Lake Chahafi resort is located on the shores of lake Chahafi in the south eastern direction of kisoro district, south western Uganda and very close to Rwanda border.
The resort is Eight kilometers on a dirt road off Cyanika border- Kisoro road that is the international border receiving tourists coming from Kigali International airport. It will take you 20 minutes from the Main tarmac road to Lake Chahafi Resort.
The distance from Kigali to Lake Chahafi Resort is 137 kilometers and expected time of arrival to the resort is 3 hours on a leisurely drive. To have a seamless border crossing to Uganda ensure that you have applied for East African Visa that will allow multiple entry into Rwanda. The visa fee is USD 100 and allows entry into Rwanda, Uganda and Kenya.
The resort can arrange for a pickup and a transfer from and to Kigali international airport: Kindly contact us if you would wish that the resort does the ground handling of your arrival from Kigali International airport, gorilla tracking or Golden Monkey tracking in Mgahinga and Bwindi and transfer you back to Kigali international airport for your journey back home.
The second gateway to Lake Chahafi Resort is by a domestic scheduled flight on a light aircraft organized by aero link from Entebbe international airport check in starts at 6:15 am and the aircraft departs from Entebbe at 7 am and for the most direct route possible will take you 1 hr and 12 minutes to Kisoro airstrip. Lake Chahafi resort will do your ground handling by picking you at Kisoro airstrip to Lake Chahafi Resort; it’s a distance of 12 kilometers and expected to take about 30 minutes because of the condition of the road. The resort can arrange for your transfer to Mgahinga or Bwindi for gorilla tracking/ golden monkey tracking on your second day and drop you off to Kisoro airstrip the next day or this will depend on your travel plans.
Our proximity to the airstrip backed by the ability of our own 4*4 safari vehicles makes it convenient for the resort to do the ground handling of your arrival, the gorilla permit and transfer to Bwindi or Mgahinga and back to the resort.
Kindly note that the reservation rule of 100% gorilla permit fees apply 90 days to tracking date and must be observed since obtaining gorilla permits at short notice is close to impossible due to limited availability.
In case of gorilla permit reservations in Bwindi at Rushaga and Nkuringo, When staying at Lake Chahafi Resort you will require an early start as the distance is about 48 kilometres to the tracking point and this takes about 1hr and 45 minutes. In order to reach the briefing point before 8 am you need to start the Journey at 6 am. The resort will prepare an early wake up coffee/Tea and prepare your full English Breakfast ahead of departure at 6 am and a packed Lunch will be provided for your activity in the park.
In Mgahinga at Muhabura gate is 17 kilometres from Lake Chahafi Resort and it will take about 45 minutes but if you are tracking in Ntebeko which is the main gate to Mgahinga it is 22 kilometres and will take about 1 hr drive. The resort will ensure to obtain information from Uganda wildlife office to establish the starting point of the trek on your day of arrival.
At the resort we have lakeside activities and cultural performances that will compliment your stay and make your trip memorable.