Fly in Safaris to Trek Gorillas in Uganda
Fly in Safaris to Trek Gorillas in Uganda are for those people who do not want to drive for long on road. These gorilla trekking safaris involve flying from Entebbe International Airport to any of the gorilla parks in Uganda. There are scheduled flights from Entebbe to Kihihi Airstrip in the northern sector of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Visitors who land at Kihihi trek gorillas in the Buhoma Sector of Bwindi forest. The second category of flights start from Entebbe to Kisoro Airstrip. From this airstrip, visitors can easily connect by road to Mgahinga National Park as well as most of the gorilla families in the southern section of Bwindi National Park.
The gorilla tours by flying from Entebbe to the parks last 3 days. Day 1 is for flying to the park and sleep overnight, gorilla trekking takes place on day 2 and stay another overnight. On day 3, guests are transferred from their lodges to the airstrips to fly back to Entebbe. Entebbe flights to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest or Kisoro town take about an hour. It is the same duration on return. Visitors who return from gorilla tracking in Bwindi or Mgahinga by flying arrive in the afternoon. For those with evening flights can easily fly out of Uganda.
On the other hand, some visitors choose to fly one way and return by road just to have that ground experience. This kind of flying safari given one an experience of Uganda’s atmosphere from a closer range to the ground. Driving by road while going or returning is an exposure to admiration of Uganda’s geographical beauty.
Scheduled Flights to Bwindi or Mgahinga Gorilla National Park from Entebbe International Airport
Take Scheduled Flights to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park from Entebbe International Park. People visit Mgahinga National park for mainly gorilla trekking and golden monkey tracking. But there are other tour activities including mountain hiking, community tours and nature walks among others. Visitors to Mgahinga can use scheduled flights from Entebbe or road transport from Kigali, Kampala or Entebbe. Scheduled Flights to from Entebbe to Mgahinga land at Kisoro Airstrip in Kisoro town from where, guests are transferred by road to the park or may stay overnight in the town and proceed the next day for gorilla safari tours.
Flights from Entebbe to Mgahinga take roughly one hour or less which saves a lot of time for travelers who don’t want to sit for longer hours. This duration is far smaller compared to about 9 hours spent on road during the transfer from Entebbe/Kampala to the park. When you choose to take gorilla trekking in Uganda from Kigali in Rwanda, Mgahinga becomes easily accessible due to the shorter distance. It takes roughly four hours to drive by road from Kigali to Mgahinga including time for border crossing clearance.
But most tourists who visit this gorilla park largely do so for gorilla trekking after which other activities may just be supplementary. Mgahinga is found in south western Uganda near the Uganda, Rwanda and Congo border and it’s the second habitat for Mountain gorillas in Uganda after Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
At Gorilla Trekking Services, we organize gorilla tours to this park for all categories of visitors including luxury, midrange and budget travelers. We offer safaris from Kigali and Kampala or Entebbe by road and air from Entebbe only. For scheduled flights, we offer transfers to our guests from their hotels to the airport and ensure that they are checked in well. Upon landing at the airstrip, our safari vehicles are available with professional guides to pick you up for transfer to the park or to nearby designated accommodation. From Kisoro airfield to Mgahinga, it takes about 45 minutes to arrive.
Gorilla Safaris to Mgahinga National Park from Kigali in Rwanda
There are daily flights from Entebbe to Mgahinga National Park operated by Aerolink Uganda and other providers. These flights departs from Entebbe International Airport or Kajjansi Airfield off Kampala-Entebbe highway. Most inland flights especially to Mgahinga or Bwindi are determined at times by the prevailing weather conditions where flights may be delayed or hurried accordingly. The flights depart at 7:00 am in the morning and arrive after a few minutes. Usually, planes flying to Kisoro take other passengers to Bwindi National Park who get first dropped to Kihihi Airstrip before continuing to Kisoro. Aerolink that runs these flights is able to collect passengers from different destinations and return to Entebbe with all booked ones on board.
Booking a Scheduled Flights for Gorilla Trekking
If you choose to visit the gorilla parks in Uganda, you will fly to Kisoro Airstrip or Kihihi Airstrip from where you will be picked up and transfer to a lodge for stay near the park. Once we get your inquiry, we shall confirm availability of gorilla permits for the preferred dates and also book for you on a scheduled flight to Mgahinga. Gorilla permit booking and availability of a flight seat are the things we confirm at the same time to ensure that they correspond on same dates. After this confirmation, we then advise you to make a deposit with us. Then your air ticket and permit are booked safely with us.
3 Day Gorilla Tours in Uganda
Take a flight from Entebbe and land at Kihihi Airstrip near Buhoma Sector in the north of Bwindi National Park. Do gorilla trekking the next day and return to Entebbe on third day.
Fly from Entebbe to Kisoro Airstrip. From here, you will be able to transfer to either Mgahinga Gorilla National Park or trek any of the gorilla families in the south of Bwindi forest.
3 Days Gorilla Tracking Safari by Flying and Road
Fly to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest or Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. Trek gorillas in the jungle and rertun on the last day by road to enjoy forms of transfer experiences in Uganda.
Take a charter flight from Entebbe Airport to Bwindi forest or Mgahinga for a gorilla tracking adventure. Land at either Kihihi or Kisoro town and take a road transfer to the park.