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How to Get to Queen Elizabeth National Park | Accessibility of Queen Elizabeth National Park

To get to Queen Elizabeth National Park, located in southwestern Uganda, you have several transportation options. Here are the main ways to reach the park.

 

By Air

 

Fly to Entebbe International Airport: Most international flights arrive at Entebbe International Airport, located near the capital city, Kampala. From there, you can proceed to Queen Elizabeth National Park.

 

Domestic Flights

You can take a domestic flight from Entebbe International Airport to Kasese Airstrip, which is the closest airport to the park. Several airlines operate domestic flights within Uganda.

 

By Road

 

Self-Drive

If you prefer to drive, you can rent a car in Kampala or Entebbe and travel to Queen Elizabeth National Park by road. The park is approximately a 6 to 7-hour drive from Kampala, depending on traffic and road conditions. It’s recommended to have a 4×4 vehicle, especially during the rainy season when some roads may be challenging.

 

Public Transportation

Public buses and taxis (matatus) operate between Kampala and various towns near Queen Elizabeth National Park, such as Kasese or Mbarara. From these towns, you can hire a taxi or private vehicle to reach the park.

 

Organized Tours

Another option is to book a guided tour that includes transportation from Kampala or other major cities to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Tour operators can arrange all the logistics and provide a comfortable and convenient way to reach the park.

It’s important to note that road conditions in Uganda can vary, so it’s advisable to check the latest information and travel with a reliable map or GPS device. Additionally, make sure to have all the necessary travel documents, including a valid passport, appropriate visas, and any required permits for activities within the park, such as gorilla trekking or chimpanzee tracking.

 

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