Isiro

Isiro, DRC
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by J. Doremus
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Hotels

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Tours & Activities

Climate & Best time to visit Isiro

Climate in Democratic Republic of the Congo:

Number of rainy days:

J Jan
F Feb
M Mar
A Apr
M May
J Jun
J Jul
A Aug
S Sep
O Oct
N Nov
D Dec
12
12
14
17
12
1
0
1
6
10
16
14

Best time to visit Isiro:

Dry Season (June to September):

  • This period is generally considered the best time to visit the Congo Basin due to lower rainfall and more accessible conditions.
  • Wildlife viewing and trekking in national parks like Virunga might be more favorable as animals tend to concentrate around water sources during this drier period.
  • Conditions for hiking and exploring can be more manageable with reduced rainfall, making it easier to navigate trails.

Shoulder Seasons (October to November, April to May):

  • These months mark the transitional periods between the wet and dry seasons.
  • While there might be some rainfall, these shoulder seasons can still offer good opportunities for travel, wildlife viewing, and outdoor activities.
  • The landscapes can be lush and vibrant during these times.

Wet Season (December to March):

  • This period experiences heavier rainfall, leading to challenging travel conditions, muddy trails, and swollen rivers.
  • Wildlife might be harder to spot as animals disperse across larger areas with abundant water sources.
  • However, the wet season also brings out the beauty of the rainforest with lush vegetation and vibrant colors.

Money & Prices

Currency in Democratic Republic of the Congo:

Congolese franc (CDF)

How expensive is a trip to Isiro?

Eating out:
Simple meal:
8.37 USD
Fast food meal:
4.88 USD
Mid-range meal:
23.43 USD
Bottle of water:
1.43 USD
Soft drink:
1.56 USD
Cappuccino:
4.18 USD
Local Beer:
1.77 USD
Transportation:
Public transport - one way ticket:
0.66 USD
Taxi - 1km:
0.65 USD
Accommodation:
Refer to the Hotels section for the most up-to-date accommodation prices.
* Prices are approximate. Make sure to check the latest exchange rates when planning your trip.

General information

Democratic Republic of the Congo general information:

Electricity:
Voltage: 220 V, Frequency: 50 Hz
Sockets:
  • Type C (European 2-pin)
  • Type E (French 2-pin)

Visa & Travel Requirements

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