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Luxury Fly-In Safaris in Uganda – Convenient-Time Saving-no long drives

Posted by on February 25, 2021

Eliminate long Drive-Times-take a Fly-In Safari

Why Travelers choose Luxury Fly-In Safaris in Uganda? What are the Benefits


Luxury Fly-In Safaris in Uganda

Why consider taking one of our Luxury Fly-In Safaris in Uganda? Flying is a lot easier than taking a long and exhausting drive of ten hours or more. Take a short flight to places such as the remote Kidepo Valley Park, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Mgahinga Gorilla Park. All that without being on the road for a full day and reaching your destination exhausted.

Though Uganda’s Roads have been greatly improved, they are still a frustrating, uncomfortable, and dusty experience for many. It will be a few more years until you will find smooth and comfortable roads in Uganda. By taking one of our Fly-In Safaris in Uganda, you eliminate a significant frustration and reason for traveler complaints.

Flying to Uganda’s Park takes a fraction of the time that it would take you driving there. There is no wear and tear as there is on an all-day drive on bumpy roads. It is no wonder that we have seen a dramatic increase in clients choosing Fly-In Safaris over Drive-In Safaris.

Unlike with many other Fly-In Safaris with us, you still have your own personal Driver-Guide and quality safari vehicle. When you arrive at your park destination, you will be met by our driver-guide, who will take you to the lodge where you will be staying. We also combine the best of flying safaris with drive-safaris by offering fly-drive safaris. You fly from Entebbe International Airport to the first park. You drive to other nearby parks and at the end of the safari fly back to Entebbe.


Benefits Reasons why Travelers choose one of our Luxury Fly-In Safaris in Uganda

  • Quick: Save Time – You reach your destination in a fraction of the time it takes by road. Luxury Fly-In Safaris in Uganda - Convenient-Time Saving-no long drives
  • It is the scenic way:  See the Pearl of Africa from above. Be sure to have your camera near you to capture some of Uganda’s scenic wonders on film.
  • Access Remote Parks: You can, for example, fly to Uganda’s most remote and incredible Kidepo Valley Park in just two hours. It is one of the least visited parks in the country due to the distance and drive-time of twelve-hours. In just two-hours, you land Uganda’s lost Eden, Kidepo Valley Park.
  • Combine Uganda’s Primates with Kenya’s Masai Mara: You can enjoy breakfast in Masai Mara, lunch in Entebbe, and dinner in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. There are daily flights to and from the Masai Mara to Entebbe with connections to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and other parks using AeroLink and its parent airline, Air Kenya.
  • You have a Private Vehicle and a Personal Driver Guide:  The driver will meet you on your flight on arrival.
  • Stay at Luxury or Exclusive Lodges: Stay at welcoming, select luxury lodges inside or just adjacent to the parks that cater to your every need.
  • Safe Flying:  We use AeroLink Safari Airlines, the domestic safari airline with scheduled flights to most of Uganda’s National Parks. They use Grand Caravan Planes with certified pilots meeting international standards. AeroLink has an impeccable on-time and safety record.
  • Maximize your Time on Safari:  Don’t waste time sitting in a vehicle all day long.
  • COVID-19 Protocols:  In the post-COVID-19 of safari travel, we meet and exceed all of the implemented protocols to protect you while on Safari.

Luxury Fly-In Safaris in Uganda – Convenient-Time Saving-no long drives: Quicker than it would take a sloth to cross a road in Uganda, we take you to the best Safari destinations in the Pearl of Africa.  The convenience of flying far outweighs the extra cost of flying and the fifteen-kilo luggage restriction. It is no wonder that more and more of our clients choose a Fly-In Safari.


Our Top Fly-In Safari Destinations in Uganda:

Luxury Fly-In Safaris in Uganda - Convenient-Time Saving-no long drivesFly-In Safaris to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest – the top Gorilla Tracking Destination in Africa: 

Fly to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, a 45-minute flight to the Kihihi Airstrip from where you access Buhoma and Ruhija, the forest’s Northern Area. The other flight is to the town of Kisoro, from where it is a short drive to the Southern Areas of Nkuringo and Rushaga.

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest was named the most beautiful place in the world by CNN Travel. This ancient Afro-montane Rainforest is a UNESCO World Heritage Site filled with natural wonders. It has more mountain gorillas than any other gorilla park.

There are four Trailheads where your gorilla trekking journey begins. Stay in one of the superb luxury lodges inside or just outside the park. Private Gorilla Treks can be arranged where it is just you, the rangers, and the gorillas.

Choose the exclusive Gorilla Habituation Experience that is only offered in the Rushaga area of the park. Only four-participants are allowed, and you spend more time with a Gorilla Family.

After Gorilla trekking, add on Queen Elizabeth Park with its tree-climbing Lions and more.  Relax and Chill-Out on Lake Mutanda or Lake Bunyonyi. Please take a look at our Luxury Gorilla Fly-In Safaris to both Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga Gorilla Park.


Fly-In Safaris to Mgahinga Gorilla Park:Luxury Fly-In Safaris in Uganda - Convenient-Time Saving-no long drives

It takes nine hours to reach Mgahinga Gorilla Park by road from Entebbe. Our Fly-Safari takes you there in an hour, and you reach the park in time to enjoy lunch at the exclusive Mount Gahinga Lodge. During the afternoon, visit the Batwa people, or take a hike around a nearby volcanic crater.

Mgahinga Gorilla Park is a small park with many things to do and see. Gorilla and Golden Monkey Tracking, Hiking, day Volcano climbs, cultural encounters, and bird watching. The park is off-the-beaten-tourist paths, and you are away from the crowds.

The Gorilla tracking experience is done on the sides of the Virunga Volcanoes. A different experience than in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

After the Mgahinga Gorilla Park action adventures, relax and chill out on Lake Mutanda, staying at the Chameleon Hill Lodge with its million-dollar views.


Luxury Fly-In Safaris in Uganda - Convenient-Time Saving-no long drivesFly-In Safaris to Queen Elizabeth National Park: 

The park can be either a stand-along fly-in safari destination or combine gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Park and chimpanzee trekking in Kibale Forest.

Fly into the south or north of the park, depending on the activity that you choose. There are many things to do and see in the parks ranging from game drives to chimpanzee tracking in the famed Kyambura Gorge.

You can enjoy a private Boat-Safari on the Kazinga Channel, where you will find an abundance of wildlife, including a significant number of hippos and a lot of birds.

Learn about carnivores on the Lion-Tracking Research Experience and the playful Mongoose on a research project. See scenic wonders on the Explosion Crater Drive and visit the Tree-Climbing Lions in Ishasha.  Queen Elizabeth Park, a must-visit destination in Uganda that you quickly fly to from Entebbe International Airport with AeroLink Safari Airline.


Fly-In Safaris to Kibale National ParkLuxury Fly-In Safaris in Uganda - Convenient-Time Saving-no long drives

Kibale National Park is located in the western part of the country and is referred to as East Africa’s primate capital. There are 13 species found here. It is the park in East Africa for sure-sighting Chimpanzee Trekking or the more extended Chimpanzee Habituation Experience.

Fly to the Kasese Airstrip from either Entebbe International Airport or the town of Kisoro near both Mgahinga Gorilla Park and the southern area of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.  From Kasese, it is a short drive to Kibale Forest and the lodge where you will be staying.

Take a hike in the Bigodi Wetlands, which is a jungle swamp. A most fascinating must place to visit during your time at Kibale Forest. Be sure to include the Nocturnal Forest Walk in your safari there.

Kibale Forest, another visit park destination in the pearl of Africa that is not to be missed. Kibale Forest, along with Bwindi Forest, is a Primate Lover’s version of paradise.


Luxury Fly-In Safaris in Uganda - Convenient-Time Saving-no long drivesFly-In Safaris to Semliki National Park and Wildlife Reserve:

An area that is definitely off-the-beaten-tourist paths is the perfect Safari Destination in Uganda, where you get away from it all. Stay at the exclusive and welcoming Semliki Safari lodge and enjoy the utmost of seclusion and privacy.

The park is adjacent to the Democratic Republic of Congo. The vast Ituri Forest Jungle spills over into Uganda. It is the perfect destination for birding and primate enthusiasts.

Hike to the famous Hot Springs, take a boat ride on Lake Albert, and see the shoebill stork. Go chimpanzee tracking, take hikes through the jungle and traverse the savannah on a day or nighttime game drive.

The perfect park for a three-day fly-in safari or an add-on to Bwindi Forest gorilla tracking, Kibale Forest Chimpanzee trekking, or Queen Elizabeth Park.


Fly-In Safaris to Lake Mburo National Park:Luxury Fly-In Safaris in Uganda - Convenient-Time Saving-no long drives

Lake Mburo National Park is for those who have the shortest time but want to taste the African Wild in Uganda. Take a half-hour flight from Entebbe International airport to Lake Mburo, where you stay at the exclusive Mihingo Safari Lodge.

Take a wildlife boat ride on the lake and view hippos, crocodiles, the game coming to water, and the otters found there. The lake is host to many species of birds that you will enjoy.

Hike to the salt-lick and spend time in a hide watching the game below you. Instead of a game drive, you can go on a horseback riding safari or see the park from the back of a mountain bike.

Do not skip the nocturnal game drive where you will spot the predators of the night, such as leopards.  Get a taste of the African Wilderness on a Fly-In Safari.


Luxury Fly-In Safaris in Uganda - Convenient-Time Saving-no long drivesFly-In Safaris to Murchison Falls National Park:

Murchison Falls Park is one of Uganda’s most popular parks. It is the only park where the River Nile runs through it. Home to the most powerful waterfall in the world. A park with history with notables such as Samuel and Florence Baker, Winston Churchill, Katharine Hepburn, and Humphrey Bogart shots scenes here for the movie, the “African Queen.” Ernest Hemingway was a drop-in visitor here, crashing twice here, and was stranded with only a partial bottle of Scotch, a few Tuborg Beers, and some biscuits.

The largest number of Nubian (Rothschild) Giraffes in Africa are found in the park. You will also see many crocodiles on your boat safari up to the falls. It is no wonder that Murchison Falls is now the most visited park in the country with all the things to do and see there.

Stay at the exclusive Baker’s Safari Lode, the newly renovated Nile Safari Lodge, Paraa, and Chobe Safari Lodge.  You will need at least three days at the park for your fly-in Safari.


Fly-In Safaris to the remote Kidepo Valley Park:Luxury Fly-In Safaris in Uganda - Convenient-Time Saving-no long drives

Kidepo Valley Park has been called “a lost Eden.” CNN-Travel named it the third-best park in all of Africa. It is definitely Africa from another age, Africa as it used to be fifty-some years ago. The park is remote and unvisited because of the time and distance that it takes to get there.

A fly-in safari makes the park accessible in just two hours from Entebbe International Airport. Stay at the exclusive Apoka Safari Lodge in the center of the park and enjoy hospitality beyond compare.

The has been called the home of the real Lion King, who can be often seen on a Rock Kopje near Apoka Lodge.

Besides the fabulous wildlife experiences you have here, there are the cultural encounters with the Karamojong Nomad-Warriors and the Ik people high up on Mount Morungole. They trade beehives for a bride’s price.

Everyone talks about the wonders of Kidepo Valley National Park but few venture here.  A flying safari makes it all possible.


Luxury Fly-In Safaris in Uganda - Convenient-Time Saving-no long drivesAeroLink  is our Flying Safaris Air Transport Provider:

AeroLink Uganda Limited is a domestic airline offering daily flights to various parks in Uganda. Flights originate and end at Entebbe International Airport.

AeroLink uses the reliable Cessna Grand Caravans that are flowing with two experienced pilots on board. The company has impeccable safety and on-time record. Our clients have enjoyed consistent, smooth, and safe flights. All aircraft passengers and third parties are insured in the London underwriting market through our brokers Marsh Limited‚ London.

The Planes are regularly serviced and maintained in both Entebbe and Nairobi. We have not had any complaints from our clients regarding the level of service Aerolik provides to its passengers.


Flying Safaris Luggage Requirements:Luxury Fly-In Safaris in Uganda - Convenient-Time Saving-no long drives

We suggest that you keep it light and practical. The maximum luggage weight is 15 kgs /33lbs using soft-sided bags. Duffel bags are the luggage of choice for a Flying Safari in Uganda. If you are going to trek gorillas, we suggest that you wear your trekking outfit, including boots, on the flight day.

Carry-on bags allowed include handbags, small umbrellas, walking sticks, coats, small bags that can be stored under the seat in front of you or the overhead bin. These items must not exceed 5 Kgs/ 11lbs and are part of the baggage allowance of 15kgs/ 33lbs.

Assistive items: Wheelchairs, Canes, Walkers, Crutches, and other assistive devices will be carried free of charge for qualified
passengers with disabilities and are not included in the baggage allowance described. These items need to be
collapsible. Baby car seats and foldable strollers will also be accepted.

Excess Luggage, if space is available, costs six dollars per kilo. (the fee can change without notice)


Luxury Fly-In Safaris in Uganda – Convenient-Time Saving-no long drives:Luxury Fly-In Safaris in Uganda - Convenient-Time Saving-no long drives

More and more clients are asking us to design their Fly-In Safari in Uganda. Many want to maximize their time on Safari. The best solution is one of our individually designed Safaris.

We love to partner with you in creating the perfect fly-in safari for you. Contact us, and we will get started.

We include Pickup at your hotel in Entebbe on the day of your flight. Of course, we also meet you at the end of your Fly-In Safari.

Our Fly-In Safaris are the way to get you into the park and off of the road. Something that you will like.

For over a decade, we have created Luxury Fly-In Safaris in Uganda.


Why a Luxury Fly-In Safaris in Uganda is the Right Choice for you- If you are interested in a Fly-In Safari or a Fly-Drive Safari – please contact us.