The world reveals itself to those who travel, see how to get to Bwindi Impenetrable national park for a Uganda gorilla safari by either traveling from above or on Land.
Travel by road and closely meet what nature holds. Here are the distances to Bwindi Impenetrable national park from major towns in Uganda. From Kampala-Uganda’s capital, Bwindi Impenetrable national park is 478.8km via Masaka-Mbarara-kabale on an all-weather tarmac road. This route takes about 8hours and10 minute drive to reach your Uganda gorilla tour destination. A long this route travelers have a lot to sight a long the road, the equator line is 80.1km from Kampala taking 1h 42min. At this point one can stop and experiment the forces impacted on water by the northern and southern hemisphere. There a number of stop points along the way where one can have mouthwatering local meals sold on the road side.
From Entebbe International airport-Uganda’s national airport, Bwindi impenetrable national park is 330km on an all-weather tarmac road. Kabale, the nearest town to the park in the south-east is 29km(18miles) away by road with a drive time of about 2hour. From Queen Elizabeth national park-a great place for wildlife safaris in Uganda to the north is about 2-3 hours’ drive. The region where Bwindi impenetrable national park is located has a rugged terrain which requires a 4WD for the best comfort on the hills.
The other way of getting to Bwindi impenetrable National Park is by air. Bwindi is fully served by three (3) airstrips of Kihiihi, Kayonza and Kisoro. Tourists can plan for chartered flights through their tour companies with air safari companies like Aerolink Uganda. The flight to the ultimate gorilla safari Uganda destination, can be taken from Entebbe international airport or at kajjansi airfield near Kampala.
If a tourist is tracking gorillas from Nkuringo or Rushaga they land at Kisoro airstrip in the south or kayonza savannah/grass airstrip which takes a flight time of about 1h 45 min then 2 and ½ hours’ drive to the tracking point. Those tracking the gorillas from the Northern sector of Buhoma sector use Kihiihi airstrip for arrival.
Within the park the best way to enjoy your Uganda gorilla trekking safari is by foot through the trails with the guidance from your rangers since the park is thick and the trails are best understood by the rangers.
The mountain gorillas are only in three African countries and Uganda has more than half of the remaining number. Tourists trek these gorillas for one reason, it’s a lifetime memory meeting something rare.