Virunga Tourist Visa Congo
Virunga Tourist Visa Congo- A visa is one of the crucial travel documents required to secure before traveling to any country. Today, we bring you the necessary information required to secure a visa to DR Congo to visit the great Virunga national park for gorillas trekking, mount Nyiragongo hike and any other park activities. Yes, some countries are exempted from obtaining DR Congo tourists visa, these include; Benin, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Ecuador, Mauritius, Senegal, Burundi, Haiti, Zimbabwe, Cook Islands, Dominica, Micronesia, Philippines, Rwanda, Singapore, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. However more than 80% of the countries in the world require to apply for DR congo tourist Visa before arrival or on arrival.
Getting a tourist visa to Virunga national park DR Congo was made easy after a successful agreement between the Congolese wildlife authority and the Congolese immigration service to endorse a 2 weeks-single entry visa to tourists interested in visiting the park.
To qualify to acquire a tourist visa to Virunga, you must have purchased either a gorilla permit, mount Nyiragongo hike permit, paid for accommodation at Mikeno lodge or any other related activity at the national park. The tourist visa to Virunga national park costs USD105.
Once confirmation is sent for making payments of your permits and accommodation, an order number is issued which is used while filling an online visa application form. You are also advised to apply for visas of other countries you will go through such as Rwanda or Uganda before traveling to Virunga national park in the Democratic republic of Congo to avoid any inconveniences.
There is yet an option of taking a direct flight to Goma international airport using Ethiopian airways. For this case, tourists must inform the park management or a travel agency at least 2 weeks in advance before boarding to enable the team forward all the documents to the Ethiopian airline otherwise your flight to DR Congo might be cancelled if your visa information is pending.
For travelers interested in exploring other parks in DR Congo such as Kahuzi Beiga national park, need to book their permits through ICCN with proof of payments for accommodations and a proof of visa payment and follow the process till the end.
It is very important to know that most tourists’ activities in Democratic republic of Congo are done in the Eastern part of the country due to tight security and safety of travelers. These national parks include; the Virunga national park which is well known for mountain gorilla trekking & Mount Nyiragongo hiking as well as the Kahuzi Beiga national park which is very famous for tracking the Eastern Lowland Gorillas.
A number of local travel agencies and the park management help in processing DR Congo tourist visas. Contact them to plan your next adventure trip to Democratic Republic of Congo and many other East African countries like Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania at unbeaten rates. A wildlife safari n Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania with gorilla trekking in Virunga national park makes a perfect African holiday to remember!