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Uganda Airlines Makes Maiden Flight To Mombasa

Uganda Airlines continues to spread its wings and soar higher with its maiden flight to Mombasa. Uganda airlines continues to defy the odds and critics alike as it continues to reach new heights every other day. Today marks a new chapter in the operations of Uganda’s new airline company as it has made its maiden direct flight from Entebbe to Mombasa a move authorities are banking on to help boost trade and tourism between Uganda and Kenya.

With the Uganda government set on bolstering its travel and tourism sector of the country, it decided to revive the national airline carrier which had run defunct by 2001 when the government privatized many of the state-run enterprises that were no longer being profitable. However with the ever-growing tourism sector that is raking in not less than 1.4 billion dollars annually and the oil sector which is slowly taking shape in Uganda, the government decided to revive the national airline carrier to capitalize on high levels of movement of both passengers and cargo mainly from these 2 sectors and also the high number of government officials who travel abroad as a way of ensuring that this airline stays afloat.

Uganda airlines takes to the skies

Earlier this year in April, the airline received its first 2 new planes of Bombardier CRJ900 that were procured from the Canadian aircraft maker Bombardier. These have a carrying capacity of 76 people with 12 business class seats and 64 economy class seats.  At the end of August, Uganda airlines commenced its first operations which saw it fly to Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.

In a space of 5 months, the airline has expanded to new routes or destinations which include Juba, Mogadishu, Bujumbura, Kilimanjaro, Dar-es-salaam, Nairobi and now it will start flying to Mombasa as well. All this is thanks to the arrival of the second batch of 2 other Bombardier CRJ900 planes to take the tally of the company’s aircraft to 4 giving it capacity to fly to all these destinations simultaneously in a bid to keep its esteemed every growing clientele list  satisfied with the services

Back to today’s maiden flight to Mombasa

The carrier’s Bombardier aircraft is expected to touch down at Moi International Airport, Mombasa at 1320hrs, making it the seventh destination since it resumed operations on August 27 this year.

The inaugural flight will departed Entebbe International Airport at 1130hrs and arrive Moi International Airport, Mombasa at 1320hrs then return to Entebbe at 1530hrs following the airlines Entebbe-Mombasa flight launch program. Uganda Airlines is set fly to Mombasa three times a week on Monday, Friday and Sunday.

According to our sources this 1 hour minute trip to the coastal town of Mombasa is targets the Ugandan business community which relies to the port city of Mombasa as an entry and exit point of their merchandise from and to international markets such as China, Dubai, India, America, Europe and southern Africa. You shouldn’t forget that Mombasa is also a very lucrative tourism destination especially for Africa honeymoon holidays as it is home to numerous beach resorts.

The trip will cut down the travel time from Kampala to Mombasa from over 18 hours of travel by road to only close 2 hours which gives more time in Mombasa to carry out your business meetings or more time at the beach.

Fly to Kenya for a magical Kenya safari

If you decide to fly to Kenya wildlife safari, you in for an exciting Kenya safari tour experience as Kenya is home to exciting Africa wildlife safari encounters when you get to visit Kenya safaris destinations such as Masai Mara National Reserve, Nairobi National Park, Lake Nakuru National Park, Tsavo East National Park, Aberdares National Park and Amboseli National Park

Many of these national parks are home to Africa’s big five mammals which include elephants, buffaloes, rhinos, lions and leopards and a variety of other wild mammals which include the Masai giraffes, wildebeests and plain zebras and many others. However, a Kenya tour to Masai Mara National Reserve holds a special place in the hearts of hardcore Africa wildlife safaris goers because a Kenya safari tour here comes with a possibility of catching glimpses of the great wildebeest migration.

If the timing of your Africa safari adventure is in sync with the occurrence of this natural wonder where millions of wildebeests and other animals embark on a journey of a lifetime from the southern ends of Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park all the way into Masai Mara National Reserve in southern Kenya. While in Masai Mara, you will be in position to watch a spectacle unfold right before your eyes as these seemingly careless wildebeests plunge themselves one after the other as if someone is chasing after them into the Grumeti River which is filled with hundreds of hungry Nile crocodiles that are waiting to devour and feast on these crossing animals.

A similar Africa safaris tours experience like that in Masai Mara National Reserve can be had when you make a Tanzania safari to Serengeti National Park which is connected to the Masai Mara at its southern boundaries. Besides Serengeti, there are numerous Tanzania safari destinations that are worth your visit which include as Lake Manyara National Park, Tarangire National Park, and Ngorongoro Conservation Park

East Africa being country of extensive savanna grassland plains, you still enjoy a similar Africa safaris adventures when you make a Uganda safari to any of Uganda wildlife safari destinations such as Lake Mburo National Park Uganda, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kidepo Valley National Park  and Murchison Falls National Park Uganda

This Uganda safari tour experience gives you an enchanted opportunity to enjoy thrilling encounters with several of the 5 big Africa game which include lions, leopards, cape buffaloes, African bush elephants and rhinos as well as a variety of other wild mammals. Since Uganda is one of the highly revered Africa birding safari destination, a Uganda bird watching safari to any of these parks gives chance to catch glimpses of several of the 1070 bird species that roam the skies of this beautiful pearl of Africa.  What makes safari in Uganda more enticing to many Africa safaris tours makers is the possibility of enjoying an Africa gorilla safari adventure in Uganda since Uganda is home to these remarkable gentle giants.

Many Africa Wildlife Safari goers who visit Uganda usually ensure to make to have a Uganda gorilla safari experience as they visit Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.   A gorilla safari Uganda to any of these puts you in the right place to have a fascinating encounter with any of the 19 gorilla families are found here. Uganda gorilla safaris give you an opportunity to meet any of the 19 gorilla families that have been habituated to give you the best Uganda gorilla tours experience.

Mgahinga Gorilla Park Where Silver Meets Gold

If you decide to have you Uganda gorilla trekking tour in Mgahinga, you’re in for gorilla spectacle as you meet the Nyakengezi gorilla family that has been habituated for gorilla trekking Mgahinga Gorilla Park. Other attractions in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park Uganda include the golden monkeys, Batwa people, the Virunga ranges of Muhabura, Sabinyo and Gahinga.

In addition to a great gorilla trekking safari in Uganda in Mgahinga National Park, you can engage in various tourist activities in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park and these include in mountain hiking, birding, Uganda cultural safari encounters with the Batwa.

On your Uganda tour to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, you can choose to stay in any of the Uganda safari accommodations in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park such as Mount Gahinga Lodge, Lake Chahafi Resort, Mucha Hotel, Travellers Rest Hotel And Kisoro Tourist Hotel. Getting to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park can be done by road using the Kampala- Mbarara- Kabale –Kisoro road which covers a distance of about 434km or a 10-hour drive from Kampala. You can also get to Mgahinga from Kigali city in Rwanda following the Kigali to Kisoro road via Cyanika border post. From Kigali to Cyanika border is 205 km and from Cyanika to Kisoro is 11 km

Some of the most popular Uganda gorilla tours to either Bwindi or Mgahinga include 3 days Uganda gorilla tours to Mgahinga, 4 days Bwindi gorilla safari with wildlife safari to Lake Mburo and 6 days Uganda gorilla trekking safari and chimpanzees.

Gorilla trekking isn’t only done in Uganda but also in Congo and Rwanda. A Rwanda gorilla safari takes you to Volcanoes National Park which is home to 10 gorilla families that have been habituated to give you a fantastic Rwanda gorilla tour experience.

A Congo gorilla safari experience, on the other hand, takes you either Virunga National Park where you have a chance to encounter Mountain gorillas as this park is home to 8 gorilla families or Kahuzi Biega National Park where you will be in for a thrilling moment with the eastern lowland gorillas Prime safaris and tours ltd has positioned itself as one of the best local travel companies that give you an amazing gorilla trekking Uganda experience or a Uganda wildlife safari as it has a wide range of safari packages to all wildlife destinations in Uganda /Rwanda /Kenya /Tanzania and Congo.

For your memorable Africa adventure safari, feel free to contact Prime safaris and Wild gorilla safaris. These are some of the best local tour operating companies that have over time mastered the art tailoring intriguing and fascinating Africa safaris across the east African countries of Uganda, Rwanda, Congo and Tanzania that will give you an African experience of a lifetime.


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