Gorilla Highlands Pocket Guide
The Gorilla Highlands Pocket Guide is a paper booklet printed in 10,000 copies, made by an international team of experts to promote an often underestimated region. It is free, attractive and packed with travel advice (including informative ads that finance the project) encouraging the reader to explore.
Focused on southwestern Uganda when it was first published in 2013, the booklet has gradually covered more and more territory. Rwanda was added in 2016 and the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) included in 2019.
The most recent edition came out in September 2019 and presents the following places on 80 pages:
Akagera National Park (Rwanda) • Bukavu City (DRC) • Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (Uganda) • Crater Lakes of the Gorilla Highlands (Rwanda/Uganda) • Echuya Forest Reserve (Uganda) • Goma City (DRC) • Gisenyi/Rubavu (Rwanda) • Kabale Town (Uganda) • Kahuzi-Biega National Park (DRC) • Kampala City (Uganda) • Kigali City (Rwanda) • Kisiizi Falls (Uganda) • Kisoro Town (Uganda) • Lake Bunyonyi (Uganda) • Lake Kivu (Rwanda/DRC) • Lake Nabugabo (Uganda) • Lwiro (DRC) • Mgahinga Gorilla National Park (Uganda) • Musanze Town (Rwanda) • Nyungwe Forest National Park (Rwanda) • Queen Elizabeth National Park (Uganda) • Virunga National Park (DRC) • Volcanoes National Park (Rwanda)
photo: Miha Logar; featured photo: Marcus Westberg