Volcanoes Safaris celebrates 15 years as pioneers in great ape tourism

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Established in 1997 by Praveen Moman and Yusuf Mulima Mubiru, Volcanoes Safaris celebrates 15 years in the safari and adventure travel world this year. It has been a special journey at the forefront of the revival of adventure tourism in Uganda and Rwanda.

Praveen Moman, described by the Financial Times as “a visionary conservationist”, says: “Team Volcanoes – a very fine group of men and women from Uganda, Rwanda and around the world – has been working over the last 15 years to build up our unique story. They have been a tremendous inspiration to work with.”

“The Volcanoes team has worked hard to overcome the legacy of conflict in the 1990s and rebuild tourism in this area. A number of staff who started in humble jobs are now part of the senior management, making Volcanoes a unique story in the empowerment of Africans.”

A holiday with Volcanoes is a win-win story. It helps protect some key endangered species – the mountain gorilla, chimpanzee and golden monkey. It helps protect their threatened habitat. It contributes directly to local people earning a living from sensitive and controlled tourism.

Volcanoes is the only company to own four properties in this area. This allows them to share their eco-luxury values with guests so that the culture of local communities, the fragility of the environment and using resources in a sustainable way is part of the unique Volcanoes experience.

The Volcanoes Safaris Partnership Trust (VSPT), the non-profit arm, supports conservation and community programs in the areas neighbouring the lodges as a practical demonstration of their commitment to the community.

“Today we celebrate the close and warm relationship we have developed with many guests from around the world, the many travel companies that have supported us, the commitment of our staff, our partnership with communities and of course the people of Uganda and Rwanda,” commented Praveen Moman.

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