Welcome to Kisoro
While Kisoro – a gritty town with a frontier atmosphere – may not be much to look at, its verdant surrounds are undeniably beautiful. On a clear day the backdrop of the Virunga chain of volcanoes is stunning. Kisoro serves as a popular base for tourists, here primarily to see mountain gorillas in nearby Mgahinga Gorilla National Park (if they’re this side of the border, that is), track golden monkeys or climb volcanoes. It’s also a convenient base for those with gorilla permits in the southern sector of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park or even Parc National des Virunga at Djomba, just over the border in the DRC. If you’re en route to/from Rwanda it makes a pleasant place to spend the night.
Cold winds blow through town, so pack that jacket.