Domestic flights from Entebbe to Murchison falls national park; Murchison falls national park is the largest protected area located in northwestern part of Uganda. The national park was gazetted in 1952 and is a home of over 76 mammal species including buffaloes, elephants, Uganda kobs, giraffes, Jackson’s hartebeest, lions, leopards, hyenas, primates like chimpanzees, black and white colobus monkeys, red tailed monkeys, olive baboons, and over 450 bird species.
Murchison falls national park is one of the national parks in Uganda that can be accessed by air transport means. There are two airline companies in Uganda namely Bar aviation Uganda and Aerolink Uganda that operate scheduled or charter domestic flights that is from Entebbe international airport or Kajjansi airfield to the airstrips in Murchison falls national park that is Pakuba airstrip, Bugungu airstrip or Chobe airstrip.
Scheduled domestic flights from Entebbe international airport depart daily at 12:00pm and arrive at Pakuba, Bugungu or Chobe at 13:00pm and return flights from Murchison falls national depart at 13:20 and arrive at Entebbe airport at 16:30pm.
Travelers can also fly from Pakuba/ Bugungu or Chobe airstrips in Murchison falls national park to other destinations including Kasese/ Mweya airstrips when going to Queen Elizabeth national park, Semuliki airstrips when going to Semuliki national park and Kihihi airstrip when going to Bwindi impenetrable national park.
Helicopter flights and Charter flights to Murchison falls national park are available on request if the schedule services do not meet your needs.
How to book domestic flights from Entebbe to Murchison falls national park
Domestic flights from Entebbe to Murchison falls national park can be booked directly where you will contact Bar Aviation Uganda or Aerolink Uganda. The second option id booking the domestic flights from Entebbe to Murchison falls national park through a trusted tour operator like Achieve Global Safaris where you will contact us with the date, month and year when you wish to fly to Murchison falls national park. After contacting us we will check for flight availability on your desired dates and if there is availability, you will be asked to make a deposit for the flight. Once we receive the money, we will make payments for your flight and send you a flight ticket.
Apart from domestic flights from Entebbe to Murchison falls national park, the park can also be accessed by road transport means where by tourists will drive from Kampala via Masindi to the park headquarters which takes about 5 to 6 hours’ drive in a safari vehicle.
Best time to visit Murchison falls national park
Murchison falls national park can be visited anytime throughout the year though the best time is during the dry season in the months of June to September, December to February because during this period, there is less rainfall in the park therefore vegetation will be short which gives you an opportunity to view different wildlife species clearly.
Activities to do in Murchison falls national park
Murchison falls national park offers interesting activities that tourists can engage in after their domestic flight including,
Game drive is one of the major activities in Murchison falls national park where visitors will get an opportunity to explore the savannah plains in a comfortable popup safari vehicle with a professional driver guide. Game drives in Murchison falls national park can either be done very early in the morning, in the afternoon or at nights following different game drive tracks like Buligi track, Queen track, albert track among others where you will be able to view animals like buffaloes, elephants, Uganda kobs, waterbucks, oribi, lions, leopards, giraffes, Jackson’s hartebeest, warthogs, hyenas, hippos among others.
Boat cruise is an amazing activity in Murchison falls national park which is done to the bottom of the falls. During the boat cruise in Murchison falls national park, you will be able to view hippos and Nile crocodiles in water, view other animals like buffaloes, elephants, warthogs, giraffes drinking water along the shores, view aquatic bird species like kingfishers, fish eagles, cormorants, bee-eaters among others.
Murchison falls national park is a home of over 450 recorded bird species including migratory birds, water birds, forest birds among others which makes it one of the best bird watching destinations in Uganda. During bird watching in Murchison falls national park, you will be accompanied by an experienced bird guide who will help you to spot different bird species including the illusive Shoebill Stork, Long Tailed Nightjar, Long-toed Plover, Giant Kingfisher, Yellow-billed Stork, Veracious Dove, Black-billed Barbet, Martial Eagle, Black-headed Lapwing, African Jacana, Secretary Bird, Swamp Flycatcher, Senegal Thick-knee, Giant Heron among others.
Chimpanzee trekking is an adventurous activity in Murchison falls national which travelers move into the tropical rainforest in search of the habituated chimpanzees and once found spend one hour with them in their natural habitat. Chimpanzee trekking in Murchison falls national park is carried out in Budongo forest and it starts very early in the morning with a briefing about the rules and regulations to follow during trekking. After the briefing, you will start trekking in the jungle which takes about 2 hours to 5 hours depending on where the chimpanzees are located because they like to move from one place to another in search of food. During trekking, you will be able to view other wildlife species and once the chimpanzees are found, you will be allowed to spend one hour with them in their habitat where you will be able to learn about their habits, behaviors, watch them carry out their daily activities, take photos and record videos.
Other activities in Murchison falls national park that travelers can engage in include sport fishing where you will be able to catch different fish types, Guided nature walks where you will get up-close and personal with different wildlife species, cultural tour where you will be able to interact with the local people who live in the neighboring communities, Nile delta boat cruise among others.
For more information about the domestic flights from Entebbe to Murchison falls national park, you can contact us at Achieve Global Safaris or visit our website to book a fly in safari to Murchison falls national park.