What To Pack/wear For Virunga National Park

What To Pack/wear For Virunga. The packing list or what to wear for a safari in Virunga National Park, include; Hat, cap, Sunglasses and case, Fleece, Quick dry t-shirts, Warm & waterproof lightweight jacket, Shorts, Long pants/trousers, Warm socks, Skirt, sturdy boots with ankle support for hiking, sandals, Passport, Visa, gorilla trekking permit or Nyiragongo trekking permit, among others as detailed below.

What to wear or Pack/packing list for Virunga National Park

Packing List For Virunga National Park(What To Pack/wear )

Valid Travel Documents:

Planning a safari to Virunga National Park, requires a valid passport, a valid Congo tourist/travel visa, valid Yellow fever vaccination card, a gorilla trekking permit for gorilla trekking or Nyiragongo trekking permit for Nyiragongo. The valid documents are highly recommended, when crossing to Congo. Therefore without them, you may face some challenges while crossing the border.

An updated local map and your travel itinerary/plan where possible. Virunga National Park,  has tropical rain forest, that receives rain  at anytime of the day. Therefore we advise that you carry along warm gear such as weather proof rain jacket, sweater, long sleeve shirt and trousers.

You might also need to travel with good hiking shoes that are simple, strong, fitting and comfortable. Do not forget good stockings and indoor shoes for relaxation while in your hotel.

Purchase a local sim card because it is very important It is important to acquire a shim-card as soon as you enter the Democratic Republic of Congo, in case of emergency cases like accidents or if you roam around  and  get lost during your safari.

Pocket change: Currencies including Dollars, pounds, Euros,  among others, can be easily accepted within Congo, it is also advisable, change  some into the local currency for making simple transactions, tips & and pay for transport, hotel rooms, and porters.

A camera and a pair of binoculars: A visit to Virunga National Park, welcomes you with a breathtaking scenery, serene environment, and impressive memories.   To cherish these memories, it is a good practice to carry along a camera  for photography during gorilla trekking, Nyiragongo hike, and taking impressive  photos of the park’s environment, landscapes, the local people, and the animals among others. While the pair of binoculars can easily help in viewing animals,  birds among other creatures, that are far from within reach.

Weatherproof backpack: A weather proof back pack is an important part of all safaris to Africa, because it will be used for  to carry and keep safe all documents and other small details including: an iphone, ipad and laptop to use in your room. These gadgets should be kept safely in a waterproof backpack in case of rain.

Other essentials:

Apart from the major items, one can also carry minor essentials such as: allergy medicines, antibiotics, electric adapters, flashlights, hair shampoo, hand sanitizers, insect repellents, lip balm, pain killers and vitamins, sturdy trekking boots.