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For clients that are worried about the long driving hours between the various national parks, we do offer flying safaris with domestic airlines which offer both scheduled and charter flights in to Uganda’s national parks and at affordable rates.
Having a flying safari is one of the best and quickest way for business clients that have very limited time in the country and yet want to visit some of the country’s national parks.
The flying time in between each of these National parks is about one hour and 20 minutes on the direct charter flights though clients have to note that scheduled flights could take a bit longer because of the various stops enroute.
Aerolink uses Cessna Grand Caravans and offers daily flights in to Bwindi National parks with stops in Kisoro and Kihihi Airstrips, Queen Elizabeth National park (stopping at Kasese and Mweya air strips), Murchison falls National park (stopping at Bugungu, Pakuba & Chobe airstrips), Semliki National park and Kidepo National parks.
You can have the option of flying in between all the national parks or combine flying with driving to make sure that you don’t miss out on the natural diversity and overwhelming beauty of the Pearl of Africa.
Please note that we do all these local flight bookings for you and we can always send you a schedule of the flights should you require them.
You need to however note that the luggage allowance per person is 15kg.
We do all the bookings for you for can you can email us and we send you a schedule for the various destinations if needed.
3 Hours Before Flight Time
Entebbe – Bwindi- Fly to Kisoro (1 hour 15 minutes flight)
After an early breakfast, your guide will transfer you to the airport at 6:00am and then catch you scheduled flight to Kisoro.
You will be met by another guide at the airstrip who will then drive you to Lake Mulehe Gorilla lodge towards the Virunga Mountain Range. The Lodge is in the southern sector of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, approximately 1793m above sea level, and where the habituated Rushaga, and Nkuringo Gorilla groups are to be found as well as Mount Mgahinga National Park. With breathtaking views over Lake Mulehe there are many other activities on offer such as hiking in the Virungas, boat trips on Lake Mulehe or Lake Mutanda, village walks, forest walks and golden monkey trekking at Mgahinga NP.
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is best known for its mountain gorillas as well as spectacular birds. There are 23 of the 24 Albertine Rift endemics including the African green broadbill, bar tailed trogon and other beautiful forest species.
Accommodation: Lake Mulehe Gorilla lodge. F/B
Time to trek the gorillas. Set off to the departure point for a full briefing and to meet your gorilla trek guide. The guides will have been identifying the position of each gorilla group and know which is the closest departure point to trek from. The hiking is through thick, verdant rainforest. With your guide and porter using a machete to clear a path and assist you up and down steep terrain, spend time with the gorillas in their natural habitat is an amazing and unforgettable experience. The final trek times can vary enormously according to where the gorillas have moved to but most guests spend an hour with these amazing wild animals. If time permits, there are additional activities, unique to Bwindi, which you can participate in during the afternoon.
Accommodation on FB Basis
Fly to Entebbe (1 hour 15 minutes flight) and end the safari here.
Quotation: Rates start from $1,250 including a return scheduled flight but excluding the gorilla permit.
Inquire: To inquire more about this trip, to book or to receive a personalized rate, please fill in the inquiry form below and we will be sure to get back to you asap.
Note: We also run the same trip to the Northern sector of Bwindi (Buhoma).