Directions to Bwindi
Fly to BwindiTraveling to Bwindi is now much easier than never before. You can now connect straight to Bwindi from Entebbe International Airport. Instead of the usual 12 hours journey from the capital, now you can take one hour's flight with Aerolink to Kihihi (40km away) and the fares are relatively cheaper when compared to hiring a vehicle for the road trip.
You can book your flight online at; http://www.aerolinkuganda.comWe can always arrange for you a taxi (hired) to pick you from Kihihi. The taxi charge is between Shs. 70,000 to Shs. 100,000
Bus Directions from Kampala to Bwindi1. Kampala-Kanungu-Butogota Bus
The Kampala-Kanungu-Butogota buses (Muhabuura/Bismakan), which leave Kampala at 4:00am/5:00a.m and they both reach Butogota at 4:00pm-4; 30pm. (advisable to be in the bus park at 4:30a.m to board Muhabuura). Muhabuura bus also does night trips and normally leaves Kampala at 7:00 p.m and reach Butogota at 6:00 a.m in the morning. Transport from Kampala to Butogota is Shs.50, 000 on normal days, but may increase on holidays such as Christmas and New Years. After you have reached Butogota, it's about 17kms to Bwindi. You will have to board a taxi which costs about Shs. 3,000, or you can get a bodaboda (motorcycle) which costs between 6,000 and 10,000 shillings. When you come a day before, you may sleep in Butogota lodges and head to Bwindi in the morning.
2. Kampala - Kihihi Bus
The Kampala - Kihihi bus (Savana). This bus does day and night journeys. Day journey, the bus leaves Kampala at 5:00a.m and reach Kihihi at around 2:30p.m. Transport is 40,000 on normal days. Bwindi Community Hospital is 36kms .The easiest way is to get a motorcycle to Bwindi Community Hospital which costs around 15,000-20,000, or you may use taxis (hired) which cost around 70,000 to 100,000 on normal days.
3. Kampala - Kihihi Bus
The night bus leaves Kampala at 7:30pm and reaches Kihihi at 5:00a.m. There is only one public coasta that leaves Kihihi at 7:00am and reach Bwindi Community Hospital at 9:00am for Shs. 6,000 or otherwise use the transport means mentioned as above (no.2).
Driving Directions to Bwindi
If you are visiting Bwindi, please click here for driving directions