Getting There by Road

Buhoma in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is a full day’s drive from Entebbe or Kampala, six hours drive from Lake Mburo National Park, two hours drive from Queen Elizabeth National Park (Ishasha Sector). See a detailed road map with directions.

Our reservations staff can assist you in all aspects of gorilla trekking, from getting to/from Bwindi to planning of a fully-inclusive, tailor-made Uganda Safari incorporating the trekking of Mountain Gorillas.

Contact us for more safari information

Getting There by Air

Twice daily scheduled  light-aircraft flights land at the nearby Kihihi airstrip approximately 90-120 minutes’ drive from Buhoma, depending upon road conditions. It is also possible to charter a flight to Kihihi from Entebbe or various locations around Uganda or other major hubs in East Africa.

Contact us to organise your flights to and from Buhoma.

GPS and Google Maps

GPS co-ordinates of the Lodge are: Lat: S 0 59′ 12.088” Lon: E 29 36′ 59.763” Altitude: 1,482 metres

Weather & When To Go

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest may be visited throughout the year. The rainy seasons are generally April/May and November through to early December, but as Bwindi is a rain forest in an equatorial area, showers can occur at any time throughout the year.  Should you plan to go gorilla trekking, it is important to ensure that you pre-purchase your permits well in advance, and for the gorilla families residing in the Buhoma area, to avoid disappointment. Other activities in the area can generally be organised on arrival.

Uganda has a temperate climate all year round, 25–30 °C during the day and 5–10 °C at night. Evenings at Bwindi can be chilly primarily due to the altitude, just over 1,160m above sea level at the lodge with the highest point in the park being 2,607m above sea level.