Karisoke Exhibit

Come visit us in 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: infokarisoke@gorillafund.org. 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)
“Thank you for your work!” -Stella (China)

Traveling With Us

Many travelers enjoy combining a visit to the gorillas with other activities in the region such as game viewing in Kenya. Our experienced trip specialists at Terra Incognita Ecotours have designed a unique program to visit this beautiful region. Please visit the Terra Incognita website for more information.

Please be sure to mention the Fossey Fund in the “How did you hear about us?” section. With every confirmed booking at Terra Incognita, we receive a donation. For more travel information, please contact the Fossey Fund at info@gorillafund.org.

Accommodations and Gorilla Trekking

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.

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.

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