The government of Rwanda becomes the first African countries to reopen gorilla trekking activities in Volcanoes National Park as well as other primate and wildlife tourism activities in the country. Following the out break of the deadly and wild spreading corona virus in 2020, Uganda, Rwanda and Democratic republic of Congo closed their respective mountain gorilla parks of Bwindi, Mgahinga (in Uganda), Volcanoes National Park (In Rwanda) and Virunga National Park (In Democratic Republic of Congo) While announcing this, Rwanda Development Board emphasized that gorilla trekking and other primate safari activities will be conducted following strict guidelines (SOPs) in order to prevent the spread of covid 19 to mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park.
The government of Rwanda started by opening up tourism activities to Citizens and residents in Rwanda as well as those who are able to charter into the country. This however left commercial scheduled flights in suspense. The good news however is that effective 1st August 2020, Kigali international Airport will be opened to commercial private flights to assist more tourists to come and visit Rwanda. On the same not the below guidelines were agreed upon to be the SOPS into the new normal
Rwanda Development board provided several guidelines that will be followed by both domestic and international tourists during their visits in the country’s national parks.
Here is the list of guidelines released by RDB for all tourist activities in Rwanda to protect both people and animals from the spread of Covid-19.
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