Travelling from Kigali

For guests driving from Kigali to Volcanoes Lodges.

Kigali to Virunga Lodge

Take the Kigali – Butare road. After 3 km, turn right onto the Kigali – Musanze (Ruhengeri) road.

Drive through Ruhengeri town and turn right onto the Ruhengeri – Cyanika road. Drive for approximately 17 km to Nyarwondo.

On the Ruhengeri – Cyanika road, look out for a Volcanoes Virunga Lodge signpost. Turn right here and take the murram dirt road. Volcanoes Virunga Lodge signposts will guide you to the lodge on top of the hill (approximately 5 km).

The drive from Kigali to Virunga Lodge should take approximately three hours.

Kigali to Mount Gahinga Lodge

Take the Kigali – Butare road. After 3 km, turn right onto the Kigali – Musanze (Ruhengeri) road.

Drive through Ruhengeri town and turn right onto the Ruhengeri – Cyanika road. Drive for approximately 28 km to the Cyanika border. After clearing with Uganda/Rwanda immigration, continue to Kisoro town (approximately 14km).

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 Kigali to Mount Gahinga Lodge should take approximately four hours. This includes the time it takes to clear immigration.

Kigali to Bwindi Lodge

Take the Kigali – Katuna road (95 km) to the Rwanda/Uganda border post at Katuna border. After clearing immigration for both countries, continue to Kabale town (22 km).

From Kabale, take the Kabale – Kisoro road. After 30 km, turn right and take the Ruhija road (marked by a big signpost). Continue on the Ruhija road until you reach the edge of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest where you will find a signpost to Buhoma. Turn left here.

Follow the Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge signs. Drive through Buhoma, past Bwindi Community Hospital. You will find Bwindi Lodge clearly signposted, on the left side of the road.

The drive from Kigali to Bwindi Lodge should take approximately seven hours.

Kigali to Kyambura Gorge Lodge

Take the Kigali – Katuna road (95 km) to the Rwanda/Uganda border post at Katuna border. After clearing immigration for both countries, continue to Kabale town (22 km).

From Kabale, turn right and take the Kabale – Ntungamo road (75 km).

As you approach Ntungamo town, turn left at the Fuelex fuel station and follow the Ntungamo – Rukungiri road. After 15 km, turn right at Kagamba junction. Drive to Ishaka town (35 km), then turn left and continue to Rubirizi town in Rubirizi district.

From Rubirizi town continue to Kyambura trading centre where you will see a Volcanoes Kyambura Gorge Lodge signpost. Turn right on the Katerera road. It is 1 km drive to Kyambura Gorge Lodge.

The drive from Kigali to Kyambura Gorge Lodge should take approximately six hours.