Domestic Flights To Ugandas National Parks : Aerolink Aviation Company in Uganda provides scheduled and chartered flights to many national parks in Uganda. Tourists can fly to national parks such as Murchison falls national park, Bwindi impenetrable national parks, Mgahinga gorilla national park, Semuliki national park and Queen Elizabeth national park.
Aerolink aviation in Uganda is a domestic airline that provides both scheduled and chartered flights to Uganda’s safari national parks. It’s found at Entebbe international airport and serves short distance travel destinations in Uganda due to the country’s small size. Flights last for 1 to 2 hours or more depending on the flight routing. The airline operates to 8 locations including a trip to Kisumu in Kenya.
SCHEDULED FLIGHTS BY AEROLINK TO UGANDA NATIONAL PARKS
The most frequent domestic flights that Aero link operates to many national game areas or neighboring gateway towns are the only local air service that tourists are interested in.
Therefore from Entebbe international airport to kihihi in bwindi impenetrable national park; from kihihi one can head to Queen Elizabeth national park through mweya in kasese, semuliki – semuliki national park and kibale national park where you can do chimpanzee trekking while on a safari to Uganda.
From Entebbe International port to pakuba / Bugungu / chobe airstrip in Murchison falls national park. From there, you can link to kidepo national park and kasese, mweya and kihihi.
Semuliki to Entebbe; semuliki national park one may reach to kisoro or kihihi and mweya in kasese
Therefore in April, May and November there are daily mid-morning flights from Entebbe and mbarara
ENTEBBE AIRPORT TO MASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE KENYA
Besides Uganda, the aerolink operates scheduled flights from Uganda to Masai Mara national reserve and vice versa. The flights begin from Entebbe to Mara but one can have a flight from Bwindi impenetrable national park to Masai Mara national reserve. Therefore the flight has to pass through Entebbe for clearance with immigration offices before exiting Uganda and again Kisumu for more clearances with immigration to be allowed in Kenya. Thus making it very easy to enjoy the gorilla trekking safari and Masai Mara in Kenya.
Other choices are available as well through the tour operators who may arrange for you a charter flight at a cost. The most visited destinations by air is the isolated kidepo valley national park and bwindi impenetrable forest national park since the drive is likely to take a full day even on the recently resurfaced roads.
AEROLINK UGANDA BAGGAGE POLICY
Due to the nature of flights either scheduled or charter, the aircrafts in Uganda are modest in size and as a result, they have substantially smaller luggage holds than other regular carriers. However, a traveler must follow the rules and regulations surrounding on flight luggage limitations or risk being irritated.
The limit luggage weight for all services is 15 kilos in soft-sided bags. As a rule, regular checked luggage should measure 24 inches 60 centimeters in height, 18 inches 45 centimeters in length and 13 inches 33 centimeters in breadth.
The hand baggage is 12 inches [30 centimeters] in height, 21 inches [53 centimeters] in length and 9 inches 23 centimeters in width
Personal goods include purses, small umbrellas, jackets, small backpack and walking sticks to be kept under the passenger’s seat or in an overhead compartment. The things must not weigh more than 5 kilos and the luggage allowance is 15 kilograms. It can accommodate more luggage on scheduled flights and you must reserve and pay for an additional freight seat in advance. The extra seat allows for an additional 75kg/165ibs of excess baggage.
Therefore, travelers seeking to carry additional luggage will be charged 3 USD per kg for local flights and 4 USD for Kisumu and Masai Mara flights. Domestic flights for visitors doing gorilla trekking in bwindi impenetrable national park in Uganda or wildlife viewing in kidepo valley national park are the best option if you aren’t a fun for long road trips.
All in all, all domestic flights in Uganda offer comfortable seats and ample leg room for passengers allowing them to enjoy the journey to various long distance places in the country. Having a flight into the wilderness of Uganda’s parks is such thrilling and breath taking experience that tourists on a Uganda safari enjoy though its costly compared to driving safaris and thus its only enjoyed by luxury travelers.