Miha Logar and Ian Cantwell by Nina Hamilton

Gorilla Highlands is an ambitious initiative to use tourism as a tool of economic and social development. It focuses on southwestern Uganda, the region we have dubbed the Gorilla Highlands to more effectively put it on the global map. An expansion of the concept to Rwanda is in the works.

This is an grassroots private-sector effort made possible by expert volunteers all over the world and a small team based at Lake Bunyonyi. Our in-depth knowledge and ample experience puts us in a unique position to enrich anyone’s visit to the Gorilla Highlands.

Edirisa, the Gorilla Highlands initiator, is a social enterprise that believes Africans have to appreciate their culture and history for real development to take place. By bringing responsible tourism to an area, we don’t only provide a source of income but also a source of cultural self-respect.

The initiative is open to everyone, it is a platform for all who care about the region. The primary way Gorilla Highlands partners support it is through advertising in our products.

To learn more, please download our Press Kit (2 MB) and the free sample of the award-winning Gorilla Highlands Interactive eBook (includes a chapter with a background story).

Photo of Miha Logar (project leader) and Ian Cantwell (ebook writer): Nina Hamilton

Gorilla Highlands blog essentials:

Why Gorilla Highlands?

20 Best Stories from the Gorilla Highlands Blog

“Responsible Tourism” – Right Term, Right Way