Tag Archives: Wildlife

worthmorealive elephant ivory burning Kenya
April 29, 2016

Kenya’s ivory burning

#worthmorealive the historic elephant and rhino ivory burning in Nairobi, Kenya and what it means This week we at Volcanoes Safaris​ stand shoulder to shoulder with our conservation & tourism partners across Africa who are meeting in Kenya now to address the ivory poaching crisis. Conservation and tourism are inextricably linked. Protecting elephants and rhino…

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July 5, 2013

Uganda Uncovered – Roxy’s First…

Uganda is undoubtedly one of the most beautifully diverse countries with forests and plains, primates and game with the most welcoming friendly inhabitants. There is so much variation in the country, not just the landscapes, but also the different species you will find out there. My first stop was to Kyambura Gorge Lodge, situated outside…

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April 15, 2013

Gorillas, Wildlife, Birds and Much…

Deanna and I arrived in Entebbe for our “gorilla tracking” trip,where we met our driver, Sam, who would be our guide for the next 10 days. While loading our bags and cameras in the parking lot of the Lake Victoria Hotel, Sam noticed that we were bird watching and I was trying to get some…

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…

New Chimp Birth
January 17, 2013

New Chimp Birth in Kyambura…

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…

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January 7, 2013

Lady Luck (Part 3)

We not only got lucky with the animals, the human characters we met along the way were equally as entertaining. At all stops we found friendly and engaging company. We were provided with classic examples of Uganda’s charming but idiosyncratic personality. “Hilariously, I welcome you to our lodge!” was one greeting we received. “This is…

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