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Dian Fossey Rwanda

Born on January 16th, 1932 in San Francisco, California, Dian Fossey is a re-known world historical who is cherished for her great contribution towards the conservation of mountain gorillas in the Virunga massif. Dian Fossey was initially a therapist who developed great interest in primates after her first safari tour to Africa that featured countries of Kenya, Tanzania, Zimbabwe and Democratic Republic of Congo among other countries in 1963. Though her closeness to animals dates back to her early age when she was an enthusiastic horseback rider and an aspirant veterinarian, her trip to Africa was a turning point in her life.

The 'Dian Fossey: Secrets in the Mist

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The safari tour to Africa enabled her to connect with the famous Dr. Leakey an archeologist and Root family which was in photography with the aim of producing a documentary of African gorillas who gave her the chance of going along with them in search of primates.

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dian fossey tomb

Her initial impression with gorillas was later explained in her book gorillas in the mist where Fossey noted that “It was their individuality combined with the shyness of their behavior that remained the most captivating impression of this first encounter with the greatest of the great apes,” This impression founded the ground for her return as she notes in the same book that “I left Kabara with reluctance, but with never a doubt that I would, somehow, return to learn more about the gorillas of the misted mountains.”

The Dian Fossey got the opportunity of catching up with Dr. Leakey in Kentucky at a lecture in 1966 in Lousiville where she was invited by Leakey to come back to Africa for a long term study of the endangered mountain gorillas as Dr. Leakey believed that researching primates would profoundly be of value to the human evolution study. Dian Fossey then travelled to Democratic Republic of Congo before she transferred to Rwanda escaping the civil war in Congo.

Dian Fossey on arrival in Rwanda, she established Karisoke Research Foundation in 1967 in Volcanoes National Park which is the only gorilla safari park in Rwanda. She championed the gorilla conservation and did enormous research among gorillas which made her obtain a Ph.D. from Cambridge University in 1976. Dian Fossey published the book Gorillas in the mist in 1983 and became the best seller before she lost her dear life in unknown circumstances as she was found cut by a machete in a cabin at her research station in Rwanda on December 26, 1985 something that was assumable carried out by poachers. In 1988, a film also titled Gorillas in the mist was released by the Sigourney Weaver acting as Fossey.

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Accommodations, Safari Lodges, Safari Hotels in Volcanoes National Park Rwanda

Mountain Gorilla View Lodge
Mountain Gorilla View Lodge

The Mountain Gorilla View Lodge is an upmarket lodge on the boundaries of Volcanoes National Park about fifteen (15) minutes’ drive to the entrance of the park. The lodge offers accommodation in a range of thirty (30) chalets with enough space, a modern bar and restaurant.

Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge
Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge

Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge is positioned close to the Volcanoes Park Headquarters is about few minutes’ drive. Accommodation is provided in six cottages with two (2) suites with private verandas, inbuilt ablutions and living room overseeing fireplace.

Virunga Lodge
Virunga Lodge

Virunga Lodge is a luxury accommodation located on a ridge with impressive views of the Virunga massif. Accommodation is presented in eight (8) bandas and each banda features a private terrace with impressive views of the Virunga massif.

Accommodations, Safari Lodges, Safari Hotels in Nyungwe National Park Rwanda

Nyungwe Top View Hill Hotel
Nyungwe Top View Hill Hotel

Accommodation at Nyungwe Top View Hill Hotel is offered in twelve (12) units and four (4) of these feature twin beds while the eight (8) are apartments featuring queen sized beds. The rooms are self-contained. The Hotel also has a restaurant and a well-stocked bar.

Gisakura Guesthouse
Gisakura Guesthouse

Positioned at 2km distance outside Nyungwe Forest National Park. Gisakura Guesthouse offers accommodation in twin, double and triple rooms which are self-contained and with provision of warm water on request. The Guesthouse also features a good restaurant.

Accommodations, Safari Lodges, Safari Hotels in Akagera National Park Rwanda

Akagera Game Lodge
Akagera Game Lodge

Akagera Game Lodge is located within the park close to its southern entrance. The Lodge features a swimming pool, conference center and a tennis court. Accommodation is offered in standard rooms, deluxe, family and Junior Suite. The lodge features over 60 bed rooms.

Ruzizi Tented Lodge
Ruzizi Tented Lodge

Ruzizi Tented Lodge is a luxury tented accommodation facility in Akagera National Park. It offers accommodation in a range of twenty (20) beds that are connected by walkways. Ruzizi Tented Camp has nine (9) tents which can up to twenty (20) clients.

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