in Kisoro District of Western Region, Uganda

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Location Summary
Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
-1.285 and 29.685 (Lat./Lng.)
Coordinates by Time:
S -1° 17' 7" and E 29° 41' 5"
Currency and Currency Code:
Shilling - UGX
Spoken languages:
English, Ganda, Swahili, Arabic
Local electricity:
230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G)
Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G
Local Time: 01:51 PM (Wednesday)
Timezone: Africa/Kampala
UTC/GMT offset: 3 hours
Sunrise and Sunset:
6:56 am and 6:59 pm
Antipode Coordinates:
1.983 and -157.365 (Lat./Lng.)
Closest place to antipode coordinates:
Banana Village
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Current travel safety evaluation for Uganda in Eastern Africa

Safety Score: 3,5 of 5.0 based on data from 9 authorites. Meaning please reconsider your need to travel to Uganda.

Travel warnings are updated daily. Source: Travel Warning Uganda. Last Update: 2024-05-22 08:01:51

Discover Kisoro

Kisoro in Kisoro District (Western Region) with it's 12,400 citizens is a town in Uganda about 229 mi (or 368 km) south-west of Kampala, the country's capital city.

Current time in Kisoro is now 01:51 PM (Wednesday). The local timezone is named Africa / Kampala with an UTC offset of 3 hours. We know of 8 airports near Kisoro. The closest is airport we know is Ruhengeri Airport in Rwanda in a distance of 15 mi (or 25 km). The closest airport in Uganda is Mbarara Airport in a distance of 81 mi (or 25 km), South. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).

There are several Unesco world heritage sites nearby. The closest heritage site in Uganda is Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in a distance of 25 mi (or 41 km), North.

When in this area, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Kabale, Kanungu, Byumba, Rukungiri and Gisenyi. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info.

Local weather forecast

Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 21°C / 69 °F

Morning Temperature 15°C / 60 °F
Evening Temperature 19°C / 66 °F
Night Temperature 15°C / 58 °F
Chance of rainfall 0%
Air Humidity 68%
Air Pressure 1018 hPa
Wind Speed Light breeze with 3 km/h (2 mph) from North
Cloud Conditions Overcast clouds, covering 96% of sky
General Conditions Light rain

Thursday, 23rd of May 2024

22°C (72 °F)
15°C (58 °F)
Light rain, light breeze, broken clouds.

Friday, 24th of May 2024

23°C (73 °F)
15°C (58 °F)
Light rain, light breeze, few clouds.

Saturday, 25th of May 2024

24°C (75 °F)
16°C (61 °F)
Light rain, light breeze, broken clouds.

Videos from this area

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Patrick's request

Published: January 24, 2015
Length: 27:22 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: zeeguerilla

A close encounter, of a fluffy kind, with a 7 year old mountain gorilla in Rwanda.

Uganda border town

Published: October 19, 2007
Length: 51:40 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Code Redsniper

last village before entering Congo.

The Call - Rukungiri

Published: December 04, 2008
Length: 53:24 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: UgandaMinistries

Uganda Ministries video slideshow "The Call - Rukungiri" oulines the call on the lives of an American Christian family to go overseas to Uganda and discover, more fully, what doors of ministry...

uganda 2014 BAT

Published: September 07, 2014
Length: 50:36 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Rondomusik1

Pionier MTB Reise nach Uganda und Ruanda. Schimpansen und Bergggorilla Trecking.

Rwanda - Berggorilla 2

Published: April 27, 2011
Length: 34:44 min
Rating: 0 of 5

Er zijn nog slechts drie landen op de wereld waar u de berggorilla's kunt bezoeken. In Rwanda is dit mogelijk in het Volcanoes National Park. U loopt door de...

Rwanda and Gorilla Safari 2008 - Slide Show

Published: March 16, 2009
Length: 04:07 min
Rating: 3 of 5
Author: copiousken to view photos album. Visit to Rwanda in December 2008. This is a collection of photos from our tour of the country as well as our trek to see the gorillas.

Visited the Sliverback Gorillas in Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda in December 2008

Published: January 29, 2009
Length: 53:26 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: copiousken for photos. An amazing experience to see the Silverback mountain gorillas up close in their natural environment. This video is of the group Sabyinyo, featuring...

silverback gorilla in the mist

Published: January 04, 2010
Length: 15:31 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: igorocho

"Gohonda", the silverback of the "Sabyinyo" group of mountain gorillas walks in front of us and a youngster follows. This was recorded on the Rwandan side of the Virungas volcanoes on 24-Dec-2009...

Silverback and Gorillas with young in the jungle (Uganda, Kisoro, 2009)

Published: August 25, 2013
Length: 17:47 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Trudy en Richard

Found them after a walk through the rainforest. Mountain Gorillas (Gorilla beringei beringei) watched from very nearby in August/September 2009 at Mgahinga Gorilla National Park near Kisoro...

Gorily v Bwindi NP, Uganda

Published: March 10, 2011
Length: 45:53 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: photomecan

Nkuringo group.

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Attractions and noteworthy things

Distances are based on the centre of the city/town and sightseeing location. This list contains brief abstracts about monuments, holiday activities, national parcs, museums, organisations and more from the area as well as interesting facts about the region itself. Where available, you'll find the corresponding homepage. Otherwise the related wikipedia article.

Kisoro District

Kisoro District is a district in Western Uganda. Like most other Ugandan districts, it is named after its 'chief town', Kisoro, where the district headquarters are located.

Located at -1.28333, 29.6833 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Western Region, Uganda, Kisoro District, Districts of Uganda


Kisoro is a town in Western Uganda. It is the 'chief town' of Kisoro District and the district headquarters are located there. The district was named after the town.

Located at -1.285, 29.685 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Populated places in Uganda, Western Region, Uganda, Kisoro District

Kisoro Airport

Kisoro Airport is an airport in Uganda. It is one of the forty-six (46) airports in the country.

Located at -1.28, 29.7192 (Lat. / Lng.), about 2 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Airports in Uganda, Kisoro District

Rutshuru River

The Rutshuru River is a river in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo that drains Lake Mutanda in the foothills of the Virunga Mountains in Uganda, flowing northward into Lake Rutanzige (formerly Lake Edward). For most of its length it runs through the Rutshuru Territory in North Kivu province. {{#invoke:Footnotes|sfn}}

Located at -1.24917, 29.66 (Lat. / Lng.), about 3 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Rivers of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Lake Edward

Popular in vicinity

These are some bigger and more relevant cities in the wider vivinity of Kisoro.

This place is known by different names. Here the ones we know:
Kisolo, Kisoro, کیسورو