Queen Elizabeth national park is located 392/ 399 km west of Kampala. It is the most accessible by public transport, of all national parks in Uganda. The park is crossed by many public roads that create easy access by any means of transport including motorcycle or even bicycle. From Kampala, the park can be accessed through two routes, Kampala-Mubende-Fort portal road or Kampala-Masaka-Mbarara road. From Rwanda it can be accessed through Ntungamo-Kasese road and from Congo it can be accessed through Fort portal-Mpondwe road.
The Fort portal-kasese-Mbarara road provides opportunities to reach locations such as Kikorongo junction, Katunguru and Kyampura, the famous accommodation centers and starting points for the wildlife safari in Queen Elizabeth national park and chimp tracking in Kyampura game reserve. Other roads that cross through the park and ease the transportation are; the road to Lake Katwe that passes by Mweya gate, the road to Mukungu fishing village on Lake George, the road to Kahendero fishing village on Lake George and the road that goes to Congo and the road that goes to Kanugu through Ishasha sector. all these roads are open to the public without paying park entrance fee.
given the many public roads, the park can be accessed by all means of road transport from Kampala or any other national park of Uganda. The common means of public transport available on these roads are; bus transport (59 seater), public shared taxi (14 seater) and private special hires that you can find in the neighboring district towns. Buses can be got from downtown Kampala and they will be able to stop you at any of the four stopovers of Kasese town, Kikorongo junction, Katunguru or Kyambura.
The location you will stay in the night before the safari, will determine which road and bus you take from Kampala or any other locations where your trip starts. For those staying the night before the safari in Kasese or Kikorongo area, should preferably have to take the bus that goes from Kampala through Mubende / fort portal road. They can also take public taxis that go through or from fort portal, Kasese, mbarara or bushenyi. Those staying in katunguru and Kyampura areas, should preferably have to use the bus that goes from Kampala through Mbarara Masaka road. They can also take public taxis that go through or from fort portal, Kasese, mbarara or bushenyi.
Those coming from other parks in the north of Queen Elizabeth, including Murchison falls, Semuliki Rwenzori or Kibale national parks, you connect to Queen Elizabeth through fort portal – Kasese road. Those coming from the national parks located in the south of Queen Elizabeth, such as Lake Mburo, Bwindi and Mgahinga gorilla national park or even from Rwanda, you connect through the Mbarara – Katunguru road.
Please contact us if you have any further questions. We will be happy to provide any support if needed including where and how to find the n-taxis in the different areas, arranging private hires and pickup, etc.
We welcome to Queen Elizabeth national park.