About

At Volcanoes Safaris we specialise in mountain gorilla and chimpanzee safari based around our eco-luxury lodges in Uganda and Rwanda.

As award-winning pioneers in eco-tourism we ensure our safaris respect the culture of local communities, the fragility of the environment and the need to use resources in a sustainable way. For more than fifteen years we have been at the forefront of mountain gorilla tourism and, led by ‘visionary conservationist’ Praveen Moman, are the only Uganda safari company to have signed the UN Kinshasa Declaration on Great Apes.

The Volcanoes Safaris Partnership Trust (VSPT) connects Volcanoes Safaris lodges to local community and conservation initiatives.

Led by our outstanding Volcanoes Safaris guides, you will stay at our unique and intimate eco-luxury safari lodges near the gorilla and chimpanzee forests of Western Uganda. Your safari will explore these diverse and truly unique ecosystems and the surrounding cultures, creating a distinctive and memorable Uganda safari holiday for you!

What our customers say

Organic Spa

“I couldn’t keep silent: I wanted to tell her about my day.”
2014-10-31T16:00:10+00:00
“I couldn’t keep silent: I wanted to tell her about my day.”

How to Spend It

“Dramatically improved logistics, efficient enough now to seduce the time-short luxury traveller.”
2014-10-31T16:02:43+00:00
“Dramatically improved logistics, efficient enough now to seduce the time-short luxury traveller.”

The Times magazine, UK

Track Gorillas in Rwanda is one of the 50 things to do before you die!
2014-10-31T15:58:07+00:00
Track Gorillas in Rwanda is one of the 50 things to do before you die!

Andrew Bernstein

Generally amazing staff!! Food, accommodation, guide all superb. We had a wonderful time, I'd not hesitate to return and recommend to others.
2014-09-17T12:49:04+00:00
Generally amazing staff!! Food, accommodation, guide all superb. We had a wonderful time, I’d not hesitate to return and recommend to others.

National Geographic Traveller

“His curiously human expression is a mixture of surprise and excitement.”
2014-10-31T15:58:53+00:00
“His curiously human expression is a mixture of surprise and excitement.”

Business Traveller

“We move on, ducking, stretching and weaving our way through the undergrowth until suddenly the silverback is before us.”
2014-10-31T16:02:05+00:00
“We move on, ducking, stretching and weaving our way through the undergrowth until suddenly the silverback is before us.”

Wedding Ideas

“Are you looking for a honeymoon with a difference? The amazing Virunga Lodge is perfect for you.”
2014-10-31T16:01:30+00:00
“Are you looking for a honeymoon with a difference? The amazing Virunga Lodge is perfect for you.”

House and Garden

“I challenge any lodge in Africa to beat the views of paradise or indeed the lodges’ raison d’etre.”
2014-10-31T16:02:26+00:00
“I challenge any lodge in Africa to beat the views of paradise or indeed the lodges’ raison d’etre.”

Tempus

“One of the most memorable lodges I know in Africa.”
2014-10-31T16:03:15+00:00
“One of the most memorable lodges I know in Africa.”

Irish Brides

“What could be more memorable than tracking mountain gorillas in deepest Africa?”
2014-10-31T16:01:04+00:00
“What could be more memorable than tracking mountain gorillas in deepest Africa?”

Jennifer Mauro

Your staff and services at all lodges was excellent! Hope to be back soon and will use Volcanoes Safaris lodges. Thank you!
2014-09-17T12:54:41+00:00
Your staff and services at all lodges was excellent! Hope to be back soon and will use Volcanoes Safaris lodges. Thank you!

The Scotsman

“It could have been a scene from any sitting room in the world: a dad playing rough and tumble with his kids.”
2014-10-31T16:03:01+00:00
“It could have been a scene from any sitting room in the world: a dad playing rough and tumble with his kids.”

Eva Loser

This was a wonderful trip, Volcanoes Safaris did a wonderful job at every lodge, excellent staff, food and services.
2014-09-17T12:56:44+00:00
This was a wonderful trip, Volcanoes Safaris did a wonderful job at every lodge, excellent staff, food and services.

Black Ink

“Praveen Moman has turned a flat-topped hill…into an ecoresort with possibly the best views on the continent.”
2014-10-31T15:59:46+00:00
“Praveen Moman has turned a flat-topped hill…into an ecoresort with possibly the best views on the continent.”

Delaney Party, USA

'We just wanted you to know that the safari has been the most fantastic thing we have ever done and we hate to leave.'
2013-11-08T13:49:55+00:00
‘We just wanted you to know that the safari has been the most fantastic thing we have ever done and we hate to leave.’

Albritton Party

'Volcanoes were absolutely amazing. I would not use anyone else.'
2013-11-08T13:48:17+00:00
‘Volcanoes were absolutely amazing. I would not use anyone else.’

M Leuchter, Australia

'We had a great time and Volcanoes were so organised from the very beginning I can't help but thank everybody involved.'
2013-11-08T13:47:37+00:00
‘We had a great time and Volcanoes were so organised from the very beginning I can’t help but thank everybody involved.’

Margaret Singleton, USA

'All the parks were terrific. very different experience with the gorilla tracking. Can't pick a favourite; I loved them all!'
2013-11-08T13:46:45+00:00
‘All the parks were terrific. very different experience with the gorilla tracking. Can’t pick a favourite; I loved them all!’

Ian Glover, UK

'Outstanding. We have travelled extensively and our Volcanoes guide was by far the best guide we've had. He went beyond what we expected. We couldn't ask for more.'
2013-11-08T13:45:56+00:00
‘Outstanding. We have travelled extensively and our Volcanoes guide was by far the best guide we’ve had. He went beyond what we expected. We couldn’t ask for more.’

Chairman, Financial Times

'Excellent in every way. The guide's fantastic knowledge of birds was an extra bonus.'
2013-11-08T13:43:48+00:00
‘Excellent in every way. The guide’s fantastic knowledge of birds was an extra bonus.’

Harpers & Queen

'The organisation of the journey by Volcanoes was faultless.'
2013-11-08T13:42:56+00:00
‘The organisation of the journey by Volcanoes was faultless.’

Baroness Chalker, UK

'Excellent visit - only much too short. My guide was outstanding.'
2013-11-08T13:42:23+00:00
‘Excellent visit – only much too short. My guide was outstanding.’

US Ambassador to Uganda

'Thank you for making the visit of the President and First Lady a success.'
2013-11-08T13:41:27+00:00
‘Thank you for making the visit of the President and First Lady a success.’

BA Highlife Magazine

'A gorilla safari with Volcanoes - one of the 13 best safaris in the world.'
2013-11-08T13:40:54+00:00
‘A gorilla safari with Volcanoes – one of the 13 best safaris in the world.’