Dian Fossey was a primatologist who undertook extensive research on mountain gorillas and learned how to make them comfortable in the presence of humans. She founded the Karisoke research center to study them and strived to protect the mountain gorillas from poachers. She did this until her death in 1985. It is thought that if not for her efforts the endangered species, mountain gorillas would be extinct or in very low numbers by now. Though she died her legacy still lives on and it has grown into conservation efforts. African Travellers Ltd, we plan adventurous tours in Rwanda such as the Dian Fossey Tomb Hiking and the whole of east Africa. 

African Travellers Ltd, we plan adventurous tours in Rwanda such as the Dian Fossey Tomb Hiking and the whole of east Africa. We are renowned for our expertise and experience acquired through the years. We offer our services in various packages ranging from both economy and mid-range classes. We are dedicated to serving all tourists both local and international. If you are a lover of mountain gorillas, then it would be right to pay tribute to Dian Fossey by visiting her grave.

Dian Fossey was a primatologist who undertook extensive research on mountain gorillas and learned how to make them comfortable in the presence of humans. She founded the Karisoke research center to study them and strived to protect the mountain gorillas from poachers. She did this until her death in 1985. It is thought that if not for her efforts the endangered species, mountain gorillas would be extinct or in very low numbers by now. Though she died her legacy still lives on and it has grown into conservation efforts. The Dian Fossey tomb is located in Volcanoes national park next to her favorite gorilla Digit the silverback’s grave. During the hike, you get to learn of  Dian’s works at length and you may be lucky enough to encounter some of the mountain gorillas and golden monkeys along the trail.

The hike is not difficult except for the mud you will encounter along the trail and takes about two hours utmost. When you reach the graveyard you will also be awarded by exquisite views of the Virunga mountains and DR Congo. The hike may also give you time to reflect on your contributions to nature and make you want to fight for something you value as Dian Fossey did. The descent from the Tomb takes 1 to 2 hours.
 

 

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Accommodation
  • Meals:  breakfasts, lunches
  • Private Transport: 4x4 safari vehicle.
  • Driver and Fuel
  • Porters and Rangers
  • Arrival transfer
  • Entrances fees  ( Where Applicable)
  • English or French speaking guide
  • Site permits
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

 

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

  • Airfare to and from destination
  • Trip cancellation insurance
  • Visas
  • Any activity not described in What's Included
  • Beers and Hotel

 

 

 

DATES & PRICES

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All trip prices are per person based on double occupancy or single occupancy unless otherwise noted, are subject to change without notice, and do not include airfare. Optional activities are at an additional cost. All prices and fares are quoted in U.S. dollars.

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