CONGO TOURIST VISA
Congo tourist Visa: A tourist visa is one of the travel documents required before being allowed to enter into any country as long as you are from a country that requires a visa to travel to another countries. Today therefore, I bring you all the necessary information about the Congo visa, how one can obtain a Congo tourist Visa, how much is the cost of Congo Visa and many more. However, there are some people exempted from Congo visa and these include Congo citizens, tourists from Kenya, Morocco, Senegal and Ivory Coast.
These travelers are only required to present a colored ID photo with a white background, a proof of their country of origin (Passport/ Identification Card), a travel itinerary showing when they are entering and leaving the country and all these are as well required for all other travelers from countries that require a visa before entry into Democratic Republic of Congo with an additional one more ID photos in white background.
Apart from the above mentioned countries, rest must have a c before thinking of entering into Congo Brazzaville also known as Democratic Republic of Congo. To obtain a Congo tourist visa, tourists are advised to apply for it at least 14 days in advance through the online link or by visiting the any Congo embassies in respective countries with all the necessary documents including a valid passport with at least 6 months away from expiry and with at least 3 blank spaces for visa stamps.
A certificate showing proof of Yellow fever and Cholera vaccination is as well a must have in order to obtain a Congo visa and finally a proof of any other arrangements like accommodations, flight details and safari activities must be presented. Within 5 days to 1 week, your visa is expected to be fully processed and out for you to get on a go for your adventurous safari to Democratic Republic of Congo.
The cost of Congo tourist visa or any other Visa to enter into Democratic Republic of Congo was determined by the ICCN in conduction with DGM and it costs $105 for a single entry. This visa enables tourist to enter into Congo’s 2 beautiful national parks including Virunga national park and Kahuzi Beiga national park.
Note: to be issued a Congo tourist visa into its virunga national park, you need a proof of accommodations most especially Mikeno lodge where you intend to sleep or proof of the activities such as gorilla trekking permits, volcano hiking permits, and many more that must be presented before accessing the parks. This implies that a gate pass to Virunga national park Congo is either a stay at Mikeno lodge or possession of a Gorilla trekking permit or Mount Nyiragongo hiking permit. This is applicable only for those who intend to explore Virunga national park and they obtain their visas through Virunga national park at a non-refundable fee.
For tourist heading to other parks like Kahuzi Beiga national park, need to book their permits through ICCN with proof of payments for accommodations, tourist activities like permits and a proof of visa payment and follow the process till the end.
Upon obtaining your Congo visa, also remember that most of Congo safaris start mainly from Rwanda the land of a thousand hill or Uganda the pearl of Africa thus require to as well apply for a visa for the respective country of entry.
There is yet an option of taking a direct flight to Goma though only Ethiopian airways is allowed to land on Goma international airport and tourists need to ensure that the team in Goma is informed as early as 2 weeks before embarking on the flight to enable the team forward all your visa information to the Ethiopian airline team otherwise you might end up cancelling your flight.
What to do in Democratic Republic of Congo,
Well now that you obtained your Congo tourist visa, it is important to know that only destinations in eastern part of Democratic Republic of Congo are visited due to security and safety purposes and these include Virunga national park and Kahuzi Beiga national park. The two parks have stunning tourist attraction including gorillas as the major attractions of each park. Virunga national park is famous for mountain gorillas trekking as well as the Mount Nyiragongo hike where as Kahuzi Beiga national park is famous for Eastern Lowland Gorilla trekking.
At Achieve Global Safaris, we usually help our clients to apply for the Congo visa and then forward them the visa when ready. Let us plan your next adventure to Democratic Republic of Congo and many other East African countries like Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya and Tanzania. Get in touch with our professional tour consultants today and enjoy your dream safari to Democratic Republic of Congo and East Africa at unbeaten rates.