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FLIGHT INFORMATION FOR UGANDA, RWANDA, CONGO AND BURUNDI – Flights for Safaris, Conferences and Events
Safaris start and end either in either Entebbe or Kampala in Uganda; or Kigali in Rwanda; or Bujumbura in Burundi. For each of these tours and activities, travellers need information on flights to get to these countries where we operate (please read on ahead for our advice on flights. We specialize in custom-made safaris to track gorillas, chimpanzees, and other primates. We have many gorilla tours and over 5 chimpanzee safaris, wildlife safaris, bird watching, eco-tourism and cultural toursÂ in Uganda, Rwanda, Congo and Burundi. We also provide you with travel advice. Merit Safaris will arrange your Business Meetings, Conferences, and Conventions in Uganda, Rwanda, Congo and Burundi. For those who wish to travel to Kenya, Tanzania, or Central and Southern Africa, weÂ arrange your safari programs through our associated agents. Contact us for details.
FLIGHT INFORMATION FOR SAFARIS TO UGANDA, RWANDA, CONGO AND BURUNDI
There are daily flights to Entebbe (Uganda) and Kigali (Rwanda) out of Nairobi with Kenya Airways and Rwandair Express.
Clients can make their own arrangements to arrive in Entebbe or Kigali on the day of, or the day before, their safari starts. SN Brussels flies to Entebbe and Kigali, from Brussels. South African Airways flies to Entebbe and Nairobi regularly. Ethiopian Airlines flies from London/Rome/Milan via Addis to Entebbe and Kigali. KLM flies to Entebbe direct from Amsterdam. Emirates Air flies from New York to Entebbe and Nairobi via Dubai. Egypt Air flies from Rome/Milan via Cairo to Entebbe. Rwandair has daily connections between Kigali and Entebbe, Kigali and Nairobi and Kigali and Kilimanjaro (Near Arusha in Tanzania). From other African countries, countries can fly to Nairobi using Kenya Airways, SA or Ethiopian Airlines and get a connecting flight to Ebb/Kgl.
From Europe the easiest way to get to Entebbe (for Kampala in Uganda) directly from London is with British Airways. Kenya Airways and British Airways have daily connections between London and Nairobi from where you can connect to Entebbe or Kigali with Kenya Airways or other airlines.
From the USA, clients need to fly to London, Brussels or Amsterdam and then get connecting flights to Kigali and Entebbe. Alternatively clients can fly from New York, Washington DC or Atlanta to Johannesburg with South African Airways and then take a connecting flight. Contact your travel agent for reservations.
Kanombe, Rwanda’s international airport is about 8km away from Kigali city centre. Several international and regional carriers, including SN Brusels, Emirates, Kenya Airways, South African Airways and Ethiopian airlines operate regular flights to Kigali-Kanombe. Uganda’s main international gateway is the Entebbe International Airport. It is located some 40km south of Kampala, the Capital, in the lakeside town of Entebbe. Its setting makes a spectacular entry to the country with an approach over Lake Victoria. A number of International and regional carriers operate regular flights to and from Entebbe: Air Tanzania, British Airways, Egypt Air, Emirates, Ethiopian Airways, Gulf Air, Kenya Airways, South African Airways and SN Brussels.
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Safaris that include a visit to the gorillas are subject to availability of permits at time of booking. Please check with us for availability before you travel. Uganda’s main international gateway is the Entebbe International Airport. It is located some 40km south of Kampala, the Capital, in the lakeside town of Entebbe. Rwanda’s main international gateway is Kigali (Kanombe) International Airport, located 6km from Kigali City Centre. Burundi’s main international gateway is the Bujumbura International Airport, located 6.5km from Bujumbura City Centre. A supplement for the extra night will be required if you are staying a day(s) more before and/or after the tour.