Congo, the Democratic Republic of

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Overland to DRC - visas and how?

Hey guys,

So me and a friend are in Uganda and are trying to go to DRC as soon as possible.
We were planning to go through Rwanda and cross the border from there and head to Goma.
We went to the embassy here in Kampala and the info that they're giving us is that we need invitations from people or an organization in DRC, in addition to an East African visa (we only have a Ugandan one) or a work or student permit or such. The price, they say, is $115. The whole process takes 10 days from the time…

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drc visa in london

Hi am looking if it is possible to get the drc visa in london. It seems to be very difficult. Either you need a sponsor in the drc, or approval from director migration in kinshsha. I tried to do a trip a year ago but the direction general never answered any emails. A german company sent emails on my behalf with the same result. So if anyone could help me how to solve all thia i would appreciate it. Thanks, patrick.

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DRC Visa in Kampala

Just to let overlanders know I was able to pick up a two month long visa at the DRC embassy in Kampala. You HAVE to have at least an East African Tourist visa and they will process it eventhough you arent a resident of Uganda. It takes 10 working days normally.

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visa for overland

hello

does anyone know how to get a visa for the DRC? I am travelling from the Zambia border, I am an Australian citizen and my friend is a British citizen
can I get it at the border or will I need to get it from an embassy? I will be going through Mozambique and Malawi asnd Zambia before I hope to enter DRC; are there any embassies which issue visas in these countries. or preferabbly can i purchase a visa on arrival at the border

thankyou

red

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accommodation in Goma

Hello all,
looking for a cheap accommodation in Goma in the middle of August. In the Forum and also in the Bradt-travel guide there are listed Colibri Hotel, Shu Shu Guesthouse and the Le Nyira Hotel for a budget one.
Does anywhere knowing if they have an E-Mail-address or how to book the overnight stay ?
I think I will need the booking confirmation before applying the DRC-Visa.
Thanks a lot.
Otmar from Germany

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Mt. Nyiragongo Tour

Hey there,
I'm planning on doing the Mt. Nyiragongo Tour, best for me would be on 3rd or 4th June.
I'm in Uganda right now, so I would either start right there or in Kigali. Someone else wants to do it on this weekend?
Rgds
Sabine

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Kinshasa to Angolan border

Hi,
We are a couple planning to go from Brazzaville across the river to Kinshasa and then to Angola.
I have read here about some challenges, but everything changes, most notably in those places.

Anybody who can give advice on this route, problems, costs?
The alternative would be to travel via Cabinda, bypassing DRC, but is that advisable?
All best, Erik

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Going to Congo DRC to Climb Nyiragongo Volcano

Hi,

I m staying at RWINDI HOSTEL for 12USD in Kigali Rwanda, and have booked with them a trip to go to Congo to see mountain Gorilla and Climb nyiragongo volcano. I will hopefully spend a long weekend in Goma to see the lake kivu then proceed to Bukavu to see the low land Gorillas.

I've been told by the insurance company to get vaccinations for the following: Hepatitis A and B, Typhoid, Meningitis ACWY, Tetanus/Diptheria/Polio, Rabies

In the opinion of those of you who have either been to…

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Congo River travel

I'm a single woman hoping to travel by boat from Kinshasa to Mbandaka or Kisangani and back, this July. Does anybody have any experience with this route? In particular, I'm wondering if anybody knows the schedule for the newly-relaunched passenger boat ITB Kokolo? Or knows of any other groups (NGO or otherwise) making the trip? Advice welcome. Thanks so much!

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Insurance

The current advice from FCO is to advise against travel to east DRC in particular North and South Kivu and only essential travel to Goma and Bukavu. This means most/all insurance policies will be invalidated. Has anyone any suggestions as to how to overcome this difficulty.

Thanks

Dai