“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…

Good Kind of Crazy: Volunteering and Hiking in Uganda and Rwanda

This has been an American year for the Gorilla Highlands team. The fourth US specialist volunteer of 2017, Benjamin Blayne Dawson from Florida, is flying home at this very moment, after volunteering in Uganda and Rwanda for two months. Benji B. has spent 90% of his time at Lake Bunyonyi, however, he has also visited…

Rwanda Is an Interesting Experiment

Francis Tapon is a globetrotter, best-selling author, videographer and speaker. In December 2016 – January 2017 Francis and his wife Rejoice travelled through the Gorilla Highlands of Rwanda and Uganda, on a quest to visit all countries of Africa. Where does your love for Africa come from? Africa for me was just a piece of the puzzle and…

1 Week of Hiking + Savannah – Jealousy = 29 Shots

Why would somebody opt for hiking through Africa? What is wrong with a good old motorised safari through Rwanda and Uganda? How can a walking safari be an improvement on that? It’s obvious: you get truly close to the nature and people of an area famous for its striking beauty and warm hospitality. The 29…

Would You Trust a Traditional Healer?

Meg Whelan’s familiarisation trip was coming to an end. In just a couple of days she had flown all over Uganda, experienced three national parks—Kidepo Valley, Queen Elizabeth and Bwindi Impenetrable—and seen a lot that would help her at Connoisseur Travel. There was something nasty growing on her neck and she was looking forward to…

Selfish Traveller’s One Secret to Spill

I am a selfish traveller. I do not like to share. When I find something special, and better yet undisturbed, the last thing I want to do is tell everyone about it. Because as you can say about most hidden found treasures –Humans ruin everything! I bookmarked (online) the Edirisa and the Gorilla Highlands pages…