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
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
Nancy writes: My husband and I just finished a month long tour of Rwanda and wanted to give you some feedback about the tour companies we used. Via your guidebook, we selected Rwanda Ecotours and Bizidanny to write about our interests and desires, physical capabilities, the fact that we are vegetarian, that we prefer … Continue reading Tour operator & Congo feedback
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).
Eric Futtrup writes: First, this is a very good guidebook, which me and my travel mate brought two copies of, so we plan and read ahead. I was also very happy that you included the Goma/Virunga chapter – though there are a few things that needs to be updated. Rubavu – map p.194: The Petit … Continue reading New Rwanda and eastern DRC trip report
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.
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