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Volcanoes National Park

Volcanoes National Park owes its name to five volcanoes located on its territory, and they are part of the Virunga massif, which divides Rwanda, Uganda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The most impressive is the Karisimbi, followed by Bisoke, Gahinga, Sabyinya, and Muhabura. However, what magnetically attracts visitors from all over the world is the opportunity to meet mountain gorillas face to face. The park was also celebrated by the appearance of the film Gorillas in the Mist, which talks about the work of American naturalist Dian Fossey. She spent the period from 1967 to 1985 in this park when she was killed, it is speculated, by poachers. She was a subject of rich research for her work with mountain gorillas conducted at the Karisoke Research Center that she founded.

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