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Kisoro Airfield Uganda

Kisoro Airfield | Gorilla Safari Uganda

Kisoro Airfield | Gorilla Safari Uganda

Kisoro Airfield is situated in western Uganda in Kisoro District, Kisoro Airfield is an airstrip serving the town of Kisoro in Uganda and nearby attractions including Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and Volcano National Park in Rwanda. Kisoro Airport is approximately 343 kilometers by air from Entebbe International Airport of about 2 hours and is operated by the Civil Aviation Authority of Uganda. The airport is mainly used by small planes taking tourists visiting nearby attractions, the airport does not accommodate international flights and it is one of twelve upcountry airfields administered by the Civil Aviation Authority of Uganda. Kisoro Airfield can be reached from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, from Bwindi’s southern gorilla tracking trail-heads at Nkuringo and Rushaga, Kisoro lies 28km south and Mgahinga 14km beyond. Mgahinga is almost four hours’ drive from the main trail-head at Buhoma. Dirt roads from Buhoma pass the Ruhija trail-head to join the Kabale-Kisoro tarmac road.
Mgahinga Gorilla National Park can also be reached by air using the daily flights from Entebbe International Airport to Kisoro airfield.
Kisoro Air-filed also serve travelers who wish to track gorillas in Volcano National Park in Rwanda via Kyanika border takes you about one hour’s drive and few minutes, and from Kisoro to Virunga National Park in Congo via Bunagana border will take you about 40 minutes’ drive.

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Attraction around Kisoro Airport

Kisoro is a characterless town, located in a wonderful setting under the peaks of the Mufumbiro Mountains which are part of the Virunga chain of volcanoes and home to the rare Mountain Gorilla. Because of this Kisoro has become a magnet to tourists. Mountainous scenery, Lake Mutanda, Mountain Gorillas, colorful markets, and volcano trekking provides much for visitors to the district to do.
Kisoro is just about the end of the road for those visiting western Uganda. It is the nearest town to the Mgahinga Gorilla National Park and is the access town for those proceeding to Rwanda or the DRC for gorilla tracking in the Parc Des Volcans or the Parc Des Virunga respectively.