Pakuba Airfield is ultimate air transport that serves to Uganda’s largest National Park famously known as Murchison Falls National Park found in Nwoya district of northern Uganda, approximately 4 to 5 hours’ drive to access the main destination. However, Pakuba Airfield is managed by the Civil Aviation Authority of Uganda that receive daily domestic flights from Uganda’s International landing site for both departure and arrivals ‘’ Entebbe International Airport and Kajjansi Airfield which are primarily used by travelers to visit Murchison Falls National Park as well as serving –connecting to Kidepo Valley National Park in northeast region of Uganda and Queen Elizabeth National Park.

In fact, Pakuba Airfield estimates about 275 kilometers by air north-west of Entebbe International Airport known as country’s largest civilian and military airport, which is 15 kilometers northwest of Bugungu Airstrip and 72 kilometers west of Chobe Safari Lodge Airport, located within Murchison Falls National Park.

Pakuba Airfield
Pakuba Airfield

How is this Airfields accessed?

You can board a domestic flight from Entebbe International Airport ‘’Aerolink Uganda to access you to Pakuba Airfield to safari within Murchison Falls national park. However, it has played a great role to Uganda’s tourism. The best way to access Murchison Falls National Park is book a domestic flight; Aerolink Uganda, Fly Uganda and Eagles from Entebbe which takes 1hour to access the park. Air transport is best for passengers who prefer traveling short journey, though road transport might look to be long traveling journey thus having great rewardable view of country side, the karuma falls among others.

Generally ,Murchison Falls National Park is the oldest and largest Uganda game park  which was gazetted in 1952 as game reserve and forest reserve .More so, the park covers an area of about 3,900 square kilometers  that spreads towards the Albertine rift valley up to Karuma falls .More further, the park is among the most visited  national park on Uganda tours  because it boosts with the  world’s most powerful ‘’Murchison Falls’’ and  a home rich  in diversity of animals species  with over 76 mammal species and more than 500 bird species  ,tree species  among others. More then, Murchison Falls National park is bisected by water of the nature wonder of the longest river in order to form a thunderous crack of devil cauldron.

Pakuba Airfield
Murchison Falls N.P Wildlife

Murchison Falls national park  boosts with variety of mammal species including lion ,elephants ,leopards ,bushbucks ,buffaloes ,Rothschild giraffes, Jackson hartebeest forest pigs , Uganda kobs , among others .The park is a paradise for birders and over 500 species of birds and birding here is best spotted in Kaniyo Pabidi Forest some of bird species to see include , Black-headed Lapwing ,Osprey, Abyssinian ground hornbill ,long-toed plover ,Grey-headed kingfisher ,unique shoebill ,Yellow-footed flycatcher ,Veracious among others ,well over 13 primates species can be seen here ;endangered chimpanzee ,black and white monkeys ,Red monkeys ,Olive baboon ,blue monkeys among others.

Pakuba Airfield is most used by domestic standard chartered flight for visitors on Uganda wildlife luxurious safaris in order to enjoy the park’s activities. Murchison Falls National Park offers incredible gainful activities to tourists including; Game drive view, birding, nature walk, visit the community of Boomu Women’s group and get entertained with the stunning African local traditional dances and songs.

Best time to fly to Murchison Falls National Park

Murchison Falls National Park can be visited all year round though the best time for visiting park’s activities is in dry season which starts from December to February and June to September.

Where to stay on safari to Murchison falls national park;

You shouldn’t get worried of where to sleep while on safari in Murchison Falls national park because it offers excellent comfortable accommodation facilities ranging between Mid-range and Luxury range like; Pakuba Lodge, Chobe Safari Lodge, Budongo eco-lodge, Paraa Safari Lodge, Red Chill Safari lodge among other.

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Pakuba Lodge

Lastly, Pakuba Airfield is one of the major landing site to enter Murchison Falls national park in order to be able to participate in the park’s fabulous activities. The reason as to why some tourists prefer using Air transport to access park’s activities because they hate traveling long journey rather tiresome journey. Traveling by air seems to be short but not interesting than traveling by road transport which rewards with scenic landscape, country side and Kafu river as you travel to Murchison Falls National Park

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