Karisoke Research Center
Ellen DeGeneres visited the Karisoke Research Center in Musanze, Rwanda in May 2018 and said, “This is Dian Fossey’s desk in Rwanda. Sitting here and helping carry on her mission moved me more than I can express.”
In June 2017, Emmy Rossum “trekked into the mountains in Rwanda with the park rangers who dedicate their lives to the protection and conservation of the mountain gorillas” and said it was a “Truly once in a lifetime experience learning how to respect, understand and communicate with them, continuing the work of Dian Fossey.”
Volcanoes National Park
Shay Mitchell shared a shot of a volcano and a couple of gorillas from her January 2017 trip here and said, “Breathtaking moments are few and far between but this is one I’ll never forget.”
Akagera National Park
Shay Mitchell turned her camera on “The stars in stripes” — a zeal of zebras — when she visited Akagera National Park in January 2017.
Shay Mitchell was “Thinking back to Africa” in November 2015 when she was checked in at Virunga Lodge and the memory inspired her to start “planning out the next trip.”