Chartered / Scheduled Domestic flights to Kibale Forest National Park

Aero Link Uganda Limited and Fly Uganda are the only registered airline companies operating scheduled or domestic flights from Entebbe /Kajjansi to Kibale forest National Park.

Chartered flights to Kibale Forest National Park

Visitors interested in exploring Kibale Forest National Park can do that by taking chartered or scheduled flights that will ease their movements from Kampala to Kibale Forest National Park. Kibale Forest National park is situated in the southern part of Uganda adjacent to Mount Rwenzori and Queen Elizabeth National Parks. Kibale forest is famous for chimpanzee tracking and sometimes it is referred to as the primate capital of the world. Chimpanzees are the major primates in Kibale Forest National Park and have been ranked as one of the best destinations worldwide for visitors to go and see the chimpanzees. The safari activities carried out in Kibale forest National Park include bird watching trips, chimpanzee tracking safaris, chimpanzee habituation experience, community tours, Nature guided walks, including research on various species among others.

At Africa adventure vacations we can book for you all the above activities to Kibale Forest National Park including accommodation and transport services. What you have to do is to inquire from us via our websites and we avail you with all the packages we have for Kibale Forest National Park well grouped into luxury, mid-range, and budget accommodation services and facilities.

Which are some of the airlines flying to Kibale Forest National Park?

Daily chartered flights to Kibale forest national park can be arranged by the airline company purposely for visitors visiting Kibale Forest National Park. Aero Link Uganda Limited and Fly Uganda are the only registered airline companies operating scheduled or domestic flights from Entebbe /Kajjansi to Kibale forest National Park. The flights depart at Entebbe International Airport or Kajjansi airfield and from here you will fly to Kasese Airstrip then link up to the park on the road a journey that will take 1 hour and 30 minutes. This means that visitors can get to Kibale forest National Park by air via Mweya or Kasese airstrips in Queen Elizabeth National Park. Also scheduled flights to Semuliki airstrip, Kihihi and Mbarara can still lead you to Kibale Forest National Park. The travel arrangement to these airstrips will depend on the airline’s company arrangement based on your dates of travel. However, you should book a flight and take you to Mweya /Kasese which is the shorter route to Kibale forest, upon reaching the airstrip you can hire a transfer taxi to the Kibale forest national park so that you can be able to check on to your hotel early. It is always good to book in advance to avoid any unnecessary delays.

How long is the Chartered flights from Entebbe/Kajjansi to Kibale Forest National Park?

The domestic flight from Entebbe international airport or Kajjansi airfield to Kibale Forest National Park via Kasese and Mweya airstrips with taking you approximately 2hours and 45 minutes. A flight from Entebbe/Kajjansi will take you a boy one hour and 15 minutes and then link from the airfield to your booked lodge in Kibale forest National Park on a road transport which also takes around 1 hour and 30 minutes. Aero link Uganda limited a prominent domestic airline company operates three scheduled flights from Entebbe/Kajjansi to Kasese or Mweya airstrips from the morning with one flight in, afternoon, and the last one in the evening.

The morning flight by Aero link Uganda limited leaves Entebbe international airport at 7:00 am and finds itself at Mweya/Kasese airfield at 10:05 am, then it leaves Mweya/Kasese airfield at 10:20 am and land back at  Entebbe at 11:25 am.  The midmorning flight departs Entebbe international airport to Mweya/Kasese airstrips at 10:15 am and arrives at 12:05 pm, then departs Kasese/Mweya airstrip at 12:20 pm and lands back at Entebbe at 13:30.

It is important to note that this midmorning domestic flight to Myeya/ Kasese airstrip runs daily except in the low season months of April, May, and November. The last domestic flight of the day leaves Entebbe international airport at noon and reaches Kasese/Mweya Airstrip at 14:15, then it departs the Kasese/Mweya airstrip at 14:20 and lands back in Entebbe at 16:15. The above flights are daily but the timing of the flight may differ depending on the weather, aircraft routing, and all the flights will be able to take you to Kibale Forest National park. Just you will need to contact us of the best time you would like to book the flight to the park and we book for you accordingly.

What to do in Kibale Forest National Park?

As referred to as by many people as the Worlds Primate Capital, Kibale forest national park has over 13 species of primates. It is very hard for some to go to Kibale Forest National Park and fail to see chimpanzees and other primate species such as baboons, blue monkeys, and L-hoest monkeys among others. Because of different attractions, there are a lot of activities that you can engage in while visiting Kibale Forest National park, and these include;

Chimpanzee Trekking or Habituation Experience in Kibale Forest National park

Chimpanzee trekking and chimpanzee habituation experience are the major activities done in Kibale forest national park. Kibale Forest National Park has over 15000 chimpanzees and this increases your chances of seeing them in the park. Visitors interested in doing chimpanzee habituation experience are allowed four hours and in company with researchers, trackers, and drivers, visitors will visit the chimpanzee family that is under the habituation process. Chimpanzee habituation activity is done to ensure that the chimpanzees get used to the people and start being trekked, chimpanzees that are not habituated tend to be stubborn as they keep moving through the forest, jumping over the trees, hiding when they see you but once you find them you will be able to get the best of them how they move, feed and how they regroup to live in communities. You have a lot of time to remember of 4 hours to take photos and stay in the forest as you watch these wonderful species. While those involved in chimpanzee trekking, they will be allowed only one hour to see, take photos with chimpanzees. Chimpanzee tracking requires you to visit the already habituated gorilla family. This means that Chimpanzee habituation experience in Kibale forest takes 4 hours while chimpanzee tracking, visitors are limited to one hour. With this information, I hope you can now know how many hours you can spend with chimpanzees in Kibale Forest National Park.

Birding watching in Kibale

Kibale Forest National Park boasts over 350species of birds and its among Uganda leading birding destinations. The common bird species include Dusky Crimsonwing, Little greenbul, Brown-chested Alethe, Crowned eagle, Collared Apalis, Blue-breasted kingfisher, Black bee-eater, Brown-chested Alethe, African pitta, Collared Apalis, Black-eared ground thrush, Purple-breasted sunbird, Black-capped Apalis, Abyssinian ground thrush, Yellow-Rumped tinker bird, Crowned eagle, African pitta among others.

Bigodi Wetland Walk and Community safaris

Bigodi wetland walks occur in the Bigodi wetland sanctuary that is situated in Magombe swamp. The swamp is an important tourist attraction and n with different attractions including bird species and primates. The primates available include baboons, red colobus monkeys, Mangabey, Vervet monkeys, blue monkey grey cheeked, and the L’Hoest monkey, black & white colobus monkeys, among others. Visitors can as well spot chimpanzees, bush big, bushbucks, mongoose, Sitatungas, otters among others. For bird-lovers, you will be able to see a variety of bird species including Rufous Flycatcher, Brown Illadopsis, Yellow-crested Woodpecker, Red-tailed Ant-thrush, Brown-eared, Green-breasted Pitta, Buff-spotted, Red-chested Owlet,  Blue-shouldered Robin-chat, Forest Robin White-naped, and Afep Pigeon, Red-winged Francolin, Brown-chested Alethe and Black-billed Turaco among others. As you enjoy your walk you can go ahead and visit local communities and enjoy their culture including their food, juices among others.

Nature walk safaris

Nature walks can be do done any time any day in Kibale forest National Park. During the day’s nature walks, you will be able to enjoy the best of the activities primates and for the night nature walk safaris in Kibale forest, National Park expects to see bush babies and other nocturnal that become active at night.

Visiting the Crater lakes

Visitors to Kibale forest national park can head on to trek up to the top of the Nyamirima hill. Upon reaching the top, you will be able to see the five crater lakes volcanic adjacent to the magnificent Kibale Forest National Park, where you will be able to take photos, team up with local community members, and see how best they through their day to day life activities.

Where to stay in or around Kibale National Park?

Attached to its importance, Kibale forest National Park provides a range of accommodation facilities where you can choose the best accommodation that suits you. The accommodation facilities range from budget up to luxury lodges all with stander services that match your expectation. Most of the accommodation lodges lie at the edge of the park with cottages overlooking the tropical Kibale forest. Some of the best lodges include the Ndali Lodge, Isunga lodge, chimpanzee forest guest house, primate lose, Papaya lodge, Kyaninga lodge, and Turaco tree tops among others. You can as well options stay in Fortportal since it is near and you can linkup got the park easily.

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