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The Volcanoes Safaris Photo Competition has run its course on Facebook, with the winning picture enlarged below gaining over 1,000 likes!
Congratulations to Sasha Cimperman, whose close-up photo of a young gorilla proved the overwhelming winner. Second place went to Justin Sangani's Lioness in Africa, with third place falling on Emily Butler with her Watching Us Watching Him gorilla picture. Take a look at the winners, runners up and the remaining finalists on our Facebook page and keep liking these truly stunning pictures to show these photographers how good their work is.
We would like to take this moment to thank everybody who submitted entries to the competition and everyone who voted on their favourites, the result being Sasha's winning of a 4-Day Hiking and Culture in Mgahinga safari for 2 people with Volcanoes.
This safari combines the glorious nature walks and hikes in Mgahinga National Park and experiencing the fascinating culture of the indigenous Batwa people. There are challenging mountain hikes such as to the summit of Mt Muhavura or gentler guided walks such as through Sabinyo Gorge. The Batwa Pygmies are the indigenous people of these forests and mountains, and their cultural heritage is fast disappearing.
If you want to ask us about booking your own safari to these incredible destinations, please contact a member of our sales team.
Congratulations to Sasha once again, we look forward to welcoming you on safari soon!
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.