Booking a Flying Safari to Ishasha and Mweya In Queen Elizabeth National Park

At Africa adventure vacations we can organize a flying safari to Ishasha and Mweya for your safari vacation.

How To Arrange a Flying Safari To Mweya And Ishasha In Queen Elizabeth National Park?

How to arrange a flying safari to mweya and ishasha in queen elizabeth national park? Visitors having a flying tour to Mweya and Ishasha are those who are interested in visiting both southern and northern regions of the park by traveling to the domestic flight to see the big 4 animals, engage in a boat cruise at Kazinga channel, and view the tree climbing lions amidst other interesting wildlife activities within the park. Queen Elizabeth National park is found in the western part of Uganda and it neighbors another important national park including Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park, Kibale forest national park, and Rwenzori national park. The sectors of the park that Ishasha and Mweya are famous for wildlife species and tourists visiting these sectors will be able to see a lot of animals including the big 5 animals that include the lion, leopard buffaloes, and elephants. Ishasha is the unique sector of the Queen Elizabeth National Park as it is well known for its unique attraction of tree climbing lions and thus these can be seen once you organize a flying safari to the Mweya and Ishasha sectors of queen Elizabeth National Park. Queen Elizabeth National park is one of the biggest national parks the second largest national park after Murchison Falls National Park and further, the park offers the best savannah park for game viewing including all the Big 4 animals in Uganda including the unique tree-climbing Lions of Ishasha. Just take a flying safari with us to these two sectors of the park for the best safari destination.

What to do and see on a flying safari to Mweya and Ishasha.

As I said earlier, the flying safari to Mweya and Ishasha in Queen Elizabeth national park will take you to the Northern and Southern parks of Queen Elizabeth national park. Mweya is found in the northern sector of the park and it one of the regions that are visited frequently by most visitors. Visitors here take park in safari game drives as they watch various animal species. Interest, most of the visitors base here at Mweya to go for safari game drives in the Kasenyi plains. Mweya is famous for boat cruise safaris at the Kazinga channel joining the two lakes of Edward and George. The boat cruise brings visitors near to the herds of animals especially elephants and buffaloes that are near channel banks and other bird species.  Visitors interested in primates, can also go and go chimpanzee trekking which is done in Kyambura still in queen Elizabeth national park in the morning or the afternoon. The southern park is well known as the Ishasha sector which is famous for unique tree-climbing lions.  Do you know that lions climb trees? You don’t need to doubt just take a flying safari to Ishasha in Queen Elizabeth National park and view these lions your self-climbing the trees as you participate in other wildlife activities as game drives still in the Ishasha sector. Visitors interested in carrying out community visits no problem you have a chance to see the Ishasha uplift community projects where you can interact with local people and those interested in community tours you will have a chance to visit the Ishasha Uplift community project where you will have a chance to learn about the activities that the local community especially the crafts.

Game drives in Kasenyi plains and Mweya in Queen Elizabeth National Park

Visitors wishing for game drives in Mweya and Kasenyi plains 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. Kasenyi plains feature the mating group for the antelopes and it is also an area where it is hard for you to miss seeing lions and leopards since they like grazing near their prey Game drives in Ishasha are also rewarding with a lot of wildlife such as elephants, buffaloes, antelopes among other without forgetting the unique tree-climbing lions. Ishasha is the place for enjoying wildness with good sightings of the open savannah within the Park.

Boat cruise at Kazinga Chanel –Mweya Queen Elizabeth

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. You can enjoy the boat cruise that starts in the morning at around 10:00 am then that of 2:00 pm and evening boat of 2 pm is the best as you can see a lot of animals rushing to the shores to drink water because of the strong sunshine at 2 pm.

Cultural encounters

As you take on your flaying safari to Mweya and Ishasha, you can go ahead and visit 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.


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 over 600 recorded bird species in Queen Elizabeth National Park. There are various birds such as water birds, swamp birds, savannah birds, and the Albertine rift endemic 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. The common bird species of queen Elizabeth national park include Swamp Flycatcher, Abyssinian Ground Hornbills, Pel’s fishing-owl, Giant Kingfisher, Nightjars, Giant Heron, Giant Heron, Back-bellied Bustard, Rare Swamp flycatcher, Collared pratincole, Black-headed Lapwing, Gray-crowned crane, African Jacana, Marabou stork, Palm-nut vulture, Shoebill stork, and many more.

Chimpanzee tracking safaris in Kyambura Gorge

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 take place in the Kyamabura gorge within the par. Chimpanzee tracking starts early in the morning and there also an afternoon chimpanzee tracking trip. At Africa Adventure Vacations, we book for you the chimpanzee permits deepening on your time of travel and interests. To engage in all the activities in Queen Elizabeth national park, you will need to spend more time within the par 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.

Where you can stay while on a safari trip to Mweya and Queen Elizabeth 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 Ishasha you can stay at topis Lodge, river liver lodge which range from 90 to 100 dollars per person per night, while midrange options include the Enjojo lodge and Ishasha Jungle Lodge that goes for about 100 to 200 United States dollars per night per person and visitors can stay as Ishasha wildness Camp for about 200 to 400 united states dollars.

What is the best time for arranging a flying safari for Mweya and Ishasha?

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 which has modified the type of climate that Queen Elizabeth national park receives with two tropical rain rainfall periods. However, most of the visitors have taken the dry season as the best time to Mweya and Ishasha sectors of  Queen Elizabeth 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.

Booking a Flying Safari to Ishasha and Mweya In Queen Elizabeth National Park

At Africa adventure vacations we can organize a flying safari to Ishasha and Mweya 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 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.

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