The bedevilled Democratic Republic of the Congo is virtually a tourist-fee zone. But the end of war and reopening of Virunga national park – home to some of the world’s last mountain gorillas – might be about to change that
After years of civil war that claimed the lives of more than six million people and a long history of corruption and political instability, the Democratic Republic of the Congo is not on many travellers’ bucket list.
But there is now one very good reason why they may be more interested. Africa’s oldest national park, the beautiful and other-worldly Virunga, in the east of the country bordering Rwanda and Uganda, reopened this year after the war ended.