The park is reached most easily during the dry season, from late December to early May. Large tracts of the park are also burned during March and April. The short, green grass during this time provides ideal conditions for viewing wildlife.
Guests at Garamba are invited to stay at Garamba Lodge, which overlooks the Dungu River and is likely the most beautiful and luxurious property in all of the DRC. The luxury camp comprises ten immaculate chalets and an impressive central lodge building and restaurant.
Please note that the park is not accepting tourists at this time. Please check back in 2017.
Although there is a small local market 4km from Nagero, visitors should definitely be self-sufficient and travel with adequate fuel and provisions. Drinking water is available at Nagero and one can eat and drink at the Garamba Lodge.
Food and provisions: Although there is a small local market 4 km from Nagero, overlanders should definitely be self-sufficient and travel with adequate fuel and provisions
Drinking water: Drinking water is available at Nagero and one can can eat and drink at the Garamba Lodge.
Yellow fever certificate is needed if you are travelling through Uganda.
There is a high risk of contracting maleria while in Garamba, please ensure to take the neccesaary precautions when visiting the park.
Getting to Garamba by vehicle can be challenging, especially during the wet season (May to December), when roads are completely drenched. The easiest approach to the park is through Uganda, although you will still be forced to traverse 200km of truly awful roads on this route. Be warned: only those in search of a real off-road adventure should attempt it. The trip – via Faradje and onto Nagero on the park’s southern boundary –can take anything from a day to a week, depending on road and weather conditions. Don’t underestimate the challenges posed by travelling by road to Garamba. You are strongly advised to seek out the latest information on the route before departing.