Pakuba Airfield

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Pakuba Airfield
Airport type Public
Owner Civil Aviation Authority of Uganda
Serves Pakuba, Uganda
Elevation AMSL 2,365 ft / 721 m
Coordinates 02°20′00″N 031°30′00″E / 2.33333°N 31.50000°E / 2.33333; 31.50000 (Pakuba Airport)
PAF is located in Uganda
Location of Pakuba Airport in Uganda
Direction Length Surface
ft m
07/25 5,770 1,760 Murram
Sources: Uganda CAA[1] GCM[2]

Pakuba Airfield (IATA: PAFICAO: HUPA) is an airfield serving Pakuba and Murchison Falls National Park in the Nwoya District of northern Uganda.

The airport is operated by the Civil Aviation Authority of Uganda. It is one of the five upcountry airports that are authorized to handle cross-border air traffic from member countries of the East African Community, as part of efforts to promote tourism within eastern Africa.[3]


Pakuba Airfield is approximately 275 kilometres (171 mi) by air north-west of Entebbe International Airport, the country’s largest civilian and military airport.[4]

It is 15 kilometres (9 mi) north-west of Bugungu Airstrip and 72 kilometres (45 mi) west of Chobe Safari Lodge Airport, which are also within Murchison Falls National Park.[5]

Cartographic misdesignation[edit]

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On a considerable number of cartographic materials (including Wikimapia, Google Maps, and others) Pakuba Airfield is incorrectly denoted as "Kabalega Falls Airport," a now-disused designation for "Murchison Falls."[6]

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