Mount Gahinga Lodge is Relaunched!
Volcanoes Safaris unveils newly renovated Mount Gahinga Lodge
Upgraded Lodge Offers New Interactive Experiences with the Indigenous Batwa Community and Enhanced Level of Luxury Accommodations
On November 4th, 2013, Volcanoes Safaris re-launched Mount Gahinga Lodge, nestled in the foothills of the Virunga Volcanoes on the edge of Mgahinga National Park in Southwest Uganda, as the premier culture and hiking lodge.
Batwaveganza, the Best Show in Town!
Batwa culture is one of the most ancient and endangered in the entire world, for thousands of years they have survived in the forest and have a vast store of cultural knowledge relating to this.
Historically, The Batwa pygmies would have had an in depth knowledge of forest plants, especially for medicinal purposes, they could track [...]
VS Announces Competition Winner!
The Volcanoes Safaris Photo Competition has run its course on Facebook, with the winning picture enlarged below gaining over 1,000 likes!
Congratulations to Sasha Cimperman, whose close-up photo of a young gorilla proved the overwhelming winner. Second place went to Justin Sangani’s Lioness in Africa, with third place falling on Emily Butler with her Watching Us [...]
No Electricity but We Have the Power
Since last Saturday the town of Kisoro has been without power. The problem, apparently, is in Rwanda where the power comes from and as such the larger town of Rukengeri/Muzanzi (one town two names) in Rwanda has also been without power. To make matters worse, the rumour is that a major transformer has been fried [...]
Mgahinga Dental Clinic: Like Pulling Teeth
Recently some certain members of Mount Gahinga community did something they have never done before, they went to the dentist. Led by the indomitable Dr. Patrick Henrie and the Volcanoes Safaris Partnership Trust (VSPT), a team of 1 dentist, 2 dental hygienists and 2 helpers from California ran a free dental clinic for the community [...]
Didas’ Mount Gahinga Adventure!
Volcanoes Safaris recently planned a special adventure weekend for residents of Kampala at Volcanoes Mount Gahinga Lodge in Kisoro, Uganda, which I was put in charge of organizing on the ground!
Co-ordinating such a trip is always great fun and a very fulfilling experience as it is a chance to directly interact with our guests, but [...]