rwanda reduced 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, 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 and volcanoes national park, mountain gorilla trekking is being done at only volcanoes national park and chimpanzee tracking is being 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 along with mountain gorillas, chimpanzees. With that Rwanda has decided to reduce the number of tourists visiting each golden monkey family from 16 people to 12 people at a time.
Rwanda re-opened its doors for tourism again on the 17th-June-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 the safety of all travelers.