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:  


Tour operator & Congo feedback

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

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 or

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 In order to follow the … Continue reading Tourism to Virunga National Park (DR Congo) suspended

Latest from Virunga National Park (DRC)

Virunga National Park in DRCongo is experiencing a resurgence in tourism, with more than 3,000 visits in 2011.  Africa’s oldest National Park,  (established 1925) and a World Heritage site, the park stretches over 7,800 square kilometres. Virunga National Park consists of a wide diversity of landscapes ranging from savannas, lava plains, swamps, erosion valleys, forests, … Continue reading Latest from Virunga National Park (DRC)