We need your support for our local tour guides & porters in Africa & AsiaThe current border closures and travel restrictions are dramatically affecting local communities in poorer countries, e.g. Indonesia, Rwanda, Ethiopia, just to mention those where our tours are normally taking place during this time:
In those countries, tourism represents a vital source of income for countless tour guides, porters, transfer providers, hotel owners, tourism employees, and others working in tourism-related businesses. Unlike in Europe, there is no support at all or close to none from the government.
Our partners and tour guides such as Samuel in Rwanda and Enku in Ethiopia, as well as Andi, Galih, Christoph and many others in Indonesia, are no exception. They urgently need some help!
We decided to set up a fund for them, and send them financial support immediately, and we are asking for your contribution.
You can also support them by joining one of Andi's virtual volcano tours.
At the end of each month, we will split any money collected by sending one quarter to Rwanda, one quarter to Ethiopia and half to Indonesia (provided the share is at least 200 EUR as otherwise, the bank fees are too big in relationship to the money transferred). We will be updating this page regularly with the total amount collected and sent out.
If you like to contribute, please make a bank transfer or an online donation by credit card. Your support is highly appreciated in our drive to empower local communities and ensure their sustainability!:
Send via bank wire:Bank: Sparkasse KoelnBonn
Account holder: VolcanoDiscovery GmbH
International account number (IBAN): DE80 3705 0198 1933 7203 59
Bank routing code (BIC / SWIFT): COLSDE33XXX
Note: Please indicate "donation for local guides" or something similar in the subject line of your transfer.
Online credit card payment:
Eager to get to know some volcanoes online, with a visual guided expert tour?
Join Andi on one of his exciting virtual volcano tours throughout Indonesia!
Virtual Volcano Tour gives an oppotunity to get aquinted with 5 most active Volcanoes in Indonesia.
05 July 2020: Merapi
It will be devoted to the Volcanology and Evolution of Merapi. You will learn about many perspectives of Javanese Belief and Ceremonial in the volcano. Our local guide for Merapi is Arinto. He is a Bachelor of Geology and a certified Cultural Guide in Yogyakarta. He will be accompaned by Co-Guide Andi and Indonesian Volcanologist Dr. Sri Mulyaningsih.
12 July 2020: Semeru
You will get acquainted with the Adventurous Semeru Volcano, learn about the best spots to enjoy the view of Semeru's explosion, to make pictures and filming, get interesting information about the local tribe in Semeru's surrounding in the Tengger caldera .
Our guide for Semeru is Yohannes Tyas Galih Jati, he is the Guide of Volcano Discovery Team in Java. He will be accompanied by Co-Volcano Guide Dasirun Volcanoholic and Expert Volcanological Expedition Leader Volcano Discovery Indonesia: Andi.
19 July 2020: Karangetang
We will perform by Presentation, Guiding, Sharing experience and discussion, Photo & Video of volcano with thematic " The Two Active Craters in The Nutmeg Island.
This show will deliver the volcanological of the volcano, destructions of the effusive lava flow in the morphology flank from different times, bio-diversity and local livelihood in Siau Island, and one more fun to know the adventure sailing and water sport to beautifully remote islands, white beach near Siau island with its endemic animal.
Our guide for Karangetang is Donald Tapehe, a local volcano guide from Manado, N-Sulawesi. He is also a team member of the Volcano Discovery Tour Guide in N- Sulawesi and Co-Local Guide from Siau Island: Dominik. Here also accompanying by Indonesian Volcanologist of Karangetang observer: Dr. Devy.K.Syahbana from Geological Agency of Indonesia and Co-Volcanologist: Dr. Sri Mulyaningsih from The Institute of Science and Technology AKPRIND Yogyakarta.
26 July 2020: Dukon
We will perform by Presentation, Guiding, Sharing experience and discussion, Photo & Video with the theme" Dukono & The Spice Island of Ternate ".
This show will deliver the Volcanological of Dukono which has been still erupting and is one of the most active volcano in the world. We also perform about local heritage, tradition in Ternate Island, and Halmahera.
Our guide is Faisal, a local guide from Ternate, N-Maluku, accompanying by Andi, a Leader Guide from VolcanoDiscovery Indonesia and Volcanologist: Dr. Devy.K.Syahbana from Geological Agency of Indonesia.