How to get to Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Due to the expansion of Uganda’s road network and air connections, Queen Elizabeth National Park is quite easy to reach. The park is conveniently reachable by air or by car from Kampala, Entebbe, or the southwest national parks.
Queen Elizabeth National Park at a glance.
The most frequented national park in Uganda is Queen Elizabeth National Park, which is located in western Uganda and is around 250 miles from Kampala.
The park is well-known for its breathtaking scenery and is home to the renowned tree-climbing lions and leopards. However, unlike many well-known safari locations in Kenya or Tanzania, the park also has a sizeable human population.
The park is home to hippos, buffalo, and elephants, as well as warthogs, antelope, and a large variety of magnificent birds. It also has an outstanding biodiversity. The rhino is the only member of the “big five” that is absent from this area, while there is no proof that they ever lived south of the Nile and north of the Kagera River.
Getting to Queen Elizabeth national park.
Getting there by road.
It will take at least eight hours to travel directly from Kampala along a tarmac route. There are two ways to get there from Kampala: by Fort Portal to the north, or via Mbarara to the east of the park (covering a distance of 250 miles). Instead of traveling straight from Kampala to Queens, most people decide to make stops at other parks along the way.
Queens is sometimes combined with excursions to Kibale National Park for wildlife activities like chimpanzee trekking. It is a three-hour drive on rough roads from Kibale.
Queens is a logical stop for travelers traveling from Kampala or Entebbe to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to go gorilla trekking. You can go south from Queens to Buhoma, the entrance town to northern Bwindi, on the Mweya Peninsula. On a gravel road, the journey takes about four hours.
The Rwenzori Mountains and Semliki National Park are both accessible by car from Queens.
Getting there by Air.
Both Entebbe International Airport, the nation’s international airport and your most likely starting point, and the Kajjansi Airfield close to Kampala can be accessed by plane to go to Queen Elizabeth National Park. The Kasese, Mweya, and Ishasha airports are the closest to Queens.
The domestic flight network of Uganda offers a variety of regularly scheduled direct flights, as well as the option to charter a plane. The average flight lasts an hour or two.
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