Uganda flying safaris & wildlife tours





Uganda flying safaris & wildlife tours

Uganda flying safaris & wildlife tours : Uganda flying safaris helps you avoid long driving distances when enjoying your holiday in Uganda. We have scheduled and charter flights included in these Uganda safaris. Fly to Kidepo National Park, fly-in gorilla trekking in Bwindi, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Murchison Falls and Kibale from Entebbe.  All fly-in Uganda tour packages are designed to deliver a memorable wildlife and primate experience for our guests.

Uganda flying safaris by Ssemambo Tours & Travel

Ssemambo Tours & Travel offers flights to the mountain Gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, Murchison Falls National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kidepo Valley National Park and all major National Parks in East Africa. Indeed some of Uganda’s roads aren’t the best for driving while going to your favorite safari destination in Uganda. And some parks are located quite far away from the main International Airport Entebbe. So instead of driving for long hours to your parks, we arrange flights from Entebbe or Kajjansi to the national parks. We have flights to all national parks in Uganda on a daily basis. Some flights are scheduled while others are chartered small aircrafts.

Flying to Uganda national parks is now made easier with smaller aircrafts getting available. Also, your flying Uganda safari is made easier because of more airstrips getting renovated or opened closer to the national park. We have scheduled gorilla trekking flights from Entebbe Airpot to Bwindi on a daily basis. You can fly from Entebbe to either Kisoro or Kihihi Airstrip from where you are transferred to Bwindi accommodation for your gorilla trekking.  Aerolink, a company based in Entebbe has made flying gorilla treks easier with two daily flights to Bwindi. Also, Fly Uganda now has a daily flight to Bwindi plus chartered flying safaris to other national parks to make your Uganda safari memorable.

From Entebbe, Flying to gorillas – Flights to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Uganda

You can do a tour flying to the gorillas in Bwindi from Entebbe international airport. You can either land at Kihihi Airstrip or Kisoro Airstrip. The airstrip you would fly into depends on your gorilla permit location. If you will be tracking the gorillas in Buhoma or Ruhija Sector of Bwindi, you need to fly to Kihihi Airstrip. If your accommodation is Mahogany springs, Buhoma Lodge, Gorilla Forest Camp, Silverback Lodge, Engagi Lodge, Bwindi Lodge, or any other lodge in the north of Bwindi, it makes more sense to fly into Kihihi Airstrip for your gorilla safari. From there, you will be picked by a vehicle to transfer you to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.  The distance from Bwindi to Kihihi Airstrip is about 60 kms and can be driven for about 1.5 hours if the weather is good.

If your gorilla trek is in the south of Bwindi (Rushaga, Nkuringo and Mgahinga) or if you are doing gorilla habituation experience, golden monkeys or hiking Mgahinga, your flights need to land at Kisoro Airstrip. Similarly, if your accommodation is in south Bwindi like Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge, Bwindi Nkuringo Gorilla Lodge, Lake Mulehe Gorilla Lodge, Rushaga Gorilla Camp, Mt. Gahinga Lodge among others, Kisoro Airstrip is the best to fly into for your gorilla trek safari. Flights to Kisoro however only happen in the mornings and cost at least $80 more than those via Kihihi.

Flights to and From Entebbe – Kihihi Airstrip Timings by Aerolink 

  • Entebbe to Kihihi 0700 arriving 0845
  • Kihihi to Entebbe 0945 arriving Entebbe 1125
  • Entebbe to Kihihi 1015 arriving 1125
  • Kihihi to Entebbe 1140 arriving Entebbe 1330
  • Entebbe to Kihihi 1200 arriving 1445
  • Kihihi to Entebbe 1455 arriving Entebbe 1555

Other flying safaris that can can be arranged from Kihihi to other Uganda National Parks

From Kihihi Airstrip you can connect to:-

  • Mweya and Kasese airstrips (Queen Elizabeth National Park)
  • Semiliki airstrip (Semuliki National Park)

Flying for your gorilla trek via Kisoro Airstrip

The flight is usually about 1 hour 10 minutes from Entebbe.  Flights to Kisoro only go in the mornings. If you are flying to the gorillas via Kisoro you are most likely to enjoy great sceneries of Lake Bunyonyi and the Virunga mountain ranges on your way.

The usual flight timings for Kisoro and Entebbe are as below:

  • Departing Entebbe to Kisoro 0700 arriving Kisoro 0810
  • Kisoro to Entebbe 0825 arriving Entebbe 1125

Kisoro flights are subject to prevailing weather conditions and strictly morning flights

Other flying safaris that can be arranged from Kisoro to other Uganda National Parks

From Kisoro Airstrip passengers can connect to:-

  • Mweya and Kasese airstrips (Queen Elizabeth National Park)
  • Semiliki airstrip (Semuliki National Park)

Uganda Flying Safaris to Gorillas, Flying Gorilla Safaris to Bwindi from Entebbe

The Uganda 4 Days flying Gorilla Trek (with two gorilla treks) 

Departs from Entebbe daily (depending on gorilla permits availability). We can depart with any number. The tour includes two gorilla treks but you can swap the second gorilla trek with another alternative activity, like golden monkey trekking, Batwa pygmies trek, canoe trekking, hiking a volcano or just simply relaxing at the lodge.

Flying Safaris to Queen Elizabeth National Park from Entebbe

If you are flying to Queen Elizabeth National Park from Entebbe, you need to land at either Mweya Airstrip or Kasese Airstrip. Located southwest of Kampala, near Kasese, Queen Elizabeth National Park is only an hour fifteen minutes away from Entebbe by flight. While in Queen Elizabeth National Park you can do BIG 5 Safari game drives, boat trip along Kazinga channel to see hippos, lions, elephant, and buffalo, among others. This park is also famous for its tree-climbing lions in Ishasha sector, lots of gorgeous looking crater lakes and forested gorges, Savannah plains, swamps, rivers and the beautiful Kazinga Channel-home to an abundance of wildlife. The park can also offer chimpanzee tracking in the forest in Kyambura Gorge.

Time table Flights to and From Entebbe – Queen Elizabeth National Park 

  • Entebbe to Kasese/Mweya 0700 arriving 1005
  • Kasese/Mweya to Entebbe 1020 arriving Entebbe 1125
  • Entebbe to Kasese/Mweya 1015 arriving 1205
  • Kasese/Mweya to Entebbe 1220 arriving Entebbe 1330
  • Entebbe to Kasese/Mweya 1200 arriving 1435
  • Kasese/Mweya to Entebbe 1455 arriving Entebbe 1555

Other flying safaris that can can be arranged from Kihihi to other Uganda National Parks

From Kihihi Airstrip you can connect to:-

  • Bwindi Impenetrable National Park via Kisoro and Kihihi airstrips
  • Semiliki airstrip (Semuliki National Park)

Fly-in to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

You can fly from Entebbe to the mountain gorillas trek in Mgahinga National Park. In this case you would need to land at Kisoro Airstrip and you would need a morning flight for this. While at Mgahinga gorilla national park you could not only trek the mountain gorillas but also do the Batwa Pygmies cultural experience, track the golden monkeys, canoe trekking on Lake Mutanda and local community visitation experiences.

Flying safari t to Kidepo Valley National Park

Flights to Kidepo can be done form Entebbe or Kajjansi, Kampala Aeroclub. The flights  take about two hours landing at Lomej airstrip near Apoka. Kidepo Valley National Park is a 1,436 km² national park in Karamoja region in northwest Uganda. Kidepo is rugged savannah, dominated by the 2,750 m Mount Morungole and transected by the Rivers Kidepo and Narus. Perennial water makes River Kidepo an oasis in the semi-desert which hosts over 86 mammal species including lion, cheetah, leopard, bat-eared fox, giraffe — as well as almost 500 bird species.

Scheduled flights to Kidepo Valley National park are only on  Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.

  • Depart Entebbe to Kidepo: 1230 arriving 1445
  • Depart Kidepo to Entebbe: 1500 arriving 1630

It is possible to charter flights on any day to Kidepo Valley National Park.

A Kidepo flying safari can be combined with other national parks in Uganda. This Uganda flying safari can be even 14 days in total with scenic flights to Uganda National Parks. 

Flights to Murchison falls National Park
Murchison falls is Uganda’s largest national park in northwestern Uganda and is a home to the mighty falls after which the park derives its name. Here travelers fly from Bugungu in the north or Pakuba airfield in the western part of the park. Travelers to Murchison falls national park. A boat cruise at the bottom of Murchison falls and a hike to the top of the falls is an experience of its own kind. Also Murchison falls hosts a high number of animals, which include elephants, buffalos, giraffes, waterbucks, warthogs, Jackson’s heartbeat, lions, and hippos among others. The hot air balloons in kidepo national park reward you with in-flight views of animals, vegetation and local communities in Murchison falls.

 How to book Uganda flying safaris 

You can easily book your Uganda flying safari by visiting our Uganda fly-in safari packages page or directing contacting our Uganda flights consultants we shall do our best to get you the most affordable flight rate in all cases, and ensure that your tour cost is relatively lower.

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