Karisoke Exhibit

Come visit us in Musanze, Rwanda and learn about the history of the Fossey Fund as well as the current research and protection practices of gorillas. Our exhibit features Dian Fossey artifacts, a 3D interactive model of the Virunga Mountains, casts of real gorilla noseprints, and more.  Visitors are welcome to stop by to see the exhibit or if you would like a guided tour, please email: [email protected]. Open Monday to Sunday 9am-5pm.  Click here for the Google Maps link.

“Brilliant and knowledgeable staff that love what they do. Exhibit was fabulous and very informative” -Tamsin (Switzerland)
“Very fascinating history of Dian’s life and the love she gave to the lovely gorillas. I also applaud the work being done by her organization to conserve the gorillas”  -Gerald (Rwanda)
“Remarkable what an impact the vision of one woman has become. Congratulations on demonstrating so comprehensively the ‘history to present-day story’ of the gorillas. Thank you.”-Kay (Canada)

General Travel Information

To find out more about accommodations, gorilla trekking, golden monkey trekking, and a trek to Dian Fossey’s gravesite, visit: https://www.volcanoesnationalparkrwanda.com/ To book a gorilla trek permit, visit: https://www.volcanoesnationalparkrwanda.com/trip-planner/gorilla-permits.html Please note, the Fossey Fund is unable to book a permit on your behalf. Traveling with a group of six or more? Email us our for more information and custom itineraries.

Travelers’ Stories

Visitors come to see the mountain gorillas of Rwanda from all over the world. Many also come to visit the Fossey Fund in Musanze, at the Karisoke Research Center, where we have a public exhibit space, laboratories, gorilla information, and offices. Everyone who comes to Rwanda or the Democratic Republic of Congo is enchanted by the national parks, the wildlife, and of course … the people. Through photos, blog entries, journal notes, and correspondence, we invite you to enjoy the stories of those who have travelled deep into the forest in the quest to see wild gorillas. And, we invite you to contribute your own story, too. View stories

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