Safari Flight Plan
From the moment you touch down at Entebbe's international airport, with its equatorial location on the shore of island-strewn Lake Victoria, it is clear that Uganda is no ordinary safari destination. Uganda is where the East African savannah meets the West African tropical rain forest. The Albertine Rift Valley system and its tropical forests are home to 13 types of primates including over half of the world’s endangered mountain gorillas.
From the grass airstrip at Kajjansi Airfield fly SW along the shores of Lake Victoria, through Lake Mburo National Park touching down amid the Virunga Volcanoes or over the Impenetrable Forest of Bwindi to the remote Tea Estate in Kayonza. Continue through Queen Elizabeth National Park spotting the large herds of elephant and buffalo on the open savannah and pods of hippo along the shores of Lake Edward and in the Kazinga Channel. Onwards over the many volcanic crater lakes in the shadow of the snow capped Rwenzori Mountains to the lush forests of Kibale National Park. Flying northwards again through Toro-Semliki Game Reserve follow the Albertine Rift and its dramatic cliffs plunging into the depths of Lake Albert to Murchison Falls National Park and its wide open savannah and the breathtaking Murchison Falls.
Now turn east along remote sections of the Victoria Nile spotting hippos and the mighty Nile crocodile before heading across the vast expanses of Northern Uganda to the far NE corner of Uganda, crossing the rugged Morungole mountains guarding the arid grasslands and forests of Kidepo Valley. Finally head south across the vast wetlands around Lake Kyoga at the heart of Uganda to the Source of the Nile before ending as you started, following the shores of Lake Victoria to your final stop at Kajjansi Airfield.