Democratic republic of congo is safe for travelers visiting congo using reliable Safari companies like Congo gorilla safaris for gorilla trekking & nyiragongo hike.
In democratic republic of congo there is high level of crime throughout the DRC and risks increase after dark so after traveling out of the hotel at night and its why you will see that our most recommended hotels travelers have dinner at 6:00Pm, and its among the reasons why congo gorilla safaris doesn’t offer private guided tours to congo as its the case in Rwanda and Uganda.
Security authorities may target foreigners to solicit bribes, for example at roadblocks. Arbitrary arrests of foreign nationals by security authorities can occur.Travelers are advised to be respectful and courteous in all interactions with security authorities and to avoid sensitive areas, including military facilities. There have been reports of criminals using roadblocks and posing as police or military personnel to rob people traveling at night. Do not permit soldiers or police officers to enter your vehicle and avoid entering the vehicle of anyone purporting to be a security officer. Carry color photocopies of your passport and other identity documents and, when requested, hand these to security officials rather than the originals.
Democratic republic of congo being known as war zone and not recommended to be visited by travelers by more world security agencies. The Facts remain untold as the situation change each day and according to the practical information that congo gorilla safaris has recommended that some parts of congo are safe for visiting during the fact that they have been leading safaris for the last 6 Years in the top Tourism destinations in Congo irrespective of the security environment is unpredictable and may deteriorate with little warning but various safaris activities are enjoyed as democratic republic of congo remains among the best tourism destination in the world that has the best holidays that cannot be enjoyed anywhere in the world.
All Gorilla Safaris leading handled by Primate Safari Experiences limited, make sure that they stay in tour five star hotels that have security from the armed men and even during the travel for the safari activity they will be accompanied by security personnel and its why those who go for nyiragongo hike at night never be surprised to see security guards outside that you never saw day time and its done through partnering with Virunga National Park.
The Second security measure done is that travelers stay in Congo for a short time and enjoy the best safari activities and those going to Eastern Lowland gorillas in kahuzi biega National Park, we always use the Rwandan roads to connect to the southern lake kivu and not the inside roads of Congo unless the boat is available and we shall provide a security guard on the boat incase the situation is not clear to provide the best protection of our tourists.
The government of DRC requires all travelers older than 1 year of age to show proof of yellow fever vaccination upon arrival at any border or Airport and it may be requested even during the visa application time. so its for this reason that congo gorilla safaris informs all travelers to secure the yellow fever vaccination card and must carry it.
The democratic republic of congo is subjected to earth quakes and it hit the two towns of Bukavu and goma in 2008. Volcanic eruptions have occurred at the Nyiragongo volcano in 2002 and the Nyamulagira volcano in 2006 and January 2010.
Depending on the nature of your travel to congo, Congo gorilla safaris may request you to leave some information concerning the emergency contact number and person while on the congo expeditions to be contacted incase of a problem. Try to always move with an experienced tour companies and never risk to take Self drive tours. Congo gorilla Safaris will help you avoid problems and keep you safe. In the Congo, that’s what you want.