BEFORE YOU TRAVEL…
If you come using your own vehicle, then make sure you check with us which route to take. Sometimes bridges collapse or wash away at other times, roads are closed or are under construction. We try to stay updated on these issues and will be happy to share any information we have got.
DIRECTIONS FROM KAMPALA TO @ THE RIVER BY CAR AND BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT:
(Approximately 8 hours drive from Kampala). Driver to Fort Portal town. From Fort Portal head south for Kasese. Pass through Kasese towards Queen Elizabeth. Cross the Kazinga channel and take the next Major turning to the right immediately after the New UWA headquarters. This is a murram road of 70 kms to Ishasha sector. You cross a total of 5 bridges. After crossing the 5th bridge approximately 500 metres after the bridge turn left at the @the River sign. Follow for 5 minutes until you see another sign on your left.
2) Kampala- Queen Elizabeth National Park, Ishasha Sector via Mbarara
(Approximately 8 hours drive from Kampala). Drive to Mbarara town. In Mbarara town turn right at sign for Lake View Hotel pass Lake View Hotel on left and continue on road to Kasese. After descending Kichwamba escarpment and passing Jacana Lodge sign take left hand turn just before UWA head quarters on left . This is a murram road of 70 kms to Ishasha Sector. You cross a total of 5 bridges. After crossing the 5th bridge approximately 500 metres from the bridge turn left at the @the River sign. Follow for 5 minutes until you see another sign on your left.
3) Kampala-Ishasha via Rukungiri – May take longer so inquire about this route before taking it
(Approximately 10 hours drive from Kampala). From Mbarara take the road to Kabale after 64 km, just after Ntungamo Town, turn right and travel the 50 km to Rukungiri. At Rukungiri arrive at the roundabout and turn left. After 100m down the main street, turn right. Travel down the hill past the Caltex station on the left and continue on a very bumpy Murram road. After 17km there is a very steep sided river valley, cross and head towards Kambuga hospital. Awhile after the hospital turn right to Kihihi. Ask directions en route but all roads eventually end up in Kihihi. Kihihi is 42.5 kms from Caltex. From Kihihi head for Queen Elizabeth Park after 12 kms, at the T-junction turn right. After 16 km turn right at the @the River sign. Follow for 5 mins until you see another sign on your left.
4) By local means
Take a local bus to Kihihi (Modern). Hire a special hire taxi or boda-boda to our camp (1/2 hr drive).
You must have a vehicle to enter the national park. You can either bring a car or hire a special hire taxi for the day. We can give you a number of a special hire taxi but you will have to negotiate yourself. We will advise the approximate cost.