Did Rwanda Reduce Visitor Number from 16 People to 12 People per Golden Monkey Family

DId rwanda reduce visitor number from 16 people to 12 people per golden monkey family


Rwanda is among the coolest tourist destinations in the world to see the land of a thousand hills and primate species in their natural habitat, such as golden monkeys, mountain gorillas, and chimpanzees. Primate experiences are done in the following national parks: golden monkey tracking is done in Gishwati Mukura National Park; mountain gorilla trekking is done only at Volcanoes National Park; and chimpanzee tracking is done at Nyungwe Forest National Park and Gishwati Mukura National Park.


Rwanda’s primate tourism has been affected for the past 5 months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which forced the government to lock down all the national parks, including primate parks, in order to avoid the spread of the virus to the endangered golden monkeys, mountain gorillas, and chimpanzees. With that, Rwanda has decided to reduce the number of tourists visiting each golden monkey family from 16 to 12.


Rwanda re-opened its doors for tourism again on June 17, 2020, starting with the promotion of domestic tourism and chartered flights alongside strict directives from the ministry of health in order to control the spread of corona and ensure the safety of all travelers.