Visit the Dian Fossey Tomb and the Karisoke Research Center is one of the amazing adventure activities to do on your visit to Volcanoes National Park. The hike involves 30 minutes’ drive from the park headquarters to the trail headquarters at Karisoke research Camp. The hike from the research center to the Dian Fossey Tomb takes about 1 hour and half, you will have a chance to walk through forest hogs, as well see a variety of primates and bird species.
Visit the Dian Fossey Tomb and the Karisoke Research Center is an incredible and emotional experience which gives you an opportunity to learn about a fallen hero who sacrificed herself to save the remaining mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park. At the Tomb you will find the house from where Dian Fossey was mysteriously murdered in 1985 and the place where she was buried just next to her favorite gorilla friend Digit and other mountain gorillas which died in the same period due to attacks by poachers and other deaths.
On top of Visit the Dian Fossey Tomb and the Karisoke Research Center you can as well do other in Volcanoes National Park including Gorilla tracking, Golden Monkey tracking, Volcano Hiking, Caving and visits to Bulere and Buhondo Twin Lakes among others
How much is a Hike to the Dian Fossey Tomb
A Hike to the Dian Fossey Tomb costs $75 per person per hike the permit can be bought at the offices in Kigali or on arrival at Volcanoes National Park headquarters. Travelling in high season (June to September), it’s advised to book your permit three months in advance. However, the Dian Fossey hike is not as popular, and it doesn’t have very high demand like the gorilla trekking. The permit includes a professional guide.
How to Get to Volcanoes National Park for Dian Fossey Hike
By Road; From Kigali Airport on arrival the park is just 2-3 hours’ drive. Whereas one can access the park from Kigali Airport this is not the only available connection option, for those from Uganda it’s possible to connect to the park most especially of you had time in Uganda as well doing safari and visiting other national parks, like for those doing either game safari and chimpanzee tracking in Uganda can connect to Volcanoes National Park with a drive of approximately 6-7 hours to the park depending on where you are, from Bwindi is just 2-3 hours’ drive through the Cyanika Border.
Where to stay in Volcanoes National Park
The Midrange lodges, Mountain Gorilla View Lodge and Lebambou Gorilla Lodge, Davinci Lodge offering you good rates and value for moneys’ worth, these are the options to choose from when booking in Volcanoes National park.
For budge travels the options are many from basic accommodation to camping one can choose from Gorilla Solution Lodge, Villa Gorilla, Virunga Hotel, Faraji Hotel, Kinigi Hotel, Hotel Muhabura and La Palme Hotel or Home Inn.
Best Time to Hike Dian Fossey Tomb
The park is open through all year and the hike to the Dian Fossey Tomb can be done any time of the year, the best time to visit is during the drier months of the year, June, July, August to mid-September. December to February and the rest of the year being the rainy months of the year.
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