What is your home city/country? How long is the trip to post from there, with what connections? How easy/difficult is it to travel to this city/country?

West Coast, USA. There's a contract flight with Air France that goes out a few times a week; generally, if you need to get out in 24 hours, you can, to just about anywhere. - Aug 2019


Southern U.S. Total travel time is about 30 hours, transiting through Europe. - Apr 2019


Washington, DC, approximately 10 hour flight to Brussels, 8 hour flight to Kinshasa. - Dec 2017


My home is Long Beach, Mississippi in the US. It actually took me approximately two days departing and returning to post with all the connections and it is physically tiring. - Dec 2017


From the Midwest, USA. Plan 24+ hours from anywhere in CONUS. Most fly through Paris or Brussels. Frankfurt is always best for travel with pets.The arrival here is difficult. The airport does not recognize many services normally associated with Diplomatic travel and is chaotic at best; your expediter is your first best friend. The normal traffic/drive from the airport into Gombe is best described as Frogger meets Grand Theft Auto--though our motor pool staff is up for the challenge. If you can choose to arrive on a Sunday, traffic will be calm, light, and relatively smooth. - Mar 2017


Washington, DC. The trip is most of 24 hours, with a stop in Europe. Most people fly through Brussels or Paris. - Jan 2017


Washington, DC. Twenty-four hours -- first to Paris or Brussels, then to KIN. - Sep 2016


Jacksonville, FL - it's a LONG way - 8 hour (usually overnight) flight from Kinshasa to Brussels or Paris, then another 7-8 hour (usually day) flight to Washington or New Jersey, then another 2-3 hours flight to Jacksonville. - Apr 2016


Takes a full 24 hours to get to/from the East coast. Usual itinerary is an overnight flight to Brussels or Paris and then an 8 or so hour flight to Kinshasa. From Kinshasa to the East coast, it's an overnight flight to Paris or Brussels then a morning flight across the Atlantic. - Jan 2014


Washington is about 20 hours total via Paris or Brussels. One can also fly through Addis and Istanbul. - Nov 2012


US. About 20 hours total travel time via Paris. - May 2012


There is a direct flight from Boston to Paris via Air France and it is about 7-8 hours. The flight from Paris to Kinshasa is about 8 hours. Be prepared for a long travel experience, once you arrive at N'Djili airport it is often chaotic and there can be long delays. - Feb 2012


Europe (Brussels/Paris) is about 8 hours away. Daily connections with Brussels Airlines, South African Airlines, Ethiopian Airlines. Almost daily connections with Air France, Kenya Airways, Morrocan Airways. - Nov 2011


Europe (Brussels/Paris) is about 8 hours away. Daily connections with Brussels Airlines, South African Airlines, Ethiopian Airlines. Almost daily connections with Air France, Kenya Airways, Morrocan Airways - Aug 2011


Arizona. Two day trip thru Paris or Brussels. Upgrade from the cheap seats to business if you can. - Jan 2011


Washington, DC. It's roughly 22 hours fro, there to kinshasa. Travel is mainly via Paris through Air France or via Brussels through Brussels Airlines (SN/Sabena). It is also possible to come via Dubai/Nairobi or Dubai/Addis, and that trip is around 28 hours or so. (United/Ethiopian or United/Kenyan). - Oct 2010


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