Your entry point into the country will most likely be Kigali International Airport (KGL), on the outskirts of the capital city of Kigali.
The Gishwati sector of Gishwati-Mukura National Park is easily accessible. It is located on a good surfaced road 170km/105mi from Kigali and the drive takes about 4 hours*. The last kilometer requires a 4x4. The distance from Rubavu is about 35km/22mi and from Musanze 70km/43mi. The respective driving times are 1 and 2 hours*. All over Rwanda the speed limit is 60km per hour.
Gishwati Forest is usually visited as part of a 4x4 tour around the country with a driver-guide.
There are currently no domestic flights to Gishwati-Mukura or any nearby towns.
*Driving times are only a rough indication. You should always consider the possibility of significant delays.
Airlines & Ticket Prices
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Passport, Visa & Other Entry Requirements
Please check our Getting There – Rwanda page to learn more about passport, visa, COVID-19 and other entry requirements.
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