At 527km about 10 hours drive from Kampala, the Uganda gorilla trekking safari tour destination of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park always poses a challenge to access it by surface travel.
Travellers planning gorilla safaris in Uganda to Bwindi
Impenetrable at times have limited time or are not comfortable with
such long drive despite its opportunity for countryside sightseeing
experience. This makes the search for flights to Bwindi very
Fortunately, the government and the private operators
have already realised this need and thus attempted to do the needful. A
range of three Airstrips serve Bwindi Impenetrable National Park though
two are the most popular ones. Nyakabande Airstrip in Kisoro also known
as Kisoro Airstrip serves the southern regions of Bwindi namely Rushaga
and Nkuringo while Kihihi and Kayonza Airstrips serve the northern
sector and the eastern sector of Buhoma and Ruhija respectively allowing
the travellers on Uganda gorilla safaris and tours to reach their desired gorilla trekking regions.
Uganda operates affordable scheduled flights daily in the morning to
Kisoro Airstrip and both in the morning and afternoon to Kihihi
Airstrip. Though the morning timing cannot allow someone from Kampala /
Entebbe to catch up with Mountain Gorilla trekking as the activity
starts at 8am and yet the earliest flight lands at 08:10am at Kisoro
which is about 39km from Rushaga gorilla trekking assembly point, the
flight back to Entebbe can help someone to catch up with an afternoon
flight back home to any other destination.
Besides the scheduled
flights, individual travellers and private groups can arrange charter
flights to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park from Entebbe or other Uganda Safari destinations like Murchison Falls, Queen Elizabeth and Kidepo Valley National Parks.