Scheduled Domestic Flights To Queen Elizabeth National Park

How long is a domestic flight from Entebbe/Kajjansi to Queen Elizabeth National Park?

Scheduled Domestic Flights To Queen Elizabeth National Park

Visitors interested in exploring Queen Elizabeth national park by flying, then scheduled flights are the best options that can get you to Queen Elizabeth national park so easily. Queen Elizabeth national park is situated in the western part of Uganda and is adjacent to the parks of Rwenzori national park and Kibale Forest National Park. Queen Elizabeth national park is the second most visited national park in Uganda because of its spectacular wildlife species offering the best chances for wildlife viewing in the whole of east Africa. Visitors exploring Queen Elizabeth national park will get a chance of seeing the big four animals in addition to other savanna animals that reside in this park. Birders will also not be left out bin Queen Elizabeth national park as the park has over 612 species of birds with its best sights for photography including beautiful savannah crater lakes the gorge among others. The common and the best activities are done in queen Elizabeth National park include safari game drives, boat cruise safaris at Kazinga Chanel, chimpanzee tracking, experiential tourism, cultural visit tours in Kasenyi among others. The park also encompasses the Ishasha sector in the south and this sector is known for tree-climbing lions among other different wildlife species.

Africa Adventure Vacation arranges packages for all the safari activities in Queen Elizabeth National Park once you contact us and send us your interesting activities and we advise accordingly on what best activity. We shall send you the different packages and you choose the best package for you. The packages range from Budget, Midrange, and upmarket or luxury options that you can choose your safari.

What are some of the airlines that fly to Queen Elizabeth National Park?

Scheduled flights to Queen Elizabeth National Park can be arranged for those visitors interested in visiting Queen Elizabeth National Park by air. Aero Link Uganda Limited and Fly Uganda are the only domestic airline companies that provide scheduled and chartered flights to Queen Elizabeth National Park.  The chattered flights are based at Entebbe/Kajjansi airfield and from here you will travel to Kasese Airstrip from where you will be picked from the airfield and then head to your lodge in Queen Elizabeth National Park that takes you approximately 30 to 40 minutes depending on the distance of the lodge where you have booked and you will be staying. For you to get to Queen Elizabeth national park by air, you will have to fly to the Mweya airstrip or Kasese airstrip or sometimes to Kihihi or Nyakisarara airstrip. The route and the air strict to land at depends on the routing time table of the airline on your travel dates. However, the shortest route is to fly to Myeya/Kasese airstrip and it is advisable that whoever your booking with any airline, you request it to fly you to either of the above airstrips. Immediately, you land at these airfields you will need to have a transfer to your lodge. At Mweya airstrip, it’s a walkable distance to reach lodges built at Mweya peninsular. Therefore, you don’t need to be stranded once you arrive at either of the airstrips.

How long is a scheduled domestic flights from Entebbe/Kajjansi to Queen Elizabeth National Park?

The scheduled domestic flights from Entebbe international airport or Kajjansi airfield to Queen Elizabeth national park will take you a boy one hour and 15 minutes and then link from the airfield to your booked lodge in Queen Elizabeth National Park. The airstrip /airport transfer will take about 10 to 40n minutes depending on your lodge location. This implies that one would fly from Entebbe airport or Kajjansi airfield to queen Elizabeth national park for about 1 hour and 45 minutes. Aero link Uganda limited a prominent domestic airline company operates three scheduled flights from Entebbe 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 Queen Elizabeth national park at 10:15 am and arrives at Kasese/Mweya Airstrip 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 queen Elizabeth national park 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 Queen Elizabeth 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 Queen Elizabeth National Park?

There are several amazing safari activities that you can do in Queen Elizabeth national park. The park has different sections each with unique activities. The sectors include the Ishasha sector, Kyambura gorge, the Kasenyi plains, Mweya peninsular, the lake Katwe and the areas occupied by the lakes Edward and gorge. The amazing activities that you can do in queen Elizabeth national park are explained in detail below and you don’t need to miss a chance to go and visit this park for viewing the big four animals, tree-climbing lions among other savannah wildlife species.

Game drives 

The safari game drives are conducted in the Mweya peninsular and Kasenyi plains of Queen Elizabeth National Park. Queen Elizabeth National Park is rich in wildlife species that you can explore while on a game drive. Tourists will find Ugandans distinct and rare candelabra trees on the game drive and the presence of wonderful lakes and mountain views offers the best opportunities as you enjoy the wildlife viewing including elephants, lions, bushbucks, hyenas, buffaloes, and several antelopes. In the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National park, it is interesting to have carryout game drives in this section. This is the only place in Uganda where you can go and see tree climbing lions while you’re doing a tour game drive safari.

Boat Cruise Safaris at Kazinga Channel

Explore the spectacular and magnificence Kazinga channel as you cruise on a spacious luxurious boat in Queen Elizabeth national park. As you enjoy the boat cruise at the Kazinga channel, you will be able to encounter different wildlife species including animals such as warthogs, antelopes, a large herd of buffaloes and elephants, a school of hippos, and the so-called Nile crocodiles basking at the banks/shores of Kazinga channel. Additionally, you will be able to encounter a variety of bird species on the Kazinga channel while you’re on the boat cruise birds such as Hadada Ibis egrets, pied kingfishers can be easily spotted on the Kazinga channel. Enjoy the stunning views of Mweya peninsular on your cruise on the waters of Kazinga Chanel.

Cultural Tours 

Upon visiting Queen Elizabeth National Park for wildlife safaris, you may also decide to take part in cultural tours where you can meet and interact with local people. Here you can learn a lot about local communities including the best how they exploit the resources to earn a living. Queen Elizabeth national park is one of the parks where local people and the park live harmoniously. For cultural tours, the Kasoga community is the best example where you have the stories of the people adjacent to Queen Elizabeth national park and the best activities that they are involved in. Enjoy the cultural dances and drama organized by the local people and participate in their daily activities and here you will have immersed into their culture for a better cultural experience.

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.

Birding

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.

Where you can stay in 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. Queen Elizabeth national park is surrounded by different accommodation facilities’ ranging from budget, midrange, and luxury accommodation facilities. 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.

What is the best time for visiting Queen Elizabeth National Park in southwestern Uganda?

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 visit 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.

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