DR Congo Travel Information

Cameras plus other personal use gadgets by tourists can temporarily be imported such as audio equipment, all gifts and radios. 

DR Congo Travel Tips And Information

Below are some of the travel tips and information required by guests during your safari holiday in DR Congo.

Language

The official language of DR Congo is French but the country also has some commonly used languages such as Tshiluba, Swahili, Lingala which are there largest local languages.

Currency

Congo’s currency is known as Franc Congolais (CDF). The banknotes begin from 1, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, and 500 francs whereas coins are 1, 5, 10, 20, and 50 centimes. The commonest bills that circulate are 50, 100, 200, and 500 francs.

Time

Congo is a large country and is on 2 various zones that is West African time (UTC+2) and Central African time which is UTC+1.

Electricity

Congo usually use standard European plug which is almost 220V/50HZ.  Many of the electrical outlets are of Type C, E and F.

Communications

The dialing code for DR Congo is +243 and telephones are usually around the major cities found in the country. And you should know that cell phones are the commonest and reliable means of communication.

You will find WIFI in the most hotels or restaurants that you will visit.

Duty-free

People who are 18 years and above are allowed to import a bottle of alcohol and 50 cigar or 200 cigarettes plus 227 grams of tobacco without incurring customs duty.

Cameras plus other personal use gadgets by tourists can temporarily be imported such as audio equipment, all gifts and radios.  Those who wish to import in arms and ammunition should have an import license.

Tourist Office

The Tourism Office at Kinshasa-Gombe: +243-815-0916-25, +243-893-22-38, +243-816-871-184.

Consulates in the Congo

US Consulate at Kinshasa: +243-81-556-0151 Consulate of the Netherlands, Kinshasa: +243-9800-1140 or +234-9800-1142, German Consulate, Kinshasa: +243-89-48-201 or +243-89-48-202 Spanish Consulate, Kinshasa: +243-81-88-43-195, Canadian Consulate, Kinshasa: +243-9960-21-500 , British Consulate, Kinshasa: +243-98-169-100 or +243-98-169-111, Consulate of Austria, Kinshasa: +243-83-107

Emergency

Emergency services: +242-6-665-4804

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