VS Wins The 2012 Global Vision Award!
Volcanoes Safaris is delighted to announce that it has been selected as a winner of the 2012 Travel and Leisure Global Vision Award for sustainability, a prestigious award that recognises ‘visionaries’ for their efforts in ‘changing the world for the better’.
Introduced in 2005, the Awards recognize the outstanding efforts of individuals and organizations that are [...]
Meet the Man Behind the Mask
Bamuturaki Robert knows how to draw a crowd and keep a smile on their faces. The 42 year old actor is the star of the Omumashaka Drama Group, which performs regularly in the Kyambura region of southwestern Uganda.
As a boy Robert joined his primary school’s drama club and soon discovered he had a natural gift for acting. [...]
Volcanoes Supports Imbabazi Orphanage
Volcanoes Safaris is supporting the Imbabazi Orphanage as it celebrates Roz Carr’s 100th Birthday on the 28th August 2012.
To celebrate, the Orphanage is holding a benefit which will include a raffle for some fantastic prizes including 2 nights in Volcanoes Kyambura Gorge Lodge. Tickets for the raffle can be purchased at designated ticket locations in [...]
Mr Potato Head; the Batwa and the Irish
Around Uganda the region of Kisoro is famous for one thing and one thing only: Irish. Sadly this does not mean the hillsides are teeming with fair-skinned Celts and that Colcannon replaces mashed matooke as the local stable starch. Instead Irish is the term used in Uganda to describe potatoes that are not sweet. The [...]
Participate in the Craft of Bee Keeping!
The VSPT now offers our guests at Kyambura Gorge Lodge the opportunity to participate in and learn the craft of bee keeping. The hives were put in place by the VSPT to demonstrate to the local community how they can use bee hives to deter elephants from raiding their crops (elephants have a natural fear [...]
Festival of Games on First Birthday!
Whenever someone on the VSPT staff has a birthday we declare it official Games Day! A declaration of Games Day means we stop work and spend the day playing volleyball, basketball, horseshoes and frisbee. We also prepare a big lunch that includes the rare treat of beef and sodas.
For some of my staff Games Day [...]