Volcanoes Safaris has been at the forefront of reviving gorilla and chimpanzee tourism in the region since 1997.
Over twenty years ago we were the first to set up simple camps in the areas around the gorilla parks. Today, Volcanoes Safaris is the leading luxury lodge company in Uganda and Rwanda:
Over twenty years ago Volcanoes Safaris was the first company to set up simple camps in the areas around the gorilla parks in Uganda first at Mount Gahinga and at Bwindi and later at Kyambura Gorge. Through a sustained development and investment program, the properties have been gradually improved as the region has opened up. A major upgrading program throughout 2017 completed their transformation to luxury lodges.
During the last twenty years we have had a clear vision. We have sought to develop lodges that are sensitive to local culture and aesthetics, connect to the local community and conservation projects and seek to use resources responsibly. We minimise the environmental impact of the lodges by using solar power when possible, harvesting our own rain water and recycling water and waste water when possible. At the same time to ensure we provide a luxury experience at our lodges, each lodge is having a back up generator installed to ensure power is available when needed and hot water is not reliant on weather patterns, charging facilities in the rooms provided and important amenities like hair dryers added! All these changes are important changes from the days of our simple camps.
The Volcanoes family, from guides and waitresses to lodge managers, sales consultants and other office staff in Kampala, Kigali and London are committed to ensuring that you have a distinctive, unique and memorable lodge experience while on a gorilla or chimpanzee safari. We employ over one hundred and fifty staff in Rwanda and Uganda, most of whom are based at our lodges. Empowering local staff at all levels of management is a key aspect of Volcanoes’ philosophy and is exceptional among leading lodge companies. Staff from the region – Rwanda, Uganda, DRC and Burundi benefit from Volcanoes’ extensive training programs and manage guest experience from beginning to end. Today our staff are complimented for the exceptional level of service they share with our guests.
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