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

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.

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!

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.

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.’