Domestic flights from Entebbe to Kihihi airstrip; Kihihi airstrip is one of the airstrips located in southwestern part of Uganda near Bwindi impenetrable national park which is the most visited national park in Uganda and Queen Elizabeth national park which is the second largest national park in Uganda. There are two domestic airlines in Uganda which offers flights to Kihihi airstrip that is Aerolink Uganda limited and bar aviation therefore tourists who want to avoid the long distance drive can book a domestic flight from Entebbe airport to Kihihi airstrip.
Domestic flights from Entebbe to Kihihi airstrip with Aerolink Uganda limited
Aerolink Uganda limited offers domestic flights to Kihihi airstrip which are done in three schedules for example the morning flight which departs from Entebbe airport at 7:00am, 10:15am and arrives at Kihihi airstrip at around 8:45am, 11:25am respectively. The afternoon flight departs from Entebbe airport at around 12:00 and arrives at Kihihi airstrip at around 14:40pm.
Domestic flights from Entebbe to Kihihi airstrip with Bar aviation
Bar aviation offers daily domestic flights to Kihihi airstrip which are done in two schedules that is the morning scheduled flights which depart from Entebbe airport at around 7:05 am arriving at Kihihi airstrip at 9:00am and the afternoon scheduled flights which depart from Entebbe airport at around 12:05 and arrive at Kihihi airstrip at 13:30pm.
Both Aerolink Uganda limited and bar aviation also operate helicopter and charter flights from Entebbe airport to Kihihi airstrip. Charter flights are available on request in case the schedule services does not meet your needs.
Tourists who book scheduled or charter flights from Entebbe airport to Kihihi airstrip have an opportunity to engage in different activities in Bwindi impenetrable national park and Queen Elizabeth national park including,
Gorilla trekking is the most famous activity in Bwindi impenetrable national park that attracts big numbers of tourists. Gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable national park can either be done in Buhoma sector or Ruhija sector as these are the two sectors that are near Kihihi airstrip. Gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable national park starts early in the morning with a briefing about the rules and regulations to follow during trekking. After the briefing, you will be subdivided into groups of 8 people where each group will be allocated a habituated gorilla family to trek and an experienced park guide who is conversant with gorilla trekking trails. Trekking on mountain gorillas in Bwindi impenetrable national park takes about 30 minutes to 7 hours depending on where the gorillas are located because they like to move from one place to another in search of food. Once the mountain gorillas are found you will be able to spend one hour with the gorillas in their habitat, learn about their behaviors, watch them feed, breastfeed, take photos and record the incredible moments.
Game drive is an interesting activity that is done in Ishasha sector or Kasenyi plains in Queen Elizabeth national park. Game drives in Queen Elizabeth national park can either be done very early in the morning when animals are still active or in the afternoon in a comfortable 4 WD pop up safari vehicle with a professional driver guide. During the game drives, you will be able to view the tree climbing lions lazily lying up in acacia or fig tree branches in Ishasha sector, view other animals like buffaloes, elephants, bushbucks, waterbucks, warthogs, hippos, Uganda kobs, topis, giant forest hogs, leopards, hyenas among others.
Nature walk is an adventurous activity where tourists will get an opportunity to explore the national park on foot with the company of an experience park guide and an armed ranger guide to protect you from any danger. During the guided nature walk, you will follow different hiking trails including the Muyanga waterfall trail, Kashasha river trail, Mubwindi swamp trail, Bamboo trail, Muzabajiro loop trail, The Ivy River trail, Habinyanja trail, Rushura hill trail in Buhoma and Ruhija sectors. During the nature walk you will be able to view different primates, bird species, enjoy the cool breeze, views of the beautiful scenery, colorful butterflies, listen to sweet sounds of bird species singing in trees, take beautiful pictures among others.
Bird watching is another interesting activity where you will be able to view variety of bird species. Bwindi impenetrable national park is a home of over 360 recorded bird species and Queen Elizabeth national park is a home of over 600 recorded bird species which makes them the best bird watching destinations in Uganda.
Batwa cultural tour
Batwa cultural tour is an exciting activity in Bwindi impenetrable national park where you will be able to interact with the Batwa people who used to live in Bwindi forest before it was gazetted into a national park. During the Batwa cultural tour, you will be able to learn about the local people culture, tradition, way of living, taste their traditional dishes, listen to their ancient stories, enjoy their traditional performances among others.
Chimpanzee trekking in Kyambura gorge
Chimpanzee trekking is an interesting activity that is done in Kyambura gorge queen Elizabeth national park. Chimpanzee trekking in Kyambura gorge starts early in the morning with a briefing about the rules and regulations to follow during trekking. After the briefing, you will start trekking in the gorge with a park guide who is well conversant with trails in the forest. Chimpanzee trekking takes about 30 minutes to 4 hours depending on where the chimpanzees are located and once they are found, you will be allowed to spend one hour with them in their habitat which gives you a chance to learn about their behaviors, watch them carry out their daily activities, take photos and record videos.
Boat cruise on Kazinga channel
Boat cruise on Kazinga channel is done in schedules for example the morning schedule which starts at around 9:00am and the afternoon schedule which starts at around 2:00pm. During the boat cruise, you will be able to view large concentrations of hippos and Nile crocodiles in water, view elephants, buffaloes, waterbucks along the shores, view water birds, beautiful scenery, view fishermen preparing their fishing gears among others.
When to fly to Kihihi airstrip
Tourists can fly to Kihihi airstrip all year round though the best time is during the dry season in the months of June, July, August, September, December, January and February because during this period, there is less rainfall which favors flights to the airstrip compared to the rainy season where flights are delayed due to bad weather.
You can book your scheduled or charter domestic flights from Entebbe airport to Kihihi airstrip through a trusted tour operator like Achieve Global Safaris. For more information, do not hesitate to contact us or visit our website for various flying safari packages.