Regional air service in East Africa took up another giant leap forward in June2019 with the addition of direct flights from Kenya’s Maasai Mara to Entebbe, with onward connections to Uganda’s national parks.
Since June 1st2019, Air Kenya kicked off flights between the Mara and Entebbe via Kisumu on the shore of Lake Victoria. This service will connect with AeroLink Uganda for onward bush flights to Ugandan parks.
This new service provides a convenient and affordable link between Mara’s legendary wildlife and Uganda’s lesser-known parks, many of them popular for primate trekking. Uganda boasts ten national parks, 17% of the world’s biodiversity, over 54% of the world’s mountain gorillas and 11% of the world’s mammal species. More than 1,200 feathered species have been recorded — an astonishing 33% of the world’s birds. Meanwhile more than 50% of Lake Victoria, the world’s second largest lake, falls within Uganda.
Daily Air Kenya flights are scheduled to depart Mara at 8:45 AM, with a short stopover at Kisumu for customs and immigration before proceeding to Entebbe for an 11:30 AM arrival.
This is ideal for afternoon connections to most of Uganda’s national parks. The reverse service will depart Entebbe at 12:15 PM with a scheduled arrival in Mara of around 2:30 PM. This allows passengers to easily segue from the gorillas, chimpanzee and big game of Uganda to the vast herds that populate Maasai Mara.
The service from Maasai Mara to Entebbe requires a minimum of two passengers (or two paid seats) per flight.
Wave Expeditions offers both scheduled and private chartered bush flights to the natural treasures of Uganda. Some adventurous travelers prefer to take road trips so that they can discover the countryside. As for journeys beyond six hours, the company recommends short flights.
Either way, Wave Expeditions fronts itself in respecting travelers’ decisions, while maintaining standards and ensuring that everyone enjoys a rewarding safari experiences. Email for more information at email@example.com