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Which East African countries are opening their borders to tourists?


From the recent safari trends,  Rwanda is one of our absolutely favourite destinations in East Africa, So we were extremely excited when we heard that this little African nation was reopening its doors to tourists.

Rwanda is the world’s premier gorilla-tracking destination. It was here, on the southern slopes of the Virungas, that the late Dian Fossey studied gorilla behaviour for almost 20 years, and on these very same bamboo-covered slopes that the acclaimed movie Gorillas in the Mist was shot in 1988. And for the first time in months, visitors are now permitted to book their own gorilla-tracking experiences. check here for full details.

Date of opening 17 June

Who can visit? Anybody

What are the restrictions? All visitors travelling by charter flights are expected to test negative for COVID-19 within 72 hours prior to arrival. Tourists will take a second COVID-19 test prior to visiting any tourist attraction.


As other African countries continue to keep their borders firmly closed, Tanzania is welcoming visitors with open arms. The snow-capped peak of Kilimanjaro and Africa’s rooftop, the magical offshore spice island of Zanzibar and the endless plains of Serengeti National Park, Tanzania is home to some the continent’s most evocative place names and is also its premier safari destination. Where better to escape reality for a little while?

Despite all of this, however, many have accused President Magufuli of covering up the extent of the COVID-19 outbreak in Tanzania, so do be wary of this if considering a trip.

Date of opening 27 May

Who can visit? Anybody

What are the restrictions? Temperature checks on arrival

Source - Bradit Guides & Tourist Boards (Rwanda & Tanzania)

As we Get on our way to prepare all our new travel effective this summer and short time remaining for 2020 and the coming years, Our African Safari Experts are all geared up waiting for Kenya & Uganda too to Open, then we have our doors and borders open to fully Welcome you for the long-awaited Safaris with us at GoExplore Safaris.


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