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How to get to Bwindi forest for gorilla tracking safari

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How to get to Bwindi forest for gorilla tracking safari

How to get to Bwindi forest for gorilla tracking safari, Bwindi forest is located in the south-western part of Uganda in the districts of Kabale, Kisoro, and Kanugu bordering Rwanda and DR Congo, Bwindi forest can be accessed by road and is about 580 kilometers from Entebbe international airport 525 Kilometres from the capital city of Uganda for gorilla tracking safari in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park.

By car, it takes about 8 to 9 hours from Entebbe airport to Kisoro, Kabale, or Kanugu which are the main towns around Bwindi forest, Bwindi forest has four gorilla tracking sectors that can be accessed through the above towns depending on which sector you will be tracking in.

For example, if you choose to access Bwindi forest via Kisoro area you will have to trek gorilla of Rushaga sector and Nkuringo sector, if you are accessing Bwindi from Kabale area you trek in Ruhija sector and if you access you are accessing from Kanugu side you will have to trek in Buhoma area which is also the headquarters Bwindi impenetrable forest national park.

Can I use public transport to Bwindi forest for my gorilla tracking safari?

Yes for the budget travelers there is daily buses leaving from Kampala to Kisoro town, Kabale town, and Kihiihi town, from those towns you can get a small taxi or Boda Boda (bike) to access Bwindi forest, from Kisoro town to Nkuringo gorilla tracking sector and Rushaga gorilla tracking sector takes you about one and a half to two hours drive if in Kabale town it will take you one and a half hour drive to reach Ruhija gorilla tracking sector and if you are in Kihihi town takes about 30 minutes to get to Buhoma park headquarters.

Distance by road to Bwindi forest using public transport

When using public transport to Bwindi forest for your gorilla tracking safari it will take you longer because the bus has many stopovers in different towns to drop off some presages so if you are planning to go for gorilla tracking in Bwindi using public transport you will have to consider spending whole day traveling because it takes a minimum of 9-10 hours from Kampala the capital city of Uganda to get to Bwindi forest by road for your gorilla tracking safari.

Accessing Bwindi forest from Kigali Rwanda for my Uganda gorilla safari?

For those who fly to Kigali in Rwanda and want to cross into Uganda for gorilla tracking in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park using public transport from Kigali to Bwindi Forest, there are many different buses connect to Uganda boarders at Chanika in Kisoro side or at Katuna in Kabale side.

Buses that leave from the Kigali bus terminal in Nyabugogo to the Uganda border Chanika or Katuna include the Virunga bus which will drop you at the border but on the Rwandan side, so after clearing customs you will just walk through in the no man’s land to and cross into Uganda where you find a representative from Kisoro tours Uganda waiting for you and after he will transfer you to your lodge in Bwindi forest.

From Kigali to the Uganda border Chanika or Katuna using public transport take you only about 3 hours drive, it now possible to fly to Kigali in Rwanda and trek gorilla in Uganda’s Bwindi impenetrable forest national park, contact us we will organize for a stress-free Uganda gorilla tracking safari at affordable price.

Can I fly from Entebbe to Bwindi forest for my gorilla safari?

Yes, It is now possible there is a daily scheduled domestic flight to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park for your gorilla tracking tours, if you don’t want to spend the whole day on the road traveling to Bwindi forest or when have less time but want to go for mountain gorilla tracking in Uganda, there is an option of flying tour packages to Bwindi.

Kisoro tours Uganda will book you on one of the daily flights from Entebbe International Airport to Nyakabende Kisoro Airstrip or to Kihihi Airstrip which is just a one and a half hour’s drive to Bwindi forest, you can choose to fly from Entebbe international airport or from Kajansi airstrip to the up Kisoro airstrip or Kihihi airstrip. 

This flight departs from Entebbe Airport daily at 7:30 am and it will reach Kisoro airstrip or Kihihi at around 9:45 am in the morning, other flight departs Entebbe airport in the afternoon at 12:30 pm arriving in Kisoro at 2:30 pm, flights which depart from Bwindi forest after you gorilla tracking the time is same as the one from Entebbe above, for more information about flying from Entebbe airport to Bwindi forest for your gorilla safari contact Kisoro tours Uganda we are always at your disposal for any details you need in planning gorilla tracking safari in Uganda, Rwanda and in DR Congo.

How can I book domestic flights to Bwindi forest for my gorilla safari in Uganda?

The only thing you have to do is contacts us with the date and day you wish to fly to Bwindi forest for your gorilla tracking safari then we will check the availability of flights and after our tour consultant will reserve a seat or advise you accordingly, we recommend that you book in advance in order to get the best price and also that you don’t miss out because there not many flights going to Bwindi impenetrable forest national park.

How do I get to my lodge from Kisoro airstrip in Bwindi forest?

If you book your gorilla tracking tour through Kisoro Tours Uganda you don’t have to worry about how you get to your lodge in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park because we have a full-time guide driver with a safari vehicle stationed at Kisoro airstrip and at Kihihi airstrip, all transfer from hotel in Entebbe to the Entebbe international airport and from Kisoro or Kihihi to lodges in Bwindi forest are all included whether you will be tracking in the northern or southern of Bwindi.

Can I charter to Bwindi forest or to other national parks in Uganda?

Yes, it is now possible you can charter to any Bwindi impenetrable forest national park and to any other national park in Uganda, Aerolink is a domestic airline in Uganda that has charter flights to all national parks in Uganda so if you don’t want to use scheduled flights yes you can charter to the national park of Uganda because all parks have an airstrip.

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