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Goma Tour

Goma Tour Packages
Country: Congo, Democratic Republic
City: Goma
Duration: 1 Day(s) - 0 Night(s)
Tour Category: Half Day Tour

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With this tour of Goma city you will visit all sides of the town from the south to the north (Port de Goma, KILIJIWE) and from the East to west (Grande Barriere, NDOSHO quarter).

Walking Goma City Tour will be done by taxi, moto-taxi on request. In this case, ask for the price of transport. It offers a good time to relax, take photos, passing through different quarters of Goma city. Walking Goma City Tour is an occasion to visit local markets, buy local Congolese crafts, see city monuments, statues, and the border of Goma with Gisenyi in Rwanda (without passing border).

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Goma is considered the capital of the Northern Kivu province and one of the largest after Kinshasa. Goma is a very busy city because it is a major trading route for goods going to Congo. It also hosts a large number of UN and other international humanitarian organizations. Goma is just a few minutes' drive from Virunga National Park hence offering countless opportunities for those interested in nature and Wildlife.

The areas around Goma have striking and natural scenery consisting of forests, hills, and mountains. Its location outside the Virunga National Park has made it a tourist hub in East Africa. A key feature is the majestic Nyiragongo Volcano.

Before going to Goma or the Eastern part of DR Congo, it is important to note that it is not an ordinary tourism destination. The area is blessed with pristine wilderness, landscape, and wildlife but has had a history of civil unrest and conflict. Although the security situation has normalized and the Virunga National Park opened, you need to know what you might be getting into.

It is important to remain cautious and know the latest security updates especially if you are planning to visit the interior or rural areas. It is also important to know that many of the local people in Goma have had to endure suffering, war, and even the recent Ebola crisis which is now under control. The result of all these challenges is tighter border controls and an unusually high number of armed security personnel to protect civilians and tourists.

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