KARUMA BRIDGE: UWA issues guidelines on alternative route through Murchison Falls National Park; No driving through after 7pm

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The Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) has announced that motorists will not be permitted to pass through Murchison Falls National Park after 7:00 PM.

This decision follows the inclusion of the route by the Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) as part of the alternative routes for motorists due to the closure of the Karuma Bridge to heavy traffic, including lorries, trailers, and buses.

In a press release dated May 5, UWA issued guidelines for motorists using this route. The release specifies that the park operates from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM, requiring motorists to plan their journeys accordingly. No exceptions will be made regarding park opening and closing hours.

Additionally, a speed limit of 40 km/hr must be observed within the park, with immediate fines or penalties for non-compliance.

Littering within the park is strictly prohibited, and penalties will be imposed on operators who fail to prevent littering by passengers. Motorists are advised not to make unnecessary stops within the park to ensure the safety of wildlife and visitors, except for emergencies.

Furthermore, drivers must remain within designated driving areas, except for authorized tourist vehicles.

“Please note that all vehicles, except authorized tourist vehicles, are not allowed to deviate from the designated Kichumbanyobo – Tangi road. Any unauthorized diversions will be considered entry without a valid permit and will be penalized accordingly,” reads the statement in part.

Regarding fees for using the route, UWA stated that lorries, trailers, and buses prohibited from using the bridge will not pay, but other motorists will be required to pay.

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