​Getting There – Queen Elizabeth NP

Philip Briggs
Expert
By Philip Briggs

Philip is a renowned Africa expert and author of many Bradt guidebooks to African destinations, including the guide to Uganda.

Philip is a renowned Africa expert and author of many Bradt guidebooks to African destinations, including the guide to Uganda.

Philip is a renowned Africa expert and author of the Bradt guidebook to Uganda.

Philip is the author of the Bradt guidebook to Uganda.

Queen Elizabeth National Park is located about 410km/255mi west of Kampala. The direct drive takes at least 7 to 8 hours*, but your itinerary will most likely include some stops on the way.

You will enter Uganda at Entebbe International Airport (EBB), about 46km/29mi from Kampala, the capital city. Generally, your tour operator will arrange for your pickup from the airport, and organize any further transportation required as part of your safari package.

*Driving times are only a rough indication. You should always consider the possibility of significant delays.

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Airlines & Ticket Prices

Please check Skyscanner to see which airlines can take you to Entebbe International Airport (EBB), and what tickets would cost.

Domestic Flights

It is possible to fly to any of the nearby airstrips of Kasese, Mweya or Kihihi (for Ishasha) by scheduled or chartered aircraft from Entebbe International Airport (EBB) or Kajjansi Airfield near Kampala. These flights are usually booked by your tour operator. The following airlines run scheduled flights to airstrips near Queen Elizabeth National Park:

  • Fly Uganda (‘Seat rates’ are available from Kajjansi to Kasese, Mweya and Ishasha)
  • Aerolink (Flies from Entebbe to Kasese and Mweya)

Passport, Visa & Other Entry Requirements

Please check our Getting There – Uganda page to learn more about passport, visa, COVID-19 and other entry requirements.

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