Am a Indian and i planning to visit DRC for business. I can get visa in India, but is it necessary to have Invitation from DRC (from a company or individual ). Because i don't know any one in DRC, if invitation is necessary is their any way to get it (organization or a tour organizing company) .
My Canadian-born and raised parents are moving to Lubumbashi for 2 years this coming summer. My mom enjoys cooking and will be responsible for making meals for large groups of people. What are the main types of meats, fruits, vegetables, grains available at the grocery store? Are condiments such as ketcup, bbq sauce, mustard, soup mixes, etc found at the local grocery store? I am trying to help her know somewhat what to expect when they arrive. Thanks so much!
I am planning a visit to Lubumbashi during May. I plan to travel for 3 weeks to evaluate the area for business opportunity.
1. Is it safe for me to stay in Lubumbashi?
2. How can I travel around? is there taxi's easily available?
3. I wish to stay in a decent place which is not ata very high cost. Even a house will be sufficient for me. Can anyone advise me where I can get this?
4. Which are the very busy retail business districts one can advise me to visit?
Thanking you in advance
I am planning a visit to Goma. DRC this march. and am very confused on my planning .for my accommodation can someone recommend a cheap and safe place for long stay like a month or two near the airport.Please help?
what are fun things to do in the cities of congo?
My fiancée is in Goma and i am struck up in another country. Want to send her flowers and it seems that everything goes against my will. The websites doesn't deliver anything there. The DRC doesnt have a Zip code. I cant find any local vendor and is completely lost. This is i guess my last resort. Hope it help.
I am going to stay i Kinsahsa for 2-3 days. I wll be moving from the hotel to some companies for meetings and back.
Is it possible to avoid taking malaria pills?
Kindly asking for a nearest Visa Location to Congo?
P.S: i'm a Kuridish from North of Iraq/ Kurdistan Region.
Would love to do a road trip at the end of the year going from Kenya to Uganda into Rwanda then the DRC, how safe is it for me as a woman to do so? I will possibly be traveling with my brother..
Hi Everyone, I need to travel to Goma on a business trip next week. I have heard news regarding clashes between M23 rebel and govt troops recently(may 2013) but iam not able to get any latest news(june 2013) for Goma. Is it safe to travel to goma at this time. Duration of trip would be around 2 months. Can anyone help me on this
Hi! I've heard that it is not safe to travel around the city of Kinshasa in Democratic Republic of Congo. But I'm still curious about it. Are there buses and taxis available in the city? How much is the fare for a one-way trip?
What is the cost of living in USD in Lubumbashi?
I need to travel from Johannesburg (or Pretoria) return to Lubumbashi by bus. I'm neither rich nor young - any advice fronm those who have done the trip? Once in Lubumbashi I think I'll be organised for accomodation. Many thanks. Martin Konstant.
Hi, My husband would be travelling to Kinshasa. I would like to know if Kinshasa is a safe & secure place in terms of crime, robbery, rapes & kidnapping. I have heard from lot of people that Kinshasa is not a right place to work. Can you please guide on what type of security measures he should take while living there? How can he travel safe while in kinshasa? How develope this city is?
Thanks a ton.
what is it insterested about bunagana? what to visit and places to see and go? id like to know more,thanx
I am a philippine national residing in the Philippines. I will be travelling to DRC for a bussiness trip. I been researching on the visa requirement for so far I dont see any information. Any nearest embassy that I can call?
Appreaciate your responds.
I am trying to locate a mountain 15-20 miles north of lake Kivu, which was named mount sharp by an explorer Grogan in about 1890. He wrote a book called "from Cape to Cairo" with his companion Arthur Sharp naming the mountain after him. Sharp is my great grandfather and my brother and I want to determine whether it can be safely climbed. Grogan describes six volcanoes north of Lake Kivu and this as being in a western section of two mountains, the other being higher. it as a mountain that has a crater several miles in circumference.
Can you help me by identifying the modern name of the mountain, how I can obtain a map of the area and how we could climb it if this is safe?
Goodday I would like to know if there is a Democratic Republic of Congo Embassy in New Zealand...if not where is the closest one? Thanks
I will be in Lubumbashi with six others on a short-term mission trip. We were hoping to see Victoria Falls but we are very concerned about train travel between the two...it seems unpredictable at best. Does anyone know a tour operator for our trip or have other suggestions? We are trying to avoid airfare due to the cost.
I am planning to go to Kinshasa in Jan.2012 for three weeks. It is part of a project I want to do with Congolese teachers from Christian schools. All government agencies warn against non-essential travelling. Hence my question(s), what are hygiene conditions, money/banking/atm conditions, safety conditions like in Kinshasa, and, yes, what should be my main health concerns, e.g. Malaria etc.? Part of this project would (hopefully) entail a stay with local teachers in their homes and at their workplace. What are local conditions like?
Anyone out there with experience, anyone there who lived or lives in Kinshasa?
Would love to hear from you!
A friends of mine lives in Uvira and I would like to visit him. Europeean governmemts do not suggest any trip. What is the real situation at present ?
This sounds strange but.. has anyone had their hair cut in Goma, particularly men?
The locals here all seem to shave their head so I'm afraid of what will happen if I walk in with a full set.. the expats seem to grow it out long or wait to get it cut back at home.
We are about to travel with a group 4 guys and 3 girls to Congo. We are going for 3 weeks to see te gorillas, climb the volcano and travel down the river.
What is the status in Congo regarding the safety here now? Are there still many guerilla troups, crime, killings in Congo?
We are going around september. Will the elections cause trouble?
I'm on the hunt for the best kept secret restaurant in the Congo! A real hidden treasure serving the kind of five star food you'd expect in a top city hotel. Maybe staffed by a European chef gone bush. Any cool suggestions?
I am an american going to visit my boyfriend who works in the DRC. I will be there for two months and since he is working, I would like to use the free time to volunteer. I am still a college student and my french is okay. Where can I find a program for volunteering? And, which ones are most accomodating to short-term visitors?
I am travelling with my wife to Kenya in February. This is our first time in Africa. We would appreciate any advice concerning places to go, and to stay. Shall we fly to Mombassa or to Nairobi? Are they any promotional airfares? Where to look for them? We are on quite limitetd budget but no particular restrictions timewise.
We'll very much appreciate your suggestions.
Many greetings from snowy Poland
does anybody know if there is a public transport (no flight) from Kinshasa to Nairobi?
Cheers, best wishes,
Going to Kinshasa this Fall. How safe is it to walk city streets and shop? Any tips would be appreciated! Thanks
I am proceeding for Lubumbashi and would stay in a clean hotel in a good locality where I also need good vegetarian Indian food. Please suggest a hotel with vegetarian Indian food and its cost per day in US dollars.
I can't seem to find a map which includes the village of Tapli which has been in the news today. We have two large atlases and neither has it. Wonder if it is near Bunia. We were in Epulu in January and want to know where it is in relationship. We are the only ones we know who have gone there to see the okapis and had a wonderful time. Very few people other than scientists visit.