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!
28 November 2012
Update on the situation in Goma in Eastern DRC 28 November 2012
There have been continuing reports of instability in recent days near the city of Goma and North Kivu province in the E...
27 November 2012
Volcanoes Safaris is delighted to announce the opening of a new photo competition!
The photo competition asks for you to submit your photos of Uganda or Rwanda. Photos can be of anythi...
26 November 2012
We are delighted to announce that the Nyakagezi Gorilla Group, long-time residents of Mgahinga National Park, has just returned home from Rwanda!
22 November 2012
We are pleased to announce that the VSPT have agreed to sponsor and conduct roofing at Mwiko School near our Virunga Lodge!
The Volcanoes Safaris Partnership Trust (VSPT)&nbs...
19 November 2012
Update on the situation in Goma in Eastern DRC 19 November 2012
There have been recent reports of instability near the city of Goma in the Eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Co...
13 November 2012
We are delighted to announce that census data released today by the Uganda Wildlife Authority has revealed that the number of mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in Uga...
7 November 2012
Volcanoes Safaris is happy to remind you the opening of new scheduled flights that will make the rare mountain gorillas more accessible to tourists than ever before!
25 October 2012
The Uganda Wildlife Authority has just released some fantastic news for gorilla tracking in Uganda! They have announced a low season promotion to enable visitors to enjoy their gorilla ...
24 October 2012
Volcanoes Safaris Statement on Marburg Fever 24 Oct 2012 In recent days there have been reports of Marburg fever in the Kabale District of Uganda. The situation is being handled by the...