Monthly Archives: July 2012

Gorilla Differences

Explaining Gorilla Differences

There are two types of gorillas: Mountain Gorillas and Lowland Gorillas. Lowland Gorillas are found in Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Mountain Gorillas are only found in the Virunga area, shared between the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Rwanda and Uganda.
In many regards, these

New Video

New 2013 Prices with Low Season Rates!

Volcanoes Safaris’ new safari rates for 2013 are now published and available on our website!
We are delighted to announce that there has been no increase in prices at any of the lodges in the Volcanoes Collection; Virunga Lodge, Rwanda, Bwindi Lodge, Uganda, Mount Gahinga Lodge, Uganda and Kyambura Gorge Lodge, Uganda.  Our new published prices

BeeKeeping Craft

Participate in the Craft of Bee Keeping!

The VSPT now offers our guests at Kyambura Gorge Lodge the opportunity to participate in and learn the craft of bee keeping. The hives were put in place by the VSPT to demonstrate to the local community how they can use bee hives to deter elephants from raiding their crops (elephants have a natural fear

Top Destination for Birding

Uganda: Top Destination for Birding!

You may or may not be aware that Uganda is currently one of the most exciting destinations for birders in the world. The Albertine Rift and the surrounding areas have a spectacular diversity!
Recently Johnny Kamugish, renomated birding guide in Uganda, spotted what looked like a Sooty Chat but soon discovered that it was, in fact,

DRC 12 July 12

Update on the DRC – 12 July 2012

Update on the situation in the DRC – 12 July 2012
In recent days there have been further reports of instability near Virunga National Park in the Eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
This does not affect travel to the gorilla parks of Southern Uganda and Rwanda (Bwindi, Mgahinga and Parc National des Volcans) where

Ros Carr Orphanage Re-Opens

Ros Carr Orphanage Re-Opens with Dance!

Roz Carr Imbazi Orphanage Continues to Give Back to Community By Way of New Intore Dance Troop!
“I can only surprise that God didn’t feel I was ready to have children until I was 82 years old. Then he sent me forty all at once.”
–Rosamond Carr (excerpt from her memoir Land of a Thousand Hills: My