Stephen Heyman featured Volcanoes Safaris in the The New York Times style magazine on 12th September.
The spotlight is on Volcanoes Kyambura Gorge Lodge. The lodge is situated on the edge of Queen Elizabeth National Park, with stunning views over the Kyambura Gorge and the lush savannah, with the peaks of the Rwenzori Mountains in the distance. Chimpanzee tracking, game drives in Queen Elizabeth National Park, birdwatching on the Kazinga Channel are only some of the activities available in the area which contributes to make Uganda the "Pearl of Africa."
Heyman also remarks that a vacation with Volcanoes is a win-win story. It helps protect some key endangered species – the mountain gorilla, chimpanzee and golden monkey. It also helps protect their threatened habitat and ensures local people earn a living from sensitive, carefully controlled eco-tourism.
The Volcanoes Safaris Partnership Trust (VSPT), our non-profit arm, supports conservation and community programs in the areas neighbouring our lodges as a practical demonstration of our commitment to the community.
Volcanoes is the only company to own four properties in Uganda and Rwanda. This allows us to share our eco-luxury values with our guests so that the culture of local communities, the fragility of the environment and using resources in a sustainable way is part of the unique Volcanoes experience.