Monthly Archives: December 2012

Pulling Teeth

Mgahinga Dental Clinic: Like Pulling Teeth

Recently some certain members of Mount Gahinga community did something they have never done before, they went to the dentist. Led by the indomitable Dr. Patrick Henrie and the Volcanoes Safaris Partnership Trust (VSPT), a team of 1 dentist, 2 dental hygienists and 2 helpers from California ran a free dental clinic for the community

David Arrives in London

David Arrives in London Town!

Our Virunga Lodge Manager in Rwanda, David Magyezi, recently came to London for a few weeks on a training program that saw him visit some of the finest hotels in London. At the end of the trip he wrote a letter, which will be shared in three parts, the first part included here!
My appreciation goes

Africa's New Frontier

Uganda: Africa’s New Frontier (NatGeo)

National Geographic defines Uganda as ‘Africa’s new frontier’ and names it in its Best of the World 2013!
Every year the editors of the National Geographic Traveler choose twenty destinations that they think are home to the best trips in the world for the coming year. Following on from last year’s accolades from the Lonely Planet,

Goma 4 December

Update: Goma 4 December 2012

Update on the situation in Eastern DRC and Rwanda 4 December 2012
Concerted regional efforts to bring stability to the city of Goma and North Kivu province in the Eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo are proceeding and there is optimism that these efforts will slowly help to restore order.
There have been reports of

ATTA Signs the Code

ATTA Signs ‘The Code’ in Lucerne

ATTA President Shannon Stowell has signed a formal agreement that sees ATTA support ‘The Code’, with the backing of the advisory board and in front of the gathered associates at the 2012 Summit in Lucerne, Switzerland.
The formal agreement was in support of the ECPAT initiative to prevent and mitigate exploitation of children known as ‘The


Two of the Kyambura Coffee Ladies

The Volcanoes Safaris Partnership Trust (VSPT) has over 1500 coffee trees on land neighboring Kyambura Gorge Lodge and in 2010 we recruited women neighboring this land to join a coffee cooperative. The Kyambura Women’s Coffee Cooperative has recently started their fourth harvesting season and the VSPT thought this would be a good time to share