Volcanoes Safaris and DEG Support Communities and Conservation in Rwanda and Uganda

5 June 2021

Volcanoes Safaris are pleased to announce a joint partnership with DEG that is providing support to the communities neighboring Volcanoes Safaris lodges in Rwanda and Uganda in the first six months of 2021.

Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, these disadvantaged communities have lost vital tourism-related income.

The project will provide over 12,000 beneficiaries with Covid-19 infection prevention training.

It also provides agricultural assistance and food donations, hospitality training and water tanks.

Volcanoes Safaris’ General Manager Kevin James said “Volcanoes staff are supporting 2,000 households around the lodges. Thank you to DEG and Volcanoes Safaris staff for supporting the local people facing challenges with Covid”.


About Volcanoes Safaris:

Volcanoes Safaris has been at the forefront of reviving gorilla and chimpanzee tourism in the region since 1997. Today, Volcanoes Safaris is recognized as the leader in great ape tourism specializing in mountain gorilla and chimpanzee trekking in Rwanda and Uganda.

About DEG:

Deutsche Investitions und Entwicklungsgesellschaft MBH (DEG) is a financial institution incorporated in Germany and has co-financed this project, which supports disadvantaged communities affected by Covid-19, from public funds of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

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