FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions


You could use the services of a tour company which will organise your travel by road or air. Alternatively, you can use public transport (buses) which ply the route from Kampala to Kasese via Mubende (430 kilometers). From Kasese you could hire a special hire car to Kyambura gorge (70 kilometers) across the Kazinga Channel where you will be tracking the chimpanzees (In Queen Elizabeth National Park). The other route to Queen Elizabeth National Park could be by bus from Kampala via Mbarara to Bushenyi town (480 kilometers). From bushenyi, you could hire a special hire car to Kyambura gorge (50 kilometers) for tracking. For Kibale National Park, you could use public bus services that move direct from Kampala via Mubende to Fort Portal town (290 kilometers). From Fort Portal, you could hire a private car to Kanyanchu in the park for further arrangements.
The Rwenzori mountains can be accessed by air with a domestic flight to Kasese Aerodrome in Kasese town with a two way flight costing about $300 per person sharing or by public transport on a bus from Kampala to Kasese. The best way to reach Mount Rwenzori is to organize your transfer through a tour operator or a travel agent to pick you up from anywhere in Uganda to Kasese. Mountain climbing requires a lot of logistics in terms of food shopping, climbing equipment, porters, guides, gas, tents, etc which makes booking with a tour operator important to organize the logistics in advance.
Cash Credit/debit card or Bank transfer
  • Cash
  • Credit/debit card or
  • Bank transfer
After payment, you will be given a printed permit, including your invoice and receipt. Travel at least one day before the tracking date to be in time for the tracking which starts by 07:00 am. Present all the above documents to the staff at the park, including your identification documents for verification (permit, invoice and receipt). A park ranger will then be allocated to brief and take you for the gorilla tracking experience or gorilla habituation experience
After payment, you will be given a permit, including your invoice and receipt. Travel at least one day before the tracking date to be in time for the tracking which starts by 07:00 am. Present all the above documents to the staff at the park, including your identification documents for verification (permit, invoice and receipt). A park ranger will then be allocated to brief and take you for the chimpanzee tracking experience or chimpanzee habituation experience
One hour (chimpanzee tracking) Four hours (chimpanzee habituation)
One hour (gorilla tracking). Four hours (gorilla habituation)
Climbing the Rwenzori mountains to Margherita peak (5,109m asl) takes 7 to 8 days depending on the trail used. Several short treks are available to explore the Rwenzori mountains in 3 days to John Maate camp or Lake Mahoma, 5 days Mount Speke, 4 days to Bujuku camp, 5 days to Weismann peak, 6 days central circuit trail to explore the beauty of the Rwenzori mountains, etc
The Rwenzori mountains have three (3) major climbing routes; i.e the oldest and shortest Central circuit trail which begins at Mihunga gate, the Kilembe trail in the south and the Bukurungu wilderness camping trail which begins in Omukorukumi which  all allow you to reach and summit all the 6 massifs of the Rwenzori mountains in either 7 days or 8 days to Margherita peak (5,109m asl) accordingly. Other short trails are available to enable you enjoy nature walks such as the Kazingo trail, Sebwe/Bughalitsa trail, Kinyampanika chimp trail and the new Kyondo trail.