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Domestic Internal flights to Bwindi impenetrable forest national park

Domestic Internal flights to Bwindi impenetrable forest national park

Domestic Internal flights to Bwindi impenetrable forest national park

Booking domestic Internal flights to Bwindi impenetrable forest national park is one of the best ways to getting to Bwindi for mountain gorilla trekking tours and safaris. The flights to the park are so fast, taking only 2 hours with opportunities to spend 1 or 4 hours with mountain gorillas. Flights to Bwindi impenetrable forest national parkland at Kisoro airstrip and Kihihi airstrip by AeroLink Uganda and Fly Uganda. These flights can be done at any time of the year, but the best time would be during the dry season when the weather is good.

Africa adventure vacations help travelers book domestic flights to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park in south-western Uganda. To book the flight, you will have to send us an email containing the days that you would want to travel and we shall book for you with any of the airline companies. The flights begin from Entebbe international airport and Kajjansi airstrip to any of the airstrips in the southwest, depending on the sector you are going to trek the mountain gorillas from. On arrival at the airstrip, our driver guide will transfer you to the park or to the lodge.

Internal flights to Bwindi impenetrable forest national park

Domestic flights to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park are available on a daily basis and can be arranged for those that wish to fly to the park using air transport. Flights to Bwindi land at Kihihi airstrip inside the park for those visiting Buhoma and Ruhija sectors, and Kisoro airstrip for those visiting the Nkuringo and Rushaga regions. You can only be assured of your flight after booking.

There are different airline companies that serve Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, but AeroLink Uganda and Fly Uganda are the most common ones. These operate in the morning, mid-morning, and evening hours. The flights to Bwindi start from Kajjansi airstrip or Entebbe international airport and fly to either Kihihi airstrip or Kisoro airstrip, depending on the sector you are going to. These take 1-2 hours.

Things you must consider before booking domestic flights to Bwindi impenetrable forest national park

Booking the gorilla permits in advance

Before booking the flights to Bwindi impenetrable forest national park, we advise you to first book the gorilla trekking or habituation permits so as to rest assured of spending some time with these endangered apes. For example, those trekking mountain gorillas in the Rushaga and Nkuringo sectors will have to fly to Kisoro airstrip and those going to Buhoma and Ruhija sectors will have to fly to Kihihi airstrip. To book the gorilla permits for Bwindi impenetrable forest national park, you will have to do it 3-4 months in advance before the permits sell out since Uganda Wildlife Authority sells the permits on a first come first serve basis.

Africa Adventure Vacations Limited helps in booking gorilla permits for travelers in advance, and all they need to do is send us their travel dates so that we can check for availability of the gorilla trekking permits with the Uganda Wildlife Authority. When we check for the permits and find them available, we shall send you the payment forms so that you pay money and once we have received the money, we shall go-ahead to book the gorilla permits for you.  After booking the gorilla permit, you will know the sector you are going to trek or habituate with mountain gorillas, and this will help you choose the airport to fly to (Kisoro or Kihihi). Gorilla habituation is only done in the southern sector of the park and the airstrip to fly is Kisoro Airstrip.

Consider up-market lodges in Bwindi for accommodation.

Having secured a gorilla trekking permit and a flight to Bwindi impenetrable forest national park, now what you need to look at next is the accommodation in the park while on your safari. We believe that most of the travelers who use flights to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park are luxury travelers, so in this case, we shall have to look out for luxury lodges. Some of the luxury lodges in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park include Buhoma Lodge, Chameleon Hill Lodge, Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge, Gorilla Forest Camp, Gorilla Safari Lodge, Mahogany Springs Camp, Ruhija Gorilla Safari Lodge, and Volcanoes Safaris Bwindi Lodge, among others.

When is the best time to visit Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park?

People can fly to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park at any time of the year, but the best time for most travelers is during the dry season. The dry season in Bwindi happens from December to February and June to September. During this season, the weather is perfect for flights, the rainfall in the park is little or not there at all, the trekking trails are less muddy and not slippery, easing the speed of trekkers, and the vegetation in the park is thin, giving clear views of animals and the best photography.

Budget travelers can visit Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park in the rainy season to enjoy the huge discounts on the accommodation facilities and flights, but they should remember that during this season, there is too much rainfall in the country, which may delay flights, the vegetation in the park is very thick, causing unclear views of the mountain gorillas, and the trekking trails are muddy and slippery.

How to book domestic flights to Bwindi

Africa Adventure Vacations organizes flying safaris to different national parks around the country, Bwindi inclusive. To book a flying safari to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, all we need from you are the travel dates that you want to fly to the park. We shall go further to share these travel dates with the flight companies so that they can confirm the availability of seats to Kisoro airstrip or Kihihi airstrip. Once there is space available, we shall book it for you as we do wait for you to confirm and make payments. There are different airline companies that do carry out flights to Bwindi impenetrable forest national park and the most common ones are AeroLink Uganda and Fly Uganda. AeroLink Uganda has everyday flights to Kihihi airstrip and Kisoro airstrip and these operate in the morning, mid-morning, and afternoon hours. Upon arrival at the airstrip, our well-experienced driver-guide will meet you and drive you to the park or to the lodges.

Where to stay on domestic flights to Bwindi impenetrable forest national park?

Accommodation in different sectors of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park ranges from budget to mid-range to luxury options. Some of the accommodation facilities in different sectors of the park include;

Bakiga Lodge, Ruhija Camp, Broadbill Forest Camp, Ruhija Safari Lodge, Gift of Nature Lodge, Gorilla Mist Camp, Cuckooland Tented Camp, Agadi Eco Lodge, Ruhija Community Rest Camp, and Trekkers Tavern, among others.

Rushaga sector-Gorilla Safari Lodge, Gorilla Heights Lodge, Gorilla Valley Lodge, Nshongi Camp, Rushaga Gorilla Lodge, Four Gorilla Lodge, Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge, Bwindi Backpackers Lodge, Rushaga Gorilla Havens Lodge, Gorilla Valley Lodge, Chameleon Hill Lodge, and Rushaga Gorilla Camp, among others.

Buhoma Lodge, Trekkers Tavern, Engagi Lodge, Jungle View Lodge, Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp, Silverback Lodge, Buhoma Community Rest Camp, Bwindi View Lodge, Mahogany Springs Lodge, Gorilla Resort, Jungle View Lodge, Lake Kitandara Bwindi Camp, Gorilla Conservation Camp, and Volcanoes Safaris Bwindi Lodge, among others.

 

Nkuringo Gorilla Safari Lodge, Nkuringo Gorilla Camp, Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge, Bwindi Backpacker’s Lodge, Gorilla Heights Lodge, Lake Mulehe Gorilla Safari Lodge, Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge, and Crested Crane Bwindi Lodge, among others.

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, Chimpanzee trekking and habituation, birding, golden monkey trekking, game drives, hiking, nature walks, and community tours, among others. Booking can be done at any time of the year.