Getting There / Location

Bwindi is located about 478 kilometers from the capital city – Kampala and can take between 7 to 8 hours of driving. The journey is mostly on a smooth surface and a dirt murram road for the last part into the forest. It can also be accessed from Queen Elizabeth National Park, diving through the Ishasha sector with 3 to 4 hours of driving.

Daily buses operate from Kampala to Kabale, Kisoro as well as Rukungiri via Kihihi. From those towns, you can easily connect to Bwindi or arrange with a local guide to pick you up. The park can also be accessed by air, flying from Entebbe airport to Kihihi or Kisoro airstrip on a domestic flight. Aero link is a domestic operator with daily flights to Kisoro (only in the morning) and Kihihi airstrips of Bwindi. Below are the flight schedules and times;

Flight times to Bwindi

FromTo DepartArrive
EntebbeKisoro07:45AM08:55AM
KisoroEntebbe09:10AM11:25AM
EntebbeKihihi07:00 AM08:45AM
KihihiEntebbe09:45AM11:25AM
EntebbeKihihi12:45PM01:55PM
KihihiEntebbe02:05PM03:55PM

Those who may want to visit Buhoma may take on the charter planes and land off from Kayonza airstrip.