Murchison Falls National Park can be reached via different routes on a self drive adventure or chauffeur driver tour in Uganda. Many people enter the park via the southern Masindi gate, as it is the closest to Kampala city (in kilometres), and you pass Budongo Forest where you can go chimp trekking. But the road is often in poor condition, and it’s a long drive from the park entrance to the Paraa jetty where the centre of the action is.
There is a better route via the Northern gate (either Purongo or Takigate-Pakwach), passing Karuma Falls. The distance is longer, but you get there faster and you enter the interesting section of the park straight away. An off-the-beaten-track alternative is via Lake Albert. After Masindi, the road is unsurfaced, so this greatly adds to your travel time, but it is one of the most scenic routes in Uganda.