Volcanoes National Park
The Dian Fossey Research Camp, profoundly captured in the movie, ‘Gorillas in the Mist’, is a fascinating way to commence your Volcanoes National Park visit. Several accommodations in the region provide the perfect base camp for your day of trekking, varying from rustic to luxurious. A typical trek will take anywhere between three and eight hours. Between the altitude, humidity and rough terrain, participants need to be relatively fit, though people of all ages regularly take the excursion. It isn’t a short stroll, but the overwhelming experience of witnessing mountain gorillas in their natural habitat is far beyond worthy of every step. The Gorilla Guardians Village is also an essential stop. The home of reformed gorilla poachers, it is now a place of peace and protection, offering a wonderful cultural experience for visitors.