Gorilla Highlands Media

Pocket Guide

Gorilla Highlands Pocket Guides distribtuion point at Rz Manna, Kigali; photo by Miha Logar

The Gorilla Highlands Pocket Guide is a free paper booklet on 40 pages intended to open up southwestern Uganda and northern Rwanda. Attractive and packed with essential travel information (including 10 pages of classified and full-page ads), the Pocket Guide is an invitation to explore a too often underestimated region.

4th edition Pocket Guide cover

The fourth edition of the Gorilla Highlands Pocket Guide was published in August 2016 in 10,000 copies. You have two options available to download your digital version:

• PDF of 6 MB – smaller download but more compressed photos

• PDF of 40 MB – high resolution version

2017 will be the first year to see two editions of the booklet. They will include Kigali and Kampala and be published in:

• March 2017

• September 2017

If you are interested in advertising in the booklet please contact us.

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Interactive eBook

Highlights page in the Gorilla Highlands Interactive eBook

The award-winning Gorilla Highlands Interactive eBook is a travel guide to southwestern Uganda offering practical information unavailable anywhere else. It is an astonishing combination of world-class photography, graphic design, illustration, audio, video and advice. At the same time, it is the most comprehensive book about the region, with 70% of its 391 pages devoted to impressively thorough articles covering nature, culture and history.

Lake Bunyonyi page in the Gorilla Highlands Interactive eBook

“Stunning, colourful, localised, interactive, in-depth” is how the World Summit Award 2013 jury summarised the ebook, declaring it one of the five best global electronic products in the field of culture and tourism. For more information and the project’s background story please see the press release.

The video above demonstrates how the ebook looks on the iPad and gives you an idea of how you navigate through its incredibly rich four chapters: Introduction, Travel Guide, In-Depth Companion and Background Story.
Our Travel Guide covers everything a visitor would need to know about the region, including proposed itineraries and a 7-page audio phrasebook in two local languages. The In-Depth Companion expands on Nature and Society.

Interactive map in the Gorilla Highlands Interactive eBook

The Gorilla Highlands Interactive eBook is available on Apple’s iBookstore in over 50 countries, costing $14.99. The iBookstore presentation page provides a generous free sample but if you do not own a compatible device* please download the Info Pack 4 MB PDF for an easier download or 15 MB PDF for sharper images. An extension to other platforms is planned for 2016.

* The ebook is compatible with the iPad, iPhone and the Mac.

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