Uganda’s Fly-In Safaris: Places You Can Fly To

A fly-in Uganda safari will appeal to travelers who not only want to get from the vibrant, thrumming city energy to the heart of the destination’s wilderness parks faster than a four-by-four cruiser but also marvel at the Pearl of Africa’s vast and magnificent landscapes views from above. 

Places in Uganda you can fly to; faster & comfortable fly-in safaris between Uganda’s national parks.

Discovering Uganda’s stunning national parks and remote attractions has never been easier with Fly-in Safaris. By taking advantage of scheduled and chartered flights between destinations, you can arrive at your destination faster and more comfortably than by road. Additionally, you’ll get to witness Uganda’s vast landscapes from an eagle’s point of view, adding a unique perspective to your journey.

Uganda’s most famous safari attractions are located far from the capital and the only international airport at Entebbe, making travel by road time-consuming and exhausting. By taking a light aircraft, you can fly between national parks and remote attractions, saving time and energy and allowing for more meaningful experiences during your Ugandan trip.

Flying between national parks is especially recommended for solo travelers, couples, or small groups of up to two people to save on time and transport expenses. For larger groups, driving can be a more affordable and enjoyable option, but for those with limited time and budget constraints, an aerial transfer is worth the price tag.

Aerolink is the major player in Uganda’s domestic flight industry and offers reliable scheduled and chartered flights between the country’s main national parks. Their network is extensive, with the western Uganda safari circuit receiving the most flight traffic and connecting as far as Masai Mara in Kenya.

Experience the convenience and comfort of flying between Uganda’s national parks and take your African safari adventure to new heights!

Aerolink Uganda fly-in safaris scheduled routes
Aerolink Local Flights Route Network Connecting National Parks

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park – Kihihi & Kisoro Airports

Entebbe — Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (Kihihi airstrip in the north of Bwindi and Kisoro Airstrip in the south of Bwindi)

One of the most exciting activities on a safari in Uganda is tracking the mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga National Park. These parks are situated in the remote southwestern corner of Uganda, about 500 kilometers (310 miles) from Entebbe International Airport, which takes approximately 10 hours to drive. If the idea of a 10-hour drive on mountainous country roads makes you feel uneasy, you can take the one-hour flight instead.

For those who prefer to reach your forest lodge quickly and save your stamina for gorilla trekking, Aerolink offers several day-flights between Entebbe and Kisoro or Kihihi Airports. If your accommodation is in the Buhoma Sector north of Bwindi, you should take the flight to Kihihi, which is a 2-hour drive away from the lodges in Buhoma. On the other hand, if your accommodation and gorilla permit is in the southern sectors of Bwindi, namely Nkuringo and Rushaga Sectors, you should book the Entebbe—Kisoro flight. Kisoro airstrip is approximately a 2-hour drive outside Rushaga and Nkuringo sectors.

Fly-in safaris to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park give you an outstanding aerial view of Uganda’s rugged southwest. It’s like flying over Nepal’s celebrated rugged highlands and is undoubtedly worth experiencing for aerial enthusiasts.

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Rugged beautifully terraced southwestern Uganda landscapes - Bwindi is one Uganda's Fly-In Safaris: Places You Can Fly To
Rugged beautifully terraced southwestern Uganda landscapes

Fly Between Bwindi Impenetrable and Other National Parks in Uganda

  • Bwindi — Queen Elizabeth 
  • Bwindi — Murchison Falls
  • Bwindi — Kidepo Valley
  • Bwindi — Jinja

Fly-in Uganda safaris not only promise a unique experience but also offer more variety than other famous safari destinations like Kenya or Tanzania. In addition to tracking the mountain gorillas in the tropical rainforests, you can also embark on game drive ventures to the open savannah plains, climb snow-capped summits, and explore the country’s most hidden cultures in remote locations.

Once you’ve completed your gorilla tour in the extreme southwest, you can easily connect to other remote places such as Queen Elizabeth NP, Murchison Falls, and Kidepo National Park through daily scheduled and chartered flights operated by Aerolink between Entebbe and these national parks.

Furthermore, you can also fly between Entebbe and Masai Mara in Kenya or Serengeti National Park in Tanzania, providing the opportunity to watch the endangered mountain gorillas in Bwindi and experience the wild magnificence of the Serengeti-Mara triangle.

By taking advantage of these flights, you can add even more adventure experiences to your Uganda safari, from exploring the vast savannah plains to discovering hidden cultural gems. So, get ready to unlock the true beauty of Uganda and embark on a journey of a lifetime.

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Queen Elizabeth National Park – Kasese and Mweya Airports

Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda’s most celebrated tourism asset, is a must-visit destination for wildlife enthusiasts and independent travelers alike. With a protected reserve spanning 1,978 sq km, the park offers incredible wildlife viewing moments. Top attractions include safari drives and boat safaris on Kazinga Channel that bring you close to hippos, elephants, buffalo, lions, and many rare bird species.

Driving to Queen Elizabeth National Park from Entebbe can take up to six or seven hours, depending on the route. However, flying between Entebbe and Kasese or Mweya cuts the journey time to just under an hour, allowing for more time to explore the park’s adventures or relax at the camp.

Aerolink offers chartered flights between Queen Elizabeth National Park and Bwindi (Kihihi/Kisoro airstrips), Murchison Falls National Park (Pakuba, Bugungu, and Chobe airstrips), and Entebbe International Airport, making travel hassle-free and convenient.

Local flight fees are already included when you book one of our personalized, all-inclusive fly-in Uganda safaris, saving you the booking hustle and drive time. So why not indulge in the ultimate safari experience and let us take care of the details, allowing you to sit back, relax, and enjoy your adventure.

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Murchison Falls National Park – Pakuba and Chobe Airports

Located a bit further from the popular western Uganda safari circuit is Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda’s largest national park. This stunning park is home to some of the most endearing animals to watch on safari and boasts the world’s most powerful falls, making it a must-visit destination for any traveler.

Murchison Falls is located 250 km or about 5 hours’ drive from Kidepo National Park and 500 km or about 8 hours’ drive from Kibale National Park. The drive between Bwindi and Murchison Falls is a bone-jarring 13 hours, which is why most safari operators avoid the route, or add expensive stops at other parks.

Fortunately, you can still enjoy the beauty of Murchison Falls National Park regardless of the number of days you plan to spend at the safari camp. By taking fly-in safaris, you can easily connect to other popular destinations like Queen Elizabeth National Park or Kibale National Park or even fly directly to Entebbe International Airport.

Aerolink offers chartered flights between Murchison Falls National Park (Pakuba, Bugungu, Chobe airstrips) and these locations, making your travel experience more convenient and enjoyable. So, don’t miss out on the opportunity to witness the majesty of Murchison Falls and book your Uganda safari today!

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Kidepo Valley National Park

Entebbe — Kidepo Valley National Park (Pakuba airstrip)

Because of its remoteness, Kidepo Vally National Park is one of the places you can fly, connecting you to other major attractions in Uganda. Kidepo is one of the most underrated national parks CNN Travel Magazine named the Mara of Uganda. It sits in the extreme northeastern corner of Uganda and Its location has historically made it impossible to include on most Uganda tours.

However, with Pakuba Airstrip just outside the park and three others (Pakuba, Bugungu, and Chobe) minutes away in Murchison Fall, travelers can fly to Kidepo and explore its vast richness without enduring the arduous drive.

Kidepo Valley’s semi-arid landscape hosts an incredible number of wildlife, a spectacularly rugged landscape, and some of the most fascinating cultural communities in the country. Many of our guests have reported the best wildlife viewing experiences, notably pointing out the advantage of very low tourists in the park.

A typical Kidepo fly-in Uganda safari will usually include 3 nights in Bwindi, a connecting flight to Kidepo via Entebbe, and another 3 nights. Kidepo Vally offers an excellent wilderness environment to celebrate a honeymoon or Romantic Safari in Uganda.

Tailor your Uganda fly-in safaris and adventures with a local expert.

At Nkuringo Safaris, we understand that every traveler is unique, which is why we offer tailored fly-in safaris in Uganda. Our experienced local guides curate places that you can fly to with minimal airfare, saving you valuable time to have more meaningful experiences in the Pearl of Africa.

Whether you’re looking for a shorter jaunt lasting just a few days or a month-long itinerary, we offer a wide range of experiences to suit your needs. Our remote Africa safari trips explore the adventure-filled country, providing authentic local and wilderness experiences that you won’t find anywhere else.

With our fly-in safaris, you can save time and explore more of Uganda’s national parks. We take care of everything, from local flight reservations to transfers between the camp and airstrip, room reservations, park activities, and local expert guides. This gives our travelers the power to experience a rewarding safari vacation in the Pearl of Africa without the hassle of planning.

To start planning your dream safari, get in touch with one of our safari experts today. Simply send an email to or request a no-obligation, free quote. Let us help you create an unforgettable adventure in Uganda!


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