How To Get To Murchison falls national park

Murchison Falls National Park is one of the fascinating parks situated in the north western part of Kampala Uganda covering 3840 square kilometers, it is the largest among the ten parks, spreading in between lake Albert and River Nile up to the Karuma falls through districts like Kiryandongo, Nwoya, Bulisa and Masindi. Murchison falls is blessed over 450 colorful bird species,76 mammal species, beautiful reptiles and indigenous tree species like the mahogany tree in Budongo forest. In this article, we bring you  a guide on how to get to Murchison Falls National Park;

How to get there.

You can access the park through using different gates and different means of transport. You can use the southern gates or the northern part of Murchison falls national park and also you can reach the park either by using the tarmac road or by the means of air transport and that is the fly Uganda, Aero link plus other chartered flights from Entebbe International Airport to the airfields in Murchison falls national park like Chobe airfield, Bugungu airfield and Pakuba airfield.

A Comprehensive Guide To A Safari In Uganda's Murchison Falls National Park

By road: Murchison Falls National Park can be accessed using public means like public Coaster bus or private means by hiring a 4×4 safari car from registered safari company. it is approximately 305 kilometers from Entebbe international airport which is a 5 to 6 hours’ drive.

By air: there are more chattered flights organized in case you prefer them to road transport which include fly Uganda, eagle airlines, Aero link among the rest. The park also has more airstrips namely Chobe airfield, Bugungu airfield and Pakuba airfield. You can get the chance to view various animals upon reaching the park since the southern part of Paraa harbors more of the wildlife.

The use of air is easy and not tiresome making it good for visitors who don’t want to sit for long hours than road transport which is tiresome due to bad roads which shake the clients making them tiresome. However, both means lead you to the final safari tour destinations in Uganda.

The park can be accessed through the norther and the southern gates which include the following;

The northern gates: you can reach out to Murchison Falls National Park through the northern gates which include Chobe, Tangi, Mubako and Wankwar gates to the north of the Nile. These gates are reached through Kampala Pakwach highway which passes through the Nile at Karuma falls bridge and is 260km from Kampala. You can use these gates if you’re coming from Kidepo Valley National Park or northern districts of Kampala.

Southern gates: Murchison Falls National Park can also be reached through the southern gates such as Bugungu and Kichumbanyabo gates. You can access Bugungu from Masindi district 135 kilometers via Budongo forest a natural habitat for chimpanzees also makes you pass the rift valley escarpments which gives you the interesting scenic view of the Albert Mountains in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Kichumbanyabo gate also leads you to Paraa from Masindi town which is 85 kilometers passing through the Kaniyo Pabidi forest.

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