Travel options to Bwindi
Most travelers asked this question on travel platforms e.g. trip advisor but safari vacations and travel services offers you practically whether to drive or fly to Bwindi to trek the habituated gorilla families in Uganda as you can access Bwindi forest either by air or road transport. The two options have both positives and negatives and safari vacations and travel services elaborated what exactly is involved in respective means of transport used to access Bwindi impenetrable national park.
Driving to Bwindi impenetrable National park
A drive from Entebbe international airport or Kampala to Bwindi Impenetrable forest national park lasts for around 9 hours with close to 500 kilometers. It being a long drive, we therefore advise our clients to break the drive into two with slop over at Lake Mburo National Park for wildlife viewing and boat safari on the lake as well as an overnight stay.
Controlled by your budget and time, you can opt to consider adding two extra days on your safari plan and make a visit to Queen Elizabeth National park for additional wildlife viewing and boat safari on the natural Kaziga Channel.
Lake Mburo National park is close to 225 kilometers from Entebbe international Airport or Kampala and it’s a journey that takes 4-5 hours driving on the road. Lake Mburo is small but it is an exciting stopover for travelers driving to Bwindi impenetrable national park.
Also queen Elizabeth national park is nearly 6 hours driving from Kampala on your tour to this park which is the second largest national park among the ten parks in Uganda. Offers you an opportunity to explore the park and trek the chimpanzee in Kyambura gorge. Spend your time on the lion experiential tracking with the Uganda carnivore project or a boat safari on the Kazinga channel.
Safari vacations and travel services recommends putting a side 3 extra days onto your travel plan for you to enjoy all that the pearl of Africa is willing to offer.
A drive from Entebbe to Bwindi forest allows take in a lot of the country side stop over at exciting areas for example, mpambire, the equator line, queen Elizabeth and lake Mburo all depending on your budget and time.
The ways to Bwindi forest are rough and slippery and we recommend the use of 4×4 safari vehicle which we offer, the vehicles are scenic and allow you enjoy much more visual and photographic experience.
The only major negative part of driving to Bwindi is that the drive takes long hours 9-10 on the road which is so living to the travelers especially the older ones.
Flying from Entebbe international Airport to Bwindi forest
It is very doable to turn the 9-10-hour trip into an hour and half flight between Entebbe international airport and Bwindi impenetrable national park.
Though the flights are somehow expensive if your budget permits this is the simplest way to get to Bwindi forest national park. Flights depart either from Entebbe international airport or kajjansi airfield to kihihi airfield majorly for those tracking mountain gorillas in Buhoma and Kisoro for those tracking mountain gorillas in nkuringo or rushaga sectors of Bwindi forest.
The only advantage of flying to Bwindi forest unlike driving to Bwindi is that you will save the much time you would have lost if you use driving to get to the mountain gorillas forest. You will enjoy a lot of more time at your lodge and you can take evening walks and community visits
Whether you use road or air transport, one thing for sure is that Bwindi forest is a remarkable must visit spot. Though it is generally famous for gorilla tracking and gorilla habituation, Bwindi impenetrable forest national park has a lot to offer than just gorillas.
for further inquiries and more information about driving or fly to Bwindi impenetrable forest national park. Get in touch with safari vacations and travel services and we give you detailed information that helps you plan an excellent gorilla trip.