Uganda Fly-in Safaris for the Time-Conscious Traveler


When one thinks of a safari adventure, images of open-top Land Rovers navigating the African savannah often come to mind. However, there's a more thrilling and convenient way to explore Uganda, the "Pearl of Africa" - through fly-in safaris.

This unique approach allows you to experience the country's diverse landscapes, magnificent wildlife, and cultural richness from the skies, providing an unparalleled perspective on this captivating nation.

Fly-in safaris are a unique way to explore Uganda, providing a bird's eye view of the country's breathtaking landscapes. These adventures begin with a flight to Entebbe International Airport, the country's only international airport. From there, travelers are transported to the heart of the country's national parks and reserves via smaller aircraft, providing access to remote and hard-to-reach areas.

This mode of safari transportation not only saves time but also allows visitors to maximize their time on the ground, as opposed to spending hours on the road.

Imagine soaring over the lush Ugandan landscape, marveling at the beauty of the African terrain from the air. This not only reduces travel time but also presents you with an opportunity to enjoy stunning aerial views, giving you a preview of the natural wonders awaiting you on the ground.

Flying Between Entebbe and Uganda's National Parks

We can arrange a fly-in safari to visit Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, as well as Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kibale Forest National Park, and Murchison Falls National Park. At each park, our guides and vehicles will be waiting to transfer you to your lodge and take you on game drives and other activities.

If you're heading to the southern sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park, known as Ishasha and famous for its tree-climbing lions, you'll land at Kihihi Airport.

For the northern sector of Murchison Falls National Park, known as Paraa, you'll land at Pakuba. Conversely, if you're visiting the southern sector of Murchison Falls National Park, you'll land in Bugungu.

If you're interested in flying to Kidepo National Park, please contact us for information on how to combine it with Murchison Falls National Park.

Aerolink and Bar Aviation operate charter flights to all of Uganda's national parks. If you're looking for privacy, you can choose this option. Charter flights can even land at small airfields, reducing the drive time from the airfield to your lodge.


For those seeking to make the most of their time and experience the very best of Uganda, exclusive fly-in safari packages are the answer. These meticulously crafted itineraries cater to travelers with limited schedules, providing an unforgettable journey that is as efficient as it is extraordinary. Our fly-in packages are tailored for the time-conscious traveler, with durations ranging from 3 to 6 days. These packages offer many opportunities to explore the country's diverse attractions. Here's a glimpse of what you can expect:


If you are looking for a fast way to explore Uganda and avoid lond road drives between national parks, fly-in safaris are your choice. Numerous happy luxury travelers have shared their fantastic experiences in our reviews. If you need some inspiration, feel free to take a look at our Uganda fly-in tour reviews from previous visitors.

  • star ratingAmazing trip to Uganda - I booked my trip with Encounter Africa Safaris. It was a five das trip As a solo traveller. Dennis, the organiser, was extremely helpful and caring during the whole... read more

    July 25, 2023

    star ratingThe whole experience, from start to finish, was absolutely amazing. Adams is THE MAN!! Everything ran seamlessly, from pick up to drop off. Adams was great at keeping us entertained... read more

    Sarah B
    July 28, 2023

    star ratingExceptional service and an amazing experience!  - Excellent service - Was able to curate my own trip with assistance from the company. Everything was so easy and payments safe too. Easy booking, great communication, great driver/guide, really... read more

    August 12, 2023

    star ratinggreat agency - we had an amazing experience using Encounter Africa, very professional staff, super reactive, reliable and friendly. the hotel selection that was proposed was very good value for money and the... read more

    edouard h
    August 21, 2023

    star ratingAn amazing lifetime experience to see the most beautiful animals. Loved it! - I can wholeheartedly recommend this tour. It was awesome! My guide and driver for the 5 days was Stephen. He was friendly and knowledgeable. It was great meeting him. The... read more

    Jonathan B
    August 3, 2023

    star ratingWe did the 3 day Gorilla Tracking Safari and it was a truly once in a lifetime experience. Leading up to the event, Dennis was wonderful for communicating and Godwin,... read more

    August 27, 2023
  • star ratingWorth every penny! - We did the two-day Gorilla Trek excursion from Kigali, Rwanda to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and back.

    July 10, 2023

    star ratingGreat Safari Tour - Wow, what an amazing tour we had. Gorillas, chimps, tree climbing lions, elephants and much more. Our guide Jason was really knowledgeable and very easy going. Thanks alot for a... read more

    Lewis B
    July 28, 2023

    star ratingExcellent experience with Encounter! - Seamless experience from start to finish. Great communication with Denis when booking. Denis gave me several options for lodges/tours and provided guidance along the way when deciding which was the... read more

    July 9, 2023

    star ratingUganda the Beautiful - Writing for my husband as he did a solo tour in Uganda: Absolutely amazing journey and wonderful country. Encounter Africa delivered everything that they said they would, and Patrick... read more

    Kristine K
    August 14, 2023

    star ratingOUR TRIP WAS INCREDIBLE - My partner an I had the most incredible vacation! It is difficult figuring out which safari company to choose since there are so many. BOOK THIS ONE!! We travel the... read more

    July 21, 2023

    star ratingAmazing experience!  - My husband and I did the three day gorilla trekking tour. We had an amazing time! Our driver Martin really made the experience. When we travel we like to try... read more

    Serene S
    July 4, 2023

Fly-in Safari to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

It is now possible to experience gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park with Aerolink's fly-in safari service. If you have limited time but still desire to track gorillas, our Uganda fly-in safari packages are perfect for you. Aerolink operates two flights from Entebbe International Airport to Kihihi Airstrip, which is just a one-and-a-half-hour drive from the Buhoma region of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. This service makes it easier for you to access the gorilla trekking sectors faster and enjoy the company of these amazing creatures.

There are two flights from Entebbe International Airport to Kihihi each day. The morning flight leaves at 7:30am and arrives at 9:45am, while the afternoon flight leaves at 15:30pm and arrives at 1:30pm.

If you are traveling from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to Entebbe, the morning flight departs Kihihi at 9:45am and arrives at Entebbe International Airport at 11:55am. Meanwhile, the afternoon flight from Kihihi to Entebbe departs at 2:05pm and lands at 3:05pm.

For those traveling to the southern part of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, there is one morning flight available from Entebbe International Airport that departs at 7:30am and lands at Kisoro Airfield at 9:45am.

Why Choose a Fly-In Safari?

The advantages of opting for a fly-in safari in Uganda are numerous. Not only do you get to maximize your time in the country, but you also have the opportunity to enjoy the lodges and surrounding activities without the fatigue associated with long road journeys. The convenience and efficiency of flying between destinations mean you can immerse yourself in the heart of Uganda's wilderness, making every moment count.

Additionally, flying between destinations reduces the carbon footprint of your safari, contributing to sustainable and responsible travel. Uganda has been making strides in conservation efforts, and choosing a fly-in safari is a small but significant way to support these initiatives.

For those with limited vacation time or those simply seeking the most efficient and captivating way to explore Uganda, fly-in safaris are the perfect solution. With well-maintained aircraft, experienced guides, and carefully curated itineraries, your safari experience will be seamless and unforgettable.

So, if you've always dreamt of exploring the African wilderness but have been held back by time constraints, consider a Uganda fly-in safari. These exclusive packages promise an efficient and exhilarating adventure, ensuring that you don't miss a moment of the captivating wildlife and breathtaking landscapes that Uganda has to offer. Don't just go on a safari; soar into one with Uganda's fly-in safaris.