Update: Goma 4 December 2012

Update on the situation in Eastern DRC and Rwanda 4 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 proceeding and there is optimism that these efforts will slowly help to restore order.

There have been reports of an armed incident, in a remote part of the Parc National des Volcans, on the DRC-Rwanda border, some distance away from the main tracking areas. The Rwandese authorities and diplomatic missions are investigating the incident and assessing the situation. We have also visited the area around the park. Parc National des Volcans remains stable and gorilla tracking continues normally. Security has been further reinforced. Volcanoes Safaris is assessing the situation on a continuous basis and will inform clients/agents of any developments.

The security of our guests has always been paramount in the fifteen years we have worked in this area and continues to be the prime focus. Travellers are also advised to consult the travel advisories of the major western governments.

We look forward to welcoming guests on safari. Please get in touch with your sales consultant if you have any queries.

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