Democratic Republic of Congo Warnings and Dangers

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Democratic Republic of Congo Warnings and Dangers

  • Beware of Kennedy and Hakuna Matata...

    This is a warning for potential travelers to the Great Lakes region (Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda and Burundi) NOT to use the services of Kennedy Nari Ndayisenga or his tour company, Hakuna Matata Tours & Travel. Put bluntly, Kennedy is a liar, a scammer and a thief who will think nothing of stealing your money and cannot be relied...

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  • the violence against women

    Some call Eastern Congo the "rape capital of the world" - the region has been torn by conflict and civil war for almost 20 years now though theoretically a peace settlement has been signed years ago. But nothing has changed for the communities in the Kivus, and as so often, it´s the civilian population who takes the worst. Sexual violence and rape...

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  • CAMERA SMASHING PICTURE HATERS

    Taking photos in the DRC is a very delicate art. People hate having photos taken of themselves and sometimes even whole areas – even trees. This is much worse in some areas and especially in Goma. In the Virunga National Park Area you get less hassle from villagers. You never want to even attempt to take a picture of armed soldiers that are often...

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  • YELLOW FEVER CERTIFICATES REQUIRED

    To get into the DRC you need a Certificate of Yellow Fever Immunization to show at the border. That means that you must actually get the shot. It’s not cheap, it hurts like hell and leaves permanent small red dots on you. Well it did me anyway. Before you think this is just some hassle from the DRC authorities – please remember this. It could save...

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  • Heart of Darkness

    While some travel guides will tell you that just about anywhere is safe, I know of few who will recomend a holiday in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. There is a reason that Joseph Conrad used this land to personify Africa's dark heart, as DRC is a dark, violent and downright dangerous destination. I am a journalist, I was posted to various...

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  • do not go alone in...

    do not go alone in parks,especially at night of course;many people say they work as taxis,in fact,you will go in their car to a desert place where they will take your money and passport,rape you and kill you;before travelling,make a photocopy of your passport,if the police or the army asks for your documents,give the photocopy and tell them that...

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  • The Soldiers Want A Ride?

    It was bad enough 30 years ago regarding the lack of central control. On one crossing of the Pedicle, soldiers with machine guns stepped out onto the road and flagged us down for a drive. What do you say? 'Sorry I am not headed that way' - like I said, be flexible and things usually work out much better! I hate to think what the situation is like...

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  • Beware of all the army...

    Beware of all the army throughout as they are badly paid. Hence every little white guy is a potential source of income. Knowing about the authority of a uniform these arms flaunting usually tall guys will try to order you about to find out how easy prey you are. While standing your ground still remember 'Life is cheap in Africa' so don't try to be...

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  • This area is not the safest...

    This area is not the safest part of the world. There are regular incursions by Rwandan soldiers & poachers. Our guides all had AK 47 rifles. There is also a large refugee camp nearby it took us 20 minutes just to drive through this one and there were tents as far as the eye could see. There was also an incident in nearby Uganda when some tourists...

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Democratic Republic of Congo Hotels

  • Hotel Memling

    You do not compaire hotes around the world as you cant compaire countries. for congolese, memling is...

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  • Hotel Ihusi

    the hotel is a bit of a maze but makes it interesting. The swiming pool is 1st class. everything...

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  • Grand Hotel Kinshasa

    Rooms and bathrooms have seen better days (1970's). There's wifi internet access!! Alas not fast....

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  • Hotel Sultani

    30, Avenue de la Justice, Commune de la Gombe, Kinshasa, 7248, Democratic Republic of the Congo

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

  • Hotel Invest

    Av. Kabinda, Cité RTNC Lingwala, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Hotel Ave Maria

    Avenue Colonel Ebeya, 3, Zone de la Gombe, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

    Satisfaction: Terrible

    Good for: Solo

  • Faden House

    117 avenue colonel tshatshi, Gombe, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Families

  • Hotel Venus

    306, Avenue de la Gombe, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Couples

  • Flats Hotel Luntu

    Avenue de l'Oua, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

    Good for: Families

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