Is the Rwanda-Uganda border still closed? YES, for now, the Rwanda-Uganda land borders are still closed and we are not sure yet when they will be opened, the reason for closure as per the Rwanda President interview by France TV is mostly political between Uganda and Rwanda not because of coronavirus. So, flying into Rwanda and then crossing to Uganda through land borders is not possible now for almost over 2 years. For now, we recommend you consider flying in and out of Uganda through Entebbe International Airport.
Is the Rwanda-Uganda border still closed? The Rwanda-Uganda land borders are still closed and we are not sure yet when they will be opened, the reason for closure is mostly political between Uganda and Rwanda, there is no open conflict or war, but there are issues between the two governments of Uganda and Rwanda which we cannot give in details which made the closure of the borders now more than 2 years since closer back 2019. So, flying into Rwanda and then crossing to Uganda through land borders is not possible now for almost over 2 years. For now, we recommend you consider flying in and out of Uganda through Entebbe International Airport.
For you to avoid the long drive from Entebbe and back, you can fly from Entebbe to Kisoro Airstrip which is a 1-2 hours’ drive to Bwindi from here. The return flight ticket cost USD542 the one-way flight ticket is USD382. We will help arrange and book this internal flight for you. True very many tours are being marketed online because they used to sell these very much before the border was closed. So many including us are still keeping these tours up because we are hopeful the border will open soon.
The better option now is to do your gorilla trek in Uganda at USD700 per person per trek with your trip starting and ending in Entebbe.
3 Day Uganda Gorilla Trekking Tour
5 Day Uganda Gorilla Trekking and Game Safari
5 Day Uganda Gorilla and Chimpanzee Trekking Tour
Are you planning to visit Rwanda for Gorilla Trekking, this guide to Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda well researched and put up by Eco Adventure Safaris is one of the best guides that will help you plan and book your gorilla trek successfully, we are glad to guide and advise you on planning your safari to Africa? Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda is one of the once-in-a-lifetime experience that attracts many travelers to do during their visit to Africa. Despite the high costs, time and discomfort from booking to doing the hike through the forest to search for these endangered apes watching gorillas in their natural habitat in Uganda, Rwanda and Congo is one of the best wildlife experiences every traveler would do on his/her safari. Gorilla Trekking involves hiking/walking through the forest and at some point difficult terrain, thick vegetation, crossing rivers and swamps in search for gorillas, this activity is challenging and it requires one to be fit at the time of the trek. Gorilla trekking gives you an opportunity to encounter and watch the gorillas in their natural habitat for one hour in Rwanda, Uganda and Congo. For travelers who would like to spend more time with the gorillas in their natural habitat can opt to visit Bwindi Forest for Gorilla Habituation experience which gives you 4 hours encounter with the gorillas.
Gorilla Trekking is done in Uganda, Rwanda and DR Congo which host the four national parks that are home the only remaining mountain gorillas. These include Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National in Uganda, Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda and Virunga National Park in Congo. In Congo you as well have an opportunity to see the Lowland gorillas which are found in Kahuzi Beiga National Park. In order to trek at any of the mentioned national park a gorilla permit is required for you to be allowed to go for gorilla trekking. With this once you have you planned dates of gorilla trekking we recommend you start booking your gorilla trip immediately given the fact services and permits sell out very quickly especially if you plan to do the trek in the peak season of June to September, it is always better to book atleast 5 months in advance prior travelling. Gorilla Trekking at the mentioned parks can be booked directly or through a trusted Tour Operator Eco Adventure Safaris.
Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda is done only in Volcanoes National Park. Volcanoes National park is one of the major national parks in Rwanda and East Africa and one of the oldest parks in Africa, it is a home to the endangered apes and primates that include the Mountain Gorillas and golden Monkeys, there also many species of birds, Monkeys, trees, forest hogs, bushbucks among others in the forest as well as the unique culture. Volcanoes national park is part of the Virunga Conservation Area including five extinct volcanoes namely; Mountain Muhabura, Mountain Sabyinyo, Mountain Gahinga, Mountain Karisimbi and Mountain Bisoke. The park was gazette by the government of Rwanda to protect the Mountain gorillas which were facing the threat of extinction as a result of poaching, primates and other wildlife that inhabit in the forest. The tropical forest boarders Uganda’s Mgahinga national park and DR Congo’s Virunga National park and these primates have always crossed either sides, this has enhanced conservation efforts from these three countries to protect the endangered Mountain gorillas and golden monkeys. Is the Rwanda-Uganda border still closed
Eco Adventure Safaris Ltd will help you book your gorilla trekking in Rwanda contact us and we advise you on the booking process. We as well have different gorilla trekking safari packages ranging from budget, mid-range to luxury options that we can book for you including the gorilla permits. Feel free to check out our trip advisor reviews and read from a community of happy satisfied clients. With us, you can rest assured of a memorable Rwanda safari holiday. We are devoted to providing excellent service and customer satisfaction. Is the Rwanda-Uganda border still closed? Our team of excellent tour consultants is always willing to help answer all your safari questions. We guarantee you a great gorilla tour in Rwanda with us.