on the board of the charity.
For more information about Imbabazi and the life and work of Roz Carr, visit our Imbabazi Orphanage page.
"Rwanda is my home. Its beauty is my inspiration. Its struggles have been my struggles. Its grief has been my deepest sorrow. Its people are my strength and its children are my greatest joy." - Roz Carr.
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.