Karisoke Research Center - Dian Fossey Camp, Ruhengeri

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Hike up the mountainous terrain of Karisoke Research Center - Dian Fossey Camp to see the resting place of the researcher who started it. Walk through the various forests and keep an eye out for possible animal sightings. Visit the research center and learn about the endangered mountain gorillas and their habitat. The national park encompassing the center also plays home to other animals, including hyenas, monkeys, and elephants. Come well equipped for the trek, especially on a rainy day. Use our Ruhengeri visit planning app to visit Karisoke Research Center - Dian Fossey Camp on your trip to Ruhengeri, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • A very nice hike to discover the story of Dian Fossey. The trail is muddy but not very difficult. Our guide (provided with the permit at the park) was really interesting. We were lucky and we saw a...  more »
  • If you go on this hike only go during the dry season when it hasn't rained for several weeks. Otherwise it will be very very muddy making it much more difficult. You will be going up to 3000 meters....  more »

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