Fearless Batwa “Pygmies” Begin to Learn English

Calendar of Activities, Discounts Treks, Tours, Experiences Izy’s Food & Travel Blog Norah (see the video above) was one of the 10 Batwa “Pygmies” of Rwamahano who got a Batwa Community English Class certificate at Edirisa today. In other words, they completed an introduction to the English language to help them with their guiding and…

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

Calendar of Activities, Discounts Treks, Tours, Experiences Izy’s Food & Travel Blog 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…

Behind the Scenes of Our Social Media Photo Month

Calendar of Activities, Discounts Treks, Tours, Experiences Izy’s Food & Travel Blog June will be a month to savour on the Gorilla Highlands social media: each day will feature a richly explained photo moment from the heartbeat of Uganda and Rwanda. No matter whether you follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or Pinterest, you will…

People of the Gorilla Highlands Are Characters

Calendar of Activities, Discounts Treks, Tours, Experiences Izy’s Food & Travel Blog Before my arrival to volunteer in Rwanda and Uganda there seemed to be one phrase that I was told that hung over me: The people of the Gorilla Highlands are characters. I didn’t know quite what this meant at the time, but now this one…

9 Observations of Kigali, Rwanda, by an Expert Africa Amateur

Calendar of Activities, Discounts Treks, Tours, Experiences Izy’s Food & Travel Blog Hello to all, my name is Anika Utke. I am an eighteen year old American and the newest addition to the Gorilla Highlands team. My life one year ago is unrecognizable from my life today. I was a kid in high school that…

Innovation: Budget Family Travel in Uganda & Rwanda

Calendar of Activities, Discounts Treks, Tours, Experiences Izy’s Food & Travel Blog The Gorilla Highlands Team is co-hosting #Africhat, a monthly gathering on Twitter that will take place between 7:30 and 8pm this evening (Uganda time). The topic: Family Travel in Africa. The occasion calls for us to share our recent pioneering experience with budget…

The Man with Answers (Volunteer Life Part V)

Calendar of Activities, Discounts Treks, Tours, Experiences Izy’s Food & Travel Blog I only had three months… What can you even do with that amount of time? Some people who stay in great resorts and love spotless bathrooms with food service might have a hard time. The scrappy, adventurous and enduring backpacker will say that…