Are you interested in visiting Mgahinga National Park with a domestic flight, scheduled flights to Mgahinga National Park will give you an opportunity to go trek mountain gorillas in Mgahinga with a domestic flight from Entebbe and back, this will help reduce the drive time to 45 minutes compared to the 8-9 hours drive if you choose to drive to Mgahinga National Park by road from Entebbe.
Encounter Africa safaris organize both budgets, mid-range to luxury scheduled flights to Mgahinga National Park. On this trip, you will use an internal flight from Entebbe to Kisoro from where you will start your drive to Mgahinga National Park. Upon arrival at Kisoro Airport, your guide will be waiting for you and he will pick to start the drive to Mgahinga National Park. We as well consider highly customizing all trips to best match our clients’ needs, please feel free to send us an email on firstname.lastname@example.org and we will customize for you a tour that will suit your interest budget and time.
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Scheduled flights to Mgahinga National Park
Mgahinga National Park is one of the national parks that make up the Virunga ranges home of the remaining mountain gorillas leaving in their natural habitat. Daily scheduled flights to Mgahinga National Park can be organized for one interested in visiting this park by air. You will fly to Kisoro Airport to access Mgahinga National Park.
AeroLink Uganda Limited and Fly Uganda are one of the domestic airlines offering scheduled flights to Mgahinga National Park. Flights either depart from Entebbe International Airport or Kajansi Airfield; you will fly to Kisoro from where you will start the drive to Mgahinga National Park which will take you approximately 45 minutes.
AeroLink operates one flight schedule from Entebbe International Airport to Kisoro airport, this is subject to prevailing weather and all flights to Kisoro Airport are available in the morning hours only. This flight departs Entebbe Airport at 7am and arrives in Kisoro Airport at 8:10am, then on the return, it departs at 8:25am and arrives back in Entebbe at 11:25am.
What to consider in advance when booking scheduled flights to Mgahinga National Park.
Consider booking your Gorilla tracking in Mgahinga National Park in advance.
Booking your gorilla trek in advance is important when booking scheduled flights to Mgahinga National Park to avoid missing out on the few available gorilla permits for the day’s trekking. Booking your gorilla permits we will help you through this process, feel free to send us an email, you will need to book your permits at least 3-5 months in advance.
Consider Luxury Lodges for your accommodation in Bwindi.
Having confirmed the availability of gorilla permits for your dates, the second step should be checking availability and blocking rooms in available luxury or high-end Lodges in Mgahinga National Park. If you consider travelling super Luxury category, you may consider exclusive luxury lodge occupancy where you book all rooms and services for the nights, you will be spending there. For accommodation as well there are options for budget and mid-range, you will let us know which range you would like to sleep in and we will customize for you accordingly.
4×4 Land Cruisers/Jeeps instead of Safari Vans for transfers
Whether you fly chartered crafts or scheduled flights, they will fly to Kisoro for you to be able to access Mgahinga National Park. From here, you will have to transfer by road for 45 minutes to the lodge in Mgahinga National Park. For Luxury clients, 4×4 Luxury Land cruisers/Jeeps are highly recommended since they are tailored to suite minimum standards required by such a class, then for budget travelers we will use a 4×4 safari Van comfortable and customize for the transfer.
Consider when to travel to Mgahinga National Park, either during low and high season.
Many people prefer trekking gorillas in high season months of June, July, August, December, January and February, these are as well considered to be good months to go gorilla trekking in Mgahinga National Park because they relatively drier months with mild rains which makes it always easy to walk through the trails which are drier compared to the wet months, then as well the vegetations is not fully grown and this makes sighting of gorillas easy and more clear. Other months making the low season which are a bit wet that is March, April, May, October and November most travellers avoid visiting gorillas during these months because the vegetation is fully grown and trails are much slippery making the trekking much harder, however during the low season months, you have a chance to benefit from the low season discounts of both the flights, lodges and us as a company. Contact us and we will book for you accordingly.
How to book scheduled flights to Mgahinga National Park.
We have many package options for you to choose from the flying safaris to Mgahinga National Park, we can organize and book for you an all-inclusive flying gorilla trip to Mgahinga National Park from Entebbe to Kisoro. First, we will need you to share with us your planned dates of travel so that we share with the local flight operators to check for availability of the flight routings to Kisoro once we confirm availability we will tentatively book for you as we wait on you to confirm and make payment. There are is as well charter flights available which you can book any time you want to visit Mgahinga National Park, if you want privacy on your flight you can opt for this, then as well charter flights can even land in small Air Fields closer to the park hence reducing on the drive time from the main airfield to your Lodge. Among the major local operators with flights to Mgahinga National Park include fly Uganda and Aero Link Uganda. Flight fares to Kihihi/Kisoro range from the route you plan to take that is it is USD283 for a one-way flight and USD543 for a return flight. On arrival at the airport, one of our guides/vehicles will be waiting to transfer you to your Lodge and also take you for game drives and other activities there within.
Where to stay on scheduled flights to Mgahinga National Park.
On your flying gorilla trip to Mgahinga National Park from Entebbe to Kisoro we do recommend you at least spend a night in either Entebbe/Kampala before the start day and at the end of your safari, this will help you catch up with the flight depart and return times then as well avoid the risk of missing the flight in case of uncertainties like loss of your luggage, missed connecting flight to Entebbe among others.
Accommodations in Mgahinga National Park range from budget, mid-range to luxury. Budget options include Kisoro Travelers INN among others fares range from 90-100 dollars a night per person, mid-range options include, Lake Cahahfi Resort, Lake Mulehe Safari Lodge among others fares range from 100-200 dollars a night per person and then Luxury options include Gahinga Lodge among others fares range from 200-400 dollars a night per person.
Things to do and see in Mgahinga National Park
Golden monkey trekking in Mgahinga National Park
Apart from gorilla trekking, other Mgahinga gorilla safari activities include golden monkey trekking and golden monkey habituation experience. It is, therefore, possible to visit golden monkeys in the morning or afternoon depending on your schedule. It’s only in Mgahinga that mountain gorillas live with golden monkeys in Uganda. That’s why Mgahinga National Park is referred to as the only national Park where gold meets silver. Habituated golden monkey families do exist in Mgahinga giving you a chance to see them in their natural habitat. For those interested in trekking golden monkeys or combine gorilla trekking with golden monkeys, then our 3-4 Days Mgahinga gorilla and golden monkey safari is the best for you. Please note that when you book an all-inclusive tour with Encounter Africa safaris to visit Mgahinga National Park, we will take care of all bookings including golden monkey permits.
Volcano hiking in Mgahinga Safari activities
Another Mgahinga safari activity is volcano hiking. While in Mgahinga National Park, one can choose to hike Mountain Mgahinga, Sabinyo as well as Muhavura. You can choose to do a one day hike or multiple days hike to the peak of one of the fore-mentioned volcanoes. Encounter Africa safaris will help you to organize a volcano climbing safari when contacted.
Other Mgahinga safari activities include birding, nature walks and Batwa experience that climaxes with a stop at garamba cave. Mgahinga National Park is one of the parks that used to be inhabited by the Batwa minority ethnic groups and were resettled out of this area when Mgahinga National Park was officially gazetted as a National Park. While in Mgahinga the Batwa will take you for a walk to show you where they used to leave as well as the nature of life while still in the wild.
Why book with Encounter Africa Safaris for your scheduled flights to Mgahinga National Park.
Encounter Africa safaris is one of the most trusted safari company offering safaris to a different part of East Africa including Uganda, Rwanda, Congo, Kenya and Tanzania. We have been conducting safaris for more than 10 years with passion. Contact us and we will assign you one of our safari designers who will assist you in organizing your safari to Bwindi impenetrable National Park to see mountain gorillas. Encounter Africa safaris is highly recommended on Trip advisor as well as Safari Bookings.