Rwanda Reopens Border with Uganda  : As of today the Gatuna Rwanda border with Uganda has been opened after three years of being closed because of a number of reasons. There are a number reasons that led to the closer of the border which affected the crossings of people from one side to the other and this was because of a number reasons among which included the tensions between the two countries each of them accusing the other for a number of problems they were facing, the government of Rwanda was accusing the Ugandan government for  supporting rebel groups to topple the government of Rwanda and Uganda accused Rwanda of spying on the country to gain their military information which led to tensions between the two countries and in the long run it led to the closure of the border and this led to a standstill to a number of activities.

On Friday 27th 2022, with the meeting between Rwanda and Uganda with the representation of Uganda by General Muhoozi Kainerugaba the commander of the land forces of the Uganda people’s defence force with a letter that is believed to having been written by H.E Yoweri Kaguta Museveni the president of Uganda as a way to come together and resolves issues that led to the closure of the border with Uganda. It should be noted that Rwanda and Uganda have two land borders cyanika and Gatuna also known as the Katuna/ Gatuna border which were both closed.

Rwanda Reopens Border with Uganda
Katuna Border

With the opening of the Gatuna border, there’s hope that the cyanika border will also be opened which was closed because of the covid-19 global pandemic which led to the loss of a number of lives in the lives and the need to stop the importation of new cases of covid-19 to the country however with the re-opening of Gatuna border it shows that the cyanika The minister f foreign affairs in Rwanda also made a statement that other borders are still under proper observation and investigation on how to properly manage the and limit the spread of the virus in the country.

The fate of tourism in Uganda and Rwanda with the border opening

Rwanda and Uganda have been in close contact when it came to tourism with a number of Uganda safaris being linked to a number of tourism destinations in Rwanda and some of the Rwanda safaris ending in Uganda but with the closure of the borders tourism in both countries has been on a tight rope but with the opening of Gatuna border, there are a number of safaris that can be seen in both the country like Gorilla trekking in Uganda from Kigali where travellers would land in Kigali city and connect to Uganda to participate in gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable national park and gorilla trekking in Mgahinga National park through the Gatuna border. This is because the gorilla trekking permits in Uganda are quite cheaper than gorilla trekking permits in Rwanda and it is easier to access the national parks where you can take part in gorilla trekking in Uganda from Kigali city than Kampala city which will give you an amazing experience.

With the opening of the border you can easily access Rwanda through Kigali city and take part in a number of activities in both Uganda and Rwanda that will ensure you have the most memorable Rwanda tours and Uganda tours for rewarding experiences.

Rwanda Reopens Border with Uganda
Gorillas in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

Take part in gorilla trekking in Rwanda and get to experience the luxury of hiking the Virunga mountains in Rwanda in order to access the mountain gorillas in Africa which will give you the chance to spend one hour with the habituated gorilla families in Rwanda.  Still in Rwanda you can take part in chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe national park, you can participate in the boat cruise on lake Ihema, game drives in Akagera national park among other top tourism activities in Rwanda.

While participating in a Uganda safari, there are a number of activities that you can choose to take part in for rewarding experiences and thee include; the boat cruise in Murchison fall national park which will give you the chance to watch the world’s most powerful waterfalls, you will also get to participate in gorilla habituation in Uganda, chimpanzee habituation in kibale national park among other tourism activities that will make your safaris quite memorable.

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