Getting to Murchison Falls from Kampala

By Road

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. 

How to Get to Murchison National Park

Buffalos and Giraffes are just some of the animals sharing the plains.

By Air

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.

How to Get to Murchison National Park
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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

By Air

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.

If your next port of call is the Kidepo ValleyQueen Elizabeth National Park or Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, a direct flight from Pakuba Airfield can be arranged. 

How to Get to Murchison National Park

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