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

Experience Required

No experience is required, but in order to fully enjoy the trip’s activities, trip participants should be reasonably fit, in good health, and have a spirit of adventure.

Gorilla trekking in thick jungle at elevations ranging up to 10,000 feet can be arduous and wet, and often includes hiking over uneven terrain and through dense brush. Please be sure to wear a sturdy pair of hiking boots while gorilla tracking and expect to walk at least 3-5 miles.

Please note that Rwandan law does not allow anyone under the age of 15 to participate in gorilla trekking. The law is strictly enforced for the safety of the gorillas.

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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