How To Get To Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

How To Get To Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

How To Get To Bwindi Impenetrable National Park : Bwindi Impenetrable national park is located in the Southwestern region of Uganda in Kanungu district and it is considered to be among the top safari destinations in the country, which was officially established in 1991. This national park is a UNESCO World Heritage site, which is being managed by Uganda Wildlife Authority covering a total surface area of about 321 square kilometers. more so, Bwindi National park is famously known as the perfect destination to visit while on Gorilla trekking safari in Uganda and it is recorded to be a home to over 120 mammal species, 1,000 plant species, 163 tree species, 104 fern species, 220 butterfly species and it is also considered as a birders paradise due to the fact that it harbours around 350 bird species among others. In addition, individuals who want to travel to this national park can opt to either use road or air transport.

Travelling to Bwindi national park by road:

Tourists who opt to travel to Bwindi impenetrable national park while using the road transport means is best when they use 4×4 wheel drive safari vehicles in order to easy navigate some of the murrum roads leading to the national park and because they have an covered roof top which enables one to capture classic views of the attractions along the way while enjoying exploring through the beautiful landscapes in the country.  And this dive from Kampala city to the game park always takes about 8 to 10 hours and covers a distance of about 460 kilometers depending on which entry point used. In addition, below are some of several points that individuals can use;

  • The most commonly used safari route to easily access the park is from the north via the Ishasha sector in Queen Elizabeth National Park, which covers approximately 62 kilometers from the park. Tourists who tend to use this route always get opportunities to spot the famous tree-climbing lions within the Ishasha sector.
  • More so, Bwindi national park can also be accessed from Mweya in Queen Elizabeth national park, which is about 160 kilometers from the park and this drive will go for about 1 to 2½hours’.
  • Travelers can also opt to use a more direct route from Kampala city to Bwindi, using a tarmacked road to Rukungiri via Mbarara and Ntungamo. This road later joins travelers to a small dirt road leading visitors through the highlands to Buhoma via Kihihi and Butogota.
  • Visitors using the Kampala-Kisoro road, which turns north from the tarmac road 18kms from Kabale town, best access the Ruhija trailhead in Bwindi national park. The entire journey will take about 1½hours, covering a distance of 100km.

 Bwindi impenetrable national park can also be accessed from the south leading to Rushaga and Nkuringo trailheads. However, most of the roads are dirt roads which lead west from Muko midway on the tarmacked Kabale-Kisoro road, and then north from

  • Tourists who will also take a drive of about 2½hours’ from Kisoro town to be able to reach the park and this distance covers about 84 kilometers.

Travelling to Bwindi by Air:

Visitors who want to travel to Bwindi Impenetrable national park can choose to use the Air transport means. In addition, this travel option best suited for individuals who have a tight travel schedule or for those who simply want to skip the long trips, therefore they can book their domestic flights from Entebbe International Airport or Kajjansi airfield in Kampala to Kihihi airtrip and then they will be able to take a short dive to the park.

Things to do in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Exploring in Bwindi Impenetrable national park blesses tourists with great opportunities to participate into several activities where they gain new experiences while on their safari and some of these activities include;  gorilla trekking due to the fact that this game park is a home to over 800 endangered mountain gorillas, guided nature walks where they are accompanies with park guides who lead them different trails, community visits and cultural encounters, and bird watching, wildlife viewing and many others.

How To Get To Bwindi
Gorilla Trekking In Bwindi National Park

Where to stay in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

In Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, there are so many accommodation facilities where individuals can opt to stay after their long tour within the park. However, these lodging facilities are of different ranges and classes for example; from budget, mid-range and luxury. Therefore, some of these lodging facilities include;  Silverback Lodge, Gorilla Safari Lodge in the Rushaga sector of Bwindi, Gorilla Resort, Buhoma Community Rest Camp, Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp, Buhoma Lodge, Nkuringo Gorilla Camp, Ruhija Gorilla Mist Camp, and Ruhija Gorilla Safari Lodge to mention but a few.

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