Amahoro Tours currently offers a program that allows visiting tourist conservationists, biologists, and researchers to visit us for free because it furthers our sustainability and conservation initiatives.  We believe in engaging the local community in Environmental Conservation, Ecotourism, and Sustainable Development Programs around the Virunga Massif.

Red Rocks Rwanda Intercultural Centre is presently on the move to engage the local community around the Volcanoes, Mgahinga, and Virunga National Parks in the tourism, conservation efforts, and sustainable development activities to improve the livelihoods of people in these communities, and to reduce poverty in general. The centre has initiated programs that will see the local community engage more in public debates in a bid to promote sustainable conservation, ecotourism efforts, and community development. The program also aims to raise awareness about the significance of Virunga Massif to the local population.

Towards this initiative Red Rocks has involved gorilla trackers and forest guides to engage the local community and visitors on healthy talks and debates geared towards promoting responsible and sustainable tourism or gorilla trekking.

Virunga Massif mountain gorilla trackers play a key role in conservation and Rwanda tours since they are extremely significant in keeping track of the primates’ movement patterns, habitat protection and keeping records of population demographics. Furthermore, they are indispensable in preventing rampant poaching by removing snares and preventing general poaching activities within the national park.

Gorilla trackers and forest guides, therefore, have a wealth of information and Red Rocks Rwanda is working towards tapping into this to share the valuable information with guests taking gorilla tours, education tours, and participating in other tourist activities during these interactions. The talks and debates have multiple management applications that include but are not limited to an introduction to research, community tourism, and community engagement development and conservation initiatives.

As researchers and conservationists engaged in sustainable ecotourism, one of our goals is to work on these valuable initiatives and programs. Tourists who visit the Mountain Gorillas in Rwanda and other well-wishers get more details on conservation, tourism, and community engagement around the Virunga Massif. The program is on a complementary basis to any visiting tourist conservationists, biologists, and researchers, so kindly feel free to contact us with questions or to register for this program. We seek to conserve a healthy ecosystem for local birds and wildlife so that locals and visitors can continue enjoying these creatures and habitats, and what they can teach people, for generations to come.

Under this program we seek to instill the global green village approach that embraces better livelihood techniques that conserve the environment. This model is centered on four pillars of sustainability — cultural vibrancy, community development, environmental development, and economic development.