Options on how to get to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Getting to Queen Elizabeth national park for a Uganda wildlife safari is a matter of the tourist’s best option. The distance depends on the means of transport. By air or road both means of transport equally reach the park. The options depend on comfort and interests. The different means of transport here help with planning.

Getting to Queen Elizabeth National Park for a Uganda wildlife safari by road;

The road distances depend on the starting drive town.

From Entebbe International airport-Uganda’s national airport, the fastest route includes a ferry for 1.4km after an 8km drive from Entebbe then a road drive again to the Park. The total distance is 381km a road drive of about 7h 3min.

The other route from Entebbe is via Mbarara-Kasese road which is 415km, a drive time of about 7h 18min.

From Kampala-Uganda’s capital, the fastest route is Kampala-Fort Portal road 372km, 6h 26min drive time south west of Uganda.

From Kasese town-nearest town to the park, Fort Portal-Mpondwe road is 30km to Queen Elizabeth National Park about 8minutes drive.

The other route from Kasese, is Hima- Katunguru road 45.3km to Queen Elizabeth National Park about 47minutes drive.

From Kibale Forest National Park-a great park for wildlife safaris in Uganda, Queen Elizabeth National Park is 98.9km via Fort portal-Mpondwe road.

From Bwindi Impenetrable National Park-ultimate Uganda gorilla safari spot, Ntungamo-Katunguru road is 300km taking about 5h 57min.

From Rwenzori Mountains National Park-best Uganda mountain hiking tour spot, Fort-portal-Mpondwe road is 35.4km about 63min.

A rental car for a Uganda wildlife safari

A rental car for a Uganda wildlife safari

The best reason for opting for road transport is that there’s a chance to spot at some special spots along the way like the world’s two half imaginary line, the equator in Kayabwe almost 80km from Kampala. The road offers more options from markets to seeing different livelihoods in the different regions. Close to the borders of Uganda are similar wildlife experiences encountered on Kenya wildlife safaris or Tanzania tours to their national parks.

How to get to Queen Elizabeth National Park by air;

A chartered flight for a wildlife tour in Uganda is organized from Kampala at Kajjansi airfield.  The flight takes about 51 minutes in 290km.

From Kasese airstrip-landing airstrip, Queen Elizabeth National Park is 5.1km via Fort portal-Mpondwe road taking about 13minutes.

Never let anything get in to your way for a wildlife tour in Uganda’s Queen Elizabeth national park, choose a comfortable option for your safari.