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Mountain Gorillas in the mists of Rwanda

Listed under Wildlife in Ruhengeri, Rwanda.

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Dian Fossey was one of the many admirers of this volcanic rainforest region and its primate inhabitants, most famously the rare Mountain Gorilla. Visitors and guides track the gorillas, who roam freely though the dense jungles, to see close up how they live and socialise in their families.

There are around 320 Mountain Gorillas living in the park and visitors are able to approach only four family groups. Only eight visitors per group, per day are allowed, so it’s better to arrange your permit in advance. As well as Mountain Gorillas, visitors will also see the odd Spotted Hyena or buffalo and if lucky a rare golden monkey or elephant. The area's unusual environmental mix of bamboo forests, jungles and evergreen forests, and areas of grassland and swamp make it difficult terrain to travel through, but ideal for primates.

Dian Fossey’s Karisoke Research Centre is also located within the parks grounds, as is her gravesite.

Written by  Jodie Kimbah.

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