On the Gorilla Highlands Trails routes, experienced guides will take you through breath-takingly beautiful valleys and across mysterious lakes, over heavily cultivated slopes and deep into ancient rainforests. They come from all the ethnic groups of the Gorilla Highlands region — Banyarwanda, Bafumbira, Batwa “Pygmies” and Bakiga — assuring you will get a cultural insight like no other. Overnight stays are usually spent in spacious tents on family compounds, however, accommodation upgrades are possible; there are tourist facilities in most of the areas.
• 4-day Three Upland Lakes (USD 390, Uganda) shows you Lakes Bunyonyi, Kayumbu and Mutanda as it leads you to Rushaga (Bwindi).
featured photo by Alexandra Elderfield