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Can I Fly To Queen Elizabeth National Park In A Day?

Can i fly to Queen Elizabeth national park in a day

Can I Fly To Queen Elizabeth National Park In A Day?

Can i fly to Queen Elizabeth national park in a day? Yes, we arguably understand that some of our visitors find it very hard to take road trips to destinations, here we have a solution for you. Africa adventure vacations organize flights to Queen Elizabeth national park. Queen Elizabeth national park is located in the western part of Uganda near Kibale forest national park and it’s one of the national parks that are most visited throughout the year. Flights to Queen Elizabeth national park do take place throughout the year for the park is open for tourism every day. The flights to Queen Elizabeth national park are done by different airline companies and some of them include AeroLink Uganda and Fly Uganda that set off from Entebbe international airport and Kajjansi airstrip to Mweya airstrip or Kasese airstrip taking less than 2 hours. From any of these airstrips, the well-trained driver guides will be ready to drive you to the park or to the lodges depending on your itinerary.

Activities to do and see if you fly to Queen Elizabeth national park in a day

The following are the main safari activities you can do on 1 day fly in safari to Queen Elizabeth national park;

Game viewing

Travelers on a fly-in safari to Queen Elizabeth national park can have game drives in the park and these are mostly done in the Kasenyi plains. The park is a home of over 95 mammal species and most of these can be seen on game drives conducted in the morning or the evening. The game drives in Queen Elizabeth national park expose you to animals such as lions, elephants, warthogs, giant forest hogs, hyenas, leopards, buffaloes, topis, banded mongoose, Uganda kobs, and waterbucks among others. Game drives in the Ishasha sector give tourists opportunities of seeing unique tree-climbing lions that are found nowhere else in Uganda but here. Tourists can also take part in the night game drives in Queen Elizabeth national park and this will give them opportunities of seeing nocturnal animals such as leopards, civets, genets, lions, bush babies, serval cats, white-tailed mongoose, and bush pigs among others.

Kazinga channel launch trips

Travelers on a fly-in safari to Queen Elizabeth national park can enjoy the fascinating boat cruise on the Kazinga channel that joins lake Edward to lake George. The Kazinga Channel boat cruise takes place in the morning or evening and takes approximately 2 hours in the water. They give you an opportunity to see different water animals like the schools of hippos, crocodiles, water birds like African fish eagle, great cormorants, African spoonbills, pelicans, skimmers, goliath heron, kingfishers, shoebill stork, park animals like the elephants, buffaloes, antelopes on the shores of the lake among others.

Chimpanzee trekking in Kyambura gorge

Chimpanzee trekking is one of the activities you can do while on a fly-in safari in Queen Elizabeth national park. The chimpanzee trekking on a fly-in safari in Queen Elizabeth national park can be done in the Kyambura gorge that is located just next to the park. The trekking of these chimpanzees is done in the morning and evening times but all the sessions start with a briefing where trekkers are taught about the dos and don’ts of the chimpanzee trekking activity. After the briefing, ranger guides lead you into the jungle to look for these gentle apes and once you meet them, you are given 1 hour to be around them as you learn about their habits, take photos, and watch them do daily activities. While looking for these chimpanzees, you will come across other forest animals and birds but remember to take part in this activity you need a valid chimpanzee trekking permit that can be booked using a tour operator or bought direct from the Uganda Wildlife Authority.

Birding

Travelers on a fly-in safari to Murchison falls national park can take part in birding activities the fact that the park is a home of 600 bird species that great birders have so far recorded in this park. some of the bird species one is likely to see on a birding activity in Queen Elizabeth national park include Martial Eagle, African Broadbill, African finfoot, Black-rumped Buttonquail, barbets, African hobby, Chapin’s Flycatcher, Africa emerald cuckoo, African Skimmer, Pink-backed Pelican, Verreaux’s Eagle Owl, White-tailed Lark, Black Bee-eater, Heuglin’s gull, brown illadopsis, White-winged Warbler, Lesser and Greater Flamingo, crab-plover, Papyrus Gonolek, Papyrus Canary, pink-backed pelican, African jacana, papyrus gonolek, marsh tchagra, Corncrake, pied kingfisher, Shoebill, Bar-tailed Godwit, shoebill stork, yellow-throated cuckoo, white-winged tern, and lesser swamp warbler among others.

Organizing and booking a fly in safari to Queen Elizabeth national park in a day

Africa Adventure vacations organizes and books fly-in safaris to Murchison falls national park on behalf of travelers. All we do ask for are the dates that you would love to travel so that we send to the airline companies flying to Queen Elizabeth national park for the availability of the tickets. Once we confirm we do get back to you for payments and from there we book for you the flight. Different airline companies do have flights to Queen Elizabeth national park but the most common one is AeroLink Uganda and this flies to the park three times a day. We not only book for you a ticket, but we can also as well book for your accommodation in Queen Elizabeth national park and once you have arrived at any of the airstrips in the park, the driver guide will be ready to transfer you to the booked accommodation facility

Accommodation on a fly-in safari in Queen Elizabeth national park

Travelers flying to Queen Elizabeth national park can sleep anywhere they feel like based on their choices and budget. The park has a wide range of accommodation facilities that range from luxury to mid-range to budget and campsites. These accommodation facilities in Queen Elizabeth national park include Ishasha Jungle Lodge, Mweya Safari Lodge, Kyambura Gorge Lodge, Ishasha Wilderness Camp, Enjojo Lodge, Kazinga Channel Lodge, Elephant Hub Lodge, Topi Lodge, Buffalo Safari Lodge, Mazike Safari Lodge, Park View Safari Lodge, Pumba Safari Lodge, Bush Lodge, Katara Lodge, the River Ishasha lodge, and Ishasha Ntungwe River Camp.

What is the best time to fly to Queen Elizabeth national park for a safari?

Queen Elizabeth national park in western Uganda can be visited at any time of the year for any activity. Since the park has 2 climatic seasons- rainy season and dry season, it’s better you visit the park in the dry season which occurs in June to September and December to February when there is little pr no rainfall. During the same season, the vegetation in the park is thin giving clear views of the park wildlife, the game tracks in the park are passable, the animals do gather at the water sources during this time for water and the roads leading to the park are passable. You can as well visit the park in the rainy season (March to May and October to November) but expect a lot of rainfall which makes the roads impassable, the game tracks muddy and slippery and the vegetation thick for unclear views of animals. The only advantage of visiting Queen Elizabeth national park in the dry season is that the loads give out huge discounts.

What to do with Africa Adventure Vacations?

Africa adventure vacations is a tour company based in Uganda licensed by the Uganda Tourism Board and a member of the Association of Uganda Tour Operators. Booking with Africa adventure vacations provides you safety and confidence during your safari courtesy of well-trained safari driver guides who are well conversant with all routes and tourism destinations in Africa. You can book with us any of the activities you want to do in Africa such as mountain gorilla trekking, mountain gorilla habituation, birding, game drives, hiking, nature walks, and community tours among others. Booking can be done at any time of the year.