Virunga National Park in Congo reopens again after tourists kidnapping, after 8 months of closer Virunga was reopened on 15 February 2019 for tourism, the main tourist activities in Virunga National Park is mountain gorilla tracking and mount Nyiragongo volcano hiking, Virunga is also the oldest national park in Africa which was closed last year in May 2018 after two British were kidnapped and Killing of one park ranger who was the guide of the British tourists.
For the last 8 months that Virunga National Park has been closed, the authorities have been revising new security strategies to protect the park and its visitors, after all, planning was done then the reopening date of Virunga National Park was announced which was 15th February 2019.
Kisoro Tours Uganda we have started again booking Congo gorilla tracking in Virunga National Park and mount Nyiragongo volcano hiking safaris, Nyiragongo volcano is the most active in Africa and in the World, Mt Nyiragongo volcano is active and also it has the largest lava lake in African and the whole world, Nyiragongo is also not had to hike to the top of the summit because it only takes about 3 to 4 hours to reach the top of a most active volcano and biggest lava lake in the World.
Why Virunga Park was closed?
The only reason why Virunga National Park It was closed after, it was because of 2 two British and their Congolese driver were kidnapped by unknown gunmen as the 2 tourists were going to Virunga for gorilla tracking and mount Nyiragongo volcano hike, on the same day the ranger guide was guiding the two British tourists she was killed as she was trying to defend the 2 British tourists.
Virunga National Park in Congo reopens again after tourists kidnapping?
The chief warden of Virunga National Park has assured the tour operators that Virunga park authority has confirmed that they have taken enough time to be sure of good security for all tourists and other visitors, the park reopened for tourism on 15 February 2019, Kisoro Tours Uganda is now open for Congo gorilla tracking and mount Nyiragongo climbing tours contact us more details and for any other advice, you may need as you plan for your African Adventure to the oldest national park in Africa, Kisoro Tours Uganda we are highly recommended on Trip Advisor and on Safari bookings you can share your experience with other travelers.