Flying Safari To Mweya Peninsular Queen Elizabeth National Park And Kibale Forest National Pak

Visitors on this flying safari will fly to Mweya airstrip /Kasese airstrip and you can decide to start your safari either from Mweya in Queen Elizabeth National Park or Kibale Forest National Park depending on your itinerary

Arranging A Flying Safari To Mweya Peninsular And Kibale Forest National Pak

Arranging a flying safari to Mweya peninsular and Kibale Forest National Park is purposely for visitors interested in exploring queen Elizabeth national park for the boat cruise, game drives, tree-climbing lions at Ishasha, and engaging in community visits around the park and those tourists interested in visiting Kibale forest National park for chimpanzee trekking an bird watching as Bigodi community experience by using a domestic flight. Visitors on this flying safari will fly to Mweya airstrip /Kasese airstrip and you can decide to start your safari either from Mweya in Queen Elizabeth National Park or Kibale Forest National Park depending on your itinerary.

What to do on a flying safari to Mweya and Kibale Forest National Park?

A flying safari to Mweya and Kibale forest national; the park will take you to the northern part of Queen Elizabeth national park for game drives and a boat cruise at Kazinga channel where you will be able to see a lot of wildlife including buffaloes, elephants, lions, leopards, warthogs, and several bird species especially when you’re on a boat cruise. Those who like to enjoy primates can as well engage in chimpanzee trekking which is done at Kyambura gorge in Queen Elizabeth national park. From Mweya peninsular now you then drive to Kabale Forest National Park which is regarded as the world’s primate capital and then do sufficient chimpanzee trekking and chimpanzee habituation process. You can as well visit the Bigodi wetland and take a community walk as well as engage in bird watching activities within the park and after all the activities you can decide to go back to Mweya for flying back or use road transport to Kampala/Entebbe. Among activities you can involve in include;

Game drives in Mweya peninsular

Visitors interested in game drives in Mweya peninsular will receive the most rewarding tourism experience through game drives safaris. There is a lot of wildlife living in this area and visitors will get a chance to see the huge euphorbia tree with several cater lakes in these plains. Spot different animals such as lions, leopards, buffaloes, mongoose, bushbucks, warthogs among others.

Boat cruise at Kazinga channel at Mweya peninsular

Kazinga channel has got the highest and the largest concentration of hippos in the whole world. A luxurious boat cruise at the Kazinga channel will enable you to get closer to the herds of elephants, buffaloes, Nile crocodiles basking on the shores of the channel, a group of crocodiles, and various bird species including the migratory birds that move for a long distance from the south looking for warmer conditions. Enjoy the spectacular views of Mweya peninsular and see the way hoe people staying around do their local fishing to earn living.

Cultural visits

As you take on your flaying safari to Mweya and Ishasha, you can go ahead and visits the local communities around the park for the wonderful experience, you go and visit the Katwe community located in Katwe Kabatoro town council and see how the local men and women exploit the resources around them to earn living indicating why queen Elizabeth national park has for long an outstanding coexistence with the local community adjacent to it.

Chimpanzee tracking

Chimpanzee tracking is one of the major tourism activities that most of the tourists involve themselves in Queen Elizabeth National Park. The chimpanzee tracking safaris are conducted at Kyambura gorge within the park or at Kalinzu central forest reserve. At Africa Adventure Vacations, we book for you the chimpanzee permits deepening on your time of travel and interests. You will need to spend more time within the park and have a deep encounter of these activities, by contacting we shall send you more information and details of the packages that are available for Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Birding watching trips

Queen Elizabeth national park has the highest number of bird species in all the ten national parks found in Uganda and therefore this means that the park favors the birders. There are various birds such as water birds, swamp birds, and savannah birds. Some of the birds can be spotted while on the Kazinga channel boat cruise while you can view others on game drives in all corners of the park. Common bird species of Queen Elizabeth national park include Swamp Flycatcher, Abyssinian Ground Hornbills, Pel’s fishing-owl, Giant Kingfisher, Nightjars

Chimpanzee trekking at Kibale Forest National Park

Researchers, guides, and ranger guides will lead you to the forest to trekking chimpanzees in the morning and see the primates /chimpanzees in their natural habitat. During this trek, you will spend only an hour seeing these creatures as you learn their daily activities. The chances of seeing the chimpanzees in Kibale Forest National Park is above 99% since over 5,000 of the remaining chimpanzees are found in Kibale Forest National Park. Chimpanzee tracking is strenuous as chimpanzees move for long distances in search of food.

Bigodi wetland and Community walk.

Bigodi wetland is one of the attractions within the primate capital of Kibale forest national park and it is an interesting feature for visitors for a nature walk experience. The attractions include primates such as monkeys, baboons, black and white colobus monkeys, Vevert monkeys, mangabey, red-tailed monkeys. Additionally, Sitatunga, Mongoose, otters, bush bigs. There are also Brown-eared, red-winged Francolin, Forest robin, Yellow-crested Woodpecker, Rufous Flycatcher among others.

What is the best time for a flying safari to Mweya and Kibale National Park?

Uganda is one of the countries of East Africa that is being crossed by the equator and in fact, the equator in Uganda crosses Queen Elizabeth national park and Kibale Forest National Park which has modified the type of climate that Queen Elizabeth national park and Kibale Forest National Park receives with two tropical rain rainfall periods. However, most of the visitors have taken the dry season as the best time to visit Queen Elizabeth National Park and Kibale Forest National Park, and indeed this very true because, during the rainy season, the passages into the park and the trails becomes so hard to access, making the experience in the park so difficult. However, during the dry months of December to February and June to September, the park is dry with no incidences of the vehicle stuck in the mud and also the visibility of the wildlife becomes fine during the dry season because most of the animals in the park tend to concentrate on the watering points during dry season making it convenient for you to view and take photos.

How to access Mweya and Kibale Forest National Park for a flying Safari?

Taking a flight to Mweya airstrip from Entebbe international airport is the easiest route to reach Mweya and Kibale Forest National Park. You will only spend only one hour and 15 minutes to reach Mweya and Kibale using a domestic flight. Each national park has got airfield where the chartered planes can land to start your safari activities in Mweya and Kibale parks. You can either land at Kihihi airstrip or Mweya airstrip and you will drive for a short distance to reach your hotel or lodge roughly 1 to 2 hours from Kasese and Kihihi airstrip. Mweya airstrip is found inside Queen Elizabeth national park. The domestic flights start from Entebbe international airport or Kajjansi airfield in Uganda’s biggest city Kampala.

Booking a flying safari to Mweya Peninsular and Kibale Forest National Park

At Africa adventure vacations we can organize a flying safari to Mweya Peninsular and Kibale Forest National Park for your safari vacation. The important import thing we shall need from you is to share with us your dates you intend to travel and link up with the local tour operators for the availability of flights on such dates to Mweya and Kihihi airstrip. Chartered flights are also available for you to book and visit Queen Elizabeth national park and Kibale Forest National Park at any time of your choice especially for visitors who prefer privacy. Fly air Uganda and Aero link Uganda are among the local tourism operators in Uganda that fly to Kihihi to Mweya airstrips. Upon arriving at the airport, our professional guides are always available to pick you up at your hotel.

Where you can stay while on a safari trip to Mweya and Kibale Forest National Park?

Once you arrive at Entebbe international airport, you should spend a night in Kampala or Entebbe international airport so that you can get up and get catchup with the domestic flight to queen Elizabeth National park via Mweya airstrip. Queen Elizabeth national park is surrounded by different accommodation facilities’ ranging from budget, midrange, and luxury accommodation facilities.  Budget accommodation facilities in Mweya There are different budget accommodation options which include Elephant Hab Lodge, Pumba safari lodge where you can pay around 90 to 100 USD per person per night. Middle range accommodation facilities include Bush lodge, buffalo lodge for up to 100 to 200 United States dollars per night per person. Luxury accommodation facilities include Mweya safari Lodge, Katara lodge Mazike Safari Lodge, and Kyambura gorge loge and the rooms range from 200 to 400 United States dollars per night. In Kibale Forest National park you can stay at Chimpanzee Forest Guest House, Kibale Homestays, and Isunga Lodge among others which range from 90 to 100 dollars per person per night, while midrange options include the Primate lodge and Kibale Forest Camp that goes for about 100 to 200 United States dollars per night per person and visitors can stay as Payaya Lake Lodge, Ndali, and Kyaninga lodges for about 200 to 400 united states dollars.

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