Ideal Destination For
- Bucket List
- Solo Travel
Points of Interest
- Karisoke Research Centre
The legendary scientist and avid promoter of gorilla protection and conservation, Dian Fossey started the Karisoke Research Centre initially by setting up two small tents in the Verunga wilderness. She initiated the campaign aimed at protecting the mountain gorillas and summoned help to fight against the poaching of the gorillas.
Her grave is at the research centre, where she was buried next to Digit, the gorilla she adored.
- Twin Lakes of Ruhondo and Burera
The two lakes situated at the base of a volcano are separated by a 1 kilometre strip of land. The pristine blue waters are surrounded by steep hills and high waterfalls with the Virunga volcanic mountains in the background.
Offering magnificent views over the whole of the Virunga Volcanoes, it is ideal for walking, biking, birdwatching and also a scenic lake cruise.