How Far is Bwindi National Park from Kampala
How far is Bwindi National Park from Kampala; Bwindi is prime location for endangered mountain gorillas, located in southwestern region of Uganda estimating 9 to 10 hours’ drive to access the main safari destination. Alternatively, you can opt to use a domestic flight scheduled or chartered from Entebbe International Airport or Kajjansi Airstrip both located 46 kilometers way from Uganda’s capital Kampala.
The park can be accessed from a number of directions by road whereby one can also access Bwindi forest National Park from Queen Elizabeth National park in Mweya which estimates 170 kilometers in 3 hours.
The distance by road from Kampala –Kabale –Kanungu –Buhoma takes 440 kilometers which is about 9 to 10 hours’ drive.
From Kabale –Ruhija –Buhoma takes about 100kilomters to access Nkuringo 90 kilometers route.
Travelers, travelling by car your recommended to use 4×4 vehicle most especially during the rainy months. You can decide to book with daily bus service which leaves Kampala for Butogota via Rukungiri and Kihihi.
Then the distance by Air transport to fly to Kisoro Airstrip from Entebbe or Kajjansi Airfield is 1 hour, where you can be picked up by the driver guide who drives you to Bwindi in less than 1:10hour. To those trekking to Buhoma, they will have to use a charter plane to Kayonza Airstrip. We recommend you to book your gorilla trekking safari with a trust worthy tour operator.
Bwindi is home rich in diversity of mammal species consist of 310 butterfly species ,200 tree species ,88 moths ,51 reptiles and 120 species of mammal including 10 primates like the red tailed, chimpanzees, black and white colobus, baboon L’hoest’s and blue monkeys as well as Bwindi’s prime famous the Mountain gorillas.
How to get around the park’s promises
The park has diverse trailhead which can be reached by vehicle but there is no any road inside the park itself that is traveled around on foot. Bwindi’s land is appropriately named as Impenetrable forest with thick paths which go through thick vegetation and in the slope steeps of the park. You’re provided with a walking sticks at the beginning of the walk.
Best Time to Visit –Climate
Bwindi forest is a rainforest safari destination which develops cold in the mornings and in the nights with moderate temperature between 7 degrees Celsius and 20 degrees Celsius .The coldest time in Bwindi is from June to July while during wet seasons starts in March to May and from September to November experiencing a total annual rainfall of about 2390melimeters.March to May experiences a short rain .Then September and November r receives heavier rain although these are long hours of gentle drizzles.
Where to stay in Bwindi
The park has a variety of accommodation places to stay with quality amenities and comfortable bed rooms ranging between budget –Mid-range and Luxury.
Bwindi national park was created in 1942 and later gazette to Bwindi National Park in 1992. In 1994 the park become the world Heritage site. The word Bwindi is in the local language which means ‘’Impenetrable’’. What makes Bwindi famous are the mountain gorillas and area of the land covering 332 square kilometers which are inhabits of scrambled vegetation draped over an intensive landscape of the steep and the slippery valleys and high. Remember on your visit for gorilla trekking the terrain may seem to be hard for you to manage but is what makes Africa an exciting continent thus naming Uganda ‘’the pearl of Africa .The park boosts with world’s biggest population of mountain gorillas and above all ,well known to be very cold in the morning and at night .So we advise travelers on their next visit to Gorilla trekking on Uganda safari endeavor to pack essentials that fits with climate of the area such as warm clothes ,long sleeved shirt and trousers ,bottled mineral water ,insect repellent ,sweaters ,rain jackets ,comfortable rubber hiking shoes among others.
The best way to get the proper arrangements of your trip to Bwindi Impenetrable national park, we advise you to get in touch with reliable tour operator and your free to contact us Achieve Global Safaris.