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Transport from Kigali to Bwindi National Park

One of the guides at Bamboo Ecotours stands by the 4 x 4 vehicle.

Are you in Kigali looking for transport to Kisoro or Bwindi Impenetrable national park for the gorilla trek? or are you already in Kisoro town looking for a vehicle to take you to your maiden gorilla tracking adventure? If you answered yes to these two questions, contact Bamboo Ecotours to reserve your transfer. Bamboo Ecotours is based right in Kisoro town, making our company the best placed to organize transport to Bwindi and Mgahinga gorilla parks.

We can also arrange transport pick up from Kampala or Entebbe airport if needed. Just let us know your travel needs, and we will do our best to pick you up.

In terms of cost, we offer competitive rates across all gorilla tracking points—Rushaga, Ruhija, and Nkuringo in Bwindi and Mgahinga’s Ntebeko gate. The cost of transport will be shared if more than one person is traveling in the same car. The cost is per vehicle, not per person.

One way transport from Kigali to Bwindi National Park costs USD 300, and a round trip transfer is USD 600. The price is inclusive of fuel, driver, and drinking water when in the safari vehicle. The maximum vehicle occupancy is four people. Contact us to reserve your vehicle today!


Transport from Kigali to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

If you plan to trek the mountain gorillas in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda or hike the famous Mount Sabyinyo volcano, you might need to figure out the best transport options from Kigali to Mgahinga.

The transfer from Kigali city in Rwanda to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park takes about 4 hours. It is highly recommended to get a car hire or organize transport through a local tour operator. Public transport via buses and matatus between Kigali and the Uganda/Rwanda border is also available. Much as taking public transport might sound cheaper, it may take you longer to get to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park before dark.

If you are taking public transport from Kigali, you can board a bus from the Nyabugogo stage heading towards Ruhengeri town. You will board another bus to Kyanika, the border point at the Rwanda/Uganda crossing from Ruhengeri. From Kyanika, you have two options. Either hire a matatu or sedan car to Mgahinga or take a motorbike, locally known as Boda Boda.

Traveling from Kigali to Kisoro town by bus / public transport

It is possible to get to Kisoro town in Uganda by public transport from Kigali. From Kigali, catch a bus from the Nyabugogo stage to Musanze (Ruhengeri) and then get a matatu from Musanze taxi park to Cyanika (Uganda/Rwanda border). You can board a taxi or catch a motorbike (boda boda) to Kisoro town from the Uganda border.

If you need assistance with transport arrangement, please contact Bamboo Ecotours at

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