Travelling to the pearl of Africa has got better since there has been utilization of local domestic flights to however would love to reach certain tour destinations across the country and thus several partners have collaborated with the government and introduced chartered flights to key areas to ease the mode of transport and accessibility to these areas for example there domestic flights scheduled from Entebbe to Kihihi airstrip in southwestern part of the country where we find key attractions like gorilla trekking, mountain hiking, golden monkey trekking, nature walks and other activities in either of the nearby parks from the airstrip
Kihihi airstrip is a quick connecting point to adventurous parks in the western and south western part of the country where visitors can easily connect to Queen Elizabeth national park, Bwindi impenetrable forest national park and Mgahinga gorilla national park
Domestic flights scheduled to Kihihi airstrip operate every day and there two shifts which operate that you can book either for a morning or afternoon transfer for a travel which will take you between an hour and upon landing you can be transferred in our safari vehicles to any of your dream destinations in relation to your travel itinerary.
Tree climbing lions of Ishasha.
Kihihi airstrip offers a quick connect to Ishasha sector which lies in the southwestern part of Queen Elizabeth National Park and act as a home for Tree climbing Lions. A game drive to these wildlife primates is a unique and rare on an African safari experience to be found in parks but can be best explored on a Ugandan safari. You will be thrilled meeting them up in big fig trees where you view them in a pop-up roof of our safari vehicle which allows you to stand to get the best photos.
Chimpanzee trekking in Kyambura Gorge.
Kyambura gorge is another exiting place found in southwestern part of Queen Elizabeth National Park and best known for chimpanzee trekking activity which compliments other chimp destinations in the country like Kibale National Park which is the prominent prime destination for Chimps. Kyambura gorge as well offers a unique experience where 16 chimpanzee families have been habituated and open to visitors all year round. A walk through the forest as well is marvelous characterized with rain forests and rivers flowing through the rift valley with magical sound melodies of different birds within the forest amidst other primates will make it more interesting.
Queen Elizabeth National Park is one of the most visited Parks in Uganda which you can count on for different activities ranging from game drives, Boat cruise on Kazinga channel, chimpanzee trekking, nature walk, experiential lion trekking, bird watching experience among other several activities which you would enjoy on your safari to this park.
Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable forest national park.
The close proximity from the Kihihi to Bwindi which is about an hour drive to reach the park headquarters in Buhoma sector. Bwindi impenetrable forest national park is Uganda’s oldest rainforests and a home to the world’s endangered Mountain Gorilla with to an estimated number of over 400 mountain gorillas – roughly half of the world’s population. The park has the most habituated gorilla groups which are 19 with each having different family members who are usually 5 to 20 in the family headed by an Alfa silverback.
Gorilla trekking experience is one of the most primate activity on most travelers travel itinerary with high chances of meeting these giant apes in their natural habitat on your safari. The experience is breathtaking and adventurous as you get to pass through thick but passable trails in the forest until you meet you your allocated gorilla family for an hour experience of great memories to share while back from the jungle.
Amidst gorilla trekking in Bwindi, the same activity can be done in Mgahinga gorilla national park where you can combine gorilla trekking and Golden monkey trekking on your safari. It’s only in Mgahinga where silver meets Gold and thus these experiences can be arranged once you book with Safari Vacations & Travel Services Ltd for your planned safari. The one habituated Gorilla family in this park known as “Nyakagezi” co-exist with Golden monkeys in this park which makes it unique from Bwindi and thus this offers a great experience to visitors to this park for primate encounter.
There are other activities which can be done in southwestern part of the country once you book and travel with less strenuous means by domestic flights from Entebbe to Kihihi which saves you from spending close to 7/8 hours on the road driving to your destination for your planned activities. These activities include; Mountain Hiking, cultural encounter, nature trails, bird watching among others.
Flight time to Kihihi airstrip and back to Entebbe
Contact us for more information that can be tailor made on your safari upon your domestic flight from Entebbe to Kihihi.