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How To Get To Murchison Falls National Park

Get There | The largest national park in Uganda, Murchison Falls National Park, is easily reachable by road or air from Kampala and Entebbe. Because of Uganda’s improved roads and flight links, the process is comparatively simple. No matter where you’re coming from, access to the park is simple thanks to its many ports of entry.

Getting to Murchison Falls National Park from Kampala.

By road.

Driving time from Kampala to the Murchison Falls National Park headquarters in Paraa is roughly 4-6 hours (305 km) (85km from Masindi).

Through the southern gates is the most direct way to get to Murchison National Park from Kampala (Kichumbanyobo and Masindi South Gate).

As an alternative, the northern gates (Purongo or Takigate-Packwach) are also a fantastic choice because, while being farther away, they lead directly to the park’s most fascinating areas.

By Air.

You can take a chartered airplane or the daily scheduled trip from Kajjansi Airfield near Kampala to the park.

It takes slightly under an hour to fly. Due to its proximity to the park’s administrative center and the primary lodging, Pakuba is the airstrip that is easiest to access. You might even take a plane to Chobe or Bugundu.

Getting to Murchison falls National Park from Entebbe.

By Air.

Scheduled flights departing from Entebbe International Airport are the most convenient option for travel.

Daily flights are available to and from Murchison Falls, with stops in Pakuba, Chobe, or Bugundu. It takes one hour to fly.

A direct flight from Pakuba Airfield can be arranged if your next destination is the Kidepo Valley, Queen Elizabeth National Park, or Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

Getting to Murchison falls National Park (FAQs) Frequently Asked Questions

How long will it take you to drive to Murchison falls from Kampala?

The distance from Kampala to the Paraa headquarters of the Murchison Falls National Park is about 305 km/190 mi.

What gate should I use if driving from Kampala?

The southern gates (Kichumbanyobo and Masindi South Gate) nearest to Masindi are the most convenient if you’re traveling by car from Kampala. The northern gates offer a more picturesque path, though.

Can I fry to Murchison falls?

Yes. You can fly out of Entebbe International Airport (EBB) or the Kajjansi Airfield in Kampala.

How often are the flights to Murchison falls national park?

There are daily flights to Pakuba, Chobe, and Bugundu airstrips in the Park from Entebbe International Airport and Kajjansi Airfield.

How long is the flight?

The typical flight time between Kajjansi and Entebbe is one hour.

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