Uganda Travel News

A new airline has started to operate flights to Uganda. Fast Jet will fligh from Dar es salaam to Entebbe starting on 16th Sept 2014 and thus easing transport to and from Dar es salaam to Entebbe. On top of this route, Fastjet will as well fly to Kilimanjaro, Mwanza, Mbeya, Johannesburg, Lusaka and Harare.

According to their press release, flights from Entebbe to Dar es salaam will be as low as USD50.00 excluding taxes and charges. They will be flying from Entebbe to Dar es salaam only on Tuesday and Thursday departing at 12:25hrs and arriving at 14:40hrs

This is very welcome as it will help bridge the gap left by precision air as well as competing with other regional airlines in order to cut the price down. Flights from Dar es salaam will depart at 10:00 and arrive in Entebbe at 11:45hrs. This therefore means that clients can as well connect with other charter or scheduled flight to visit national parks in Uganda such as Bwindi Impenetrable national Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park and Murchison Falls national Park to mention but a few

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This year has seen changes in the aviation sector of Uganda with Precision and Air Uganda being suspended while new companies join the market as well. The suspension of Air Uganda has seen fare double from Entebbe International Airport to Nairobi thus affecting clients and tourists flying to Uganda

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On a positive note, Aerolink which opened last year has made flying to Uganda National park very easy as it operates daily scheduled flights to popular National parks such as Bwindi Impenetrable national Park landing at either Kihihi or Kisoro airstrip, Queen Elizabeth National Park landing at Mweya Airstrip or Kasese, Murchison Falls National Park landing at Pakuba or Bugungu as well as in Semiliki

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With a conducive investment environment that has been observed over the last 30 years, more is expected and this will help in growing the tourism industry. This period has seen investment in Tour operations, Hotels and Lodges, improvement in Infrastructure as well as conservation on wildlife in protected areas. This is indeed good news for the tourism industry which is so far the highest foreign exchange earner of the country

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