Follow the Volcanoes News for information on what's happening in Uganda and Rwanda that impacts on the wildlife populations and local communities.
Volcanoes work hard to forge ahead at the forefront of pioneering tourism in Uganda and Rwanda. This blog will keep you updated on all the news in the gorilla and chimp tourism world including development and conservation issues. It will also keep you posted on developments at Volcanoes Safaris, whether it be a new activity at one of our lodges, a new community project or a new feature around the local area.
There's loads going on and it's here that you can find out about it all, making it a first port of call for travel news, whether you're booking a safari with us or not! It may be that you just want to keep in touch with the community after you travel or that you want to see how tourism can benefit the locales in which they operate. Whatever the motive, you'll find something of interest here!
24 January 2012
There are unconfirmed reports that the gorilla permit prices in Rwanda will rise to US$750 for all new bookings for travel from 1st June 2012.
14 December 2011
Praveen Moman, co-founder of Volcanoes Safaris, has joined the board of Imbabazi Orphanage, Rwanda.
1 November 2011
Uganda is top of a list of the top destinations to travel to in 2012 according to Lonely Planet!
18 October 2011
There have been recent press reports on tension in Somalia between Kenyan forces and Somali insurgents. As far as the situation in Uganda and Rwanda is concerned the situation rema...
22 September 2011
Volcanoes is delighted to announce that the newest addition to the Volcanoes Collection, Kyambura Gorge Lodge is open.
11 August 2011
On Sunday 7 August police in Ruhengeri arrested a group of men who were caught smuggling a baby gorilla into Rwanda from neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
6 August 2011
Gorilla permits for the summer months of 2011 have been almost completely sold out for many months now, but Volcanoes Safaris have some permits available for last minute bookings on the...
5 August 2011
Too often stories involving poachers and endangered species don't have a happy ending. This time, however, thanks to the ongoing collaboration between Rwanda and the Democratic Republic...
1 August 2011
Co-Founder of Volcanoes Safaris Praveen Moman will be a panelist at this fascinating event that explores the benefits and challenges of making a business out of what you love.