Distance from masindi to Murchison Falls national park

Distance From Masindi To Murchison Falls National Park

Distance From Masindi To Murchison Falls National Park;

Masindi one of the districts in which Murchison falls conservation area spans. Masindi is also the nearest main town next to Murchison falls national park. The distance from masindi to Murchison falls national park is dependent on the route you take or the gates you choose to pass to Murchison falls national park. Masindi town is south of Murchison falls national park so using the southern gates can mean a shorter distance to the national park. On a contrary, if one chooses to use the northern gates, the distance is longer but the routes are much more scenic than the routes in the south.

Masindi is a straight route to Murchison falls national park through kichimbanyobo gate in the southern part of Murchison falls national park. The route goes through kaniyo pabidi forest and it is just 85km from masindi, this fact makes it the shortest. However there are other southern routes you can take to Murchison falls national park as explained below.

Apart from kichumbanyobo gate you can make use of the bugungu gate. Bugungu is the longest route to the southern part of Murchison falls national park; It is 135 km longer than the kichumbanyobo gate distance from masindi to Murchison falls national park. Despite the long distance, bugungu route to Murchison falls national park is the most scenic of all. Along the road, you get a chance to go through the only remaining natural forest in Uganda; budongo forest. As if the sights and sounds in budongo are not enough to take you along the way, you have the views of the east African rift valley escarpment combined with the views of the great Lake Albert, the biggest rift valley lake in Uganda.

On the other hand, you can reach Murchison falls national park through the northern side of the park, through the tangi gate in the north of Murchison falls national park. Tangi gate is mainly for the people going to the northern side of Murchison falls national park, however, you can also use tangi gate to access the southern side of Murchison falls national park, but for this case, you need to use the ferry to cross the nile to the southern bank or paraa region of Murchison falls national park. It is a real adventure to use the northern gates to access the southern side of Murchison falls national park, for it involve good scenic viewing and perhaps a drop at the best safari lodge in Uganda, chobe safari lodge.

Another route to northern part of Murchison falls national park, is, wankwar gate route. Wankwar is located north of Murchison falls national park. Wankwar gate is a few kilometers from purungo , you branch off from the purongo along the arua- gulu highway, it is just a 10km distance to the northern part of Murchison falls national park; also known as chobe side of Murchison falls national park. You can also reach the northern part of Murchison falls national park from mubako gate. To note, the northern part of Murchison falls national park is easily accessed from chobe gate, for visitors from kampala, however, the guests from gulu or kidepo national park, can use wankwar and tangi gates to Murchison falls national park.

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