Flights to Uganda can be obtained cheaply if you are willing to do a bit of shopping around.
I (more about me) used to live in London, UK and when I went back to South Africa (my home country) for a visit I always followed some simple guidelines to make sure I found the best air ticket prices.
If I didn't, there was always the possibility that there would be some lower prices out there that I may have missed and I don't like paying more than I need to.
If you are flying to Uganda to go and see the mountain gorillas an incredible experience awaits you. I have compiled a collection of Uganda safari reports here from previous safari travellers that will give you a foretaste of what to expect on your trip.
Uganda airlines was the national carrier for the country, but it went into liquidation in 2001 after attempts by the government to privatise it. Since then, Air Uganda which was formed in 2007, has taken of the mantle of national airline.
They maintain regular flights to east and central African destinations.
There are two major airports within the country with Entebbe International airport handling most of the overseas traffic.
Eagle Air is one of the major domestic airways in the country and there are several charter companies such as Challenge Air and Bukasa Air Services.
The closest airport to the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest where the mountain gorillas live is Entebbe International, about 324 km (201 miles) away. So if you want to visit these huge primates on a gorilla safari you would have to undertake the latter part of the journey by road and not air.
It is possible to charter a flight to the Kayonza air strip some 20km away from Bwindi, but be prepared to dig deep into your pocket for that.
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