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Volcanoes Update on Embassy Closure

Volcanoes Safaris Update on the Temporary Closure of Certain US Embassies – Kigali 5 August 2013

The Department of State in the US has instructed certain US Embassies and Consulates to remain closed or to suspend operations from Monday, August 5 to Saturday, August 10, 2013. In accordance with these instructions, the U.S. Embassy in Kigali will be closed for business August 5 to August 10, 2013. For more information, see the Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens.

Travel to and from Rwanda continues normally and travel within Rwanda continues normally at the present time. On this basis Volcanoes Safaris continues to operates its safaris normally and Virunga Lodge is working normally. If there is any change in the situation we will inform agents/clients accordingly.

For further information consult the Travel Advisory of the relevant consular department or your Sales Consultant.

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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.