How far is it from Entebbe international airport to queen Elizabeth National Park? Queen Elizabeth National Park is a noble destination where you can go and have a wonderful environment for your safaris. Queen Elizabeth National park is found in the western part of Uganda and it is close to Uganda’s border with the democratic republic of Congo. The park is so marvelous and it stretches to 1978 square kilometers. The park is bordered by several districts that include Rukungiri, Kasese, Kamwenge, and Rubirizi by looking at the map of Uganda, you will be able to see the park bounded by the above district mentioned.
From Kampala, you will need to drive for about 410 kilometers to reach Queen Elizabeth National Park and visitors can access the park using different routes that you can use to access the national park. These ways include through the use of the plane, that is you can fly to the park from Entebbe international airport to Mweya airstrip or you can use the bus or car or self-drive, you need to know that the distance between the Kampala and the park depends on the on type of the transport mode that you will use to drive to the west in Queen Elizabeth National Park in the far west.
When using the plane from the Entebbe international airport you can either fly to Mweya airstrip in Queen Elizabeth National Park or fly to Kihihi airstrip which is found in the district of Mitoma and once you are here at the airstrip you can get your car and drive to Kasese and start your queen safaris. If you fly to the Mweya airstrip, you can immediately go to the lodge on the Mweya peninsular either on Mweya peninsular or on the other accommodation facilities. You can even walk from Mweya airstrip to Mweya Lodge and this makes it so much interesting
You can as well reach Queen Elizabeth National through the car to reach the Queen Elizabeth National Park either the self-drive or by the special here that will pick you at the airport and transport you to your hotel. From Kampala, if you decide to travel by public transport, you will have to drive to the bus back located downtown Kampala and the bus will take about 8 hours from Kampala to Katungulu park headquarters and from here you can link to your lodge by hiring the special hire who are available.
Getting to Queen Elizabeth National park through the self-drive makes the safari journey so much interesting, from Kampala on self-drive, you will drive from Kampala follow the western highway to Masaka city, then Mbarara city and drive to Kasese through Mbarara city Kasese highly. This will last for about 6 hours and this takes less time as compared to when you travel to the park using public transportation. Remember that some of the visitors can drive to Rukunguri and then get to the Queen Elizabeth National Park using the Ishasha sector road.
Most of the visitors at times find using the road transport a bit hectic but this gives you the opportunity to enjoy the countryside views as compared to someone who has to use the air transport. How will you interact with the local communities and the local markets as well as sing the zebras grazing alongside the road when you use the plane? You will explore this by using road transport. The road transport can’t bore you, you will be kept entertained with a lot of attractions as you drive and peep through your door to see clearly what is happening. The western Uganda topography is miraculous and the visitors will enjoy seeing the spectacular scenes of terraced hills as well as the crater lakes of Bunyrauguru as you get nearer to the Queen Elizabeth National Park.
As you have seen, road transport comes with a lot of benefits however air transport still remains the best and the fastest mode of transport that you can use to access queen Elizabeth National Park so much easier.
As compared to road transport, air transport is not tiresome but you will have to miss the magnificence vies that the person who has used the road transport would see. Therefore, the choice is yours too whether choose the road transport or air transport but for the one who wishes to explore Uganda deep and learn more about it, it’s advisable to use the road transport as it will provide you with the best safari experiences and see a lot of the tourist attractions.
However, for air transport, you will get to the park fast and earlier and start the safari activities earlier. Such activities include the safari game drives, the hot air balloon, and the boat cruise on the Kazinga channel.
Traveling to Queen Elizabeth National park providers the visitors with a memorable experience as you will enjoy the activities that are stress-free and it becomes so sweet when you are exploring the destination Uganda for the very first time. Please book a safari to Queen Elizabeth National Park for the best safari experience.