Since 2014, Studio FH has been involved in an ongoing improvement and enlargement exercise of four high-end lodges in Uganda and Rwanda. The lodges – Mount Gahinga Lodge, Bwindi Lodge, Kyambura Gorge Lodge and Virunga Lodge – belong to Volcanoes Safaris, a leading luxury lodge company specialising on high-end gorilla and chimpanzee tourism in Uganda and Rwanda.
Our scope of service ranges from conceptual to detailed design and a regular senior presence on site to supervise the works and coordinate the in-house construction team. Projects completed to date include the Dian Fossey Maproom at Virunga and a complete refurbishment of the Main Building at Bwindi. Currently in progress are two Health Spa's at Virunga and Bwindi, improvements to the Main Building at Gahinga and a far-ranging upgrade of Kyambura Gorge Lodge.
A special part of the cooperation between Volcanoes Safaris and Studio FH Architects is the design and construction of a village for a group of Batwa in Gahinga. The projects entails low-cost housing as well as a community centre which was designed inspired by the traditional Batwa forest dwelling. Studio FH provide the services for the Batwa project on a pro-bono basis.