Distance of Kibale national park from Kampala is determined by a number of factors including the means of transport and the route taken among others, for example, Masaka route is a distance of 373 km which can take a duration of about an 8 hours drive to Kibale national park. Kibale national park is found in the western region of Uganda and can be accessed via several routes. You can reach this park via Kampala through Gulu and then to Kibale national park.
A lot of authors have put the travel distance of Kibale national park from Kampala in a synopsis and they have come up with a general estimation of a distance about 314 km which can take a 4 to 5 hours’ drive on average speed. By air, an estimation of 243.6km is taken to be the distance from Kampala to Kibale national park including the distance from Kasese airport to Kanyanchu visitor center in Kibale national park.
Basing on a Recommendable option, Kyenjojo route from Kampala by bus is ideal to take. From Kampala, you can drive for three hours and forty-seven minutes over a distance about 300km. Then from Kyenjonjo, you have to drive for another 1 hour and seven minutes over a distance of about 67km. This is by car or special hire from the point where the bus stops in Kyenjonjo town. The Kyenjojo route is relatively a short and fair journey to travel.
However, a lot of travelers prefer the fort portal route claiming it is the shortest and cheapest to reach Kibale national park from Kampala. You can board a bus from Kampala to Fort portal which will take you a duration of 4 hours and 3 minutes over a distance of approximately 314km. Then you can get a special hire taxi from fort portal town and drive for 32 minutes over a 26-kilometer distance to Kanyanchu visitor center in Kibale national park.
Alternatively, you can drive straight from Kampala the capital city of Uganda straight to Kibale national park; this is a short distance because you will drive on a reasonable speed which can help to save the time that buses can spend stopping over along the route. You can also use air transport which is the easiest to use and shortest, however, slightly expensive compared to road transport.
By air, you can book a flight from Entebbe international airport to Kasese airport which is almost a 1 hour and 45 minutes flight to Kasese airport in Kasese district. Then from Kasese district, you can get a taxi to Kibale national park drive a distance of 98km for 2 hours; some lodges provide an airport pick up, for example, chimpanzee guest house and others in Kibale national park.
There are a number of airlines who operate flight to Kibale national park, however, aero link is recommended for your flight to Kibale national park. Alternatively, your tour company can provide a driver to take you to Kibale national park and also pick you up bake to Entebbe international airport for your flight back home. For the above information, you can make your booking to Kibale national park at any time of the year.