05 June 2018

DR Congo: Virunga National Park remains closed for travellers until 2019!

Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Africa’s oldest national park, closes its gates to visitors for the rest of 2018 following the death of a ranger and the abduction of two British tourists by local rebels on 11 May 2018. The management of the National Park initially planed to close Virunga only until 04 June 2018 to investigate the incident, but has now decided to reevaluate the general security situtation in and around the area before reopening. We'll keep you posted!

Virunga National Park covers 7,800km² and stretches from the Virunga Mountains in the south, to the Rwenzori Mountains in the north, in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. The Park borders Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda and Rwenzori Mountains National Park and Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda.

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