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'
Kabale-Kanungu-Buhoma 120 km / 4-5 hr
(Currently closed due to the collapse of the pontoon)
17 km from Kabale on the Kisoro road take the right fork at Hamurwa. The road takes you down which takes you down to a floating pontoon where a toll is payable to Kabale Council at the barrier. Continue through Kanungu to Buhoma. Signed 'Bwindi'
There is a direct bus between Kampala and Buhoma departing daily in both directions.
Departs Kampala 06:00 / Buhoma 05:00. Alternatively there are daily buses from Kampala to Butotoga 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.