Nyiragongo Volvaco

Road distances and drive times between major towns and Places in Uganda, Rwanda, Congo and Burundi

Main roads are generally good but travel is much slower than on European roads. Secondary roads are of variable standard, often slow and bumpy; some require high four-wheel drive vehicles. Light aircraft can also be chartered to the main destinations. Traffic drives on the left side in Uganda; in Rwanda, Congo and Burundi traffic drives on the right. The vehicle and driver are usually used between morning and 6.00pm. Vehicle and driver should not be used beyond 21.00pm of any day in Uganda, Rwanda, Congo and Burundi and upcountry places, vehicle should not work beyond 19h00. In Congo and Burundi, vehicle and driver should not work beyond 18.00pm

APPROXIMATE DRIVING DISTANCES IN KILOMETRES BETWEEN MAJOR TOWNS/PARKS IN UGANDA,
RWANDA, CONGO AND BURUNDI
Kibale Forest                                    
242 Mbarara                                    
110 132 Kasese                                  
217 174 107 Ishasha                                
157 135 47 97 Mweya                              
280 216 170 63 150 Bwindi (Buhoma)                        
384 142 274 165 277 110 Kabale                          
464 232 354 210 367 190 80 Kisoro                        
358 283 415 455 417 527 425 505 Kampala                      
366 536 404 511 451 574 678 758 225 Masindi                    
441 611 479 586 526 649 753 833 311 86 Murchison                 
438 363 495 535 497 607 505 585 80 305 391 Jinja                
395 320 452 492 454 564 462 542 37 262 348 117 Entebbe              
506 264 396 287 399 232 122 130 547 800 875 627 587 Kigali            
478 236 368 267 371 204 94 14 519 772 847 599 559 144 Mgahinga          
518 276 408 299 411 236 134 54 559 812 887 639 599 116 68 PNV (Rwanda)      
560 318 450 349 453 286 176 96 601 854 926 681 641 158 82 110 Gisenyi (Rwanda)    
734 492 624 523 627 460 350 270 775 1028 1103 855 815 268`` 256 284 240 Cyangugu
856 614 748 637 749 582 472 480 897 1122 1208 977 310 350 494 466 508 110 Bujumbura
                                         
APPROXIMATE DRIVING TIMES IN HOURS BETWEEN MAJOR TOWNS/PARKS IN UGANDA, RWANDA, CONGO & BURUNDI 
                                         
Kibale Forest                                  
6 Mbarara                                    
3 3 Kasese                                  
6 4 3 Ishasha                                
4 3 2 3 Mweya                              
7 5 5 2 5 Bwindi (Buhoma)                        
8 2 5 4 5 4 Kabale                        
10 5 8 7 8 5 3 Kisoro                        
7 4 7 8 7 10 6 10 Kampala                      
7 7 9 2 10 13 9 12 3 Masindi                    
9 13 10 12 11 13 11 14 5 2 Murchison                   
8 5 8 9 8 11 7 12 1 4 6 Jinja                  
8 5 8 9 8 11 7 11 1 4 6 2 Entebbe              
10 5 8 6 8 5 3 4 9 12 14 10 11 Kigali            
10 6 9 8 9 7 4 1 11 13 15 11 12 5 Mgahinga          
11 7 10 9 7 7 5 2 11 13 16 12 12 3 3 PNV(Rwanda)      
12 8 11 10 11 8 6 3 12 15 17 13 13 4 4 2 Gisenyi (Rwanda)    
17 11 8 12 14 11 9 12 15 18 20 16 16 6 9 8 6 Cyangugu (Rwanda)
18 12 15 17 15 12 10 11 16 19 21 17 18 7 12 11 13 2 Bujumbura

Kisoro in Uganda is the hub-town for gorilla tours to Congo, while Gisenyi is the Rwanda boarder town for visits to Nyiragongo Volcano Congo

See Our Maps for a clearer picture of Tourist Places

We strongly advisable overnight stops for journeys exceeding 7 hours in drive time.

See Road distances and drive times to the gorilla parks in Congo

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ChimpanzeeThe major highways are two lane class 6 roads. Driving in Uganda and Rwanda and Burundi is quite an experience, yet probably the best way to see the country. One however has to be cautious of Pedestrians, Cyclists, wildlife and Livestock on all roads. Drivers require a valid international driving license, and must carry their vehicle log books. They will be expected to show adequate third party insurance, and pay a temporary road license.