Road Trips to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park from Entebbe

Road Trips to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park from Entebbe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Road Trips to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park from Entebbe: Taking a road trip is one of the best ways to explore Uganda. Road trips from Entebbe to Bwindi impenetrable national park are very adventurous. This is because you get to see the beautiful scenery and breathtaking landscapes especially when you reach the Southern part of Uganda.

Road trips begin at your convenient time but we advise you to begin your trip as early as 7:00 AM to avoid traffic jam. Our professional drivers will pick you up from your hotel or Entebbe international airport and transport you to Bwindi national park.

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Road Trips to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park from Entebbe

From Kampala, you will stop at the Equator where you will have breakfast. You will then proceed to Mbarara town where you will stop at a cultural center called Igongo for lunch.

Thereafter, we will drive through Lake Mburo national park where you will be able to spot different animals. Additionally, we will pass through different districts where you will see swamps, plantations, rivers and animals.

Certainly, you will have a great trip through Kisoro, Kanungu, Kabale and the surrounding areas.

About Bwindi impenetrable national park

Bwindi is located in the South western part of Uganda (463.7 km from Kampala). The park has one of the most biologically diverse rainforests dating back to 25000 years which contains about 400 plant species. The whole park comprises of four sectors namely Buhoma, Ruhija, Rushaga and Nkuringo.

In those sectors, gorilla trekking and habituation experience activities take place. Bwindi is famously known for gorilla trekking. Furthermore, it is a home to around 400 mountain gorilla species. This makes it the only place in the entire world with half of the gorillas that still exist.

More to that, the park hosts about 350 bird species including 23 Albertine rift endemics and 120 mammals. The mammals include different primate species like baboons and chimpanzees. Interestingly, the chances of seeing the gorillas in this forest is 98% since it is the most populated national park with 18 habituated gorilla families.

Vehicles used from Entebbe to Bwindi impenetrable national park.

Pamoja tour and travel company has a number of 4×4 safari customized vehicles which are specifically land cruiser and vans. These can carry up to seven people and still have plenty of space. These are well serviced vehicles driven by very professional and experienced drivers who have worked with them for some good time.

The safari vehicles are very comfortable, charging cables, drinking water, with enough luggage space which can be used for budget, midrange and luxury trips. Those who wish to use vans, these are budget options for your trips and 4×4 land cruisers for midrange and budget options. These vehicles are recommended especially during the wet season because they cannot fail to get anywhere even on very slippery roads. Since the routes to different sectors in Bwindi are marram roads, the roads tend to get slippery during the wet seasons when it rains all the time. Take a worry free safari customized 4×4 land cruiser for a safer drive to Bwindi Impenetrable national park.

Road conditions to Bwindi national park

The high way to Bwindi which is Kampala – Mbarara – Kabale high way is tarmacked giving you a smooth drive to Bwindi which will take you just 8-9 hours’ drive from Entebbe international airport. The drive may be long but will be the most pleasant and comfortable drive you will take in Uganda. The South western part of Uganda is very hilly therefore; you should expect curvy roads on hills which implies that there is need to put speed limits as you drive to Bwindi Park. The routes leading to Bwindi sectors are may be full of mud and slippery. However, when you use a 4×4 land cruise, your drive will be smooth to any sector you wish.

Accommodation facilities in Bwindi impenetrable national park.

You can access accommodation in all the sectors of the park. The choice of your hotel may depend on the sector where you are planning to trek from, the budget or your preferences. More to that, you should book 3 months prior to your trip dates, especially during the high seasons. The peak seasons have a lot of tourists flocking Bwindi for trekking.

That said, the months of January, February, June, July, August and September are very tricky and accommodation in Bwindi is usually full.

On the other hand, the months of December, November, October, April, March and May fall in the low season. Some lodges even offer discounts on their accommodation facilities during this time.

Accommodation

Lodges here are budget, luxury and midrange accommodation facilities. For instance,

  • Ruhija sector lodges include; Ruhija gorilla lodge, Trekker’s tavern lodge, Bakiga lodge, Ruhija community lodge
  • Buhoma sector :Buhoma lodge, mahogany springs lodge, Bwindi lodge, gorilla forest camp
  • Rushaga gorilla camp, four gorilla lodge, Rushaga gorilla havens lodge
  • Lake Bunyonyi lodges in Kabale like Bird nest Bunyonyi resort, Arcadia lodges Lake Bunyonyi, Bunyonyi overland resort and many others.

Recommendation

Pamoja tours and travel company is here to provide all the best services to you when we plan, book and guide you in any way we can to ensure customer satisfaction. We can help you plan for the best gorilla habituation trip, book your permits and advise you.

We can plan for your road rips starting from Entebbe to Bwindi and also arrange all different services that you require like booking your accommodation, trekking permits, guides and transport you to your destination. Please contact us in case you have any inquiry or need any information. You can also visit our website for more information about trips.

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