Uganda Safari From America : A Complete Guide : The distances and logistics of flying to Africa from the United States can make the trip seem quite difficult. The process used to be more difficult, but as the world has grown and become more interconnected, it has become simpler.

These days, technology makes it simple to plan your entire safari trip online and to communicate with your ground handler in Africa at any time of day or night. Contrary to Europe, which is geographically closer to Africa, North America is far away, making air travel between the two continents difficult and time-consuming.

We’ll go over some tips for organizing your Uganda safari tour from America. We’ll examine the specifics of flights and provide you with some useful advice on how to approach the topic of traveling to Africa for a safari.


Here are some common concerns about going on an African safari when coming from America:

How long is a flight from the USA to Africa?

Actually, this depends on where in Africa you’re going as well as where in the US you’re taking your flight out of. The time required for both flights will vary, for instance, if you are flying out of Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and someone else is flying out of John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK). Similarly, due to the difference in distance, traveling to Morocco or Egypt will take less time than traveling to Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya or Zimbabwe.

A flight from North America to East Africa, where we operate, will typically take between 14 and 23 hours. This depends on your starting point and whether you’ll connect through Europe or the United Arab Emirates.

For instance, a direct flight to Nairobi from Atlanta or New York takes about 13 hours. The flight from Los Angeles International Airport to Amsterdam takes about ten hours if you decide to connect through Europe. The subsequent leg, which takes about 8 or 10 hours, is to Nairobi or Kampala.

Due to longer layovers, flights with more connecting stops may take up to 50 hours. The benefit is that they are frequently more affordable, and you might have time for quick excursions abroad.

How long is the flight to Uganda?

Typically, it takes 14 to 25 hours to fly from the USA to Uganda. Middle Eastern layover flights typically travel faster than European layover flights. Given the distance, it goes without saying that flights from New York are quicker than those from Los Angeles.

Since it is impossible to predict whether a passenger’s flight will land at one of the world’s busiest airports, such as JFK, LAX, or ATL, you must take into account the time of your first connecting flight. If you work with a travel agency, they can present you with all your options and assist you in determining the precise amount of time it will take you to depart from your location and arrive in Uganda. There are fewer layovers and shorter flights for passengers flying from Europe to Entebbe.

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Which airlines fly into or out of Uganda?

There are flights into and out of Uganda operated by many of the well-known airlines and their partners. Check the website of your preferred airline as you make travel arrangements for Uganda; they ought to have a wide range of choices. Enter Entebbe (EBB) as your destination airport and your departure airport to see what options are available. Some airlines will handle the final leg of your flight to Entebbe through local and regional partners. Here are some of the international airlines that operate in Uganda:

  • Emirates
  • Qatar Airways
  • Brussels Airlines
  • KLM Airlines
  • Ethiopian Airlines
  • RwandAir
  • South African Airways
  • Turkish Airlines
  • Etihad Airways
  • Kenya Airways
  • Flydubai
  • Egypt Air

Should I travel via Europe?

You are in complete control of this choice. However, taking a two-leg flight can be a fun way to travel to both Europe and Africa. Some visitors who haven’t spent much time in certain European cities opt to stop there for one or two days to check out the cafes, museums, and other interesting places. London, Berlin, Amsterdam, Paris, and Brussels are popular tourist destinations because they are outstanding cultural hubs.

Even though it increases your overall travel expenses, the extra day of sightseeing may be worthwhile. In the end, the choice to travel to Europe to see some places or people is entirely up to you.

As an alternative, some travelers opt to add the additional Europe tour to the end of their journey and complete it while traveling from Africa to their home country. You have a choice in either scenario.

How long should your safari take?

Safaris in Africa can last anywhere from 3 days to 30 to 50 days. Safaris typically last between 8 and 15 days, not counting the time required for international flights.

Your schedule, spending limit, and interests will likely play a role in the planning of your safari. A three- or four-day safari is the best option if you really don’t have much time but still want to see mountain gorillas or the great migration.

There is genuinely so much to do and enjoy that you should take advantage of it if your schedule and finances permit you to explore more interests across more than one country.

You can design an African safari that perfectly suits you as long as you remember that everything on your bucket list doesn’t have to be accomplished in a single journey. There is no rush or requirement that you see and do everything at once.


Although organizing a safari may seem daunting, the return on your investment in your life’s experiences will be great. There will be a lot of questions for you, but we are here to help so never hesitate to contact us. For more than 5 years, we have planned and carried out flawless safaris; you will profit from our expertise.

We go through every step of the process with you to ensure that your safari is customized for you. Then, all you have to worry about is relishing every single moment, from the enormous and wary mountain gorillas to the freshly squeezed juice at your hotel. Enjoying both the biggest and smallest of moments will be your responsibility. For ideas, you can get some from the safari itinerary we have on the website. Alternatively, just get in touch with us, and we’ll start from scratch to create your customized African safari package.

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