How to get to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Bwindi is found in south western Uganda about 530km from the capital, Kampala. The main entry point into the country is Entebbe International Airport which is about 46km from Kampala.

Many of the visitors to Bwindi are interested in Gorilla expeditions and so will go to those areas that are known to have gorillas.

By Air

The visitors can fly from Entebbe or Kajjansi Airfield to the airstrip at Kisoro. Those going to Buhoma can charter planes to Kayonza air strip. The park can be reached from many directions by road.

It can be reached from Queen Elizabeth National Park which is 160 km from Bwindi and can be a 3 hour ride. It can also be reached by road from to Kampala to Kabale through Kanungu to Buhoma. This is a tarmac highway route of about 414km and can take about 5-6 hours.

By Road

From Kampala, you could take the Kampala Ntugamo- Rukungiri- Kihihi- Buhoma route of about 390km of tarmac and 82km of murram roads. There is also the Kampala- Kabale- Ruhija Buhoma 95km route, and the Kampala- Kabale- Nkuringo 80km route.

You could take a bus from Kampala to Butongota, then you can hire a taxi to take you to Buhoma. There is no public transport to Nkuringo but vehicles can be hired from Kisoro. More so you can hire a tour operator or the agency to be able to make all the arrangements for your trip

Air tickets and Airline; The information on airlines and air ticket prices for flights to Uganda can be found on sky scanner for those looking for the flights to multiple destinations as well as on expedia.

About the passports, visas and the entry requirements, this information can be from tour operators, there are many accommodation for both upmarket and budget visitors to book in advance. To go gorilla trekking in Bwindi, you need a permit. Sometimes these permits need to be booked about 3 months in advance. Gorilla trekking permits are US $600 in Uganda.