Distance from Kampala to Uganda’s Queen Elizabeth National Park – Safari Uganda

Distance from Kampala to Uganda’s Queen Elizabeth National park; Without doubt Queen Elizabeth national park is Uganda’s most visited national park located in southwestern region of Uganda, with land area covering around 1978 square kilometers and was established in 1952 as a protected national park. The park is governed by ‘’UWA’’ Uganda Wildlife Authority a body that is responsible of all the national parks and reserves. It is a famous safari stopping destination   with amazing landscape and home of unique tree climbing lions and leopards, other species.

Queen Elizabeth national park is a biodiversity of wildlife species such as herd of elephants, buffaloes, hippos, kobs, waterbucks, antelopes, primates like Chimpanzees, colobus monkeys and also a stopping area for birding. The park is a home of big four of the big fives and only rhinos which do not exist here.

Driving distance from Kampala to Queen Elizabeth National Park;

Driving from Kampala to the park will take at least 5 to 6 hours along tarmac road. Visiting Queen by car, you can choose from these two routes from Kampala –Masaka road via Mbarara with a covered distance of 250 miles inclusive a stopover at the equator. You can use Fort portal route to the north of over 260 miles to access the main destination. To some visitors, choose to include stops at other parks along the away rather than driving direct from Kampala to the park.

Distance from Kampala to Uganda’s Queen Elizabeth National Park
Lions in Queen

Visiting you can easily combine with a trip to Kibale National Park a capital of primates –Chimpanzee tracking experience, birding and nature walk among others. From Kibale to Queen is a 3-hour drive to access Queen Elizabeth national park.

Those heading to Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, Queen is a stopping nature destination right from Kampala or Entebbe. From Queen, you can drive out through Ishasha sector to Buhoma entrance town in northern Bwindi. The drive is roughly 4 hours along a gravel road.

You can also access Queen Elizabeth from Semliki National Park and Rwenzori within short driving distance.

Alternatively, a traveler can access Queen Elizabeth national park by boarding a flight from Entebbe International Park or Kajjansi Airstrip located few kilometers away from Kampala City. The nearest airport to Queen Elizabeth national park are Kasese, Mweya and Ishasha Airstrip where flights from Kajjansi lands. Uganda’s domestic flight offers arrange of scheduled direct flights and chartered flight. Generally, the flight time to Uganda safari destination is an hour or 2 hours.

Note; Apart from time, the cost of the planned trip should be taken into consideration and to do so you need to calculate the fuel cost from Kampala to Mbarara to Queen Elizabeth National Park. In your safari plans with road trip, you need to start planning with ‘’new direction ‘’. Whereby, you can view both sides driving directions from Kampala via Mbarara to Queen Elizabeth National park.

You must also consider the type of the vehicle whether it will access you to Queen Elizabeth National park without machinery breakdown along the way, the recommended vehicle to use should be 4×4 wheel drive. You should always check the route elevation to use from Kampala to Mbarara to Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Distance from Kampala to Uganda’s Queen Elizabeth National Park

Best time to visit Queen Elizabeth National park with easy access of road transport is during dry seasons when roads are passible starting from the months of June to Mid-September and December to Mid –March, within this period of the year, park’s activities can be rewardable such as Game viewing, guided nature walk in Maramangambo forest, Chimpanzee tracking in Kyambura gorge, Bird watching, Lion tracking, Cultural encounter among others. Still during wet seasons that often occurs in the month of March to May and October to November, you can visit the park but highly recommended to use 4×4 wheel vehicle driver.

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