How to access Buhoma sector in Bwindi impenetrable national park
To easily access Buhoma sector can use different directions areas ; its can be accessed from Queen Elizabeth national park via Ishasha sector in the southern area of Queen Elizabeth national park, Kampala /Entebbe international airport and from Kigali (Rwanda). Buhoma sector can be accessed both when using road and air transport means.
When using Road transport to travel to Buhoma sector, you can use a safari vehicle with a professional safari guide from a local tour company, self-drive and public means like Bus. From Kampala or Entebbe international airport to Buhoma sector, it is approximately 8 to 9 hours’ drive including an en-route stop to have lunch and to stretch your muscles. The main road network from Entebbe city / airport or Kampala city to Buhoma sector in Bwindi impenetrable national park is Kampala – Masaka – Mbarara via Kabale, and then Buhoma sector. The biggest part of this route is well tarmacked, with several fueling stations, well stocked supermarkets, banks and other best tourism sites which make your drive to Buhoma sector in Bwindi impenetrable national park for gorilla trekking experience so memorable.
From Entebbe international airport to Buhoma sector in Bwindi impenetrable national park which is the main entry for international arrivals and departures of Uganda, it is approximately 550 km taking about 8 to 9 hours’ drive.
From Kampala the capital city of Uganda to Buhoma sector in Bwindi Impenetrable national park, it is approximately 510 km. Kampala and Entebbe are the major starting points for the gorilla trekking safari in Uganda.
With road means of transport, Buhoma sector in Bwindi impenetrable national park, can be accessed from Queen Elizabeth national park via Ishasha sector in the southern sector of Queen Elizabeth national park. The jouney from Queen Elizabeth national park to Buhoma sector, takes about 3 to 4 hours’ drive depending on the road. The road from Queen Elizabeth national park to Bwindi impenetrable forest national park is bumpy, not well-maintained and it is usually very bad during rainy season. However, it provides the best experience because besides mountain gorillas, you will have an opportunity to explore other wildlife species such as the hug Elephants, Uganda Kobs, Caped buffaloes, Topis, warthogs and you may decide to do a game drive through Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth national park to search for the tree climbing lions which can only be found in Ishasha sector and Lake Manyara national park in Tanzania.
For self-drive gorilla trekking tour to Bwindi impenetrable Forest national park in Buhoma sector, it is recommended to get a 4×4 safari vehicle (Safari Land cruiser) which can maneuver through bad and slippery roads. It is also very important to have a well detailed Uganda travel map and you should book your mountain gorilla permit in advance.
Accessing Bwindi Impenetrable national park Buhoma sector us public transport, you will need to book and pay for your travel bus ticket at least a day before your travel date and have to book the one departing Kampala very early in the morning since there is no public transport from Kampala direct to Bwindi Impenetrable national park in Buhoma sector therefore, the public bus will take you to Kihihi town where you will have to hire a special vehicle / taxis to continue with your drive to Buhoma sector in Bwindi impenetrable Forest national park to check in at booked lodge. The recommended bus route to book (Kampala city – Butogota via Rukungiri – Kihiihi and then drive to Buhoma sector.
When you choose to travel by air means Buhoma sector in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park is well served by Kihiihi and Kayonza airstrips with charter flights from either Entebbe international airport or Kajjansi airstrip. By using air transport, you may decide to hire a private charter or book on a daily scheduled domestic flights operated by Aerolink from Entebbe airport and Kampala executive aviation from Kajjansi airstrip. Aerolink operate 2 routes per day from Entebbe international airport to Kihihi airstrip. One route in the morning departing at 0700 and arriving at 0835 another one in the afternoon departing at 1200 and arriving at 1440. Both private charter and schedule have to be booked and paid for in advance at least 3 days prior to the traveling date. When you just fly from either Entebbe international airport or Kajjansi airstrip, you will need to hire a special vehicle for a pick up from Kihihi airstrip to your booked lodge in Buhoma sector of Bwindi impenetrable forest national park. It also applies on last day after gorilla trekking to be transferred from your lodge to Kihihi airstrip to meet your return flight. You can request your booked lodge to arrange for you transport from Kihihi airstrip to the lodge and also to return you to the airstrip after the tour. Or you can contact Africa Adventure Vacations Ltd to arrange your entire gorilla trekking tour.