How to Get to Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo
International Airline Travel to Virunga national Park in Congo
A flight to Kigali international airport is the most appropriate for visitors to Virunga national park in Congo. It takes about 3hours taxi drive to the border crossing at Gisenyi, Rwanda/Goma, DRC. For evening or afternoon arrivals, spending a night in Kigali and leave for Virunga the following morning in recommended. Many hotels in Kigali arrange airport pickups at a small additional charge. Ethiopian Airlines and domestic DR.Congo airlines fly into Goma, but the airport is not up to international standards.
Taxi Service to Virunga National park in Congo
There are taxes that operate from Kigali Rwanda`s capital to the border of the Democratic Republic of Congo. We can arrange a taxi for you. The Grand Barrière border crossing is open to all Virunga visitors from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm daily. You can cross the border at 8:00 am for a same day volcano trek. Our driver can pick you up from the border at 8:30 am. However, Same day gorilla treks are hard, prior arrangements need to be considered.
Visitor Safety in Virunga National Park-Democratic Republic of Congo
Virunga National Park is situated in an area that is often troubled by unrest. The management of Virunga National Park is keen to guaranteeing the safety and security of all its visitors. Park management does, however, emphasize the importance of all visitors making themselves aware of the current security situation at the time of their visit. Prima Safaris and Tours Ltd is in position to update its clients about the situation in Virunga national park. However, if any signs indicate a security issue, management may decide to temporarily close one or more of its attractions. All bookings for these attractions will be refunded in full.
It is also a good idea to confirm whether or not your insurance covers travel in this region. If not, we recommend acquiring additional insurance to cover your travel to Virunga National Park. Virunga National Park rangers escort all visitors who have booked with us!