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We are just starting to think about going to Rwanda to see the gorillas sometime in the next year--probably next summer. I know that the political situation is always changing, so it hardly makes sense to worry about what is happening right now, but I wonder what others think of this info I found on the U.S. State Dept. website:

"U.S. Embassy Kigali alerts U.S. citizens to reports of continued artillery fire from August 22 to the present into the Rubavu district of Rwanda from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). U.S. Embassy Kigali has restricted travel to Rubavu district by official personnel. We urge U.S. citizens to avoid travel to Rubavu district." Is this near the Volcanoes National Park?

I've also heard that the DRC rebels are becoming more active and attacked some rangers in their camp very near the Volcanoes National Park.

Am I being silly to worry about this? My husband and I are 57, and we don't want to wait much longer to go see these beautiful animals, since the treks can be physically demanding. We would prefer not to put off our visit, but these new outbreaks of violence have me wondering.

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