BWINDI’S GORILLAS NOW JUST AN HOUR AWAY FROM KAMPALA’S KAJJANSI AIRFIELD
(Posted 31st October 2018)
Fly Uganda, formerly known as the Kampala Aero Club and Flight Training Centre or in short KAFTC, today is a subsidiary of Kampala Executive Aviation.
The Kajjansi based airline this week launched scheduled flights to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, home to half of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas.
The service routes from the Kajjansi airfield to Kihihi, from where travelers are then collected – or dropped off for their return flight – and taken to the Buhoma gate of the national park in which vicinity several safari lodges accommodate tourists.
Scheduled flights to Bwindi follow the rise in tourist numbers across Uganda’s safari destinations.
The move comes with a goal of improving Uganda tourism experiences, starting with gorilla trekking. Given the heightened global interest in gorilla trekking it is crucial to make transport more efficient and convenient for global travelers. Initial flights will commence from Kajjansi to Kihihi and later expand to include more destinations across the country, thought to include such highlights as Murchison Falls National Park and Kidepo Valley National Park.
According to WWF, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, one of the most ecologically diverse forests in the world is also home to 400 of the world’s remaining 790 mountain Gorillas. The launch was commended as “a swift gateway to Ugandan destinations” by the key tourism stakeholders.
Scheduled flights will cost $236 one way per seat for Kajjansi – Kihihi and vice versa and bookings can directly be made at www.flyuganda.com.