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All in the Family

2017-04-18T14:00:53+00:00 Gorillas and Chimps|

Tailormade African Safaris by the Safari Legends Mountain gorillas are social and gregarious, intelligent and curious. So, much like the human group I trekked with on a mild day in October last year, then. While waiting for permits our company of eight strangers happily milled about, animatedly wondering aloud what our trek in Volcanoes [...]

Celebrate this Easter with Volcanoes Safaris

2017-03-22T05:11:09+00:00 Gorillas and Chimps|

Tailormade African Safaris by the Safari Legends This Easter join us for a fun filled Easter weekend and experience the unique Volcanoes Lodges in Uganda and Rwanda. Kyambura Gorge Lodge, Queen Elizabeth National Park – The Contemporary Chimpanzee and Wildlife Lodge Join us for a traditional Easter feast and fun filled games for the whole [...]

8 things to do in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

2017-03-13T13:25:24+00:00 Gorillas and Chimps|

Tailormade African Safaris by the Safari Legends Bwindi Impenetrable forest, with its rising ridges and valleys is Africa’s oldest rain forest – it’s also well known or synonymous with gorilla trekking. But visiting Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable forest goes beyond being just a Gorilla experience. There is so much else to see, do and experience. [...]

Remembering Dian Fossey at Virunga Lodge

2017-03-14T02:20:16+00:00 Gorillas and Chimps|

Tailormade African Safaris by the Safari Legends On 02 March we celebrated the opening of the new Dian Fossey Map Room at our Virunga Lodge. This stunning space pays homage to the conservationists and explorers of the Virunga volcanoes from 1870 to 1985 through a series of specially researched panels. In addition to an [...]

Gorilla Trekking: Rwanda, Uganda and Congo

2017-02-21T02:40:48+00:00 Gorillas and Chimps|

Tailormade African Safaris by the Safari Legends There are only three options with regards to tracking the rare and endangered mountain gorillas. They exist only in Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. In a nutshell, Rwanda is for those with little time, Uganda offers cheaper permits, but requires a greater time commitment and [...]

Is it safe to go mountain gorilla trekking?

2017-02-07T14:33:30+00:00 Gorillas and Chimps|

When considering an adventure such as mountain gorilla trekking, the subject of safety inevitably comes up in the conversation. The reality is that close contact with mountain gorillas is considered very safe, in comparison with other wild animals. Of course, in order to ensure one’s safety, rules have to be followed, and there are [...]

The challenge of conservation travel in the Congo Basin

2017-01-17T17:31:23+00:00 Gorillas and Chimps|

On 25 November 2016, “visionary conservationist” Praveen Moman, Founder of Volcanoes Safaris, delivered the keynote speech at the Congo Basin Forest Partnership’s 16th Meeting of Parties in Kigali, Rwanda. In his speech, Praveen discussed “The challenge of conservation travel in the Congo Basin” and most importantly, proposed a practical plan of action for protecting ‘the [...]