Travelling from Kampala

For guests who are driving from Kampala to Volcanoes Lodges.

Kampala to Kyambura Gorge Lodge

Take the northern bypass (to avoid heavy traffic) and drive west towards the Busega roundabout. Here take the Masaka – Mbarara highway (for approximately 287 km). From Mbarara town, take the Bushenyi – Kasese road to Kyambura trading centre in Rubirizi district.

Look out for the Volcanoes Kyambura Gorge Lodge signpost at the trading centre. Turn right on the Katerera road. It is 1 km drive to Kyambura Gorge Lodge.

The drive from Mbarara to Volcanoes Kyambura Gorge Lodge is approximately 130 km. This journey should take 6 – 7 hours allowing for a lunch stop on the way.

Alternatively, daily scheduled flights operate from Entebbe Airport to Kasese Airstrip. The flight time is two hours.

Kampala to Bwindi Lodge

Take the Kampala – Masaka – Mbarara highway (approximately 280 km). Drive through the main street of Mbarara. After 3 km, take the right turning onto the Kasese road (Bushenyi and Rubirizi districts).

Continue to the Katunguru – Ishasha junction and Uganda Wildlife Authority Queen Elizabeth National Park headquarters (about 10 km).  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 National 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. Turn right at the Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge signpost and drive for 17 km. Drive through Buhoma, past Bwindi Community Hospital. You will find Bwindi Lodge clearly signposted, on the left side of the road.

The drive from Kampala to Bwindi Lodge should take approximately ten hours.

Alternatively, daily scheduled flights operate from Entebbe Airport to Kihihi Airstrip. The flight time is one and a half hours.

Kampala to Mount Gahinga Lodge

Take the Kampala – Masaka – Mbarara highway (approx 280 km). Drive through the main street of Mbarara and follow the Mbarara – Ntungamo – Kabale road (158 km). From Kabale town, take the Kabale – Kisoro road (80 km). The Kisoro road has a number of bends, hills and valleys; drive with extra care.

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 Kampala to Mount Gahinga Lodge should take approximately 8 – 9 hours.

Alternatively, daily scheduled flights operate from Entebbe Airport to Kisoro Airstrip. The flight time is one hour and five minutes.