About the Gorilla Highlands Initiative

Gorilla Highlands Network gathering at Cephas Inn during Gorilla Highlands Silverchef 2016, a regional cooking competition

Gorilla Highlands is an ambitious initiative to use tourism as a tool of economic and social development. We are marketing a region consisting of of Rwanda, Uganda and the DR Congo (upcoming). Our mission is to successfully brand and promote this area in a manner that brings an increase in responsible, sustainable and culturally sensitive tourism. We put particular stress on tourism helping the bottom-of-the-pyramid inhabitants of the region, in terms of both income and self-respect.

We are an informal private-sector collaboration initiated by Edirisa, a cultural tourism social enterprise from Lake Bunyonyi.

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