It is not a long and far trip to Murchison Falls National Park from Kampala, although it is found in the northwestern part of Uganda. Murchison Falls National Park is very accessible and all the roads leading to the national park are clear and strategically accessible for visitors who are interested in exploring the Murchison Falls National Park. It could also be to the Gulu main highway, but there are alternative routes to the Murchison Falls National Park besides the Gulu highway.
Murchison Falls National Park is the biggest and largest national park in Uganda and it is managed by the Uganda Wildlife Authority. UWA Wildlife is the body responsible for protecting all the protected areas in the world. Murchison Falls National Park occupies 38 square kilometers and it is split into two by the Mighty Nile. This river is called the Victoria Nile. In Uganda, the Murchison Falls National Park is located in Northwestern Uganda and expands from Lake Albert, which spreads to the inland around the Victoria Nile and Karuma Falls.
The distance from Kampala to Murchison Falls National Park is about 305 kilometers, and within 5 hours, you will be able to reach Murchison Falls National Park from Kampala, the capital city of Uganda. It is good that you drive using a private car or you book transport with recognized tour operators who will book you with a 4×4 driver vehicle, which is ideal for your transportation to the Murchison Falls National Park even if it is raining, as it is very strong to drive using this type of vehicle and it can be affected by bad weather in any way.
The distance from Kampala to Murchison Falls National Park may be affected by several factors. I have said that it is about a 5-hour drive. This might be more or less depending on the various factors. One of the critical factors is the side of the Murchison Falls national park that you are going to visit. Remember that Murchison Falls National Park is bisected by the river Nile into southern and northern parts, and thus the distance from Kampala to Murchison Falls National Park will be determined by the section or the part where you are going to visit. For the southern gates, you will find yourself in the Paraa region, and you can decide to pass through the Kichumbayobo gate that goes through Paraa to Pabidi forest, which is about eighty-five kilometers from Masindi town. Alternatively, you can take the Bugungu Door, which is 135 kilometers long but offers spectacular views and sights via the Budongo woods, as well as a view of the break valley ledge and the Congo Mountains, making the long ride more manageable and stimulating.
The northern section of the Murchison Falls National Park will take you to the Chobe Safari Lodge, and this can be accessed through the famous Wankwar Gate, Tangi Gate, and Mubako Gate, which are in the north of the river. Visitors wishing to explore the northern section of the Murchison Falls National Park will access the section through Kampala Packwach Road, which is well tarred, and the visitors will also get a chance to make a stopover at the Karuma Bridge for some photo moments.
The northern part of the Murchison Falls National Park is about 260 kilometers from Kampala, making it convenient for visitors traveling from and to Gulu or the Kidepo Valley National Park. As we all know, air travel is the quickest way to get to Murchison Falls National Park via the Pakuba airstrip, which is eighteen kilometers north of Paraa in the recreation area’s southern section. The northern region is also accessible via the Chobe airstrip, which is located to the east of Murchison Falls Public Park, and Bugungu, which is located near the falls in the southern section of the park. And thus, this makes it so much easier and more interesting for visitors to access the Murchison Falls National Park.
Visitors to Murchison Falls National Park can also shorten the Kampala distance to Murchison Falls National Park by taking domestic flights. The chartered planes can be picked up at Entebbe International Airport or in Kajjansi, which is close to Kampala. Domestic flights, such as Eagle Air, Aero Link, and others, can also be booked online. Depending on what it entails, it’s all managed by Uganda safari tour operators. Or you can use the services of Exclusive Safaris to help you book your air ticket from the domestic airlines to Murchison Falls National Park.