Travel to Kisoro – Mufumbiro Mountains & Lake Mutanda

Located in the south-western corner of Uganda, Kisoro is a good base for Mgahinga Gorilla National Park and is also an important stopping point on the route into either Rwanda or the Democratic Republic of Congo where gorilla tracking is offered in Parc Des Volcans and Parc Des Virunga.

The town is surrounded by the Mufumbiro Mountains and whilst in itself is not spectacular, the scenery and location make it a draw for visitors. The main economy in the area is agriculture with most of the population engaged in small scale subsistence farming.

The nearby Lake Mutanda offers canoeing amid spectacular scenery.

Kisoro is around 510 km from Kampala by road. From Kampala to Kabale the road is bitumen and takes approx. 6-7 hours. From Kabale to Kisoro is around 80 km on unpaved roads (2-3 hours). The route into Kisoro is on rough hilly roads from Kabale. Flights now make the journey from Entebbe to the newly constructed airstrip in Kisoro.

  • Rest at Lake Mutanda and enjoy walks to caves and volcanic craters, look for the rare golden monkey, or visit unique alpine-mountain swamps in nearby parks
  • Head to nearby Mgahinga Gorilla National Park and head out in search of gorillas – the National Park HQ is in Kisoro
  • Enjoy the marvellous setting with a backdrop of the Mufumbiro Mountains


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