For guests who are driving between Volcanoes Lodges.
This scenic drive passes through the southern sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park and provides the chance to search for Ishasha’s famous tree-climbing lions, as well as elephants and many of the park’s 600+ bird species.
From Kyambura Gorge Lodge, take the Kasese road and continue to the Katunguru – Ishasha junction and Uganda Wildlife Authority Queen Elizabeth National Park headquarters. Look out for the Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge signpost that marks the Ishasha road turning. Turn left onto the murram dirt road and drive 81 km through the park to Kihihi. The drive from the junction in Ishasha to Kihihi town is about 10 km.
From Kihihi, take the Kanungu road up to Kanyantorogo. Take the Butogota road for approximately 33 km then turn right. (Look out for the Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge signpost). Drive for 17 km to Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge in Buhoma.
The journey from Kyambura Gorge Lodge to Bwindi Lodge should take approximately five hours.
From Bwindi take the Ruhija road and drive for 70 km to the Kabale – Kisoro tarmac road. Turn right onto Kisoro road and drive for about 55 km to Kisoro town.
From Kisoro town, take the Bunagana road and turn left opposite Kisoro police station (50 metres). Drive past Travellers Rest Hotel and take the next right at the Volcanoes Safaris’ signpost. Follow the Mgahinga – Kisoro road for approximately 14 km and turn at the signpost showing Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. Mount Gahinga Lodge on the right of the road, a few hundred metres before the park entrance.
The drive from Bwindi Lodge to Mount Gahinga Lodge should take five to six hours. However, the drive may take up to seven hours during the rainy season.
From Mount Gahinga Lodge, drive to Kisoro town and proceed to the Uganda/Rwanda border (Cyanika border post about 22 km). From Cyanika take the Ruhengeri road – drive for about 12 km to Nyarwondo trading centre and turn left. From here, Volcanoes Virunga Lodge signposts will guide you to the lodge on top of the hill (approximately 5 km).
The drive from Mount Gahinga Lodge to Virunga Lodge should take about two hours. This includes the time it takes to clear immigration.
In case of emergency, please call + 256 772 741 718 for Uganda and +250 788 389 576 for Rwanda.