The Volcanoes Safaris Group (VS) is a unique great ape ecotourism business specializing in mountain gorilla safaris to Uganda and Rwanda, which was set up in Kampala, Uganda in 1997. No other company in the world has invested so heavily in the area around the mountain gorilla parks in these two countries. Over the last 15 years, VS has taken over 10,000 clients on gorilla safaris and we currently employ over 100 people globally. This track record makes VS the No. 1 Gorilla Safari Company. We offer an unrivalled, integrated set of services including: safaris and our own eco safari lodges; international sales office in London; ecotourism partnership programs with communities and conservation organisations to give communities a stake in the development of eco-tourism; great ape ecotourism advisory services for governments and donors.
In 2005, in recognition of our expertise on great ape eco-tourism, Volcanoes became the only safari company to become a signatory to the UN Kinshasa Declaration on Safeguarding the Great Apes.
We believe it is essential in post-conflict societies that the private sector undertakes not only its core business but also partnership projects to help rebuild the economy in these countries. This unorthodox two-pronged approach is central to our business ethos.