The popular Cyanika border that is between Uganda and Rwanda , very much used by the tourists and safari operators as they are two important tourism regions that connect from there and those being Bwindi and Mgahinga national parks from the side of Uganda as well as Parc de Volcanoes from Rwanda. Today there are lots of visitors from Uganda, the Pearl of Africa and they are now using a brand new tarmac road from Kabale to Kisoro. More people are using the route especially now that there are several gorilla groups that can be accessible from the Western side of Bwindi going through Nkuringo. More people are visiting Lake Mutanda, since the opening of the new Chameleon Hill Lodge and you can go for the hiking trails as well.
Meanwhile, Rwanda has been a recognizable stone throw away and has registered an increase in the number of visitors that are crossing into the Land of a Thousand Hills mainly to visit the Volcano National Park, also to visit the caves in the neighboring Musanze, visit the cultural sites of Rwanda’s ancient kingdom which have recently been opened for visitors.
From Musanze, you can then drive to Gisenyi which will take like an hour and there is the newly created Kivu Tourism Zone and it stretches over passed the tranquil town of Kibuye to Cyangugu, following the Congo Nile Trail with side trips possible to Gishwati and Nyungwe forests.
Tourism stake holders in both countries appreciated the fact that this border infrastructure will be improved by investors in Rwanda though the main beneficiaries might be the traders, who can on completion of the new buildings clear all their goods on the spot without further reference to Kigali which is very far from the boarders since they may be head to different direction. Hopefully, this will make boarder crossing easier.