Sculpture Gallery New Exhibition
The new Rwenzori Sculpture Gallery is open by appointment and the current exhibition is showcasing the local talent from the nearby bronze foundry which is going down a storm!
The Sculpture Gallery is located an hour’s drive away from Volcanoes Kyambura Gorge Lodge, at the foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains in a stunning architect-designed building overlooking [...]
Uganda is Declared a Birding Hub!
Uganda has been declared one of the prime destinations for birdwatching in 2013, continuing the boost from the Lonely Planet 2012 award of Best Tourism Destination into a new year.
Nature Uganda had teamed up with Birdlife International, a global conservation organisation focusing on the protection of birds and their habitats, to study the bird population [...]
Uganda: Africa’s New Frontier (NatGeo)
National Geographic defines Uganda as ‘Africa’s new frontier’ and names it in its Best of the World 2013!
Every year the editors of the National Geographic Traveler choose twenty destinations that they think are home to the best trips in the world for the coming year. Following on from last year’s accolades from the Lonely Planet, [...]
Nyakagezi Gorilla Group Return Home
We are delighted to announce that the Nyakagezi Gorilla Group, long-time residents of Mgahinga National Park, has just returned home from Rwanda!
There are a total of 80 mountain gorillas in Mgahinga National Park in Uganda, but the travelling Nyakagezi group are the only habituated group for tourism. Their recent arrival in the park before the [...]
Uganda’s 50th Independence Day
Today marks an important celebration in the history of Uganda as it’s not only Independence Day but a golden jubilee year of 50 years since their independence.
Uganda has come a long way in the last 50 years and there has been a lot to celebrate. Lonely Planet this year named Uganda the top destination for [...]
Tragic Report of Three Gorillas’ Deaths
Volcanoes was hugely saddened to learn of the recent deaths of two wild mountain gorillas. Bwiruka, a senior female mountain gorilla, was found dead by trackers in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park on Monday. The cause of death is yet to be established but is suspected to be advanced age. Also, 3-year-old male mountain gorilla Akarusho [...]