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Hi all,

I'm coming to DRC in next couple of months for possible longterm and considering bringing in some bottles of the vitamins I normally take.

Does anyone have any opinions on whether this is the kind of thing that customs officials might try to make an issue with, or just take off me?

Any advice much appreciated!

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Nyiragongo in october?

Hi. I really want to see the lava lake at the Nyiragongo Volcano. I am planning to do this hike approximately october 11. I just realized that it is rainy season in october, and I don't want to risk paying 300 usd to walk to the top of the volcano to see nothing, because of the weather. My question: how is the weather in october? Is it possible to do the hike and see the lava lake? What about the gorilla-trek, does the rain affect the chances to see the mountain-gorillas?

I hope someone can…

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Re-entering Rwanda from DRC

Hi,
We want to visit Virunga NP in the DRC from Rwanda. We are concerned about the visa going back into Rwanda.
Some nationalities can get visas on arrival. For those who cannot do this, do you have any advice? We don't seem able to get a multiple-entry visa online from the Rwanda website. We know about the East African visa (Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda), but I'm not sure if that would remain valid if we went to another country (DRC) and tried to return. Has anyone successfully used this visa to…

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Finding a group for a CTT tour

Heya,

I've been looking at this for quite some time:

kigali-to-kinshasa-cross-congo-overland

It looks pretty brilliant, and while I would not normally consider a guided tour, this looks pretty much undoable independently, and I'm well tempted. Trouble is that the price tag is just as impressive if you do it alone, and I haven't got anyone in my circle of friends who'd be up for it AND be able to afford it. The per-person price for a group of four or even just 2/3 seems more reasonable (not…

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Visiting Virunga National park

Hey Guys I know when it came to researching for my trip to Virunga National park there was limited information online so having visited it in March of this year I just did a quick write up of my experience If anyone has any questions just drop me a line.
They can be found at the following links:
https://journals.worldnomads.com/riverstrails/story/141740/Ireland/How-to-visit-The-Virunga-National-Park-DRC
and
https://journals.worldnomads.com/riverstrails/story/141689/Congo-(Kinshasa)/Kigali-to-Virunga

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4x4 Vehicle Rental in South Kivu

Hi there. Does anyone have any idea where I can rent a 4x4 for about a month in South Kivu?
Thanks

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Cheap transport to Goma or Mikeno from Kigali

Hi,
Can anyone recommend me other options for transportation from the Kigali to Goma or mikeno outside of Virungas website offerings? They're prices are too high. Thanks!

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D.R.Congo - zanzibar (tanzania)

hi! im looking at booking my next trip away and im looking at spending 4-5 weeks in africa. I plan to start in DR congo to do the gorilla tracking and volcano expedition, into rwanda, then into tanzania.

Is it relatively easy to get around in africa?

what is the best method of transport?

safe enough to travel without being on a package holiday tour?

any other hints, tips and things to do within these 3 countries?

all your input and help would be great as this is the first time in africa.

r…

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Virunga Pickup from Goma

I am visiting Virunga in September and booked the entire trip directly with Virunga National Park. I will come from Kigali (Rwanda) with a cab. However, I am wondering if anyone knows how to arrange the exact meeting place and time for Virunga staff to pick me up at the border in Goma. I already paid for the transportation, but I did not receive any notification about the pickup details. Also, I've read that I should plan on the cab ride from Kigali to take about 3 hours. Is that accurate? If…

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Kisangani to Kasindi

Has anyone recently overland from Kisangani to Kasindi via Nia-Nia - Mambasa - Beni recently and can comment on the security situation?

Alternatively, has anyone recently overland by bike/car/boat from Kisangani to Bakavu via Kindu or any southeastern route of the DRC and can comment on the security situation?

And lastly, are there any boat transport from Kalamie to Tanzania?

Thanks,
Kevin