Travelling to Uganda’s elite national park has been made easy with the development of two major airports of Kihihi and Kisoro and the introduction of Aerolink scheduled flights from Entebbe international airport.
The road network has also developed but the location of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park from the main capital Kampala and Entebbe makes it a longer driver by road but with incredible landscape and great scenery
Relatively most travellers always opt to fly into Rwanda’s Kigali and take the shorter option via the border into southwestern Uganda for the ultimate gorilla trekking adventure.
There are two major airstrips that serve Bwindi impenetrable national park for clients either taking scheduled flights or chartered flights.
Kihihi airstrip is located near the main town of Kihihi which is approximately 1 hour and a half drive to the park headquarters in Buhoma and 3 hours to the park headquarters in Ruhija.
Kisoro airstrip is located near the border of Rwanda, Uganda and DR Congo and flights here can take you to 3major tracking zones of Rushaga, Nkuringo and Mgahinga gorilla National Park, to Rushaga and Nkuringo the drive takes about 2-3 hours depending on the road conditions and Mgahinga is just 45 minutes to the park.
Travelling by road is quite difficult due to the variety of tracking areas and clients must ensure they book the right lodges as their permits to avoid disturbances during your vacation.
Here are the best options
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a typical tropical rain forest with an annual mean temperature range of a minimum of 7–15°C to a maximum of 20–27°C. Its annual rainfall ranges from 1,400 to 1,900 millimetres. The heavy rains climax from March to April and from September to November.
So the best time to travel is from June to August and from December-February.