Tag Archives: Rwanda

Rebecca and Mountain Gorillas
January 25, 2013

Rebecca and the Mountain Gorillas

Early one dreary morning in March 2004, my BBC Wildlife plopped onto the doormat. While waiting for my lift to work to arrive, I quickly scanned through the articles, but came to an abrupt halt in the advertisement section; Journey to the Gorillas, Volcanoes Safaris it read. A trip was booked in less than 24…

Imbabazi Support
August 14, 2012

Volcanoes supports Imbabazi Orphanage

Volcanoes Safaris is supporting Imbabazi Orphanage as it celebrates what would have been Roz Carr’s 100th birthday on the 28th August 2012. To celebrate, the Imbabazi Foundation is holding a benefit event which will include a raffle for some fantastic prizes, including a two-night stay at Volcanoes Safaris’ Kyambura Gorge Lodge. Tickets for the raffle can be…

Mission Impossible
August 1, 2012

Mission Impossible: Jungle

A couple of youngsters in Rwanda have managed to destroy a trap used by hunters. This is made even more remarkable by the fact that these youngsters are gorillas! Rwema and Dukore had responded to one of their family being killed by a poacher’s snare by searching out similar traps around the forests of Parc…

Ros Carr Orphanage Re-Opens
July 12, 2012

Roz Carr Orphanage reopens with…

Roz Carr’s Imbazi Orphanage continues to give back to the Community, with the new Intore Dance Troupe! “I can only surmise that God didn’t feel I was ready to have children until I was 82 years old. Then he sent me forty all at once.” –Rosamond Carr (excerpt from her memoir Land of a Thousand Hills:…

17 Gorillas Names
July 9, 2012

17 Baby Gorillas Named

The 8th annual gorilla naming ceremony – Kwita Izina – took place in Rwanda on June 16th under the umbrella theme “Sustainable Tourism for a Green Economy.”  This year’s ceremony named the 17 baby gorillas born in the past 12 months, a tradition that has named about 141 baby gorillas since its inception in 2005! This event…

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September 3, 2012

Akagera’s Top Experiences

Akagera National Park, Rwanda’s hidden gem, only receives a fraction of the number of visitors that famous safari parks like Massai Mara or Kruger see. While Akagera lacks the density of wildlife these other parks boast, its dearth of tourists mean that those who do visit can experience the wilderness in near solitude. No convoys…

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