Congo travel tips & practical information

Take a moment to read through this page before you travel to Democratic republic of congo for an adventure or project work. It contains travel tips, important information and frequently asked questions related to car rental in Congo. Can’t find the answer to your question here? Drop us a line – we’re experts on car rental in all cities in Congo and travel in Dr Congo, and we’d be happy to help.

IS Congo a safe Car Rental & Safari destination?

We occasionally get this question. The answer is yes! Congo is known to be one of the safest countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, with very friendly people. Most Congolese speak good french, and armed attacks on travellers are unheard of in mostly developed tourism destinations like Kahuzi biega national park, Virunga National Park , Maiko national park to enjoy more while on Congo Safari. Car Rental Congo  does not support self drive in congo

Nevertheless, we trust you to travel sensibly. That means taking the following precautions:

  • Always travel with cash, a charged phone with airtime, enough water and some food.
  • When you fuel up your car, know where the next gas station is.
  • Always park your car at a private parking lot.
  • Do not go wild camping.
  • Do not travel after dark (6PM) – fellow road users in Congo often have no lights or put on their high beam lights so you can’t see a thing.
  • The biggest mistake travellers make is wanting to cover too much ground in one trip. Travel is a great deal slower than you are probably used to, and being on the road is much more tiresome. Use one of our suggested routes as a starting point to assess whether your travel plans are realistic.

Car rental Congo offers great list of useful links to guide the traveler planning to adventure democratic republic of congo for safari tour or project & Research tours in Congo .

Car Rental Congo offers transportation to all Major national parks

Upemba national park : official site –

Kahuzi Biega National Park : official site-

Virunga National Park : official site

Okapi Wildlife Reserve : offcial site-

Salonga National Park : official site-