Getting to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
Getting to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is a simple task and one needs to have the right documents and the guidance of a tour guide. Mgahinga gorilla national park can be easily accessed whether by Air or by Road. The park is approximately 510kilometre from south west Kampala the main city to the main destination. Mgahinga gorilla national park was created in 1991 and covers a total area of about on 33:1 square kilometres of its low land . The park is located in Virunga mountains and comprising of threes inactive volcanoes that is Mount Gahinga, Mount Sabyinyo, Mount Muhabura which lies on the altitude that ranges from 2,227 to 4,127meter and is part of the Nile River watershed area.
To note, it is quite awesome a traveler to make his own decision of transport to use in order to access the tourist destination he prefers most. About Road transport, it gives a great chance to have spectacular viewing of the countryside and rewardable sightseeing. Then by Air transport gives you the quickest means of transport while traveling in comfort.
Road transport to Mgahinga gorilla national park
Getting to Mgahinga gorilla national park, one can use different routes in order to access the park which includes;
Mgahinga gorilla national park estimates 510kilomtere from southwest of Kampala and in driving hours it can take 8 to 9 hours and it can be accessed by road from Queen Elizabeth national park. The most commonly used route is passing through Kabale to Kisoro.
One can access the park from Kampala to Kabale which can be completed in 8 hours while using good tarmac road with a total driving distance of about 434kilomters to reach there.
Another route is few kilometers raising 76kilometeres to Kisoro town while using mountainous tarmac roads with steep ascent s and descents.
The most attractive route is the one which leaves the main road at Kabale and completes the shoreline of the superbly with panoramic viewing of scenic lake Bunyonyi which is a home of little birds, the lake re-joins the Kabale via Kisoro main road which is halfway point at Muka.
The park can be reached from Bwindi impenetrable national park from Bwindi’s southern trekking trailheads at Nkuringo and Rushanga, from Kisoro it will cover over 28kilometers in the south and from there it will be 14 kilometers to reach the park.
Mgahinga national park can be reached while driving from the main trailhead at Buhoma pass through Ruhija trailhead and then join the Kabale –Kisoro tarmac road can take four hours drive.
The fact is that all Uganda’s national park can be accessed by air and flights to national parks can be scheduled with the help of the recognized tour operator who organizes for traveler’s pick up from the Airport or your accommodation facility. Most of the travelers enter Uganda by means Air transport and the only entry they use is Entebbe international Airport ‘’EBB’’ which is the main airport of Uganda. Entebbe Airport estimates 46kilomters from Uganda’s Capital Kampala city. More so, Entebbe International Airport is the originating place for both charter and scheduled flight that flies to Mgahinga gorilla national park and lands to Kisoro Airstrip. which is the nearby airstrip to the park.
Such domestic flight includes; Aero link which carries a limited number of 4 passengers and flies to all Uganda’s protected national park, Eagle air, Fly Uganda it offers comfortable sitting configuration and applicable for daily flights to all Uganda’s national park.
Mgahinga gorilla national park can also be accessed by air while using the domestic daily flights from Entebbe International Airport to Kisoro airfield.
In regard, a tour operator to start processing your flight booking arrangement, it requires one to send in his personal document like scanned passports, Visa just to verify your identity.