Volcanoes Safaris

"We feel privileged to come on board to promote Volcanoes Safaris' 25th anniversary. This company has been at the forefront of reviving gorilla tourism in Uganda and Rwanda and continues to lead the way. I have huge respect for Praveen, his vision and commitment to this spectacular though challenging region to ensure that conversation, community and hospitality can truly sit hand in hand."

Mel Cutcliffe

Volcanoes Safaris is a leading boutique lodge company, operating in Uganda and Rwanda. Its main focus is the Great Apes of East Africa.

The company is led by visionary founder, Praveen Moman, who has always put conservation, wildlife protection, local culture and community empowerment at the forefront of his business.

Celebrating 25 years in 2022, Volcanoes Safaris is considered a trailblazer in hospitality and gorilla tourism. Praveen is widely recognised as a pioneer and legacy maker, safeguarding a more responsible and positive approach to tourism for the future. He continues to be one of the leading voices in what has become known as ‘eco & community tourism’ today.

With a strong focus on community, culture and connections, Volcanoes Safaris plays an active role in the empowerment and recruitment of local people. Their offering in Uganda and Rwanda is demonstrative of the best hospitality of the great lakes, with an emphasis on quality amenities, excellent service and authentic values.

The four lodges have been recently upgraded to meet guest expectations and growing competition and all enjoy prime locations. Each supports projects to protect the community and environment (through the VS Partnership Trust). A fifth lodge is planned for 2023, close to a major ape site in Kibale, Uganda.

Volcanoes Safaris is an excellent example of how conservation, regenerative travel and hospitality together bring great rewards for both the economy and the planet.

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