How To Access Queen Elizabeth National Park By Road And Air Transport?

Accessing Queen Elizabeth National Park for major activities such as cultural tours, game drives, bird watching, boat cruise among others

How To Access Queen Elizabeth National Park By Road And Air Transport?

How to access Queen Elizabeth National Park by road and air transport? Queen Elizabeth National Park is one of the ancient protected areas in Uganda that has lived for years. The park was firsts named Kazinga national park in 1952 and after the queen’s visitation to the park, the name was revised to remember her visit and from 1954 the park was named Queen Elizabeth National Park. Queen Elizabeth national park is known because of its biodiversity that includes hippopotamuses, herds of elephants and buffaloes, lions, leopards, warthogs, chimpanzees, mongoose among others.

Queen Elizabeth national park is located in western Uganda in the districts of Kasese, Bushenyi, and Bundibugyo. Covering an area of 1978 square kilometers, queen Elizabeth National park is a popular tourist destination because of its vast open savannah grassland, forest areas ticked vegetarian, and variety of water resources making it the home for over 95 mammals and over 612 species of birds.

Accessing Queen Elizabeth National Park for major activities such as cultural tours, game drives, bird watching, boat cruise among others: This involves different routes and which modes of transport that people can visitors can use to access this mighty destination. Queen Elizabeth national park can be accessed by using both road and air transport as described in details below;

How to access Queen Elizabeth by Road transport?

upon landing in Uganda at Entebbe international airport, you will be picked there by our guides or your guide and take you a hotel either in Kampala city which is about 35 kilometers away from the Airport, or in Entebbe town or taking you straight to Queen Elizabeth National park. From Kampala city, one can use two routes to access Queen Elizabeth National park one via Fort portal tourism city and another one through Mbarara tourism city. The two routes are described here below:

Kampala -Fortportal city-Kasese Queen Elizabeth national park; this is the shortest route to access queen Elizabeth national park and it provides a beautiful stopover as you have a glimpse at tea plantations in Fort portal and the mountain Ruwenzori ranges without forgetting the king’s palace in Fortportal tourism city. By this road, it will take you around 6 hours to reach the Kasese district where the park is located. Here you will enter the park via Kikorongo or Katungulu gate as you pass through various accommodation facilities.

While in the park there also other roads to ease transport means, for example, the road to Katwe Kabatoro town council that bypass Mweya gate/Kabatoro gate, the road leading to Hamukungu fishing village where you can engage in Kasoga community tours on lake George and the road leading to Kasenyi plains and Ishasha sectors as the best game drive sectors. For some of these roads passing via the park, you don’t need to pay park entrance fees.

Because of the accessibly and given that some of the roads passing through the national park are used by the public, then visitors are free to access queen Elizabeth national park from Kampala using all modes of transports. Buses, taxis, and special hire are available for example you can use a bus from downtown Kampala and it will stop you at Katungulu headquarters, Kikorongo junction or Kasese town and here you can get just a special hire to take you to a section of the park where you want to start your activity from. This means that the route selection here will depend on the accommodation facility you have booked.

Usually, for visitors staying around Katungulu, Kyambura, you should see Kampala Mbarara -Kasese road via Masaka city which also quite an interesting journey. As you use this road, you can make a stopover at the equator line at Kayabwe for some souvenirs and tours and also Lake Mburo national park and Igongo cultural center before you connect to Queen Elizabeth National Park.

In case you have been on a safari form other parks such as Semuliki National park, Murchison falls national park you can again linkup to queen Elizabeth National Park via Fort portal-Kasese road where those from Bwindi impenetrable and Mgahinga gorilla parks and visitors from Rwanda can connect to queen Elizabeth national park through Katungulu gate. It takes only 420kilometers to reach Queen Elizabeth national park from Kampala which roughly a 5 to 6 hours drive.

How to access Queen Elizabeth national park by Air transport?

Queen Elizabeth national park can also be accessed by use of air transport from Entebbe international airport / Kajjansi airfield. Chartered flights are arranged and you can fly from Kajjansi or Entebbe to Mweya airstrip, Kasese airstrip, or Ishasha. Mostly, these domestic flights are operated by Aero link Uganda limited you can book a ticket from their website or you contact us at Africa adventure vacations and we book for you a ticket.

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