Tourism Numbers July

During the first 25 days of July we have had 360 visitors to the Mountain Gorillas and the Volcano in Virunga National Park (so for the full month this would amount to approximately 400). This is slightly less that the target 500, this is mainly due to the difficulties some of our visitors have with acquiring a visa. We would like to point out to our prospective visitors that it is best to arrange your visa in your home country, as that will ensure entrance into the DRC. The border crossing at Bunagana (Uganda) is still open for visitors without a prearranged visa, and visas can be acquired at the border post for only 50$ for one week, make sure to mention you are visiting Viruga NP. If you have any questions about visas, please contact our sales office at tourism@gorilla.cd.