Monthly Archives: November 2012

Didas' Gahinga Adventure

Didas’ Mount Gahinga Adventure!

Volcanoes Safaris recently planned a special adventure weekend for residents of Kampala at Volcanoes Mount Gahinga Lodge in Kisoro, Uganda, which I was put in charge of organizing on the ground!
Co-ordinating such a trip is always great fun and a very fulfilling experience as it is a chance to directly interact with our guests, but

Goma 4 December

Update: Goma 28 November 2012

Update on the situation in Goma in Eastern DRC 28 November 2012
There have been continuing reports of instability in recent days near the city of Goma and North Kivu province in the Eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo and with some reports of isolated incidents near the DRC/Rwanda border. The situation in North

Evening with Jane Goodall

An Evening with Jane Goodall, DBE

Dr Jane Goodall, world renowned expert on chimpanzees, UN Messenger of Peave and Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute is delivering a talk at the Royal Institution on Monday 3rd December hosted by Steppes Travel.
Jane Goodall is an alumnus of Cambridge University and is recognised as an authority on chimpanzees as a result of her

Launch of Photo Comp

Volcanoes Launches Photo Competition!

Volcanoes Safaris is delighted to announce the opening of a new photo competition!
The photo competition asks for you to submit your photos of Uganda or Rwanda. Photos can be of anything in the countries so long as they were taken in either Uganda or Rwanda. Gorillas, landscapes, wildlife, birds, people, culture, landmarks and all else

Gorilla Group Return Home

Nyakagezi Gorilla Group Return Home

We are delighted to announce that the Nyakagezi Gorilla Group, long-time residents of Mgahinga National Park, has just returned home from Rwanda!
There are a total of 80 mountain gorillas in Mgahinga National Park in Uganda, but the travelling Nyakagezi group are the only habituated group for tourism. Their recent arrival in the park before the

Progress with Mwiko School

VSPT Progress with Mwiko School!

We are pleased to announce that the VSPT have agreed to sponsor and conduct roofing at Mwiko School near our Virunga Lodge!
The Volcanoes Safaris Partnership Trust (VSPT) is a non-profit organisation that carries out community and conservation work around each of the four eco-luxury Volcanoes Safaris lodges.
Around our Virunga Lodge in Rwanda, we support a