Airstrips to fly to when connecting Bwindi National Park for gorilla safari

The airstrips include Kayonza airstrip, Kihihi airstrip, and Kisoro airstrip.

How To Book a Flying Safari To Uganda To See Gorillas In Bwindi And Mgahinga.

How to book a flying safari to Uganda to see gorillas in Bwindi and Mgahinga?  Any visitor needs to understand the different things before you book your flying safari to see the mountain gorilla in Uganda. Visitors need to know when and how to reach the gorilla National Parks to see the gorillas. Some of the visitors face challenges because Uganda has got two national parks with mountain gorillas and this presents a challenge when it comes to decision making where it comes to which park can you go and trek gorillas from. All the national parks are located far from Entebbe Uganda’s main point of entry and exit for international visitors. From Entebbe international airport, visitors will need to travel for long distances to access both parks to a distance of approximately 8 to 10hours. You can as well opt for air transport which takes you to Kisoro or Kihihi airstrip for just two hours.  Yes, we recommend that visitors consider the following factors before they travel to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park or Mgahinga National Park to see the gorillas.

Airstrips to fly to when connecting Bwindi National Park for gorilla safari

Knowing various airstrips where you will land in and Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park for gorilla trekking is very important for visitors trekking the gorillas.  Yes, there are 3 airstrips that you can land at when going to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park for gorilla trekking and habituation process. The airstrips include Kayonza airstrip, Kihihi airstrip, and Kisoro airstrip. For example, for visitors interested in visiting Rushaga and Nkuringo they can fly to Kisoro Airstrip since it is the nearest to all southern part gorilla starting points and lodges and these gorilla trekking sectors are located in the southern part of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. While Ruhija and Buhoma in the northern and eastern lodge respectively can easily be accessed through Kihihi and Kayonza airstrip. For Kayonza airstrip is smaller compared to Kihihi airstrip and on top of that, it’s privately owned and therefore advisable that you use Kihihi airstrip to connect to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.

Which are gorilla National Park where you can see gorillas

You must consider which national park in Uganda where you can go and see gorillas before arranging the flying in safari to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. There are two national parks in Uganda where mountain gorillas are found and these include Mgahinga gorilla national park and Bwindi impenetrable forest National Park and therefore it is important to make a decision where to trek the gorillas from which park. Once you have chosen the park, now then you start the process of booking the gorilla trekking permits in both Bwindi and Mgahinga National park. Remember, that gorilla trekking permits are the ones that determine which park you will trek gorillas from. For those visitors booking Mgahinga and gorilla trekking sectors of the southern park of Bwindi such as Nkuringo and Rushaga, then the right airstrip to use is Kisoro airstrip because it is the nearest airstrip and you can quickly connect to the lodges. Mgahinga national park can easily be accessed when you use Kisoro airstrip. Visitors who have booked to travel and trek gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National park especially those in the northern side and eastern part then you can fly to Kihihi or Kayonza airstrip from Entebbe International Airport.

Consider the gorilla trekking region in Bwindi?

Before booking for a flying safari to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, you should know which sector of Bwindi you want to trek, and thus you book the gorilla trekking permit of that particular sector. In the gorilla trekking sectors, some are near airstrips while others are not. Remember that there are 4 gorilla trekking regions which include Ruhija, Rushaga, Buhoma, and Nkuringo gorilla trekking sectors. In case you book Buhoma and Ruhija the nearest airstrip is Kihihi airstrip where those who book Rushaga and Nkuringo then Kisoro airstrip would be the perfect one to use. The distance from Buhoma to Ruhija is about three hours about 2 hours and therefore it is advisable that if you want a slot in Buhoma then you should book in advance for the better.

Minimum and Maximum passengers accepted on a fly-in safari to Uganda.

Most crafts or flights operating a domestic flight to Kisoro or Kihihi airstrips to Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park takes a minimum of only 2 people and a maximum of eleven clients. This is the capacity of the aircraft as well as the affordability of the flight available in Uganda. The common crafts available include Grand Caravans and BN2. Just in case you are interested in taking a flying safari to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park just contact us with the number of people you have and then we book for you the space of the Ugandan domestic scheduled and chartered flights.

Considering the right company to use to deal with Uganda internal flights to Bwindi.

While you are planning for a flying safari to Bwindi or Mgahinga Forest National park for gorilla trekking, you must consider the profession and the experience of the airline company that you are going to use. In Uganda, Aerolink, Eagle Air, fly Uganda and the Executive Aviation have all the qualities you’re looking for choosing the right company to use. These companies we have booked them for take our client to Bwindi or Mgahinga on scheduled on chartered trips and we have never had any disappointments with them and as Africa Adventure Vacations we advise you to take on any of these companies.

Charter and Scheduled daily flights available to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

In Uganda, if you’re planning to have booked a flying safari to see mountain gorillas, we need to choose whether to consider a scheduled flight or a chartered flight to Mgahinga or Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park. In Uganda, all companies that offer both scheduled and chartered flights are available, and therefore it is up to you to book or contact us to book on your behalf.

Aero Link Uganda Limited and Fly Uganda are the only domestic airline companies that provide scheduled and chartered flights to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.  The chattered flights are based at Entebbe/Kajjansi airfield and from here you will travel to Kisoro/Kihihi airstrips from where you will be picked from the airfield and then head to your lodge in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park that takes you approximately one hour and 30 minutes. Pending on the distance of the lodge where you have booked and you will be staying.

Consider spending a night in Entebbe town or Kampala city

As you plan your flying safari to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park or Mgahinga National Park, you must consider spending time in Entebbe town or Kampala city because anything can happen in your journey and you fail to connect with local flights to gorilla parks in Uganda or sometimes you might lose your luggage meaning that you can’t right away start your trip without it and thus staying in Entebbe and Kampala city lodges will help to solve all these challenges

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