Uganda Flying Safaris: A Uganda Flying Safari is an exceptional opportunity to experience the country’s many varied wildernesses; flying through Uganda allows you to see a variety of gorgeous environments, from desert to savannah to mountain to tropical forest. The wildlife or gorilla flying safari is made in your own private helicopter, or charter flight which stays with you the entire time, with properly placed cars to assist with the flying.
The Uganda Flying Safaris experience will include a flight over the Rwenzori massifs, a game flight over Murchison Falls, a trip into the semi-arid Kidepo Valley, and a trip to Lake Victoria’s Bulago Island.
How do Flying Safaris in Uganda Cost?
The Uganda Flying Safaris experience costs between $6,000 and $10,000 for a group of four individuals. All flights and routings during the Uganda flying Safari Experience are dependent on weather and helicopter model.
Uganda is one of the top places in Africa for a once-in-a-lifetime safari; there are many things to do on a low budget safari in Uganda, and we present you the best Uganda wildlife safari offers. The country has a lot to offer travelers, including gorillas in Bwindi impenetrable national park and Mgahinga Gorilla national park, chimpanzees, primates, animals, and cultural experiences. Here are the 10 Best Things to See on a Uganda Flying Safaris;
Gorilla Trekking flying safaris in Uganda is done in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park; to be allowed to go for the gorilla trek, you will need to have a gorilla permit, which costs USD700 for foreign non-residents, USD600 for Residents, and USD 70 for East African Citizens; this allows you to spend one-hour encounter with the mountain gorillas. You may also choose a 4-hour Gorilla Habituation experience, which costs USD1500 per person each trip and allows you to spend more time with the Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
Primate tracking is a popular Uganda primate safari activity in the modern day. Uganda is home to a variety of primate species, including Mountain Gorillas, Chimpanzees, and Golden Monkeys, among others. This activity allows you to visit different woods in search of famous primates.
Major activities include gorilla trekking, chimpanzee trekking, and golden monkey trekking. All of this is done in a group of 8 tourists trekking a specific family, and throughout all treks COVID-19 preventative SOPS, new rules, and measures will be used to protect the safety and health of all visitors and primates.
Golden Monkey Trekking.
Golden monkey trekking in Uganda is only done at Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. A Golden monkey tracking permission costs USD100 and allows you to spend one hour with the Golden monkeys. A Golden monkey habituation permit costs USD140 and allows you to spend four hours with the Golden monkeys.
Chimpanzee trekking is done at Uganda’s Kibale Forest National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park’s Kyambura Gorge, Kalinzu Forest, and Budongo Forest near Murchison Falls National Park. The chimpanzee tracking is done in the morning and afternoon, and based on the schedule and time of the activities, we may book the permits and plan the walk for you.
For routine chimpanzee trekking or monitoring, a Chimpanzee permit costs USD 200 for international non-residents, USD 150 for residents, and USD 30 for citizens, and includes a one-hour interaction with the chimpanzees. You may also undergo the chimpanzee habituation experience, which is a full-day interaction with chimpanzees that is exclusively available in Kibale Forest National Park.
You will be able to go on game drives in the savannah national parks of Kidepo Valley National Park, Lake Mburo National Park, Murchison Falls National Park and Uganda’s most popular national park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, where you will see wildlife such as tree climbing lions, buffaloes, elephants, warthogs, giraffes, zebras, and leopards, among others.
Experiential tourism activities such as lion tracking, mongoose tracking, hippo census, and bird counts are all available at Queen Elizabeth National Park in western Uganda and should be included in your schedule. Depending on how much time you have on your safari, you will participate in one of the activities that provide a terrific up-close encounter with animals in their natural habitat.
Uganda is one of the best birding destinations in Africa, with over 1000 recorded bird species; it is home to various migrant birds and Albertine endemics, with the Shoebill being one of the must-see bird species. The major birding areas include Bwindi Forest, Mabamba swamp, Mubwindi swamp, Bigodi wetland, and Kazinga Channel in Queen Elizabeth National Park, among others.
Many birds can also be seen during game drives in numerous national parks. Some of the Birds include, Collared pratincole, Palm-nut vulture, Pel’s fishing-owl, Rare Swamp flycatcher, Gray crowned crane, Giant Kingfisher, Giant Heron, Shoebill stork, Abyssinian Ground Hornbills, Nightjars, Marabou stork, Black headed lapwing, Back-bellied Bustard, Swamp Fly catcher, Giant Heron, African Jacana, Secretary Bird among others.
What is the best time to do a Flying Safaris in Uganda?
The months of December to February, and then June to October, are the greatest times to visit Uganda since they are generally dry compared to March to May and November. Uganda is crossed by the equator, resulting in a modified tropical climate with two rainy seasons; as a result, many tend to consider drier seasons as the ideal time to visit Uganda. This is true since driving around the park for animal watching becomes difficult when it rains due to the heavy rains that make the pathways extremely treacherous.