One of our readers wrote in to say that Virunga National Park was named one of the 20 must-see places for 2012 in the November/December 2011 edition of “National Geographic Traveler” magazine! It is the first entry in the article “Best of the World: 20 Great Places to Experience in 2012.” The half-page, called “Virunga Volcanoes: Africa’s Green and Fiery Heart” mentions both the neighboring Rwanda and Virunga parks, including a picture of a gorilla with the caption, “Gorillas find a haven in Congo’s Virunga National Park.” At the end of the article they provide the www.visitvirunga.org website. We are thrilled to get this kind of publicity!
Here is a link to the Best Trips of 2012 online, which is a shorter version than the magazine.
If you would like to come visit this amazing location, and stand on the edge of the volcano staring into the center of the earth, go to our tourism website at www.visitvirunga.org.