Nicole Speaks at ATTA Summit
Nicole Simmons, Project Co-Ordinator for the VSPT at Kyambura Gorge recently spoke at the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) Summit in Namibia, focusing on the crucial work carried out by the VSPT in and around Volcanoes’ Lodges. Below is a transcript of her moving and inspiring words:
Today I will be speaking at the ATWS about [...]
Kyambura Chimp Naming Ceremony
Kyambura Gorge’s first chimpanzee baby naming ceremony was held at the UWA Fig Tree Camp in Queen Elizabeth National Park on July 18th!
Kyambura Gorge is home to a unique and isolated community of 24 chimpanzees. Research conducted between 2006 – 2009 by Nicole Simmons, who is now the VSPT project coordinator, revealed that the [...]
Brewing Hope in a Coffee Cup!
Our Coffee Cooperative in Kyambura Gorge is gaining fame for the quality of their Omwani coffee and has recently been featured in the Daily Monitor!
According to the Daily Monitor, the coffe is ‘gaining a reputation for its quality’, which is great news for the women who have been working hard to ensure the quality is [...]
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 [...]
New Chimp Birth in Kyambura Gorge!
Kyambura Gorge Chimpanzee Community located in Queen Elizabeth Park in southwestern Uganda is home to a highly endangered isolated chimpanzee community. We are pleased to report that young Pamba gave birth to her first offspring, a boy, around the first week of December. Pamba appears to be a natural at child-rearing and both mother and [...]
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 [...]