Welcome to Kalinzu Forest reserve - National Foresty authority

Getting there

How to Get to Kalinzu Forest Reserve

kalinzu forest reserve being located in western Uganda near bushenyi and lubirizi districts clearly spells why there are various routes to enable you access to forest for the most loved safari activity of chimpanzee tracking in the jungle after a visitation to queen elizabeth national park or gorilla trek in Uganda or Rwanda depending on the travelers interests.

Travelers planning private guided safari can consider hiring car rental in kampala Uganda either on self drive or with driver and take a 6 hours drive from kampala to Kalinzu forest.

Direction to Kalinzu Forest Reserve

Kalinzu forest reserve can be accessed through various routes from Kampala can take you to Kalinzu forest but the most common and easy is the Kampala- Mbarara- Bushenyi route. This is 375 km which is around 4-5 hours. From Ishaka you move westwards to the forest reception, it’s about 10km. that’s if you are using private means.

If you are using public means, you will board a Kasese coach bus that’s going via the same route as above then you will stop at the Kalinzu Forest Reception Centre which is after Butare. From the reception centre you will have to go to the forest station which is at the entrance of the forest reserve which is 4km. you may choose to take a walk or a boda boda which will charge you only shs.1000.