The Dawn of a Very Different Website

After 4 years and 232 blog posts we are changing the nature of our website to better fit the new reality: DR Congo has been added to Rwanda and Uganda to complete the Gorilla Highlands region, and the building phase of our initiative is coming to an end. We used to talk to our partners…

Despite Obstacles: Bold Vision for Rwanda, Uganda and Congo

It’s the saddest week of the year in Rwanda, the time when survivors remember the outrageous tragedy that claimed one million lives 25 years ago. The Gorilla Highlands team’s humble contribution to the Remember – Unite – Renew theme of these commemorations is a daily photograph on our social media channels. These images celebrate the…

We Are Still Alive. Very Alive. In 3 Countries!

Rainy greetings from Nyungwe National Park where the Gorilla Highlands team has embarked on the last week of our photography and video work. We have already fully traversed Volcanoes NP and on Monday we will take on Akagera NP. In addition to our main star Marcus Westberg (see the video above), the host of “Adventures…

After the Bootcamp: How to Make This Really Big?

After 22 people from 10 countries submitted their opinions, 20 people from 6 countries gathered at Lake Bunyonyi last week for the third Gorilla Highlands Bootcamp to bring it all together… This is the grand vision of the Gorilla Highlands Initiative growing into the Gorilla Highlands Society (GHS), a vision that can — and should — be…

Join Bootcamp 2018, Help Us Grow into an Organisation

Every year the Gorilla Highlands initiative has two main get-togethers. The Silverchef cooking competition and networking event is the better known one; it is an occasion to don your best clothes and small chat and mingle at one of the best hotels of our region. The Bootcamp is something completely different: you camp, canoe, hike,…

“Guides were Amazing”

We had two big groups of hikers in the Lake Bunyonyi basin today, kicking off the second half of the high season. The Gorilla Highlands Trails of Uganda and Rwanda have been quite busy since June, abounding in canoeing, trekking and cultural experiences for adventurous people of all ages. We shall commence this half-season account…