Entebbe to Bwindi safari by Road – Road trip from Entebbe/Kampala to Bwindi Mountain Gorillas
Entebbe to Bwindi safari by road – Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National park is located in the south-western part of Uganda in the extreme corner along the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo. This National park is the home to almost of the mountain Gorillas that still exists in the jungles in the entire universe.
The park can be accessed by road, trips start from Entebbe with 9-10 hours driving on the road. However, using the road to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park adds value on the remarkable experience of trekking Mountain Gorillas. A road trip from Entebbe to Bwindi Forest National Park takes about nine to ten hours but the journey is absolutely memorable with very many beautiful scenic views and lots of iconic features of adventure en-route.
When organizing for Entebbe to Bwindi National Park safari by road, don’t forget to reach some of the following amazing sites that will add great meaning to your trip to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park before embarking on Gorilla tracking.
Royal Drum Makers
These are drum makers who are located along Kampala-Masaka road. They are located in Mpambire village. This village is the epicenter of drum making nationwide. The amazing thing about this village is that it is just authentic with real spirit of African village. The village has around 1000 occupants but with their main activity as drum making with small scale cultivation for sustenance.
This village traditionally used to make the drums for Buganda Kingdom but due to high demand from tourists, they had to grab the opportunity to diversify their skills to satisfy their visitors.
Its real art when it comes to making drums because of the high degree of dexterity and keen consideration of the required raw materials. That skill is always admired by most visitors on a Uganda safari and with the advantage of the location en-route to western Ugandan National Parks. Mpambire village is quiet an awesome stopover point for most travelers to the western Uganda tourist destinations.
Equator Line Crossing
Uganda is among the few countries in the World where the Equator line passes through and the best place to explore the Equator line is Kayabwe, along Kampala-Masaka highway about 72 kilometres from Kampala the capital of Uganda. There are other locations that have Equator monuments, namely; in Entebbe along the Lake Victoria, Queen Elizabeth National Park.
This point is the best stopover for an early lunch or late breakfast halfway to Bwindi Impenetrable National Nark. The Equator point is famous for photography and also there is a craft shop where visitors can buy some souvenirs to mark the memorable adventurous trip.
Lake Mburo National Park
Lake Mburo National Park is one of the smallest national parks among the 10 national parks in Uganda. It is located in Kiruhura district, 30 kilometres east of Mbarara city. From Entebbe, the National park is about 190 kilometres south west.
During Entebbe to Bwindi safari by road, it is also amazing for one to visit Lake Mburo National Park. Despite of its small size, it offers awesome wildlife adventure experience to the visitors.
Some of the activities that are enjoyed while in Lake Mburo National Park include; game viewing, boat safari, canoeing, bird watching, nature walks, night walks looking for the nocturnal species and of course the spectacular sight viewing.
Some of the famous animals that one can view while in lake Mburo National Park include; Zebras, Impala, Buffalos, Elands, Giraffes and Waterbucks. Lake Mburo National Park is the perfect choice when having a road safari to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.
Lake Bunyonyi is the perfect place for chilling and relaxing during your Entebbe to Bwindi safaris by road. Explore the 29 islands of the lake and discover all the secrets behind each island.
This is a beautiful location that any visitor to Uganda should not miss out with a lot of wonderful and spectaculars views of the rolling hills enclosed with dense forests and amazing songs from the bird species that make Lake Bunyonyi a remarkable destination.
It is with no doubt that Lake Bunyonyi stands exceptional when it comes to chilling and relaxing; but other activities that one can enjoy while at Lake Bunyonyi include; swimming, Dug-Out canoeing, boat safari, nature walks and hiking, mountain biking, bird watching, cultural interaction with the locals and high ropes adventure.
If coming straight from Entebbe or Kampala, the trip by road will take about nine to ten hours driving to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. During the rainy season, travel by 4×4 vehicle which is necessary for some trailheads. Contact Great Adventure Safaris for most information about Entebbe to Bwindi safari by road so that we help you plan your Gorilla safari accordingly.