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How to get to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

How to get to BwindiGetting to Bwindi by Road, Getting to Bwindi by air, Distance from Kampala to Bwindi Impenetrable forest national park, Distance from Bwindi to Kigali

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park


By Road

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is located in South-western Uganda which takes approximately 7hrs and 35mins at a distance of 463.7kilometers to get there via Masaka Road from Kampala. Therefore road transport is the easiest to use in order to get to Bwindi.  However, there are various routes that can be used to reach Bwindi Impenetrable National Park through road transport. Bwindi National park can be accessed right from Queen Elizabeth National Park to the north which is a two-three hour drive, from Kabaale town to the south which takes only about one-two hours, or it can be from Kampala through Mbarara for about six-eight hours. These roads meet at Butogota which is a distance of only 17kilometers from Buhoma entrance gate. And if it’s a rainy season, visitors are required to use a 4wheeled vehicle for matters of safety.

And if you are to use a Bus, a daily bus service leaves Kampala for Butogota via Rukungiri and Kihiihi. At Butogota, you will have to use a public minibus, or boda-boda or hire a private vehicle to take you to the park entrance gate at Buhoma.

However, we do advise clients to book for the safari through a Tour company or Safari company.

By Air

As a tourist, you can choose to fly right from Entebbe or from Kampala at Kajansi airfield from where you will be taken to the modern tarmac airstrip located at Kisoro.  The planes may also be chartered to the Savannah or the grass Kayonza airstrips.

Bwindi actually has three airfields and these are found at Kihiihi and Kyonza in the northern area as well as Nyakabande located in Kisoro at Nkuringo for clients going for mountain gorilla trekking in the south of Bwindi.

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