Getting to Murchison Falls from Kampala
From Kampala, It takes approximately 4-6 hours (305 km) to drive to Murchison Falls National Park headquarters at Paraa (85km from Masidi).
The most direct route to Murchison National Park from Kampala is through the Southern gates (Kichumbanyobo and Masindi South Gate).
Alternatively, the Northern gates (Purongo or Takigate-Packwach) are also a great option, although longer in distance, they take you straight to the most interesting sections of the park.
It is possible to fly to the park by chartered aircraft or the daily scheduled flight from Kajjansi Airfield near Kampala.
The flight is just under one hour.
The most convenient airfield to arrive at is Pakuba because of its proximity to the park headquarters and the main accommodations.
Alternatively, you can fly to Chobe or Bugundu.
Go off the beaten track, descend the rift valley escarpment for breathtaking views of Lake Albert, and enter the park via Bugungo gate (135km from Masindi)
Getting to Murchison Falls from Entebbe
The most direct way to travel is by scheduled flight from Entebbe International Airport.
There are daily flights to and from Murchison Falls, and the aircraft will stop at Pakuba, Chobe or Bugundu. The flight is one hour.
Getting to Murchison National Park FAQs
From Kampala, it takes approximately 4-6 hours (305km/190mi) to drive to Murchison Falls National Park headquarters at Paraa.
If you’re driving from Kampala, The southern gates (Kichumbanyobo and Masindi South Gate) near Masindi are the closest. However, going via the Northern gates will have a more scenic route.
Yes. You can fly from the Kajjansi Airfield near Kampala or from Entebbe International Airport (EBB).
There are daily flights from Entebbe International Aiport and Kajjansi Airfield which stop at the Pakuba, Chobe and Bugundu airstrips in the Park.
From Kajjansi and Entebbe flights usually take one hour.
Yes, you can take an internal flight directly from Pakuba to Kidepo (Kidepo Valley National Park). You can also fly to Kasese/Mweya (Queen Elizabeth National Park) and Kihihi (Bwindi Impenetrable National Park) from here.
No, it is not required, but a private guide or ranger will have expert knowledge of the park and can increase your chances of seeing wildlife. All of this will be pre-arranged for you if you book with us.
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