Main gates and airstrips of Murchison falls national park
Main gates and airstrips of Murchison falls national park : Being well informed about how to access Murchison falls national park is a vital aspect of the safari, this article is an extension of how to get to the amazing Murchison falls national park for a safari. This park consists of many gates which are situated in the different sections of the park which help you to access the park and many airstrips found in various regions of the park which are used by tourists preferring to you air means of transport to get to the park.
Murchison falls national park is a wildlife haven with scenic landscape and world’s most magnificent attraction that is the spectacular Murchison falls, Murchison falls is a great attraction in the park and a centre for most of activities in the park such as launch cross to the bottom of the falls, hiking to the top of the falls. What makes Murchison falls more magnificent is that it creates a trade mark rain bow and thunderous sounds as it makes its way through hard rocks to form a waterfall.
AIRSTRIPS IN MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK
Using air means of transport to get to Murchison falls national park is the easiest way of getting to the park for a safari, flights from Entebbe to the park are offered by various flight companies and flight commence from either Entebbe international airport or kajjansi airstrip to the airstrip in the park’s region as a way of connecting to Murchison falls national park by tourists.
Pakuba airfield is located in northern sector of Murchison falls national park at the banks of Albert Nile 72 kilometers west of Chobe safari lodge airport, pakuba airfield is operated by civil Aviation Authority of Uganda and offers flights from both Entebbe international airport and kajjansi airstrip. From pakuba airfield it is a drive of 1-2 hours’ drive a distance of 54.1 kilometers including ferry crossing at paraa to Murchison falls national park, from south of pakwach it is a distance of 19 kilometers and from masidi town it is a distance of 95 kilometers.
Bugungu airstrip is situated in the southern sector of Murchison falls national park with in Bugungu wildlife reserve in Buliisa district just 26 kilometers from Masindi town, Bugungu airstrip is operated by Aerolink providing flights from Entebbe international airport and kajjansi airstrip. From Bugungu airstrip it is a drive of 35-40 minutes a distance of 32.5 kilometers using Sambiya River Bridge, from the airstrip Uganda airport taxis offering drives to the park and some hotels also provide pickups.
Chobe safari lodge airstrip
Chobe safari lodge airstrip is situated in Murchison falls national park near Chobe safari lodge, this airport is ideal to tourists visiting Murchison falls national park and staying at Chobe safari lodge. Chobe safari lodge is a privately owned and operated by Chobe safari lodge, the airstrip offers flights from Entebbe international airport and kajjansi airstrip.
These three airstrips offers safe and comfortable flights from Entebbe international airport and kajjansi airstrip, and from these airstrips it is very easy to connect to the park as they are many companies like Uganda airport taxi offering pickups. And also some hotels offer airstrip pickups.
MAIN GATES IN MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK
Murchison falls National Park consists many gates which are used by tourists to access the park using different routes and from different regions. Notable gates are situated in both northern and southern region of Murchison falls national park.
NORTHERN SECTOR ENTRANCE GATES
Northern sector entrance gates are more convenient and frequently used by tourists accessing Murchison falls national park via Gulu town and those connecting from kidepo national park, these gates are accessed using Kampala-Pakwach route crossing the mgnificent river Nile using karuma falls bridge situated in the northeastern corner of the park and 260 kilometers from Kampala.
Chobe gate is situated near pakwach 2 kilometers north of Karuma Bridge and it is accessed from both paraa and karuma falls.
Wankar gate is situated 10 kilometers off the main road near purongo sector
Tangi gate is situated 110 kilometers from Kara Bridge, this gate is accessed through paraa region and using this gate to get to Murchison falls national park you have to cross River Nile using a ferry.
Mubako gate is accessed crossing the Nile river using karuma falls bridge which is reached using Kampala – pakwach road.
SOUTHERN SECTOR GATES
Kichumbanyobo gate is accessed by a route in kaniyo pabidi forest through Masindi town, kaniyo pabidi forest is situated in the south region of Murchison falls national park and the gate is situated 85 kilometers from Masindi town.
Bugungu gate is situated 135 kilometers from Masindi town the largest town near the park, getting to Bugungu gate is a longer route though the most magical and adventurous route as it passes through budongo forest. On this route you also gate spectacular views of Congo Mountains, rift valley and the shores of Lake Albert.
Using these gates while help you access the park safely and enjoy the exciting adventurous activities offered in Murchison falls national park, because of easy access to the park it is very rewarding to add the park on your safari list in Uganda and Africa.