AIRKENYA Launches Masai Mara– Bwindi Flights – Uganda Safari News
AIRKENYA launches Masai Mara – Bwindi flights. AIRKENYA, a Nairobi based airline is commencing flights from Kenya’s popular Masai Mara Game Reserve and the popular Uganda gorilla trekking safari destination of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
On 3rd January 2019, the Nairobi based Air Kenya wrote a statement on their website that read; “AIRKENYA Express meanwhile is gearing up for the Maasai Mara – Entebbe service wef 1st June 2019. The service routes via Kisumu, meaning you can enjoy your Kenya safari and cross over to Uganda and enjoy Gorilla trekking and the best of what Uganda has to offer on their tourist circuit. Airkenya’s subsidiary in Uganda, AeroLink Uganda will take passengers into Bwindi, Kihihi, Semliki, Murchison Falls are just some of the game parks you can connect to.”
The airline will fly passengers from the Masai Mara to Kisumu for customs and immigration clearance, and then proceed across Lake Victoria to Entebbe International Airport following which Air Kenya’s Ugandan partner airline; Aerolink will carry the passengers on to the airfield in Kihihi. At that point will Uganda tour or safari Uganda operators be able to pick up passengers and take them to their prior booking gorilla safari Uganda tracking sector.
Capt. Dino Bisleti, CEO of Air Kenya stated that:
‘Never before has such connection ever been possible. AIRKENYA and AeroLink will provide a seamless connection from Kenya to Uganda and vice versa. Our customers will no longer require to travel to Nairobi spend a night in the City and connect to Entebbe next day. What a time saver!”
This is not the first connection to make possible combined East Africa safaris possible, similar connections have been available for some time now out of Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park via Mwanza to Kigali for Rwanda gorilla trekking safaris. These flights being operated by Coastal Aviation.
Uganda’s tourism industry is set to benefit from the new air link as visiting the country after a safari in Kenya, especially for tourists using the single tourist Visa available online, is made more time- and cost effective.
Apart from connecting Masai Mara to Bwindi Forest National Park Uganda, the airline will also connect safaris to Kenya with Queen Elizabeth National Park, Murchison Falls National Park, Semuliki National Park and Kidepo Valley National Park. Passionate travelers who have Maasai Mara game reserve in Kenya and Uganda in their bucket list just got their movement eased. If you would love to combine your Kenya wildlife safari to a Uganda gorilla safari, birding Uganda safari or wildlife tour in Uganda, then there is no need to worry because transportation just got easier than before.
This will be an exciting development from the footprints of the big five in the Maasai Mara to the tracks of the gorillas in Uganda
Brief about Maasai Mara Game Reserve
Maasai Mara Game Reserve in the Great Rift Valley is one of the most popular Kenya tour destinations especially because of the millions of wildebeest that roam between the open plains of Maasai Mara and Serengeti national park in Tanzania. With the 400-bird species in the Maasai Mara national reserve it still stands out as one of the best destinations for bird watching Kenya tours.
Brief about Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Going gorilla trekking in Uganda’s remote tropical jungle is one of the popular sought-after safaris in Uganda. Gorilla tracking involves a hike through a densely forested land for about 2-8 hours in search of a gorilla family that a trekker spends 1 hour watching in play. Looking straight into the eyes of the gentle giant mountain gorilla is something that will automatically captivate you and get you wondering at how these human-like creatures are amazing. Uganda gorilla safaris are not the only activities in the park; however, the park boasts about 350 bird species, 120 mammals, 310 butterflies, 200 trees, and 51 reptiles.
Connect from the foot prints of thousands of wildebeest and the big five in Maasai Mara to the medley of wonder in Uganda using these interlined flight services in just a single trip.