Authorities at Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo have suspended tourist activities following the kidnap of British tourists by suspected militias.
The suspension is in place until 4 June.
Last Friday two British tourists were kidnapped by armed men while they were heading to the city of Goma.
“Tourism is suspended until June 4 for reasons of investigation but also strengthening security measures. [During this period] the regal activities and patrols continue “, said Joel Wengamulay, director of communication of Virunga park.
The two British subjects were released Sunday in the afternoon. A park warden (Rachel Katumwa) was killed and another one wounded in the attack on the vehicle carrying Western tourists.