Welcome to our New Partner “Volcanoes Safaris”


Kigali (Rwanda), April 15th 2014 – Volcanoes Safaris has been accepted as a full member of the Congo Basin Forest Partnership (CBFP) and will upholdthe CBFP Cooperation Framework goals to advance sustainable management of forest ecosystems in Central Africa.  In recent years Volcanoes Safaris has been exploring expanding activities into the Congo Basin and has contributed to a number of meetings on the development of tourism in the Congo Basin countries, greatly expanding the sectoral perspectives of the Congo Basin Forest Partnership.


Volcanoes Safaris has been based in Uganda and Rwanda for over 15 years and has developed ecotourism programs around gorilla and chimpanzee protected areas as well as setting up four eco-luxury lodges and our own community and conservation activities.   In a unique partnership, Volcanoes Safaris has also set up a community resource center for Batwa Pygmy communities adjacent to Mgahinga National Park in Uganda.


As award-winning pioneers in eco-tourism Volcanoes Safaris seek to respect the culture of local communities, the fragility of the environment and the need to use resources in a sustainable way. Volcanoes Safaris has been at the forefront of mountain gorilla tourism and, led by ‘visionary conservationist’ Praveen Moman, are the only safari company to have signed the UN Kinshasa Declaration on Great Apes.  The Volcanoes Safaris Partnership Trust (VSPT) connects Volcanoes Safaris lodges to local community and conservation initiatives.


Welcome to our New Partner “Volcanoes Safaris”!


For more Information, please contact Praveen Moman, Founder of Volcanoes Safaris (praveen@volcanoessafaris.com) or consult the official website of Volcanoes Safaris: http://www.volcanoessafaris.com/

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