Virunga National Park, Congo
Virunga National Park, Congo

You need to prepare well for your safari to the Virunga national park if you must go for the exciting activities such as gorilla trekking, hiking to the Nyiragongo volcano, nature walk in the forest, chimp habituation, and access the stunning views of the landscape. Requirements that if you don’t have, you are unable to enter in the DRC are;

A valid passport; just like any other country, DRC considers a valid passport one of the things that will let you cross to DRC. It should have a date that can still serve for not less than 6 months ahead of the date of travel. It is also required when applying for a visa for the activities to be done at the park.

A valid visa; it has been simplified to get a tourist visa to the Virunga as long as you prove by paying and booking for the park’s main activities of gorilla trekking, Mt. Nyiragongo hiking or for accommodation at Mikeno lodge. It is obtained as a full package to the park and it serves for only 2 weeks from the date of entry.  Book and apply for it earlier through a tour company

A valid Yellow fever card; this is one of the major requirements that you should carry with you if you must visit the Virunga in the DRC. The card must be valid (not more than 10 years) and must possess your name. If you don’t have this card, you are not allowed to access the country.