"**Crossing Gisenyi (Rwanda) - GOMA return**" Goma Warnings Or Dangers Tip by Bonobo2005

Goma Warnings and Dangers: 4 reviews and 2 photos

The Rwandese will stamp your passport on exit which means that you'll need a new one when you return, even if it's the same day! Keep in mind that this will cost you $60 (!!!!!) unless entry to Rwanda is free because of your nationality (f.e. British,US & Germans are that lucky...).

The perfect solution if is to apply for a MULTIPLE ENTRY Rwandese visa, which cost the same as a single entry but is ONLY available if you get it from an embassy (f.e. in Kampala-Uganda) in advance!!!

On the DR Congo side you can buy your way through for $30, you'll be given a stamp but it's unclear what it means. Very likely it's useless outside the RCD-Goma controlled part of the country. Also the validity is not clear.

Due to rebel activity at the moment nobody would recommend to try to reach Goma in other ways than cross the border at Gisenyi in Rwanda and return the same way, but this will hopefully change.

If so, it would be possible to visit Goma (and the mountain gorilla's) on your way between Uganda and Rwanda.

***True feb 2003***

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jun 12, 2003
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