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About our Region

Gorilla Highlands<p><i>Video: Miha Logar (director & camera); Marcus Westberg, Josh Hamby, Jane Mulungi, Andy (camera); Tudur Evans (music) / Photo: Lake</i> …

List-Worthy

How Human are Gorillas?

Similarities between mountain gorillas and humans have many manifestations; photo by Molly Feltner<p>Researchers are often struck by gorillas’ apparent …

Gorillas

Tom Karemire, the Legend of Lake Bunyonyi

Earlier this month we told you how we were hosted, for the tenth consecutive time, by Tom on a remote island of Lake Bunyonyi. That was an amazing …

Travel

My Gorilla Trek with Way More Than Gorillas

<i>Stefano Barazzetta and Marta Pirovano from Italy were the first people to enjoy Three Upland Lakes by themselves, outside of East African Playgrounds</i> …

Asia Travel

Masozera Something in Between

Isabelle Lydia Masozera at Lake Bunyonyi; photo by Enock Luyonza<p><i>Isabelle Lydia Masozera, the host of Prime Time Live on Rwanda TV, begins her Gorilla</i> …

List-Worthy

Shame on You, Old Chaps

High jump competitions were a high status sport; photo by L. Cotlow<p>“One has to admire the English: they managed to run almost half a billion people …

Wildlife

Among the Bakiga Hygiene Was Not a Major Issue

<i>This article opens a series of texts on Bakiga traditions that we will be posting every Wednesday; they all come from our award-winning Gorilla</i> …

Scotland

Love in Traditional Rwanda: Arranged and Communal

Modern wedding fashion from the “Refugees Matter Show” held in Kigali in December 2016; photo by Enock Luyonza<p>Love in the traditional Rwandan society …

Weddings

Why Did Gorilla Defenders Chase Batwa Away?

Batwa next to Echuya Forest Reserve; photo by Marcus Westberg<p><i>The sad story of the Batwa “Pygmy” people of the Gorilla Highlands reached its crescendo</i> …

Wildlife

How Gorillas Make Babies and Care for Them

Mountain gorilla babies; photo by Dr. Jan Ramer, Gorilla Doctors<p>Female gorillas reach sexual maturity at 8 years. Before they become sexually active, …

Gorillas

Dance for Me, Crane, I Will Brew Beer for You

Grey crowned cranes above Lake Mutanda; photo by Lily Whittaker<p>The grey crowned crane, popularly known as the <i>crested crane</i>, is called <i>mutuhe</i> (Rukiga),</i> …

Birds

8 Things You Should Know before Hiking Nyiragongo

Over the weekend two Gorilla Highlands media team members trekked Mt Nyiragongo (3,470m/11,380ft), the hottest mountaineering destination of central …

Democratic Republic of the Congo

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 …

Africa

12 Observations of White People

Davis Byamukama shy with a member of the Bazungu race; photo by Ziva Skrlovnik<p>I’m gonna start by telling you why I know the Bazungu*, the whites.<p>When …

Africa

“I Liked It before I Hit the Tree”

Enyanja Kanyunyuzi Logar and Maani Logar canoeing on Lake Bunyonyi; photo by Miha Logar<p>Hello my public! This is I Enya again . What’s up? Last week …

Canoeing

Innovation: Budget Family Travel in Uganda & Rwanda

Evan the Gardener; photo by Grosel Davieses<p>The Gorilla Highlands Team is co-hosting #Africhat, a monthly gathering on Twitter that will take place …

Asia Travel

He Kept Telling Our Hiker How Big She Was

<i><br>Some months ago our guide Owen Bright shared what he had learned from hikers on Gorilla Highlands Trails. This time he wants to give them some advice</i> …

Scotland

Last Punishment Island Survivor

Kyitaragabiirwe Maudah showing how she danced with joy; photo by Katharina Lahner<p><i>Six months ago we reported on Laura Cini’s documentary about</i> …

Empathy

Making a Difference with Photography

Marcus Westberg in action; photo by Jiro Ose<p><i>In early 2012 the Gorilla Highlands team faced a photography crisis. We were making an interactive ebook</i> …

Photography

Best Chef & Winning Recipe

Levi Kato, 36, who won at Gorilla Highlands Silverchef 2016, wanted to be an accountant. But when he went to inquire about studying that he …

Recipes