- On February 15, 2019
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Dian Fossey hiking Safari in Rwanda
Dian Fossey Hiking Safari in Rwanda
Dian Fossey was an American primatologist lady who sacrificed her life to save the Mountain Gorillas in Rwanda. Hiking the Dian Fossey grave yard is a learning experience for travelers providing them with the in-depth understanding of start of Mountain Gorilla tourism in Rwanda and how an America primatologist sacrificed her life to save the rare mountain gorillas that where at the verge of extinction by then.
Dian Fossey grave yard located near the Volcanoes National Park headquarters which takes 30minutes’ drive. Travelers normally wake up early and transfer to Kinigi at the headquarters of Volcanoes National Park for a short briefing regarding safety.
You then follow a trail outside the dense forest providing them with an opportunity to clearly see the Virunga volcanoes especially Kalisimbi and Bisoke after which the Karisoke research center was named, while here, visitors walk for 10 minutes to the park boundary. The walk takes about one hour and half. Besides gorillas, the hike involves moving through the forests and hiking up the slopes and therefore requires some relative degree of fitness and patience. Hiking expect to meet these gentle giants and the forest hogs,forest elephants, a variety of primates like golden monkey and is also a paradise for birders being a hem to a variety of bird species some of which are endemic to the Albertine rift valley and stands at an altitude of roughly 2900m to 3000m above the sea level. On reaching the site, you will witness the grave for Dian Fossey and many others for the mountain gorillas that were killed before and after her by poachers.
Hiking the Dian Fossey is the fantastic 5 hour experience lucky enough to spend an hour with a large merged family of 19 silver back females and young, part of the trip involves walking past locals houses and interacting with them as they work the field, this is a wonderful happy people who makes worm welcome by singing and smiling in the Rwandan way.
Hiking the Dian Fossey Tomb is one of the most sought-after safari activities carried out while visiting Volcanoes National Park for a gorilla Safari in Rwanda, this hike is an incredible experience physically, emotionally and intellectually. It is so inspiring to learn about someone who was so dedicated and left a legacy that exists even today.
Dian Fossey hiking is the great trip back to nature and so close to these wonderful primates.