The Travel and Leisure Magazine has in its 7th edition of the Global Vision Awards named the Kyambura Gorge Lodge, owned and operated by Volcanoes Safaris, as Africa’s best in terms of eco friendly and sustainable operations. Volcanoes owns 4 lodges in total one of them in neighbouring Rwanda, and is globally recognized as one of East Africa’s leading safari operators specialized in primate tourism.
The magazine has a range of categories in which it awards prized but for a green destination like Uganda it is particularly important that efforts towards sustainability and environmentally best practice are recognized.
The other areas are community building, conservation, preservation and leadership.
All available categories were hotly contested and judged by a team of experts brought together for this purpose. Besides Volcanoes were India’s ITC Hotels named, as was Alaska Airlines and the Song Saa Island in Cambodia, all of whom were single out for not just one off efforts but their long term commitment to achieve operating sustainability in their field of work.
First held in 2005, the Global Vision Awards recognize the outstanding efforts of individuals and organizations that are working to preserve the world’s natural and man-made treasures.