Tag Archives: Mount Gahinga

Batwa5
November 12, 2013

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…

HWbEQF_web
April 8, 2013

Batwaveganza, the Best Show in…

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…

Photo Comp Winner
February 1, 2013

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…

No Electricity
September 26, 2012

No Electricity but We Have…

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…

Pulling Teeth
December 11, 2012

Mgahinga Dental Clinic: Like Pulling…

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' Gahinga Adventure
November 29, 2012

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,…