Getting to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park (By Road or Air)
Getting to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park (By Road or Air) – It takes 45 minutes to travel the 14 km (9 mi) on a steep uphill road from the little hamlet of Kisoro to the Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.
A 4WD vehicle is always advised for this road and is required during the Wet seasons (February through May and September through November).
The park can be accessible by road from Lake Mburo National Park (5 to 7 hours* to travel 316km/196mi) or Queen Elizabeth National Park (around 6 hours* to drive 310km/193mi). It is 524km from Kampala (at least 9 hours’ trip*).
Entebbe International Airport (EBB), which is situated 46 kilometers (29 miles) from Kampala, the country’s capital, is where you enter Uganda. From Entebbe to Kisoro, a domestic flight is accessible.
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Getting to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park By Road
Transport from Kampala to Mgahinga National Park
Unlike Kigali, Kampala is more over 500 kilometers away from Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. Due to this, it can take up to 10 hours to go from Kampala to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. So please make travel plans accordingly. Driving from Kampala to Kisoro/Mgahinga passes through important western Ugandan cities such Masaka, Mbarara, and Kabale. Additionally, there is a chance to travel through the village of “Kayabwe” at the Equator crossing, which is located close to Lake Victoria. It takes approximately 9 to 10 hours to go from Kampala to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. The Jaguar Executive Coaches are the suggested public transportation option for the Kampala-Mgahinga route.
Transport from Kigali to Mgahinga National Park
It takes roughly 4-5 hours to go from Rwanda’s Kigali capital to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. Compared to Kampala, the distance is substantially shorter. You will pass through Musanze town in northern Rwanda on the way to Mgahinga and enter into Uganda at the Cyanika border. You travel from Cyanika to Kisoro town and then to the main office of Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. The Amajambere Community Camp is also situated in this area.
Getting to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park By Air
Flight from Entebbe Airport to Kisoro Airport
There are daily flights between Kisoro Airport and Entebbe International Airport. If you choose to fly into Kisoro airport, a Bamboo Ecotours driver-guide can pick you up and take you to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park for an extra cost. AeroLink Uganda operates the daily flights between Entebbe and Kisoro.
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