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BEST OF UGANDA FLY IN WILDLIFE SAFARIS - FLYING GORILLA WILDLIFE TOURS

A choice collection of the top affordable and exciting of Uganda fly-in wildlife safaris by Gorillas and Wildlife Safaris including luxury fly in Uganda gorilla trekking tours, primate tracking safaris by air and wildlife safari flights, Flying Uganda holidays and Uganda tours.

These dream fly-in trips are set to help you avoid long driving distances when enjoying your holiday in Uganda. Top Uganda tours by Air with the use of light aircraft is in general tailor-made based upon budget and time constraints all the while maximizing your time game viewing and relaxing. Propeller driven light aircrafts (Cessna Caravans) are used to transfer you from camp to camp where professional guides are stationed to guide your game activities. Our safari consultants will guide you as to what your best options are regarding destinations to visit and lodge options all based on what you want out of your Uganda Fly In Safari.

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.

Please take a look at these set packages for your tour to Uganda which are all-inclusive but we can have tailor-made tours to your specific needs and budget. For more detailed information, personalized safaris and prices please contact us.

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Best of Uganda Fly-in Safari – Flying to Wildlife Gorilla Primates – 13 Days

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Uganda Fly in Gorilla Trek Tour BIG 5 Wildlife Safari – 5 Days

The ultimate Ugandan Fly in Primates Tour.  Flit around Uganda's primates from gorilla trekking in Bwindi to chimps tracking in Kibale in a teeny-tiny plane with more 11 other primates in our Uganda Fly-in Gorilla Trek Chimps Tracking - 5 Days Gorillas and Wildlife Safaris.

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DREAM UGANDA FLY IN SAFARIS BY GORILLAS AND WILDLIFE SAFARIS 

Gorillas and Wildlife Safaris  offers Uganda fly-in safaris with 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 Airpot Entebbe. For your dream Uganda Fly in safaris, 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 more 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, Fly in to gorillas - Flights to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Uganda

You can do a tour flying in 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 fly in 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 Dream Uganda fly in 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 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)

Top Uganda Fly in  Safaris to Gorillas, Flying Gorilla Safaris to Bwindi from Entebbe

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

Departs from Entebbe daily (depending on gorilla permits avialability). 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.

The 3 day Uganda Flying Gorilla tracking tour based from Entebbe with only a single gorilla trek. The tour is available on any day but also depends on the availability of the gorilla trek permits in Bwindi.

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Flying Safaris to Queen Elizabeth National Park  from Entebbe by air

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, 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 Safari by Air

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 by air

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.

Fly in safari 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.

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Flight Safaris 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 fly in safaris

You can easily book your Uganda flying safari by visiting our Uganda fly-in safari packages page or directing contacting our Uganda flights consultant., 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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Main National Parks for your Uganda Holidays and tours

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

The park is located in south western Uganda, covering parts of Rukungiri, Kisoro, and Kabale Districts. It is situated in a hilly country-side that, together with some remnant lowland forest outside the boundary constitutes an important water catchments area for many rivers, supplying the agricultural land of the surrounding region.

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is a true equatorial jungle, inhabited by four gorilla groups. Amongst the dense vegetation the columbus monkey jumps from branch to branch, chattering its warning to its fellows hidden by the foliage. Chimpanzees, in families of 20 or 30, make the rounds, searching for fruit and edible plants.

It is situated in a hilly country-side that, together with some remnant lowland forest outside the boundary constitutes an important water catchments area for many rivers, supplying the agricultural land of the surrounding region.

The best time to visit Uganda is late December to late February, and from June to September, as the weather at this time of year is generally dry, and warm. Temperatures average at around 25 degrees Celsius.

Kibale National Park

Once this tropical rainforest provided a (very substantial) dinner, bed and breakfast for large herds of migrating forest elephants and, even now, the park contains the largest population of this subspecies in Uganda. Although they're rarely seen, and dangerous, the signs of these elephants' presence are abundant.

However, Kibale's claim to fame is its enormous variety of primates and its families of habituated chimpanzees - it's home to an astonishing 12 species of primate and provides one of the highest primate densities in the world. Here, on a daytime or evening guided forest walk, you may find families of chimpanzees and red colobus monkeys chattering and swinging through the ancient forest trees.

The sightings of birds in the forest are no less impressive - there are at least 325 species, many of which are found nowhere else. In addition, there are over 144 species of butterflies.

Lake Mburo National Park

Lake Mburo National Park lies in a rain shadow between Lake Victoria and the Rwenzori Mountains, and receives an average of only 800mm of rain a year.

The park got its name from the two brothers, Kigarama and Mburo lived in a large valley. One night, Kigarama dreamt that they were in danger. When he awoke the next morning, he told his younger brother Mburo of his dream and said they should move. Mburo ignored this advice, but Kigarama wisely moved up into the hills. The valley flooded and a lake was formed, drowning Mburo. Today the lake is named after him, and the hills are called Kigarama after his brother.

The word Mburo is similar to the "mboro", the Runyankole name of the cassine tree which has a powerful aphrodisiac effect. One such tree, showing signs of bark and branch removal, may be seen close to the Kigambira Loop crossroads.

Murchison Falls National Park

Murchison Falls National Park is one of the most spectacular in Uganda, and indeed in the whole of Africa. This is the largest game park in the country (3,840 sq.km.) and has the most intense concentration of animals along the river.

Here is the awe-inspiring Murchison Falls, where the River Nile hurls itself in appalling convulsions through a narrow crevice and then plunges 40 metres in one breathtaking leap. Before the Murchison Falls themselves, in the eastern sector of the park, are the Karuma Falls where the Nile cascades over 23 kilometres of rapids in a breathtaking sight. This is some of the most exciting white water in Africa.

A launch trip upstream to the falls is one of the great experiences in Africa. Elephant, hartebeest, giraffe, buffalo, crocodiles and countless antelope and birds (including the rare shoebill stork) can be admired at the water's edge as the launch glides along the Murchison Falls National Park, with its variety of vegetation ranging from riparian forests and swamplands to broad savannah, provides the opportunity of seeing many of the animals found  in Uganda.

Queen Elizabeth National Park

The Queen Elizabeth National Park provides an unforgettable and unique experience.

Queen Elizabeth National Park is 1,978 Km2 in area and is situated astride the Equator in the Western Rift Valley of South West Uganda, close to the southern-most tip of the tabled, mist covered "Mountains of the Moon - Rwenzori Mountains and is contiguous with Virunga National Park in Democratic Republic of Congo.

It is a region of varied habitats including, open grassland with thickets, thick bush, forest, swamps and lake-shore. Queen Elizabeth National Park together with Virunga National Park in (DRC) completely encircles Lake Edward which is connected to Lake George by the Kazinga Channel.

Kidepo Valley National Park

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.

The Kidepo Valley National Park was established in the 1960s under the rule of Milton Obote. The forcible eviction of the Ik people out of the fertile Kidepo valley contributed to a famine among the Ik. In contemporary protected area management, this case is often used as an example of the unacceptable consequences of not taking community needs into account when designating reserves.

Semliki Valley National Park

Semliki National Park, contains a secluded forest area at the base of the Ruwenzori Mountains on the border of the Democratic Republic of The Congo. The park's out of the way location makes it an ideal place to spend a few days relaxing away from the rest of the world.

Semliki is the only park in Uganda to be composed primarily of tropical lowland forest. The land is flat, creating a startling contrast to the rugged Ruwenzori Mountains nearby. The forest contains a mosaic of different microhabitats, which provide for diversity of wildlife.

There are also a number of natural hot springs in the area, which attract a large number of birds, and supply salt for other animals. Some of the animals present in the park include: elephant, buffalo, leopard, civet, scaly tailed flying squirrel, and bush baby.

Mt. Elgon National Park

Mt. Elgon National Park is located on the Kenyan-Ugandan border. Mt Elgon is an extinct volcano mountain. Its highest peak is Wagagai (4321 m), but it’s on the Ugandan side. The highest peak on the Kenyan side is Koitoboss.

The main attraction of Mt Elgon is its spectacular caves in its slopes. These saline caverns are beautiful by themselves, and there’s a chance you could even see elephants inside them, getting their daily allowance of salt. The three caves open to tourists are called Kitum, Chepnyali, and Mackingeny.

Mt Elgon’s flora is incredible, and there are a few ways to experience Elgon’s beauty on foot. Most trekkers start from a town called Kimilili, 36 km south of Kitale on the road to Kisumu. From here get a matatu to Kapsakwany, then hike five km to Kaberua Forest Station. From here it’s another 20 km to Chepkitale Forest Station, which is abandoned. Seven km past this station is an ugly mountain hut. From this hut, it’s about a four hour walk to Lower Elgon Tarn, a small lake. From here you are close to Lower Elgon Peak, and around the crater rim lies Koitoboss peak and the Suam hot springs.

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