Requirements For Accessing Virunga National Park

Valid Visa is also a MUST have requirement for accessing Virunga National Park.

Requirements For Accessing Virunga National Park

Requirements are things that you don’t need to leave behind while preparing for a safari and accessing Virunga National Park in Congo. Do you really want to visit Virunga? Do you ask yourself the requirements you need to access Virunga National Park?  You need to read this to be answered.

You need to first book yourself a safari to Virunga National Park before going further to prepare other things like clothes for a virunga tour. You need to first read through the checklist below as it can help you to better prepare yourself for a successful tour in the park. Virunga National Park mainly offers three activities that is; Chimpanzee habituation, Mount Nyiragongo hike to the lava lake at the summit and mountain gorilla trekking. You can also try to participate in visiting the Senkwekwe gorilla orphanage or Tchegera Island for paddle boarding, beach walk or snorkeling, Kayaking and you can view wildlife at the shores of Lake Edward in the southeastern side. Be in touch with a trust worthy tour operator like Africa Adventure Vacations to arrange you tour that you desire.

You need to have a valid yellow fever card before setting off to Virunga National Park in Congo. For DRC you MUST have the card and if not just know you won’t be allowed to access the country. In case you have lost it, you will be required to take a shot at the border and receive a card and later you will be allowed to access the country. Make sure the card is valid and is in your names and it is not more than 10 years or else it might not be considered. The fever card is shown at the immigration border as you check in and if you do not have it, the immigration office won’t offer you Visa.

A valid passport is highly needed for you travel to DR Congo and it should at least have 6 months as expiry date towards your travel date or else you may not be allowed to the country. Visiting Virunga requires a valid passport which is in line with the Visa. You should therefore have a valid passport when rearing to visit DR Congo or else you may not be given a Visa for Congo thus losing your tour.

Valid Visas are also a MUST have requirements for accessing Virunga National Park. The traveler should therefore book in time. You also get the Congo Visa when you have purchased it from the package of the park. You should be in touch with a trustworthy tour operator so as to book you a spot in Virunga for a Visa processing. DR Congo tourist visa cannot be given to you on the day of arrival and it will take you 2 weeks to get it from the Direction Générale de Migration( DGM). The Visa will give you access to Kahuzi Bieg and to the park without ant disturbance. You can pick your Visa from Rusizi border when you have the invitation letter you got from booking the gorilla permit in the park.

The above are the 3 main requirements you desire to have before accessing DR Congo. You should also have a personal list that includes personal items like jacket/raincoat, headgear like head sock or cap, good hiking shoes and many more. You need warm clothes since the park is sometime cold especially in the night or when you are at the top of the mountain Nyiragongo. The Nyiragongo hike is also chilly and you need a waterproof backpack to use in case of rains. You should also not forget changing clothes and specifically warm clothes and full length trousers and top so as to avoid irritations that might occur on your skin.

When all this is over you are good to go for your tour safari in DR Congo. You should keep in touch with your tour agent to check if they have booked for you a tour and you must have a backpack which contains sleeping bag with meals for Nyiragongo hike.

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