Tips

  • Mexican citizens may obtain a Visa upon arrival for a maximum stay of 30 days.
  • A unique visa is required to visit Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda www.visiteastafrica.org/visa-2/
  • A flight between Mexico City, Kigali and Uganda lasts around 35 hours. Aeromexico offers connecting flights with the local airline Rwandair Express, www.rwandair.com
  • We recommend getting vaccinated against different diseases, including malaria. Make sure you’re well informed about this ahead of your trip.
  • You must obtain a gorilla or chimp trekking permit with a tour operator who is a member of the Association of Uganda Tour Operators (http://www.auto.or.ug/), at least six months in advance.
  • The same association (AUTO) also organizes safaris in different modalities: special interest, aerial, incentive groups, customized for individual travelers and luxury camping safaris.
  • Visitors must take into consideration that few areas of the territory have reliable electricity.

 

Tops

  • Rwanda is considered the safest and friendliest country in Africa.
  • For a close interaction with the mountain gorillas, you will have to delve deep into the endless nature, in a traditional “savanna” safari.
  • Rwanda’s ten national parks are considered the perfect background for adventure and for adopting a new environmental preservation awareness.
  • The capital city of Kigali is described as the cleanest in Africa, and the country boasts a rate of education that exceeds 97%.
  • A visit to the National Museum of Butare and the King’s palace in Nyanza, the former capital of Rwanda, is a must—Tutsi kings lived here from the 18th century until the end of the monarchy in 1961.
  • Sailing along Lake Kivu, among other African Great Lakes, is an experience reserved for the most adventurous.
  • Rwanda’s geographical connection is ideal because it borders Tanzania to the east, Burundi to the south, Uganda to the north and Congo to the west, offering a wide range of possibilities.

 

 

Text: Amura ± Photo: Gorilla Trekking Safaris & Tours and Beyond / Journeys by Design

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