The Katojo-Rubuguri road to Rushaga gorilla tracking point is closed for users by Uganda National Road Authority for 4 days from Wednesday 27th – Saturday 30th of June 2018. Rushaga is a popular point for gorilla trekking by tourists on Uganda gorilla safari.
The closure of this road should not cause any worries for those who are tracking gorillas within these days, because there is an alternative route to the tracking point, you just need to adjust your schedule a little. When you have your accommodation within Kisoro the driver will take you through Kisoro-Busanza road that connects directly to Rushaga from Kisoro town where you branch off from a few kilometers towards your destination. This route could be a bit distant but anyway, the world reveals itself to those who travel.
For those who have their gorilla safari Uganda later on this year, this is good news for you since this road will be better for passage. The road is being rehabilitated because of the recent rains that affected it, so the closure is for a good cause. Tourists on Uganda wildlife safaris in Queen Elizabeth National park and are planning to continue for gorilla trekking Uganda safari in Bwindi impenetrable national park, don’t have to worry too. They can still continue to Kisoro and use the other route. There’s no need to think of cancelling your gorilla tour because it’s a lifetime opportunity and Uganda being a diverse country it never runs out of options.