Monthly Archives: August 2012

Sculpture Gallery Opens

Rwenzori Visitor Centre Opens

The new Rwenzori Mountains National Park visitor centre, one of the last projects of the Sustainable Tourism in the Albertine Rift program (STAR), is open for business!
The STAR program is funded by USAID and has handed the centre over to the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA). The new centre will offer visitors to the park a

Virunga Certificate of Excellence

Virunga Certificate of Excellence!

It’s a week of award-winning celebrations for Volcanoes Safaris as our second award rolls in! Virunga Lodge has been awarded TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence 2012!
The Certificate of Excellence honours only those properties that consistently earn top ratings from guests and are “the most exceptional performers in TripAdvisor’s global business community”. it is a tremendous honour

Kyambura World Savers

Kyambura Gorge a World Saver Finalist!

Conde Nast Traveler magazine has nominated Volcanoes Safaris Kyambura Gorge Lodge as a Finalist in its prestigious World Saver awards!
The World Savers Awards have run since 2007 and recognise travel organisations from all over the world that are ‘powerful forces of positive change within their industries’. They have a number of criteria upon which entries

GRASP Bloggers

GRASP Seeks Ideas from Bloggers

GRASP (Great Apes Survival Partnership) has started a blog competition asking the general public ‘How Can Technology Save the Great Apes?’ with the winner being awarded an all-expenses paid trip to Paris to attend the 2nd GRASP Council at the beginning of November.
Blog posts eligible for entry are limited to less than 500 words and

Imbabazi Support

Volcanoes Supports Imbabazi Orphanage

Volcanoes Safaris is supporting the Imbabazi Orphanage as it celebrates Roz Carr’s 100th Birthday on the 28th August 2012.
To celebrate, the Orphanage is holding a benefit which will include a raffle for some fantastic prizes including 2 nights in Volcanoes Kyambura Gorge Lodge. Tickets for the raffle can be purchased at designated ticket locations in

Olympic Gold

Graceful Gold for the Pearl of Africa

Volcanoes Safaris are delighted to join in the celebrations and congratulations to Uganda’s very own Marathon Man Stephen Kiprotich on his stunning gold medal in the Olympic Marathon in London.
Kiprotich, 23, a farmers’ son from the Kapchorwa District close to the Kenyan border, wasn’t even