Dian Fossey’s tomb/ grave is just next to the gorillas which had also been killed by the poachers. Memorial services after her death were held in Washington D.C., New York, and California. The cabins in which she and her staff lived do not exist anymore except for a few bare foundations, overgrown with weeds.
The famous ‘Gorillas in the Mist’ a 1988 American drama film directed by Michael Apted and starring Sigourney Weaver tells the true story of Dian Fossey in Rwanda and her 18 years of study with the mountain gorillas. The film received generally positive reviews from critics and was nominated for the Oscar Awards.
Her favorite Gorilla called Digit was buried next to her. The Diane Fossey Gravesite is more like a remote pilgrimage site with an extremely scenic hike.