Are you having a short Africa wildlife safari holiday yet you are interested in a short gorilla trekking safari in Uganda? It is very possible to do a short gorilla trekking tour in Uganda on your short holiday in Uganda. Because of time, you may not be able to travel the long distance to your gorilla trekking destination and I know you may also be afraid of the long distances! No worries now! We got you sorted! We have Uganda flying safaris to all our gorilla safari destinations in Uganda.
The issue of long drive distances from Kampala / Entebbe to your Uganda gorilla safari destinations in the extreme south west of Uganda has been sorted. We have noted that at times, long distances have proven challenging to some of our short Uganda safari travelers interested in short gorilla tours Uganda. We are here to put your worries to a stop since there are available flight options that offer an alternative.
Amazingly, a 9-10hour journey covering 527km can be shortened to only 1 hour and 20 minutes by flight from the Entebbe International Airport. Normally, the travelers arriving in for gorilla safaris in Uganda and intending to transfer by flight opt to connect directly with the scheduled domestic flight right at the Airport depending on the time of their arrival flight. Or travelers can rest in any hotel around Entebbe and use the scheduled flight for the next day.
Uganda is blessed with two gorilla destinations including Bwindi Impenetrable National Park that is home to half of the world’s mountain gorillas and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park; the only destination in Uganda where silver meets gold. Flights to the Uganda Gorillas safari destinations are determined by the specific region where one booked the Gorilla permit and henceforth, the accommodation.
For those tracking Buhoma and Ruhija to the north and east of Bwindi, they land at Kihihi Airstrip while those tracking the Bwindi’s southern regions of Rushaga and Nkuringo along with Mgahinga Gorilla National Park land at Nyakabande Airstrip Kisoro (also known as Kisoro Airstrip). These are the sites where gorilla trekking in Uganda is carried out.
The dynamics between these flights need to be understood as well. The flights to Kisoro Airstrip only operate in the morning hours because of the strong winds in the area. And as a result, passengers from the southern Uganda gorilla tracking safari points have to arrive or depart Kisoro not later than 10am.
However, for Kihihi Airstrip, flights operate both in the morning and in the afternoon and therefore passengers have a choice to make from the two options depending on their interconnecting International flights or programmes in Kampala /Entebbe.
As per the Aerolink schedule, the flight to Kisoro departs Entebbe at 07:45hrs arriving at 08:55hrs, the same aircraft proceeds to arrive Kihihi Airstrip at 09:30hrs. Departure from Kisoro Airstrip is at 09:10hrs while for Kihihi Airstrip is 09:45hrs all arriving Entebbe at 11:25hrs.
For the afternoon session, the flight to Kihihi Airstrip departs Entebbe at 12:45hrs and arrives at 13:55hrs. The afternoon departure from Kihihi Airstrip is at 14:05hrs arriving at 15:55hrs.
You can also fly to other destinations of your choice on your Uganda safari including flying safaris to other national parks like Murchison Falls National Park, Kidepo National Park for short Uganda wildlife safari or to Rwanda for a Rwanda gorilla safari, Rwanda wildlife safaris, to Tanzania for a Tanzania wildlife safaris, to Kenya for Kenya wildlife safaris. You can visit all these countries on your Africa safari tour.