Flying Safaris In Uganda-Soar high as you get to Uganda’s wildspaces


Soar above Uganda and its finest wilderness aboard a private light aircraft/ prop plane and enjoy aerial views and stretches of the horizon below you. Fly above the mist-shrouded forest of Uganda to the savanna wild places of Kidepo Valley, Queen Elizabeth, and Murchison Falls National parks. Uganda parks are in places far distant from each other, from the capital Kampala and also from the main entry point-Entebbe International Airport. This makes most of the time spent on the road and during transfers from one destination to another. Visitors with limited schedule and time frame have missed on their bucket list destinations because of this but not anymore with the introduction of flying safaris in Uganda. Tour operators have adapted to adding wings to travel plans by doing flying safaris.    

Though flying is a bit expensive, it gives a birds’ eye view that allows you to garner a new perspective of the size of these incredible wild spaces that teem with wildlife, and reduce the driving distances and times from one park to another. Flying safaris are a quick and efficient way of getting from point A to B and it adds the thrill and excitement of flying low, seeing and doing a lot in less time.

Flying safaris are incorporated with vehicles that are stationed at parks that can be accessed by air and have airfields where you are picked up from to the lodges and also take you through activities like game drives. There are domestic flight companies that have scheduled flights to almost half of the 10 national parks in Uganda. These include Aero link Uganda and Eagle Air  Bwindi Impenetrable national park that is served by Nyakabande Airstrip in Kisoro and Kihihi Airstrip, Queen Elizabeth National park is served by Mweya Airstrip and Kasese Airstrip, and Kasese Airstrip doubles its services for the Rwenzori Mountains, Murchison Falls National park is served by Pakuba, Bugungu, and Chobe Airstrip, Kidepo Airstrip for Kidepo Valley National park, Lake Mburo by Mbarara airstrip and Semliki National park by Semliki Airstrip.

In case of need to connect the destinations, there are always flights that connect from these different airstrips to others at different destinations.

Though driving distances may belong, we are not against them by writing this article, driving allows you to get a really good feel of the country. You meet people, street and pedestrian economy, the changes in vegetation cover, and landscapes. Literally, there is always something to see along the way. If you pack a good neck pillow, snacks, and road-tripping music. It is not a bad option.

If you are planning a safari to Uganda within a limited time frame, flying is a great way to reduce travel distance and time. If you have the time opt for driving for you will experience the scenery, people and it is wallet-friendly.  

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