How to get to Bwindi impenetrable National Park – Gorilla tracking in Uganda from Kampala, Entebbe and Kigali
How to get to Bwindi impenetrable national park – Getting to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park for a holiday starts by you landing at Entebbe International Airport or Kigali International Park. Kigali is an ideal gateway to south-western Uganda where Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park a few most popular and premier gorilla destinations in the pearl of Africa. The best way of getting to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is either by road or by air.
Getting to Bwindi impenetrable National park
most gorilla safaris to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park start from either Kampala or Entebbe. Bwindi can be reached from QENP in the north (2-3 hours), from Kabale to the south (1-2 hours), or from Kampala via Mbarara (6-8 hours). The roads meet at Butogota, 17km from the Buhoma entrance gate. 4×4 recommended during the rains.
From Queen Elizabeth National Park via Kihihi to Buhoma (3-4 hours), Kampala through Mbarara town(9-10 hours), Kampala through Kabale-Kanungu-Buhoma(9-10 hours), Kampala-Ntungamo-Rukungiri-Kihihi-Buhoma (9-10 hours) and Kampala-Kabale-Nkuringo (10 hours). A 4×4 vehicle is required for the journey because of the rains and mud along the way especially during the rain seasons.
If interested in taking the public local bus, you can board a bus from Kampala to the southern section of Bwindi National Park via Mbarara, Kabale to Kisoro town or from Kampala to the northern Bwindi via Mbarara, Ntungamo, Rukungiri, and Kihihi to Butogota. In these public buses, visitors should be aware of thieves so keep your belongings safe near you all the time.
There are two options of flying to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, either from Entebbe International Airport or Kajjansi Airfield near Kampala to Kisoro Airstrip for those tracking Mountain Gorillas in the southern sector of Rushaga and Nkuringo, and for those tracking Gorillas in the northern sector of Buhoma fly to Kihihi Airstrip.
Clients who always travel by road have chances of exploring the country side and enjoying the scenery and the green vegetation the country has got with its beauty. Contact Great Adventure Safaris for detailed information about how to get to Bwindi impenetrable National park in south western Uganda.