Rwanda: Tourists warned to seek advice from authorities before trekking due to conflict

Posted on November 5, 2012 • Filed under: Africa, Tourist Warning

Renewed conflict in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has prompted officials to issue warnings to those trekking in the Volcanoes National Park in neighbouring Rwanda. If you plan on visiting the gorillas or hiking volcanoes you are advised to seek the advice of local authorities before setting off. A permit is required to visit the national park and the Rwandan authorities may determine that a military escort is required to ensure your safety. Read article

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