Gorilla highlands Uganda-gorilla trekking trails in Bwindi – Guaranteed Gorilla trekking permits in Uganda
Gorilla highlands Uganda is beyond Gorilla trekking and it takes you for authentic community, cultural and hiking adventures in the Gorilla highlands of Kabale and Kisoro.
In the South Western Uganda the districts of Kabale, Kisoro and Kanungu are beyond Gorillas, there is a lot to see in terms of authentic community, culture and hiking experiences. You will spend time with the local community who will be proud to show off their cultures and your participation in this trail leads to community development as it is a pro poor venture.
Gorilla Highlands Uganda stretch from the areas of Kabale, Kisoro, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga Gorilla National Parks to Kanungu area conveying most of the Uganda’s beautiful scenic views. Uganda has many natural attractions like the Lakes from where one can enjoy the wonderful sights and sounds of various bird species and these are ; Lake Bunyonyi, Lake Kavumba, Lake Chahafi, Lake Mutanda and Lake Mulehe. These lakes are close to Mgahinga Gorilla and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park a home to almost half of the living Mountain Gorillas and Golden monkeys which are open for tourism and trekking.
Uganda has got a few parts documented with trail descriptions, maps, video maps and the latest tool available for visitors is to this part of Uganda. Accommodation is now available from basic camping, Home stays to Luxurious Lodges. According to Miha the head of the Gorilla Highland Project the Gorilla Highlands Initiative was started in 2011 by Edirisa a social enterprise based at Lake Bunyonyi. It is open to anybody interested in branding and promoting southwestern Uganda for the sake of rural development, and it has established the Gorilla Highlands brand as a flag to unify the region, connect local companies of all levels into a network and expand tourist expectations of what the area can offer.
The Gorilla Highlands Uganda Initiative offer travelers, tour operators, and the media and development organizations a centralized and consistent service built on extensive local knowledge. It is noted that tapping into world class web of professionals passionate about this region whose very first product is Gorilla Highlands Interactive eBook, won a United Nations award in 2013. The eBook showcases our deep knowledge of our home area; Gorilla Highlands is much more that and we are about rural development by culture.
Set amidst a landscape of dormant Volcanoes, Lakes and tropical rain forest in Southwestern Uganda, the Gorilla Highlands is one of the beautiful and peaceful parts of Africa’s central rift valley. Uganda straddles the Equator line but the altitude of Gorilla Highlands including the country around Lake Bunyonyi on central Africa’s plateau ensures that the area enjoys mild, wet climate with cool nights. Bunyonyi means literally place of small birds, many bird species and other wildlife drawn to the clean waters, shoreline and Islands of the Lake as well as the smaller Lakes of Kavumba, Mulehe, Chahafi and Mutanda which make the area a wonderful destination for tourists who are interested in the natural wonders experience of Uganda the Pearl of Africa.
There are two National Parks in the Gorilla Highlands and these are Mgahinga Gorilla and Bwindi Impenetrable National Parks where mountain Gorillas are sheltered alongside other primate species like the Baboon, Chimpanzees and the Golden monkeys. All these National Parks are high in the mountains where the mist cover the rainforest slopes, Volcanic peaks, tumbling streams, caves, mountain and forest trails which offer unrivaled opportunities for exploring the adventure of the two National Parks.