The travellers are all advisable to stay in five star hotels which have enough security and also as they travel, they must be accompanied by security guards. Those that are to go for the Nyiragongo hike at night must be escorted by the guards and this is mainly done through the partnership with the Virunga National park. It’s also good that the guests that come to Congo usually stay for a short while and also enjoy the best tour activities while those that are interested in Eastern lowland gorillas in Kahuzi Biega National park use Rwanda roads to be able to easily connect to the southern side of Lake Kivu and the security guards have to accompany the boats in case they are used.
About the yellow Fever vaccination, the government of Congo also need all the travellers who are older than 1 year of age to have a proof of the yellow fever vaccination on arrival at any of the boarders or at the airport and this will be required during the visa application process. All the travellers should be in position to present the yellow fever vaccination card and should always carry it.
The natural disasters and the volcanic eruptions, DRC is so susceptible to earth quakes and this has so far hit the towns of Goma and Bukavu in 2008, these volcanic eruptions happened at the Nyiragongo volcano in the year 2002 and the Nyamulagira volcano in 2006 and in 2010.
The advice to the travellers to Congo, depending on the type of your safari to Congo, it’s on request that you leave some information that concerns the emergency contact number and the person while on any safari in Congo and this person can be contacted in case of any problem. It’s also advisable to always move with a very reputable tour company and also never take a self-drive safari in Congo.
This country is also famous for being a home of the mountain gorillas and the eastern lowland gorillas, it’s ranked as the best destination for gorilla trekking. Many of the travellers planning to come to Congo must secure and also buy the permits so that they do not miss out on gorilla trekking in Virunga National park and also in Kahuzi Biega National park and also in Volcanoes National park.
Booking of the eastern lowland gorillas can be done in Kuhuzi beiga National park and the board that is responsible for these permits is Kahuzi Biega National park. The gorilla permits cost $400 and they can be booked directly with the park board or through a tour operator. The promotional permits are at $200 from mid Oct to mid-December.
The Nyiragongo Hike permits are also available to the travellers at US$300 for the day hike and it also includes an overnight stay and the guests must come with their own food. These permits can be booked on first come first serve and the travellers are also encouraged to book them in advance to avoid missing out.