Tag Archives: Virunga

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April 22, 2013

Kim’s Gorilla Dream Comes True!

Rwanda is a small country with big assets and I had the opportunity in 2006 to experience its most treasured asset – the Mountain Gorillas. I have to admit that prior to seeing the movie Gorillas in the Mist, I was not aware of their existence so I am indebted to Dian Fossey for bringing…

Progress with Mwiko School
November 22, 2012

VSPT Progress with Mwiko School!

We are pleased to announce that the VSPT have agreed to sponsor and conduct roofing at Mwiko School near our Virunga Lodge! The Volcanoes Safaris Partnership Trust (VSPT) is a non-profit organisation that carries out community and conservation work around each of the four eco-luxury Volcanoes Safaris lodges. Around our Virunga Lodge in Rwanda, we…

Virunga Certificate of Excellence
August 20, 2012

Virunga Certificate of Excellence!

It’s a week of award-winning celebrations for Volcanoes Safaris as our second award rolls in! Virunga Lodge has been awarded TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence 2012! The Certificate of Excellence honours only those properties that consistently earn top ratings from guests and are “the most exceptional performers in TripAdvisor’s global business community”. it is a tremendous…

Virunga Endangered Primates
May 4, 2012

Virunga’s Other Endangered Primates

With my muscles still aching from the steep climb to reach the Susa gorilla family two days earlier, I walked into the Volcanoes National Park headquarters in Kinigi, Rwanda, to sign in for another trek. I had been so nervous before that first gorilla trek wondering how I would handle the high-altitude climb and if…

Travelscope Emmys
May 18, 2012

Travelscope receives 3 Emmy Nominations!

Travelscope continues its winning run on American television by being nominated for not one but three Emmys after episodes including their feature on the endangered mountain gorillas in Rwanda! During their filming they stayed at Volcanoes Virunga Lodge and experienced one of our safaris, meeting the local community and visiting the Agashya gorilla group! We…

Telly Award
November 28, 2013

Among the Gorillas Wins Telly…

Congratualtions to Travelscope for winning a total of seven Telly Awards, including one for their episode with the gorillas, filmed at our Virunga Lodge! The Telly Awards are a US awards scheme that honours the very best television programs and commercials as well as the finest video and film productions and work created for the…