Kisoro airstrip is located in Kisoro district in southwestern Uganda bordering Kabale, Kanungu, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The airstrip is the easiest way to get to Bwindi impenetrable national park and Mgahinga national park.
Kisoro airstrip was established to help luxurious travelers easily access Bwindi impenetrable forest national park and Mgahinga national park, the airstrip is about 343 kilometers from Entebbe international airport. Though Kisoro airstrip does not operate for international flights, there are plans to make it an international airport making it easy for tourists to access the parks directly from abroad.
Kisoro airstrip can be accessed by air from Entebbe international airport or Kajjansi airfield, the flights always start early morning and take 1-2 hours to get to the airstrip then drive for about an hour to Mgahinga national park and approximately 2 hours to the southern sector of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
About Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Bwindi impenetrable forest national park is home to half of the remaining population of the endangered mountain gorillas, there are 15 gorilla groups in Bwindi that tourists can trek in four different sectors that are Nkuringo, Ruhijja, Buhoma, and Rushaga sector.
Bwindi impenetrable forest national park also offers gorilla habituation experience where you spend more time with gorillas than gorilla trekking. Bwindi is home to 350 bird species recorded and 23 are endemic to this area, 324 species of trees, 200 species of butterflies and over 400 various plant species.
About Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
Mgahinga gorilla national park is the smallest national park in Uganda covering about 33 kilometers squared, though Mgahinga is small its home to three of the Virunga massif volcanoes that is mount Sabinyo, mount Muhabura and Mount Gahinga.
The slopes of this Virunga Volcanoes are home to mountain gorillas, tourists can trek the only habituated gorilla family in the park known as Nyakagezi gorilla, golden monkey trekking is also one of the interesting activities in Mgahinga national park.
Volcanic climbing can also be done on any of the three volcanoes with Mgahinga that can only be hiked from the Ugandan side and provides spectacular views. You will be able to stand in three countries at once at the peak of Mount Sabinyo.