Bar Aviation Uganda: Bar Aviation Uganda has launched domestic flights within Uganda in a major move to promote local tourism in the country. Visitors can now fly from Entebbe International Airport, with its base at Kajjansi airfield, to top tourist destinations in Uganda including Murchison Falls National Park, Lake Mburo National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Mgahinga National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Semuliki National Park.
On 1st February 2022, Bar Aviation Uganda launched its scheduled flights to Uganda national parks. This domestic aviation company now operates flights to Pakuba, Chobe, Bugungu, Arua, Fort Portal, Kibale, Mweya, Kihihi and Kisoro. The company has at least 17 aircrafts, with 16 years of aviation experience and over 50,114 flying hours and counting.
The aviation company’s fleet comprises small planes with a maximum carrying capacity of 12 passengers, and helicopters for scheduled flights, charters and medical emergencies. The aviation company also has a flight training academy for individuals interested in taking up careers in the aviation industry.
Bar Aviation Uganda also offer scenic private helicopter charter flights with 25 minute transfers from Kampala to Jinja City for visitors looking to experience blissful tours on the Nile River.
On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, Bar Aviation Uganda operates scheduled flights to Uganda’s tourism sites. Visitors who wish to avoid the long road excursions to Uganda’s national parks may now fly to all of the major wildlife national parks and safari locations in East Africa, all while enjoying the most picturesque views in the ‘Pearl of Africa’.
Top Tourist Attractions in Uganda.
Jinja is one of the major tourist cities in Uganda. Visitors travelling to Jinja can get to visit major tourist attractions in the city such as source of the Nile which has been referred to as one of the great geographical mysteries of the Victorian Age. Jinja city offers tourists a wide range of activities such as bungee jumping, camping, boat cruises, sport fishing, white water rafting, tubing, kayaking, horseback riding, quad biking, cycling and many more.
Murchison Falls National Park.
Uganda’s largest national park is Murchison Falls National Park. It is roughly 3,840 square kilometers in size. The park is home to 76 species of mammals, 451 species of birds, and many other animals.
Explore Kibale National Park.
Kibale National Park is a western Ugandan national park that protects wet evergreen rain forest. It has a land area of 766 km2 and is situated between 1100 and 1600 meters above sea level. Despite being mostly damp evergreen forest, it has a broad range of scenery.
Kibale national park is one of the few surviving areas with both lowland and montane forests. It protects the remaining substantial tract of pre-montane woodland in East Africa. The park is home to 70 animal species, including 13 primate species, including the chimp. It also has over 375 bird species.
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is located on the outskirts of the Rift Valley in the south-western part of the country. Its mist-covered hillsides are surrounded by one of Uganda’s oldest and most biologically diversified rainforests, dating back over 25,000 years. The forest is one of Africa’s richest ecosystems, with around 400 plant species. An estimated 320 mountain gorillas– almost half the world’s population- 350 bird species, 120 animals, and many more.
Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Queen Elizabeth National Park is Uganda’s most visited National Park and is located in western Uganda. It was founded in 1954 and was named after Queen Elizabeth II. The park’s various habitats, which include savanna, shady, humid woods, sparkling lakes, and lush wetlands, make it a great habitat for traditional large game, 10 monkey species, including chimps, and over 600 bird species.
Semuliki National Park
Semuliki National Park sprawls across the Semliki Valley floor on the isolated western side of the Rwenzori Mountains. The park is dominated by the Congo Basin’s enormous Ituri Forest’s easternmost stretch. This is one of Africa’s most ancient and bio-diverse woods, and one of the few to have survived the last ice age, which occurred between 12 and 18,000 years ago. While the species of Semuliki have been collecting for about 25,000 years, the park provides evidence of considerably ancient processes. Hot springs erupt from the depths, demonstrating the strong underlying forces that have shaped the rift valley over the last 14 million years.
Kidepo Valley National Park.
Kidepo Valley National Park is located 700 kilometers from Kampala in the rocky, semi-arid lowlands between Uganda’s borders with South Sudan and Kenya. It was designated a national park in 1962 and is home to a plethora of large game as well as over 77 mammal and 475 bird species.
Lake Mburo National Park.
Lake Mburo National Park is a little jewel ideally positioned near the motorway that connects Kampala to the parks of western Uganda. It is the smallest of Uganda’s savannah national parks, and it is underlain by Precambrian metamorphic rocks dating back more than 500 million years. 350 bird species live there, as well as zebra, impala, eland, buffalo, oribi, Defassa waterbuck, leopard, hippo, hyena, topi, and reedbuck.
Contact us if you need to book a flying safari to any of the above national parks in Uganda.