Can I use chattered flights to Queen Elizabeth national park in Uganda?
Can I use chattered flights to Queen Elizabeth national park in Uganda? Travelers who want to get to Queen Elizabeth national park using chattered flights, Fly Uganda and Aero Link Uganda will help you get to the park in the shortest time possible. Queen Elizabeth national park is one of the oldest and the second biggest national parks in Uganda located in the western part of the country near Kibale forest national park and the Buhoma sector of Bwindi impenetrable forest national park. Travelers to queen Elizabeth national park get opportunities of seeing over 95 mammal species, 600 bird species, and chimpanzees at Kyambura Gorge. There are so many activities that tourists can take part in while at queen Elizabeth national park and these include game viewing, boat cruise at Kazinga channel, lion tracking in Ishasha sector, birding, nature walks, chimpanzee trekking at Kyambura gorge, and much more.
Which airline companies do fly to Queen Elizabeth national park?
Daily scheduled flights to Queen Elizabeth national park are organized by 2 companies and these are AeroLink Uganda and Fly Uganda. The flights to Queen Elizabeth national park start from Kajjansi airstrip or Entebbe international airport to Kasese airstrip or Mweya airstrip. From any of the airstrips, you can drive for a short distance to the lodge or park. if you are intending to fly to queen Elizabeth national park on your safari, you will have to inform your tour operator in advance before arriving in the country so that you avoid disappointments.
How long is it flying from Entebbe/Kampala to Queen Elizabeth national park?
Domestic flights from Entebbe international airport or Kajjansi airstrip take about 1 hour and 15 minutes to Kasese/Mweya airstrip where a driver-guide picks you and transfers you to the park or to the lodge. Aerolink Uganda operates 3 flights every day to Kasese or Mweya airstrips and the are morning, mid-morning and afternoon sessions at 7 am, 10:15 am, and 12:00 pm respectively.
Top things to engage in while on chattered flights to Queen Elizabeth national park in Uganda?
Game Viewing activities in Queen Elizabeth National Park
The main reason as to why travelers visit queen Elizabeth national park is the scenic game drives that give one a chance to see most of the park animals. The game drives are best done in the morning where you get opportunities to see some of the animals even before going back to their hiding places. Some of the animals seen on a game drive in Queen Elizabeth national park include elephants, lions, leopards, warthogs, giant forest hogs, buffaloes, topis, hyenas, Uganda kobs, banded mongoose, and waterbucks among others. Game drives in queen Elizabeth national park can even extend to Ishasha sector where you get an opportunity to see unique tree-climbing lions. There are also evening game drives and night game drives in Queen Elizabeth national park that give you opportunities of seeing nocturnal animals such as leopards, genets, bush babies, civets, serval cats, white-tailed mongoose, lions, and bush pigs among others.
Queen Elizabeth national park is one of the best birding destinations in Uganda with over 600 bird species that have been recorded in the area. Some of the birds you are likely to see in Queen Elizabeth national park include Martial Eagle, African Broadbill, Black-rumped Buttonquail, barbets, Chapin’s Flycatcher, Africa emerald cuckoo, African Skimmer, Pink-backed Pelican, Verreaux’s Eagle Owl, White-tailed Lark, Black Bee-eater, brown illadopsis, White-winged Warbler, Lesser and Greater Flamingo, Papyrus Gonolek, Papyrus Canary, papyrus gonolek, marsh tchagra, Corncrake, pied kingfisher, Shoebill, Bar-tailed Godwit, yellow-throated cuckoo, and lesser swamp warbler among others.
Boat cruise at Kazinga channel
Boat cruises in Queen Elizabeth national park are conducted on the Kazinga channel which is the long water channel connecting lake Edward to lake George. The boat cruises are done in the morning or evening but give you a chance to different views of animals like hippos, crocodiles as well as elephants, buffaloes, antelopes around the lake shores most especially in the dry season drinking water. On the boat cruise, you will also see water birds such as yellow-billed stork, papyrus gonolek, martial eagle, malachite kingfisher, pink-backed pelicans, plovers, black crake, black bee-eater, and white bullied cormorants among others.
Spend 1 hour with Chimpanzees in Kyambura gorge in Queen Elizabeth national park.
Spending 1 hour with endangered chimpanzees is one of the activities you can engage in while at queen Elizabeth national park and this is only done in Kyambura gorge located just near the park. Chimpanzee trekking in the Kyambura gorge is done in the morning or evening among already habituated chimpanzee families that are used to human presence. Chimpanzee trekking starts with a briefing where you are taught about the dos and don’ts of the trekking activity after which trekkers are led by the ranger guides down the valley to look for the chimpanzees. During the search, there are chances of seeing some animals like the baboons, red-tailed monkeys, and different bird species.
Places to stay in while on a fly in safari in Queen Elizabeth national park
There are several accommodation facilities where travelers can stay while in Queen Elizabeth national park and these range from budget to mid-range to luxury options as well as campsites. Some of the lodges to stay in while on a safari in Queen Elizabeth national park include Ishasha Jungle Lodge, Kyambura Gorge Lodge, Pumba Safari Lodge, Ishasha Wilderness Camp, Enjojo Lodge, Elephant Hub Lodge, Topi Lodge, Mweya Safari Lodge, Kazinga Channel Lodge, Buffaloe Safari Lodge, Mazike Safari Lodge, Park View 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?
Queen Elizabeth national park in western Uganda can be visited at any time of the year but the drier months are the best to visit the park since there is little or no rainfall. The dry months happen in June to September and December to February and are characterized by little or no rainfall, thin vegetation cover making clear views of park animals, passable roads and the game tracks in the park are not muddy or slippery. You can also visit the park in the rainy season but during this time there is too much rainfall.
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 chattered flights to Queen Elizabeth national park in Uganda can be done at any time of the year.