Getting There – Budongo

Ariadne van Zandbergen
Expert
By Ariadne van Zandbergen

Ariadne is a renowned Africa expert. She and her husband form a team who write and update many Bradt guides, including the guide to Uganda.

Ariadne is a renowned Africa expert. She and her husband form a team who write and update many Bradt guides, including the guide to Uganda.

Ariadne is a renowned Africa expert. She and her husband form a team who author the Bradt guide to Uganda.

Ariadne and her husband form a team who author the Bradt guide to Uganda.

Kaniyo Pabidi, the center for chimp tracking in Budongo Forest, is usually visited en route to or from Murchison Falls National Park. Contrary to other parks in Uganda, Budongo Forest and Murchison Falls don't fit in a convenient safari circuit.

Budongo is located about 300km/186mi north of Kampala. The drive takes about four hours. It is also possible to fly to Pakuba Airfield in Murchison Falls NP by scheduled or chartered aircraft from Entebbe International Airport (EBB) or Kajjansi Airfield near Kampala.

Entebbe International Airport (EBB) will be your entrance into Uganda. Its location is about 46km/29mi from Kampala (the Ugandan capital). It is customary that your local tour operator will pick you up from the airport or hotel.

Airlines & Ticket Prices

Please check Skyscanner, or for multiple-destination flights check Expedia, to see which airlines can take you to Entebbe International Airport (EBB), and what tickets would cost.

Domestic Flights

It is customary for charter flights between parks to be arranged by your tour operator as part of your safari. The following carriers run scheduled flights to nearby Murchison Falls NP:

  • Fly Uganda (‘seat rates’ are applicable for daily flights to all parks)
  • Aerolink (a minimum of 4 passengers is required)
  • Eagle Air (flight available on request once a week)

Passport, Visa and Other Entry Requirements

Please check our Getting There – Uganda page to learn more about passport, visa and other entry requirements.

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