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Update on the situation in the DRC - 12 July 2012
In recent days there have been further reports of instability near Virunga National Park in the Eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
This does not affect travel to the gorilla parks of Southern Uganda and Rwanda (Bwindi, Mgahinga and Parc National des Volcans) where travel is proceeding normally. There is no reason for guests not to proceed with their safaris as planned. The gorillas parks are stable and gorilla tracking continues normally. The governments of Uganda and Rwanda have reinforced security in the area.
Volcanoes Safaris is in close contact with the authorities and is monitoring the situation. We will inform guests/agents of any developments.
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Tracking chimpanzees in their natural habitat, as they swing from the branches in the canopy high above the forest floor is nothing short of exhilarating. The chimps effortlessly cross and scamper through the trees above the gorge, and visitors on the other hand must cross the river using natural bridges in order to keep up with the chimps. So although the walk usually lasts only 2–3 hours, descending the steep gorge and crossing the log bridges over the river requires some agility and fitness.
Chimpanzee tracking is also available in nearby Kalinzu, a forest reserve 30 minutes drive from Kyambura Gorge Lodge where there is a community of about 40 habituated chimpanzees.