Heavy Rains cause Rwanda road closure for gorilla trackers

Heavy rains during the last month have led to the closure of one of the main tourism routes to Volcanoes National Park, home of the gorillas, according to reports from our Rwanda team at The Far Horizons in Kigali.

Rain has caused major structural damage to the Kigali-Musanze highway, prompting officials to close the road until such time as repairs can be completed. In the meantime, our guides are using alternative routes via Gisenyi or Butaro. Drivetimes to Volcanoes National Park have subsequently increased from the normal 2.5hrs to 3.5-4.5hrs depending on the alternative route taken.

Elsewhere in the country, the weather has caused further disruption as Akagera National Park has announced its decision to close the northern entrance (Nyungwe Gate) to the park, due to extensive erosion of the roads by rainwater. Temporary diversions are in place until such time the waters receded and the park authorities can repair the damage.

To contact one of our team to check on the implications of these road closures for a current or upcoming safari, please drop us an email at info@thefarhorizons.com.