Rebecca and the Mountain Gorillas
Early one dreary morning in March 2004, my BBC Wildlife plopped onto the doormat. While waiting for my lift to work to arrive, I quickly scanned through the articles, but came to an abrupt halt in the advertisement section; Journey to the Gorillas, Volcanoes Safaris it read. A trip was booked in less than 24 [...]
New Mother Loses Infant in Bwindi
On January 4th it was discovered that a newborn member of the Kahunge gorilla group in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest had died on 1 January. The infant’s mother is Rugendo, a young aduly female and first-time mother.
Although gorilla doctors were unable to identify the cause of death, they believe he had been born on 28th December. [...]
New Chimp Birth in Kyambura Gorge!
Kyambura Gorge Chimpanzee Community located in Queen Elizabeth Park in southwestern Uganda is home to a highly endangered isolated chimpanzee community. We are pleased to report that young Pamba gave birth to her first offspring, a boy, around the first week of December. Pamba appears to be a natural at child-rearing and both mother and [...]
Photo Competition Shortlist Announced!
We’re pleased to announce that the Photo Competition has produced some fine entries and we have been hard pushed to narrow them down to a shortlist of spectacular images, with many more we wish we could have included.
We have selected a shortlist of twenty photographers whose images are now in a special album on our [...]
Sculpture Gallery New Exhibition
The new Rwenzori Sculpture Gallery is open by appointment and the current exhibition is showcasing the local talent from the nearby bronze foundry which is going down a storm!
The Sculpture Gallery is located an hour’s drive away from Volcanoes Kyambura Gorge Lodge, at the foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains in a stunning architect-designed building overlooking [...]
Lady Luck (Part 3)
We not only got lucky with the animals, the human characters we met along the way were equally as entertaining.
At all stops we found friendly and engaging company. We were provided with classic examples of Uganda’s charming but idiosyncratic personality. “Hilariously, I welcome you to our lodge!” was one greeting we received. “This is the [...]