Murchison Falls National Park, the largest national park in Uganda, is very well accessed by both road and air transport. The park has a total area of 3840 square kilometers and features a lot of animals and bird species that can be easily seen and viewed by visitors when they are in the park for various touristic activities. More than 4450 species of birds, both endemic and migratory, can be found in this great park.
Furthermore, the park features more than 76 species of mammals, and it is the route to Murchison Falls National Park that will embrace you with the big five African animals that include lions, leopards, buffaloes, elephants, and rhinos. The park is divided into two parts by the great and mighty Nile, which has provided the permanent water source as it forms stunning falls on the lake, including the Murchison Falls and the Karuma Falls.
There are several airstrips that you can use provided you are using a chartered or scheduled flight from Entebbe international airport or from other destination parks such as the Kidepo Valley National Park or Queen Elizabeth National Park to fly to the Murchison Falls National Park. Murchison Falls National Park airstrips are in good condition, favoring quick and reliable means of transport to and from the park.
There are 3 basic Murchison Falls National Park airstrips and these, among others, include the Chobe airstrip, Bugungu airstrip, and finally, the Pakuba airstrip, all found in the Murchison Falls National Park. Let’s explore each airstrip in Murchison Falls National Park in detail here below.
Chobe airstrip in Murchison Falls National Park is one of the best Murchison Falls National Park airstrips that is found in the proximity of the Chobe safari lodges, which is one of the most relaxing and expensive lodges in the Murchison Falls National Park. Chobe safari lodges are privately owned by the loges and once you have landed, you will be picked up by the lodge shuttles and the lodge guides that will transfer you to the hotel. Or if you are not staying here, then our guide will come and pick you up and take you to the respective lodge. This is best for visitors using Chobe safari Loges because it provides an outstanding tourism and accommodation experience.
In the southern sector of the Murchison Falls National Park, there is a great airstrip known as the Bugungu airstrip. This airstrip is very good and conducive for visitors who are interested in exploring the southern sector of the Murchison Falls National Park. The flights to the Bugungu airstrip in Murchison Falls National Park are available at Entebbe international airport or at Kajjansi airfield and once you have landed here, the clients can be easily picked up by the respective safari company guides that they have booked with or they can be picked up by the lodges which they have made arrangements with. This is an interesting and exciting journey for you to access the Murchison Falls National Park with the plane.
Pakuba Airstirp in Mrchison Falls National Park: This is the best airstrip that is found in the northern sector of the Murchison Falls National Park. This airstrip is an option for visitors who are exploring or possibly staying within the lodges and hotels located in the northern sector of the Murchison Falls National Park. Like other airstrips, the domestic flights that operate at Pakuba airstrip in the Murchison Falls national park takeoff from Entebbe international airport or Kajjansi airfield, and most of these are operated by Air Uganda and Aero Link, which are the major players in domestic flights in Uganda.
Traveling to Murchison Falls National Park using air transport is very convenient, less tiresome, and the quickest means of transport to access the park and even do most of the safari activities within the park. But air transport might not be convenient for the explorative visitors who would like to explore the countryside features and beautiful scenes. Some of the visitors have decided to take the flight to Murchison Falls National Park and then return by road transport in order to see the interesting features that they missed during the air transport. While using air transport, you will miss stoppage at Karuma falls. Visitors cannot engage in rhino tracking at ZIwwa on your way to Murchison Falls National Park, which most visitors do engage in while on road transport.
It is, therefore, recommended that you, where possible, take road transport as you’re traveling to Murchison Falls National Park in order to have more safari experiences. With road transport, it will take you about 4 to 5 hours to drive from Karmapa to Murchison Falls National Park, but you will see a lot on the road and experience more compared to someone who has used air transport landing on the Murchison Falls National Park airstrips. Safari company vehicles and public transport are all available to take you to Murchison Falls National Park for your better safari experience. Come and explore Murchison Falls, the park divided by the longest river in Africa, Murchison Falls National Park.