Bukavu Explorer’s Pioneering Efforts + Insiders’ Security Advice

UPDATE, 24/1/2019: Virunga National Park will reopen on 15 February 2019.  If you think that after the closure of Virunga National Park there is no point in visiting eastern DR Congo, you are wrong. On the opposite side of Lake Kivu still lies Bukavu, a charming city that is the launchpad for expeditions into Kahuzi-Biega, a…

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…

Les voisins discutent la sécurité du tourisme au Congo

CLICK HERE FOR THE ENGLISH VERSION OF THE REPORT C’était un geste osé et délicat, ainsi nous avons demandé des conseils et avons mis du bon temps à y penser … Et nous voilà avec les résultats ! Contrairement aux années précédentes, Il y avait des compétiteurs et représentants Congolais au Gorilla Highlands Silverchef 2018,…

9 Things You Should Know before Hiking Nyiragongo

In March 2018 two Gorilla Highlands volunteers climbed to the the world’s largest bubbling lava found atop Mt Nyiragongo (3,470m/11,380ft) in Virunga National Park. They chose the Democratic Republic of Congo because they felt that the country needed their support, based on its turbulent history and ongoing challenges with conservation. Their trip gives us a…

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…