Childrens Health
Driving Directions to Bwindi

Kampala to Fort Portal 4hours

Drive from Kampala along the good quality road to Fort Portal through Mityana and Mubende.

Fort Portal to Kazinga Channel 2 hours

Turn left at Fort Portal, though the town, and then through Kasese (after 1 hour) and over the equator. Continue on the good quality road that goes over the Kazinga Channel.

Kazinga Channel to Kihihi 1hr 30 mins

Around two kilometres past the Kazinga Channel there is a murram road off to the right which heads south. This is signposted 'Ishasha 70kms'. Take this road. Some of the road is excellent, but there are a few stretches with a few potholes. After forty minutes there is a right turn to Rwenshama (ignore this), and five minutes later there is a fork. Don't be tempted to take the left turn here - the main road continues on the right branch of the fork. Ten minutes later you pass the Ishasha Gate entrance to the Southern Sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park. 20 minutes later there is well-marked left turn with a sign to Bwindi. Take this road, and 25 minutes later you will reach Kihihi.

Kihihi to Kanyantorogo 20 mins

In Kihihi keep going straight ahead. You pass Radio Kinkizi on the right and straight ahead out of town. After 20 minutes you will get to the small town of Kanyantorogo where there is a firm right turn off the road. There is a sign here for the Hospital 'JCRC - Bwindi Community Hospital'

Kanyantorogo to Butogota 20 mins

Go down the hill and cross the Ishasha River, then up past Kayonza Growers Tea Factory. Keep going through Butogota (which is reached after another 20 minutes)

Butogota to Bwindi 20 mins

5 minutes past the town of Butogota is a collection of signposts, including one for the Hospital. Turn right here following all the signs of the camps towards Bwindi. Stay on this road. Keep going through several small trading centres, until you reach Buhoma where the Hospital is located. There are big signs on the road directing you left into the Hospital.

Hospital phone numbers are

+256-(0)-70-334-2891 or +256-(0) 392880242,
although these are only manned during the day (8:00-18:00) seven days.


More than 15,000 children in the area are now protected from malaria by sleeping under nets - thanks to the work of the Hospital.