in Province du Nord-Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Location Summary
Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
-1.344 and 29.424 (Lat./Lng.)
Coordinates by Time:
S -1° 20' 40" and E 29° 25' 24"
Currency and Currency Code:
Franc - CDF
Spoken languages:
French, Lingala, Kongo
Local electricity:
230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G)
Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G
Local Time: 07:19 AM (Thursday)
Timezone: Africa/Lubumbashi
UTC/GMT offset: 1 hours
Sunrise and Sunset:
5:52 am and 5:59 pm
Antipode Coordinates:
1.983 and -157.365 (Lat./Lng.)
Closest place to antipode coordinates:
Banana Village
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Current travel safety evaluation for Democratic Republic of the Congo in Middle Africa

Safety Score: 3,8 of 5.0 based on data from 9 authorites. Meaning please reconsider your need to travel to Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Travel warnings are updated daily. Source: Travel Warning Democratic Republic of the Congo. Last Update: 2019-09-18 07:22:50

Delve into Katagara

Katagara in Province du Nord-Kivu is a city located in Democratic Republic of the Congo about 995 mi (or 1,602 km) east of Kinshasa, the country's capital town.

Current time in Katagara is now 07:19 AM (Thursday). The local timezone is named Africa / Lubumbashi with an UTC offset of 2 hours. We know of 8 airports closer to Katagara. The closest is airport we know is Ruhengeri Airport in Rwanda in a distance of 18 mi (or 29 km). Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).

There are several Unesco world heritage sites nearby. The closest heritage site is Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda at a distance of 34 mi (or 54 km). The closest in Democratic Republic of the Congo is Kahuzi-Biega National Park in a distance of 48 mi (or 54 km), North-East.

Since you are here already, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Kisoro, Goma, Gisenyi, Kanungu and Kabale. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info. Let's start with some photos from the area.

Local weather forecast

Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 20°C / 68 °F

Morning Temperature 11°C / 51 °F
Evening Temperature 16°C / 61 °F
Night Temperature 12°C / 53 °F
Chance of rainfall 1%
Air Humidity 46%
Air Pressure 1012.9 hPa
Wind Speed with 5 km/h (3 mph) from North-West
Cloud Conditions Clear sky, covering 0% of sky
General Conditions Light rain

Friday, 20th of September 2019

19°C (66 °F)
13°C (55 °F)
Light rain, light breeze, broken clouds.

Saturday, 21st of September 2019

20°C (68 °F)
13°C (55 °F)
Overcast clouds, light breeze.

Sunday, 22nd of September 2019

19°C (66 °F)
12°C (54 °F)
Light rain, light breeze, broken clouds.

Videos from this area

These are videos related to the place based on their proximity to this place.

Mountain gorilla encounter Volcanoes National park Rwanda Two Thirsty Travellers

Published: January 13, 2013
Length: 58:09 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: twothirstytravellers

Short video which shows a pregnant, female Mountain Gorilla in the Volcanoes National Park Rwanda, brushing past one of the visitors to her family, Isabakuru.

GORIL·LA DE MUNTANYA- Gorilla Beringei Beringei

Published: June 02, 2012
Length: 18:56 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: therbcn

Grup UMUBANO al Parc National des Volcans ( Rwanda) Agost 2010.

2011-12 Berggorillas in Ruanda

Published: February 05, 2012
Length: 17:35 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: schnuffelbaer62

Besuch der Umubano Berggorillafamilie am Bisoke Vulkan in Kinigi Ruanda.

Gorilla Tracking in Rwanda - Family (31)

Published: October 28, 2014
Length: 49:00 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Curtis Ryals

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Attractions and noteworthy things

Distances are based on the centre of the city/town and sightseeing location. This list contains brief abstracts about monuments, holiday activities, national parcs, museums, organisations and more from the area as well as interesting facts about the region itself. Where available, you'll find the corresponding homepage. Otherwise the related wikipedia article.

Virunga Mountains

The Virunga Mountains are a chain of volcanoes in East Africa, along the northern border of Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Uganda. The mountain range is a branch of the Albertine Rift Mountains, which border the western branch of the East African Rift. They are located between Lake Edward and Lake Kivu. The name "Virunga" is an English version of the Kinyarwanda word ibirunga, which means "volcanoes". The mountain range consists of eight major volcanoes.

Located at -1.42917, 29.5483 (Lat. / Lng.), about 10 miles away.
Wikipedia Article, Homepage
Great Rift Valley, Volcanoes of the Great Rift Valley, Virunga Mountains, World Heritage Sites in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Volcanoes National Park

Volcanoes National Park (French: Parc National des Volcans) lies in northwestern Rwanda and borders Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda. The national park is known as a haven for the mountain gorilla. It is home to five of the eight volcanoes of the Virunga Mountains, which are covered in rainforest and bamboo. The park was the base for the zoologist Dian Fossey.

Located at -1.48333, 29.5333 (Lat. / Lng.), about 12 miles away.
Wikipedia Article, Homepage
Biosphere reserves of Rwanda, Virunga Mountains, Volcanoes of Rwanda, National parks of Rwanda, Protected areas established in 1925


Rutshuru, sometimes called Rushuru, is a town located in the North Kivu province of the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, and is headquarters of an administrative district, the Rutshuru Territory. The town lies in the western branch of the Albertine Rift between Lakes Edward and Kivu. The Ugandan border is 15 km east and the Rwandan border is 30 km south-east. Lava flows from the Nyamuragira volcano, 40 km south-west, have come within 7 km of the town in recent years.

Located at -1.18333, 29.45 (Lat. / Lng.), about 11 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Populated places in North Kivu

Mount Mikeno

Mount Mikeno is a volcanic mountain located in the Democratic Republic of the Congo section of the Virunga Mountains along with Mount Nyiragongo, Mount Nyamuragira, Mount Karisimbi, and Mount Bisoke. At 4,437 metres Mount Mikeno is the second highest peak in the Virunga Mountains and the 13th highest mountain of Africa. Mount Mikeno is home to wildlife such as the mountain gorilla which is on the brink of extinction due to habitat loss, poaching, disease, and war.

Located at -1.46389, 29.4183 (Lat. / Lng.), about 8 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Virunga Mountains, Mountains of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Bunagana, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Bunagana, is a small town in North Kivu Province, in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, at the border with Uganda.

Located at -1.3, 29.595 (Lat. / Lng.), about 12 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Cities in the Great Rift Valley, Populated places in North Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo–Uganda border crossings