Flight to Queen Elizabeth National Park
Flight to Queen Elizabeth national park is the easiest means of transport that can access the park in a short period of time for the park activities. It takes 1hour and 15 minutes by Air transport. Queen Elizabeth National Park is positioned in the south-western region of Uganda approximately 400 kilometres to the south west of Kampala Uganda’s capital city. The possibility of flying to any nearby airstrip to Queen Elizabeth national park is easy and such airstrip includes; kasese, Mweya, Kihihi and Ishasha which can be reached by scheduled flight or chartered aircraft from Uganda’s main Entebbe International Airport or Kajjansi Airfield which are close to Uganda’s thriving capital city Kampala. Tourists enter Uganda through Entebbe International Airport ‘’EBB’’ which is the main arrival area to land in Uganda, Entebbe is approximately about 46 km from Kampala capital city. However, your tour operator will organise for you a pick up vehicle from the airport and all transport required as part of your tour package.
In spite the fact that, Uganda has the number of airlines that operate in domestic travel business which can connect to regional and international countries. The charter flights are available to fly to all Uganda national parks.
Domestic flights that operate to Queen Elizabeth National park include;
Fly Uganda, is the major private domestic flight that travels to all Uganda’s national parks. The departure time to fly Uganda air from kajjansi airfield is at 08:00 am at cost of USD290 per person for a one-way flight with a maximum of two people on board.
Aero link charter flight is a privately owned airline famously known in East Africa as a domestic scheduled flight its major purpose is to travel into Uganda’s national parks, Rwanda and Kenya Tanzania and Congo. Above all Aero link as an airline offers both charter flight and scheduled flight to Queen Elizabeth national park. Aero link airline, daily loads with a number of travellers who book for their scheduled flight through a tour operator. The daily charter flights are always available from Entebbe airport to mweya airstrip, Kasese Airstrip, kihihi airport. The plane is configured to carry up 11 passengers and its cargo hold accepts only 15 kilogrammes from the clients.
Eagle air is also among the most operating charter flight to Uganda’s national parks, mostly to northern Uganda to Chobe airstrip and pakuba airstrip which are both found in Murchison falls national park.
Generally, domestic flight in Uganda are cheaper and affordable to the visitors who dislike travelling long journeys on roads. The flight rates vary between USD 227 and USD 259, despite the fact the prices may result from the use of air transport as your choice. You should know that Air travel in Uganda is safe when we compare it to road transport.
Per week, over 25 domestic flights set off from Entebbe International Airport to regional areas mostly to national parks, to make a choice of private charter aircraft as your own decision on safari itinerary, you will need to add in some dollars or shillings to your tour package. This will reduce on the long driving hours that can be spent on road route to Queen Elizabeth national park, the air transport to Queen allows you to have rewardable view from the aerial point. Travelling to Queen Elizabeth national park by a charter flight is a short run over by air which lasts 1hour and 15 minutes. When you say to travel by car using Mbarara route it takes 5 to 6hours by road which is quite along driving hours to those who hate sitting for many hours.