How to Get to the Bwindi Impenetrable forest

Bwindi can reached to by road or by air depending on the itinerary of the visitor. It is located 530km away from Kampala and 576km from Entebbe Airport. You can hire a tour operator to make all necessary travel arrangements for your trip. The drive from Entebbe / Kampala to Bwindi is 8-9 hours.

 You can also land in Kigali and continue for Bwindi gorilla trekking. The drive from Kigali to Bwindi is 4-5 hour.

Getting to Bwindi By road.

From Queen Elizabeth national park via kihihi to Buhoma (2-3 hours), Kampala through Mbarara (6-8 hours), Kampala-Kabale-Kanungu-Buhoma(4-5 hours), Kampala-Ntungamo-Rukungiri-Kihihi-Buhoma (390km) and Kampala-Kabale-Nkuringo (4 hours).  A 4×4 vehicle is required for the journey because of the rains and mud along the way.

If interested in taking the public local bus, you can board a bus from Kampala to the sourthern section of Bwindi via Mbarara, Kabale and Kisoro town or from kampala to the northern Bwindi via Mbarara, Ntungamo, Rukungiri, Kihihi to Butogota. In these public buses, visitors should be aware of thieves so keep your belongings safe near you.

Driving to Bwindi

Getting to Bwindi by Air,

there are two options of either flying from Entebbe or Kajansi airfield in Kampala to Kisoro but those going to Buhoma can charter planes to Kayonza Airstrip.