How to access Murchison falls National Park?
How to access Murchison falls National Park? You can get to the park by both road and air transport for tourism activities since the park is strategically located between Bwindi and Kibale forest national park.
How to access Murchison falls National Park By road
Murchison falls national park can be accessed by road transports from Kampala by taking a bus or a private car from Kampala. From Entebbe international airport by pick up arranged by a tour company or self-drive, it will take you approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes to get to Masindi town which is about 305 kilometers. Tourists will drive 85 kilometers to access Kachumbanyobo gate via Kaniyo Pabidi Forest straight to Paraa located in southwestern part of Murchisison Falls National Park.
Tourists can also to access the southern part of Murchison Falls National Park through Bugungu gate. This is a longer route but most exciting and rewarding. It will take for you about 135 kilometers as you enjoy spectacular views of Budongo Forest Reserve and rift valley escarpments.
The Northern part of Murchison Falls National Park can be reached via Chobe gate, Mumbako and Tangi just across river Nile. Visitors can use Kampala to Pakwatch route that crosses river Nile at Karuma falls to access the northern gates. This journey will last for 4 hours which is about 260 kilometer from Kampala Capital city and this route is convenient for tourists returning from Kidepo Valley National Park or from Gulu.
How to access Murchison falls National Park By Air transport
tourists can also access Murchison Falls National Park using Air transport via Bugungu and Pakuba airstrip. Bugungu airstrip is near Paraa Uganda wildlife Authority park headquarters. The airfield is convenient for tourists heading to southern part of Murchison Falls National Park, those going to Nile camp, Red chili camp and Chobe safari camp. Tourists can also use Chobe airfield which is adjacent Chobe lodge is Northern part of the park.
Tourists can book domestic chartered flights that operate chartered flights from Entebbe international airport or Kajjansi airfield to Murchison Falls National Park. The companies here include Eagle airlines, Aero link among others. Air transport is less tiresome and quicker as compared to when using road transport to Murchison Falls National park. However tourists using road transport will get enjoyable attractions as they can make several stopover on different areas of interests such as Karuma falls among other areas.