Suspension of tourism in Virunga NP, DRC

Following an ambush 10km outside Goma in May 2018 in which a park ranger was killed and two British tourists were kidnapped (to be released two days later), the management of Virunga National Park has announced the indefinite suspension of tourism to the park until such time as the safety of visitors can be assured. … Continue reading Suspension of tourism in Virunga NP, DRC

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Virunga Nation Park (DRC) trip report

For anybody thinking of crossing from Rwanda into the DRC to track gorillas, this detailed & up-to-date trip report on the ThornTree is well worth a read: https://www.lonelyplanet.com/thorntree/forums/africa/democratic-republic-of-congo/trip-report-goma-nyiragongo-bukavu?page=1  

Goma (DRC) restaurant news

Thanks to Sean Connolly, updater of the 6th edition, for this note about Goings On in Goma: Coco Jambo restaurant has closed, and Deo's Cafe has moved and can now be found next to Petit Brussels (also listed in the guide).

Good news from Virunga NP, DRC

Virunga National Park in the DRC bordering Rwanda and Uganda has reopened and is now taking bookings for mountain gorilla trekking and accommodation at Mikeno Lodge. Hikes up Nyiragongo volcano and the Tongo chimpanzee treks should soon be available. For further details see http://www.visitvirunga.org or https://www.facebook.com/virunga.

Tourism to Virunga National Park (DR Congo) suspended

Due to the continuing instability and insecurity in North Kivu in and around Virunga National Park, the management of Virunga National Park in the DR Congo has decided to close tourism in the park until further notice. When the situation improves they will announce the reopening on their website http://www.visitvirunga.org. In order to follow the … Continue reading Tourism to Virunga National Park (DR Congo) suspended