Behind the Scenes of the Groundbreaking Pocket Guide

May 2019 will go down in the history of the Gorilla Highlands initiative as the month when we moved from (bi)annual publication of our #1 product, the Pocket Guide, to quarterly editions. Download the latest Gorilla Highlands Pocket Guide(May 2019; 8 MB) It’s hard to overstate the magnitude of this change. The booklet used to…

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…

Close-Up: Who’s Behind the Pocket Guide?

They followed him around, wanting to be photographed. When they saw him taking pictures of the gorilla statue, they quickly encircled it. He didn’t mind, at all. He started to dance — he wiggled his behind, to be precise — and made them laugh. Click. Click. Click. Download the 2018 Summer Edition of the Pocket…

Pocket Guides will Conquer the World, with Mirika’s Help

We are finalising the seventh edition of our free guide to Rwanda and Uganda, the booklet presenting the Gorilla Highlands as a region with much more than just gorilla tracking. “Why didn’t I find the Pocket Guide before coming here?!” often lament travellers who have booked insufficient days for this part of Africa — and…

Jump into the Future: Our Pocket Guide Roadmap

UPDATE, July 2019: Article refresh (it was originally posted on 13 June 2018) Our most popular and influential product, the Gorilla Highlands Pocket Guide, is 5 years old. Do you want to know how it shall grow from now on? We should begin with a history brief… Download the latest Gorilla Highlands Pocket Guide Steps…

Be a Man: Gorilla Highlands Pocket Guide is Your Friend

Ah, Easter… It’s a moving target. And then it’s suddenly around the corner — and you have no clue what to do with it! You start thinking about the places you have heard about, locations your besties have visited, Instagram images that have flashed in front of your eyes… It can be stressful. Especially if…

Pocket Guide Nightmare is Over

 Most of the work that we do promoting the Gorilla Highlands region comes free of charge to our partners. But when printing gets involved that becomes impossible; we have to rely on advertisers. With the exception of an issue that was sponsored by a UTB/WTO/UNDP project, our supporters have been paying a dollar per…

Let’s Be Fair: Kampala versus Kigali

Warm greetings from Lake Bunyonyi and from Kigali, the two places where our team is working very hard from! We are finalising the sixth Gorilla Highlands Pocket Guide, the one that should have been published in December but got delayed due to health problems… But something good has come out of us being late! A good…