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Visit Rwanda

Trace the origins of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund and visit magnificent mountain gorillas in the land of a thousand hills, Rwanda.

Visit the Ellen DeGeneres Campus of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund

Campus Entrance

Our new campus is open and welcoming visitors. We are excited to share our new home with local community members and tourists from around the world as we work to help expand gorilla education and conservation in Africa.

Tour Options:

Self Guided tours allow you to experience the many immersive activities in the public exhibit, including a 360-degree theater and replica of Dian Fossey’s original cabin—and learn about the region’s biodiversity on our nature trails.  Pre-booking is not required. A suggested donation of $20/adult is requested, with funds supporting our conservation efforts.

Behind the Scenes tours allow you to enjoy a full tour of the campus with a Fossey Fund senior staff member. This option includes the tour of the public exhibit and a visit behind-the-scenes to the scientific labs to give visitors a greater understanding of the multifaceted work being done to protect the gorillas. Tours are available at any time of day with the last booking time at 3pm. Tour time is estimated at 2 hours and requires pre-booking and minimum donation of $800/group. 

Our Silverback Sundowner Tour provides you with an evening hour with breathtaking views and Fossey Fund staff! Visitors are invited to tour the public exhibit and then meet up with our gorilla experts in our Virunga Overlook to share their experiences and answer questions. A fine selection of non alcoholic drinks, wine, and light snacks are included.  The Silverback Sundowner is from 5pm to 6pm and requires a pre-booking and a donation of $100/person with a minimum donation of $500 for groups less than 5 people. 

To book one of our guided tours with one of our Fossey Fund staff, please email us and we will be happy to assist you. 

Hours: Everyday from 9am-5pm. 

Last entry is at 4pm

 

Registration is required before entering the campus.

 

Visits to the gallery are free for Rwandan citizens.

Please choose your tour type below to register to enter the campus.

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.

Terra Incognita Ecotours

Don’t forget to mention the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund when you book your trip!