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Flying safaris to Bwindi gorilla park

Flying safaris to Bwindi gorilla park

Flying safaris to Bwindi gorilla park

Are you looking for flying safaris to Bwindi gorilla park? It’s now possible to fly to Bwindi impenetrable forest national park using Aero Link. Bwindi impenetrable forest national park is famous for harboring mountain gorillas in the southwestern part of Uganda. Travelers that don’t want to travel long distances can now travel using air transport in a few hours they will be in Bwindi gorilla park.

Aero link Uganda organizes flights from Entebbe international airport and Kajjansi airstrip to Kihihi airstrip and Kisoro airstrip. Flights to Bwindi impenetrable forest national park take only 1 hour and from the airstrips, the driver guides will be ready to transfer you to the park which normally takes a few hours compared to the long road transport that takes 9-10 hours.

Aero link flights happen twice a day with the morning flight departing from Entebbe international airport at 7:30 am and arriving at Kihihi airstrip at 8:45 am or Kisoro at 9:45 am. The afternoon flight departs Entebbe at 12:30 pm and arrives at Kihihi at 1:00 pm every day. The flights from Bwindi to Entebbe international airport depart at 9:45 am and arrive at 11:55 am and the afternoon flight leaves at 2:05 pm and arrives at Entebbe international airport at 3:05 am. Travelers that want to have flying safaris to Bwindi impenetrable forest national park can book with a trusted tour operator in advance who will check for the availability of seats based on the dates of math and the year the safari will happen.

Activities to do on flying safari to Bwindi gorilla park

Mountain gorilla trekking in a flying safari to Bwindi gorilla park: Mountain gorilla trekking is the most done activity by travelers using flying safaris to Bwindi gorilla park. To trek mountain gorillas of Bwindi gorilla park, you will need to first book a gorilla permit before even coming into the country. Trekking is done by those above the age of 15 years old but there is no maximum age for trekking mountain gorillas.

Only a flying safari to Bwindi gorilla park, you will wake up early in the morning at your lodge, and have breakfast before meeting your driver to transfer you to the park office of the sector you are going to trek. At the park offices, you will meet different trekkers and gather for a briefing from the park wardens. Later grouping is done and armed ranger guides lead the treks.

The gorilla trekking activity in Bwindi takes 2-7 hours of going through different trekking trails meeting different park mammals, primates, and birds. When the trekkers meet the mountain gorilla group assigned, they are given 1 hour to be around these apes, watch them do daily activities, take photos, and learn about the gorilla habits.

Gorilla habituation on a flying safari to Bwindi gorilla park: Plan to habituate mountain gorillas on your flying safari to Bwindi gorilla park. The park is the only place in the world to meet mountain gorillas and habituate them for 4 hours. Everyone is allowed to be part of mountain gorilla habituation as long as they are 15 years and have valid gorilla permits. Gorilla habituation in Bwindi gorilla park is done by 4 trekkers together with conservationists, rangers, and researchers. Gorilla habituation takes the same procedures as gorilla trekking but the difference is gorilla habituation allows you to be around these apes for 4 hours.

Cinnamon-chested Bee-eater

Cinnamon-chested Bee-eater

Birding on a flying safari to Bwindi gorilla park: On a flying safari to Bwindi gorilla park, birding is that one activity you shouldn’t miss out on in case you are a good lover. Bwindi gorilla park is a birder’s parasite with over 348 bird species of which some are endemic to the Albertine region. Birding activities in Bwindi gorilla park are mostly done in Buhoma and Ruhija sectors. Some of the birding trails in Bwindi gorilla park are Buhoma waterfall trail, Mubwindi swamp, and bamboo zone.

Birds in Bwindi gorilla park include Cassin’s Hawk-Eagle, Green-throated Sunbird, Rwenzori Batis, Yellow-eyed Black Flycatcher, Red-faced Woodland Warbler, Grey-headed Negrofinch, Chestnut-throated Apalis, Grauer’s Warbler, Dusky Crested Flycatcher, Grauer’s Rush Warbler, Common Bulbul, Collared Apalis, Yellow-crested Helmet Shrike, Fan-tailed Widowbird, Hairy-breasted Barbet, Red-throated Alethe, Handsome Francolin, Cabanis’s Greenbul, White-breasted Negrofinch, Green Crombec, and Stripe-breasted Tit to mention but a few.

Nature walks on a flying safari to Bwindi gorilla park: Nature walks in Bwindi gorilla park are the best ways to explore the park. The nature walk activities in Bwindi gorilla park are led by armed ranger guides who know the best trails t use and protect you from dangerous wild animals. Some of the nature walk trails in Bwindi gorilla park include river ivy trail, Kashasha river trail, Muzabajiro loop trail, Waterfall trail, Rushura hill trail, and Munyaga river trail among others.

Nature walks in Bwindi gorilla park give you an opportunity to meet animals such as bushbucks, giant forest hogs, bush pigs, buffaloes, forest elephants, duikers, blue monkeys, olive baboons, black and white colobus monkeys, l’hoest’s monkeys, and red-tailed monkeys. Nature walks also give you an opportunity to see birds such as African green broadbill, shinning African blue, western green tinker bird, montane oriole, white-tailed blue fly, and western green tinker bird among others

When to have flying safaris to Bwindi gorilla park

Flying safaris to Bwindi gorilla park can be done at any time of the year but there are months that are better than the rest. The drier months are the best to have flying safaris to Bwindi impenetrable forest and they do happen from June to September and December to February. During the dry months, the weather favors flights to Bwindi, there is little or no rainfall in the park which leaves the trekking trails muddy and slippery, and the vegetation is short with clear views of the park animals.

Nkuringo Safari Lodge

Nkuringo Safari Lodge

Accommodation on flying safaris in Bwindi gorilla park

Accommodation in Buhoma sector: Buhoma Lodge, Engagi Lodge, Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp, Bwindi Forest Lodge, Mahogany Springs Lodge, Bwindi View Bandas, Ride 4 women Guest House, Silverback Lodge, Buhoma Rest Camp, Haven Lodge, and Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge.

Accommodation in Rushaga sector: Rushaga Gorilla Lodge, Four Gorillas Lodge, Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge, Rushaga Gorilla Camp, Bwindi Jungle Lodge, Gorilla Valley Lodge, Lake Mulehe Gorilla Lodge, Nsongi Camp, Rushaga Gorilla Haven Lodge, Rushaga Gorilla Resort, and Wagtail Eco Safari Lodge.

Accommodation in Nkuringo sector: Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge, Gorilla Heights Lodge, Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge, Bwindi Backpackers Lodge, Mutanda Eco Community Centre, Nshongi Camp, Crested Crane Bwindi Hotel, Lake Mulehe Gorilla Lodge, and Virunga Campsite

Accommodation in Ruhija sector: Ruhija Gorilla Safari Lodge, Ruhija Community Rest Camp, Bakiga Lodge, Gorilla Mist Camp, Broadbill Forest Camp, Agandi Lodge, Gift of Nature Lodge, Ruhija Gorilla Friends Resort, Chameleon Hill Lodge, Cuckoo Land Tented Lodge, Ecomarvels Gorilla Lodge, and Trekkers Tavern.

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