Getting to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a simple procedure as one can follow simple route details so as to get to the park. Getting to Bwindi impenetrable national park can be easy for most visitors on a wildlife tour in Uganda by all means of transport whether by car, bus or flight. Bwindi Impenetrable national park is situated in the southwest region of Uganda at approximately 540 kilometers from ‘Kampala’ the capital city
Bwindi Forest is home to endangered mountain gorillas of over 400 individuals which are managed by the Uganda wildlife Authority and became a world heritage site in 1991. Bwindi National Park has four gorilla sectors i.e. Buhoma sector, Ruhija, Nkuringo, and Rushaga sector.
By road: Driving hours depends on where you’re coming from. It might be from Entebbe International Airport which is an entry point for tourists to land in Uganda, or your journey may start from Kampala to Bwindi by Road or else from Kisoro town the nearby district. Since in a year there are two seasons that is dry season and wet season, in dry season road transport can be easier to access the park and dry months include June to September and December to February and this goes to wet seasons though roads can be in poor condition you can still travel by use of 4-wheel drive safari vehicle and which is necessary for some of the gorilla trail heads.
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park can also be accessed passing via Mbarara town – through the ishasha sector in the southern part of Queen Elizabeth national park and it takes 7-8 hours by road. Passing through the ishasha sector you get a chance to have great views and experience the wildlife mostly the tree-climbing lions.
Driving time to Bwindi impenetrable national park from Entebbe international Airport it takes 9 -10 hours to reach but the journey is full of amazing features as you go through different Ugandan districts. To note, as your heading to the park you may request a stopover at the equator in Kayabwe to view where the sun sets up from and also do souvenir shopping on the craft shops around. You will have a beautiful view of the rolling kigezi hills, and tea plantations before making it to Bwindi.
By Air: To reduce driving hours, you can also access to Bwindi Impenetrable national park by flight in short by domestic flight which can be arranged by the tour operator and can be part of your tour packages. There are two domestic carrier schedule flights that operate on a daily basis from Entebbe Airport where most visitors land and is located 46kilometers from Kampala the capital city of Uganda. It is possible to fly from Entebbe or Kajjansi Airfield to Kihihi airstrip or Kisoro airstrip which are too close to Buhoma and Ruhija gorilla trailheads in Bwindi.
Flight bookings can be done by the tour operator but to start all the procedure client should send in your photocopied personal documents such as passports and Visas to verify your bookings in time. And since the place is so cold do not forget to pack warm clothes, hiking boots, a hat, a camera with enough battery, some snacks, mineral water and many more.
Attractions in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
The park is famously known as a home of endangered mountain gorillas and other various species such as trees, mammals, primates, vegetation, montane rain forest and many more. These are the unique activities you can engage in when you visit Bwindi on Uganda tours and these include Gorilla trekking, visiting Batwa trail heads, nature walk, birding among others. Gorilla trekking permits cost USD 600 and by 2020 they will be costing USD700.
Where to stay when you visit the park.
Bwindi Impenetrable national park offers beautiful hotels and lodges with comfortable beds for clients with great views of valleys, hills, and primates around the lodges. They include Rushaga Gorilla Camp, Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge, Gift of nature lodge, Gorilla safari lodge, Bwindi cultural center, Silverback lodge, and many others.
Bwindi impenetrable national park is one of the top-visited destinations in Uganda because it habors mountain gorillas.