Travel to Karuma Falls using the Kampala–Gulu Highway, immediately south of where the highway crosses the River Nile. Karuma Falls is approximately 97 kilometres (60 mi), by road, northeast of Masindi and approximately 77 kilometres (48 mi), by road, south of Gulu, the largest city in Northern Uganda.
Travel from Kampala to Karuma falls
The roaring waterfalls on the Victoria Nile are one of Uganda’s top tourist attractions. Locally named the Karuma Fall. One can decide to catch up the destination with a morning road drive from the Capital city of Uganda – Kampala. The road drive to Karuma falls is about 4-5 hours via the Kampala – Luweero – Kakoge – Nakasongola – Kibangya – Kigumba – Bweyale and finally to Karuma Village a distance of about 305 kilometres.
The Karuma falls sits near by the Karuma Game Reserve, One can arrange his Uganda Safari to Karuma falls, with a short visit to Karuma Game Reserve in Kiryandongo district – the former Masindi district. With the beautifully scenic views unfolding to the roaring water falls, it makes it an iconic destination for travellers. The Karuma wildlife acts a buffer point between the prominent Murchison falls National Park and the neighboring villages.
A road drive to Karuma falls gets you via the trading the centres all lost in cultural activites, Most of the communities can be seen participating in their traditional farmings, the coffee plantations, and the settlements along the roads. Vendors selling off their produce to the bypassers. Well you can have a stop and buy yourself a meat skewer. However those that dont trust their stomachs should not opt for any eatables along the road. You may only buy your self a drink.
Travelling to Karuma falls is quit a tiresome road drive depending on the route you take. A direct or longer route covers a road drive of about 135 kilometres. You can however use the other Option, Driving passed by the Budongo forest(A home to chimpanzees, monkeys and baboons etc) with rewarding views to the over looking Lake ALbert which is a closure Option to feel the wrath of the rift valley Escarpment. A majestic thrilling insight watching the horizons drain off color all the way from the Butiaba forest escarpments to the dome valleys.
For travelers bypassing Karuma falls to the Murchison falls National Park. Travel to Paara via the northern end on the Chobe Gate and then access Karuma falls with Tangi. There is one gate close to Pakwach covering an area of about 25km2 to paara in addition to Wankwar Gate close to Purongo.
We however advise people with vehicles or Public means to have it in mind that, they have to use the ferry to cross the Nile at Paara. The ferry has fixed crossing intervals, ie. at 07.00 am, and 19.00 pm.
Travel by Air means to Karuma falls. One can decide to have direct flight charters from Kampala to Pakuba Airfield in Murchison. The flight Distance From Kampala to Murchison Falls National Park takes just 1 hour to Pakuba Murchioson.
Entebbe to Pakuba Flight Information
1+ flights per day, 1h 5m duration: Generally the best time to book Entebbe to Pakuba flights is two months in advance. And the cheapest days to fly are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. Sunday is the most expensive
Entebbe (EBB) to Pakuba (PAF)
12:00 →13:00 Aerolink UgandaAerolink Uganda 141 (Monday – Tuesday – Thursday – Saturday – )-EBB-PAF
12:00→13:15 Aerolink UgandaAerolink Uganda 121 (- – Wednesday – Friday – Sunday) – EBB-PAF