The quickest and most direct route to Buhoma is through Rukungiri, although there are two alternative ways from Rukungiri depending on road conditions at the time.
Rukungiri - Khihi - Buhoma 82 km / 3 hr
Follow signs to Kihihi, then to Buhoma. Signed 'Bwindi'
Rukungiri - Kanungu - Buhoma 110 Km / 3 hr
Follow signs to Kanunga, then to Buhoma. Signed 'Bwindi'
Kabale-Ruhija-Buhoma. 95 km / 3-4 hr
Most scenic route
Follow the Kisoro Rd for approx 25 km, turn right signed Ruhija. Continue through Ruhija to Buhoma. Signed 'Bwindi'
A daily bus service leaves Kampala for Butogota via Rukungiri and Kihiihi from which a taxi can be hired for the last 17km to Buhoma.
Note: There is no regular public transport between Kabale and Butotoga so if you are relying on public transport you would be best to use the Rukungiri route.
FROM QUEEN ELIZABETH NP
- Queen Elizabeth NP (Mweya)-Ishasha- Kihihi-Buhoma. 160 km / 3-5 hr
This route passes the park's southerly Ishasha sector, providing the chance of a stopover to search for famous tree-climbing lions.
15km from the junction to Ishasha Rest Camp, veer left at the fork and continue another 12 km to Kihihi. Turn right and continue through to Buhoma. Signed Bwindi National Park
Queen Elizabeth NP (Mweya)-Ishaka- Kagamba-Buhoma. 200 km / 6 Hrs
Follow the tarmac road to Mbarara as far as Ishaka, turn right onto murram and continue 33 km to Kagamba to join the Ntungamo - Rukungiri route above.
Public transport along these routes is limited, so your best alternative is to retrace to Mbarara and join a Kampala bus from there.