Congo Creates a New National Park For Gorillas & Elephants

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December 1, 2018
Congo Creates a New National Park For Gorillas & Elephants

As a rescue to the closed gorilla safaris to Virunga national park, Congo has created a new national park named Ogooue-Leteki with a sole purpose of sheltering gorillas and forest elephants. Virunga national park was closed for tourism in May 2018 following the kidnap of travelers and the killing of rangers in the park. Ogooue-Leketi…

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DR Congo Tourism Now Looks to Kahuzi-Biega

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September 1, 2018
DR Congo Tourism Now Looks to Kahuzi-Biega

DR Congo Tourism Now Looks to Kahuzi-Biega Following the closure of Virunga, Africa’s oldest national park till 2019, all gorilla safaris to Congo have diverted to Kahuzi Biega national park. Virunga national park in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) was closed in May 2018 due to insecurity concerns associated with kidnap and killing of…

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DRC to Start Oil Mining in Virunga &Salongo Forest Reserve

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July 17, 2018
DRC to Start Oil Mining in Virunga &Salongo Forest Reserve

DRC Prioritizes Oil Mining Over Conservation While travelers and tour operators wait for 2019 when Virunga national park is expected to open again for gorilla trekking and other tourism activities to start, the government has instead prioritized oil mining over conservation. The government of Congo has passed a decision to degarzette some parts of Virunga…

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Violence Shuts Virunga Gorilla Park Till 2019

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June 5, 2018
Violence Shuts Virunga Gorilla Park Till 2019

Violence Shuts Virunga Gorilla Park Till 2019 Have you known it yet? All gates to Virunga national park have been closed till 2019. We therefore inform all travelers, tour operators and lovers of mountain gorillas that all gorilla safaris, Nyiragongo volcan hikes and all visits to Virunga national park have been shut till 2019. Much…

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Two tourists kidnapped in Virunga national park

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May 12, 2018

Congo insecurity issues have struck the news headlines again with the kidnap of two Briton travelers and the killing of their driver guide in Virunga national park. The incident happened on 11th may 2018 at 10:00am in Kibumba village a few miles form Goma. The kidnapped travelers were headed the starting point of their Nyiragongo…

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