Volcanoes Safaris Update on the Situation Eastern DRC and Rwanda: 11th Dec 2012

12 December 2012

Concerted regional efforts to bring stability to the city of Goma and North Kivu province in the Eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo are continuing.

Following the reports of an incident on 2 December in Parc National des Volcans, the Park remains stable and gorilla tracking continues normally every day in all areas. Security has been further reinforced in and around the Park. Diplomatic missions have assessed the situation on the ground. Volcanoes Safaris staff have also made a number of visits to the area to assess the situation.

The updated UK and US travel advisories released this week have stated that visitors can continue to visit the Park normally. The Rwanda Development Board (RDB) has reassured tourists and the business community that it is safe to travel to all parts of Rwanda.

We are continuing to monitor security on a regular basis and will inform clients/agents of any developments. We look forward to welcoming guests on safari. Please get in touch with your sales consultant if you have any queries.