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How To Get To Kibale Forest National Park

Getting To Kibale Forest National Park Uganda

Entebbe International Airport (EBB) is your entrance point into Uganda. It is located about 40km from the capital, Kampala. In most cases, your local Uganda safari operator will pick you up from the airport and will also provide for any additional transportation as part of your Uganda tour package. Kibale National Park can be accessed by road and air.

Uganda Road Trip To Kibale National Park

Kibale National Park’s chimp trekking trailhead at Kanyanchu is 35km/20mi southeast of the town of Fort Portal; a 30-45 minute drive on what is now a good surfaced road, and 360km/224mi (about 6 hours) from Kampala.

The park can also be reached from the south via Lyantonde and Ibanda (392km), Mbarara and Ibanda (405km) and Mbarara, Kasese and Fort Portal (525km) taking around 6-7 hours. All of these routes allow a break in Lake Mburo National Park while the long Kasese route also encourages a night in Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Uganda Domestic Flights To Kibale National Park

Booking domestic flights between parks is usually done by your Uganda safari tour operator and is generally included as part of your Uganda safari tours.

Kibale National Park has access to two airstrips: Nyakisharara, near Mbarara (100km on tarmac) and Kasese (60km on surfaced and dirt roads).

These airstrips can be reached using chartered aircraft from Entebbe International Airport or Kajjansi airfield near Kampala. Travelers can charter either Aerolink or Fly Uganda. The journey takes around 30 minutes.

Kibale National Park is positioned in the western part of Uganda and a traveler on Uganda safari can access it via these points;