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Uganda domestic flights to Mgahinga gorilla national park

Domestic flights to Mgahinga gorilla national park Uganda

Uganda domestic flights to Mgahinga gorilla national park

Are you intending to visit Mgahinga national park and want to use scheduled or domestic flights? Look no further Africa adventure vacations organize flights to Mgahinga national park in the southwestern part of Uganda. The flights take only 2 hours and a few minutes to reach the park compared to 9-10 hours of driving. Mgahinga national park is home to some of the remaining mountain gorillas left in the world and it’s bordered by Virunga national park of DR Congo as well as volcanoes national park and these together form the Virunga Conservation area.

Africa Adventure Vacations organize scheduled flights to Mgahinga national park and these depart from Entebbe international airport or Kajjansi airstrip to Kisoro airstrip. On arrival at the airstrip, our well-trained and experienced driver guides will be ready to pick you up and transfer you to the park or the lodge. If you are planning to visit Mgahinga national park and want to use scheduled flights to the park, we advise you to let us know in advance so that we book for you the flight.

There are daily scheduled flights to Mgahinga national park for those that would love to visit the park using air transport. The flights are done by AeroLink Uganda and Fly Uganda who organizes flights in the morning, mid-morning, and evening sessions. The flights depart from Entebbe international airport or Kajjansi airstrip in Kampala to Kisoro airstrip and upon arrival, you are driven by our well-trained and experienced guide to the park which takes a few minutes.

Things to consider in advance while booking domestic flights to Mgahinga gorilla national park Uganda

Booking the gorilla trekking permit in advance

This is the first thing to consider even before booking the flight. The gorilla trekking permit allow allows a person to be around mountain gorillas for a maximum of 1 hour while learning about their habits and they are sold to children ages 15 years and above. You can book the gorilla trekking permit directly from the Uganda Wildlife Authority or a trusted local tour operator such as Africa Adventure Vacations Limited which is licensed by the Uganda Tourism Board at the same time a member of the Association of the Uganda Tour Operators. you are advised to book your trekking permit in advance of 3-4 months before the day of trekking to avoid disappointments since the permits are sold on a first come first serve basis.

Considering luxury accommodation facilities in Mgahinga national park

Most of the people who use flights to Mgahinga national park sleep in accommodation facilities that are luxury and for this matter, the park has so many of them located inside and around the park. Some of the luxury accommodation facilities in Mgahinga national park include Mount Gahinga Safari Lodge, Singa Kwitonda Lodge, One and Only Gorilla Nest, and Amakoro Songa Lodge among others.

Good time to visit Mgahinga national park?

It’s advised to travel to Mgahinga national park during the drier season of June to September and December to February when there is less rainfall. The season is good for gorilla trekking since the trekking trails are less muddy and not slippery, the vegetation is thin for clear views of animals, the weather is perfect with no or little rainfall, and the roads leading to the parks are dry. The other months are called rainy months and during this season, the travelers are not advised to travel because the area has plenty of rainfall, the trekking trails are slippery and wet, the vegetation is thick giving unclear views of animals and the roads leading to the parks are impassable.

Ways of booking domestic flights to Mgahinga gorilla national park Uganda

To fly to Mgahinga national park, all you need is to tell us about the travel dates that would love to visit the park so that we organize for you an all-inclusive flying gorilla safari to this gorilla park. After sending us your travel dates, we shall check for the availability of the tickets with airline companies AeroLink Uganda and Fly Uganda and then get back to you. Once the tickets are available, we shall get back to you for payments and once we have confirmed the payment, we shall book for you a ticket to Mgahinga national park.

Accommodation on domestic flights to Mgahinga national park

So many accommodation facilities are available in Mgahinga national park and these range from budget to mid-range to luxury accommodation facilities. The accommodation facilities where you can stay in Mgahinga national park include Travellers Rest Hotel, Lake Chahafi Lodge, Kisoro Travelers INN, Muhabura Motel, Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge, Gahinga Lodge, Lake Mulehe Gorilla Lodge, Gorilla Heights Lodge, Muhabura Climbers Rest Camp, Air-Land Hotel, Lake Chahafi Resort, Lake Mulehe Lodge, Mondi Lodge Kisoro, Virunga Campsite and Backpackers, Sabyinyo Guest House, Kisoro Tourist Hotel, and Gorilla Hills Eco-Lodge among others.

Top things to do in Mgahinga national park

Spend 1 hour with mountain gorillas in Mgahinga

This is the main reason why travelers visit Mgahinga national park. The park is a home of 1 habituated mountain gorilla family called Nyakagezi which means that there are only 8 trekking permits available at the Uganda Wildlife Authority every day for this park. Gorilla trekking in Mgahinga national park starts with trekkers being briefed about the rules and regulations of the golden monkey trekking activity at the park headquarters. After this, the trekkers are led by the ranger guides to look for the mountain gorillas but while searching for them, you have chances of seeing park animals like the buffaloes, elephants, giant forest hogs, different bird species, and trees. When you meet the mountain gorillas, the rangers will give you a maximum of 1 hour to be around them as you learn about their habits, watch them do daily activities, and take photos.

Trekking beautiful golden monkeys in Mgahinga

Besides mountain gorilla trekking, golden monkey trekking is the other most popular activity in Mgahinga National Park. It’s only in this park where you can meet the beautiful golden monkeys that have found their home in the bamboo vegetation type in the park. Golden monkey trekking is done by people who have valid golden monkey trekking permits issued out by the Uganda wildlife authority and its starts with a briefing early in the morning. During the briefing, the trekkers are taught about the dos and don’ts of the golden monkey trekking activity after which ranger guides lead them through different trials of the park with opportunities of seeing other animals like the duikers, buffaloes, giant forest hogs, different bird species, and different vegetation covers. When you meet the golden monkeys, the trekkers will give you 1 hour to be around these primates, watch them do daily activities, learn their habits and take photos.

Hiking (Muhabura, Gahinga and Sabyinyo) in Mgahinga national park

Volcano hiking is another activity one can do after flying to Mgahinga national park. The park hosts 3 of the Virunga mountains and these are Mountain Muhabura, Mountain Gahinga, and Mountain Sabinyo. You can decide to hike any of the mountains and hiking starts with a briefing where the rangers tell you what to do and not to do during the hiking. The rangers lead you throughout the hike while telling you about different information on the mountain with opportunities of meeting different park animals, birds, and different vegetation cover.

Bird watching activities in Mgahinga national park

Another Mgahinga national park activity is birding. While in Mgahinga national park, one can decide to do birding and they should expect to see birds such as Grauer’s Rush Warbler, Montane Masked Apalis, Kivu Ground Thrush, Red-throated Alethe, Yellow-eyed Black Flycatcher, Stripe-breasted Tit, alpine swift, Rwenzori batis, black kite, blue-headed coucal, Kivu ground thrush, dusky Crimsonwing, moorland chat, olive woodpecker, ibis, Yellow-crested Helmet Shrike, Collared Apalis, African olive pigeon, archer’s robin-chat, Rwenzori nightjar, Rwenzori turaco, fire finch stonechat, moorland chat, red-faced woodland warbler, blue-headed coucal, crowned hornbill, scarlet-tufted malachite sunbird, grey capped warbler, olive pigeon, olive pigeon, Pin-tailed whydah, and white-necked raven.

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 in Queen Elizabeth national park, hiking, nature walks, and community tours among others. Booking domestic flights to Mgahinga gorilla national park Uganda can be done at any time of the year.