Virunga National Park is Closed. Time to Slow Down.

UPDATE, 24/1/2019: Virunga National Park will reopen on 15 February 2019.  Yesterday’s announcement that Virunga National Park would stay closed for the rest of 2018 surprised no one. In a hot Congolese election year security was expected to become problematic, and the park leadership has always put client safety first. (The letter from the Chief Warden…

Fascinating Results of the First Ever GH Survey

UPDATE, 5 June 2018: Virunga National Park won’t open before 2019, therefore we are slowing down our integration of Congo into the Gorilla Highlands region. More here. CLIQUEZ ICI POUR LA VERSION EN FRANÇAIS DU RAPPORT It was a bold and delicate move, so we asked for advice, and then took some quality time to…

Pourquoi Gorilla Highlands & quel est le plan (2018-2020)

CLICK HERE FOR THE LONGER ENGLISH VERSION OF THIS PAGE  Organisation L’initiative de Gorilla Highlands (GH) est une collaboration officieuse du secteur privé, ouvert a quiconque passionné par le Rwanda, l’Ouganda et la République Démocratique du Congo. Il a été initié par Edirisa, une entreprise sociale du Lac Bunyonyi en 2011. Depuis lors, des nombreuses…

96 Years, 114 Children, 6 Songs

“Katarinaaaaaaaaaaa-aaaaaa-aaaa,” you could hear a voice rise from Tom’s Homestay in the middle of Lake Bunyonyi, right there on the southwestern edge of Uganda. Sitting in a circle around a glowing campfire on a small hill north of the marshy bottleneck that divides Habukomi Island, trekkers from around the world listened to the traditional zither…

Congo: How Deep Do We Go?

The headquarters of Kahuzi-Biega National Park overlooks a valley sprinkled with white buildings, as if in miniature, separated from the shining surface of Lake Kivu by gently rolling cultivated hills. Behind the thick walls of a visitor centre that could make Rwanda or Uganda envious, a coffee shop occupies one corner and a giant flat…