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Dian Fossey was an American primatologist and conservationist who was born on; 16th January,1932 and died on 26th December 1985.She was known for her braveness when she undertook an extensive study of mountain gorilla groups for over aperiod of 18 years.

Fossey established her research camp on the foot hills of mount Bisoke and on 24th September, she founded the Karisoke center, a remote rain forest camp cushioned in Ruhengeri province.

Fossey is believed to have been murdered by the poachers because of her opposition towards the act of poaching and tourism of the gorillas,yet other poachers were even arrested.

She was buried near her favorite gorilla “Digit” who was killed because of his hands.

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Dian-Fossey-Hike

 

Hiking Dian Fossey tomb is one of the most sought activity one can do after his or her safaris at Volcanoes National park .The trek involves 30 minutes drive from the park headquarters to the trail head to access the Karisoke research camp where visitors walk for ten minutes to the park boundary and then an hour walk from the park boundary to her grave. Another 1hour and 30 mins is required to afford good views of; forest hogs, forest elephants, varieties of primates and birdwatching.

The hike is an incredible experience;ie Physically, emotionally and intellectually; and requires some degree of fitness and patience to hike because;it involves moving through the forest and hiking up the slopes. At the site you will then find a house where she was mysteriously killed.