GOMA (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo’s Virunga National Park has reopened after the deadly ambush of a tourist group led to its closure last year over security fears, the park’s director said on Feb. 15 2019.
Virunga sits on the forest-cloaked volcanoes of central Africa and is home to over half the global population of mountain gorillas.
It was closed after two Britons and their Congolese driver was kidnapped last May by gunmen in the east of the park. They were released three days later, but a ranger was killed trying to defend them.
“We have taken enough time to be sure of improvement of security for visitors,” Virunga’s director Emmanuel Demerode told Reuters.
The park reopened to tourists on Feb. 15, he said. It is Africa’s oldest national park and largest tropical rainforest reserve, covering 7,800 sq km (3,000 sq miles).
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