Monthly Archives: September 2012

No Electricity

No Electricity but We Have the Power

Since last Saturday the town of Kisoro has been without power. The problem, apparently, is in Rwanda where the power comes from and as such the larger town of Rukengeri/Muzanzi (one town two names) in Rwanda has also been without power. To make matters worse, the rumour is that a major transformer has been fried [...]

New KYA Community Centre

New Kyambura Community Centre

The Volcanoes Safaris Partnership Trust (VSPT) is happy to announce that a new community centre is to be built in Kyambura to help grow and preserve both the local communities and local wildlife.
The objective of the community centre is to create a regional conservation, eco-tourism, entrepreneurship and community centre in Kyambura that will focus on [...]

Honeymoon Winners Announced

Honeymoon Contest Winners Announced!

After hundreds of entries and several thousand retweets we have finally chosen a winning couple for our much anticipated honeymoon contest!
Arjun Ohri and Ami Dalal are the lucky winners selected at random to win a luxury safari at Kyambura Gorge Lodge, Uganda. The newlyweds will spend four fabulous days at the idyllic lodge that marries [...]

Complete Gorilla Run

Volcanoes Team Complete Gorilla Run!

We’re pleased to announce that the Volcanoes Safaris Primates of the Caribbean team have completed the Great Gorilla Run 2012!
The Great Gorilla Run is easily one of the most entertaining events to support conservation in the world, and has been held in London for the past nine years. Run by the Gorilla Organisation, the Great [...]

Sometimes `You're Given a Chicken

Sometimes You’re Given a Chicken!

Working with communities can be a taxing and thankless job, other days you get a lovey letter and a chicken!
As part of the VSPT’s “rusty roof” exchange program we renovated five family homes in the area of Kyambura.  Most of these were HIV positive households or those of single grandparents raising Aids orphans. About a [...]

VS Wins 2012 GVA

VS Wins The 2012 Global Vision Award!

Volcanoes Safaris is delighted to announce that it has been selected as a winner of the 2012 Travel and Leisure Global Vision Award for sustainability, a prestigious award that recognises ‘visionaries’ for their efforts in ‘changing the world for the better’.
Introduced in 2005, the Awards recognize the outstanding efforts of individuals and organizations that are [...]