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Travelers from Uganda can now fly direct from Entebbe international airport to Moi International airport at the Coastal town of Mombasa, Kenya. On 11th November 2019, Uganda Airlines successfully launched its first direct flight to Mombasa. Bombardier CRJ900 jet flight UR 342 set off from Entebbe airport at 11:30 am and landed at Moi Airport at 1:40 pm. In total, the flight had 74 passengers on board who included Prof Ephraim Kamuntu, the Honorable Minister of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities, Jean Byamugisha, the CEO of Uganda Hotel Owners Association, Lily Ajarova, the CEO of Uganda Tourism Board, Gloria Tumwesigye, the CEO of Association of Uganda Tour Operators (AUTO) plus other business passengers that were traveling to Mombasa. The newly launched direct flights between Uganda and Kenya will surely ease connectivity between the two countries giving travelers the chance to beauties of Magical Kenya and the Pearl of Africa. In order to encourage more tourists to the coast, Uganda Airlines is presently offering promotional fares of a one-way ticket from Entebbe International Airport to Moi International airport. Travelers are tipped to fly now and enjoy the promotional fares for a one-way ticket
Direct flights to Entebbe international airport will also encourage more people to visit the top tourist attractions in Uganda especially the famous mountain gorillas in Bwindi Forest/Mgahinga gorilla national parks, source of river Nile, The Uganda Equator, tree-climbing lions of Ishasha sector, Chimpanzees in Kigali Forest, Murchison Falls and the snow-capped Mount Rwenzori. A combination of these offers you a memorable Uganda safari experience within the shortest time possible. On the other hand, Mombasa is a hub for beach holidays best for honeymooners and other luxurious relaxed African Safaris. Travelers are advised to visit Uganda for adventurous experiences like mountain gorilla trekking in Bwindi forest and end their safaris from the beaches of Mombasa making the whole trip fun and memorable. Travelers trekking gorillas in Uganda have direct flights to gorilla Bwindi forest ad Mgahinga gorilla national Park plus other savannah parks of Murchison Falls, Queen Elizabeth, and Kidepo Valley National Park. Aero link and Fly Uganda offers scheduled flights to these parks 3 times daily from Kajjansi airstrip in Entebbe to Kisoro and Kihihi airstrips and other airfields in respective national parks.
For business people, direct flights from Entebbe International airport to Moi international airport are the best option for you. Trade Uganda is currently the leading port user through which a variety of goods out of Mombasa (Merchandise and Vehicles) are bought and sold. If you want to expedite the clearance of goods at the port, a direct flight is the best option for you.
What to see and do in Mombasa
There are a lot of tourist attractions and activities in Mombasa. The top-visited destinations in Mombasa are the coastal gateways best for weddings, family holidays and celebrating marriage/wedding anniversaries among others. Also, endeavor to visit the old town, Fort Jesus and resorts along the Indian Ocean.
Other flights to Mombasa
In addition to Uganda Airlines, travelers to Mombasa can use airways and Rwanda air. However, these two flights have an hour’s stopover in Nairobi, which can cause a delay for short time travelers.
Other Direct Flights from Uganda
On 13th Nov 2019, Uganda Airlines further launched direct flights to Kilimanjaro, Serengeti and Ngorongoro crater. Travelers can now fly direct from Entebbe international airport to explore all beauties of Kenya and Tanzania in the shortest time possible.
In general, Uganda Airline’s direct flights to Mombasa are a great achievement for Uganda. Book a direct flight from Entebbe International airport to Moi international airport within the shortest time possible with Uganda Airlines.
DETAILED ITINERARY FOR BWINDI GORILLA SAFARI
Day 1: Depart Kampala to Bwindi
Depart from Kampala at 7:00 am and head towards southwestern Uganda. A brief stop at the Equator allows you time for photographs and refreshments as well as a visit to the craft shops.
The journey affords you views of the long horned Ankole cattle in Mbarara, the rolling hills, terraced landscapes and the beautiful panorama of Kabale. We have a lunch break en route in Mbarara with an option of visiting the Igongo cultural center to experience the Ankole culture. Continue to Bwindi Impenetrable park and arrive late evening. Overnight at Gorilla Resort or Buhoma Community bandas ( HB)
Day 2: Trekking Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi NP
After breakfast and briefing by park ranger guides, depart with picnic lunch boxes for a 30 minutes to 8 hours trek in search for the Mountain gorillas as you hike up and down slippery slopes with dense mist covered vegetation. This strenuous quest will eventually bring you to the face of one of the most sought after creatures – the mountain gorillas.
Upon encountering these awesome primates, a full hour will be left to you to interact with them as you observe and learn their behavior; take photos and return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Bwindi Gorilla Forest – Kampala
After breakfast, transfer to Mbarara traversing the magnificent scenery of Kabale, arriving in time for lunch at the lodge. Upon completion of the gorilla adventure, transfer back to Kampala arriving in the evening at the hotel of your choice or onward transfer to Entebbe for your departure flight.
Included in this tour package;
- Gorilla Permit
- Cultural entertainment
- Park Ranger Fees
- Relevant Government Taxes.
- Full Board Accommodation (2 nights) and en-route meals as indicated in the itinerary.
- Full-time English speaking Driver/Guide
- Ground Transportation by a 4×4 safari vehicle
- Airport transfer, as long as your flight is on the same day on which the safari ends.
- Visa Fees
- Personal Insurance
- Expenses of personal nature such as; drinks, tips, laundry, telephone, cigarettes, accommodation & meals not indicated in the itinerary and optional activities.