Uganda’s Bar Aviation makes groundbreaking achievement in wildlife transportation

A rhino is loaded onto a BAR Aviation C-130 Hercules transport
Photo Credit: BAR Aviation

Uganda’s Bar Aviation, in collaboration with BAR, the leading aviation company in Uganda, has achieved a groundbreaking feat in the field of wildlife transportation.

On June 3rd and 4th, 2023, Bar successfully completed the task of transporting a group of eighteen Rhinos using its C-130 aircraft from South Africa to Congo.

This extraordinary endeavor not only showcases Uganda’s unwavering commitment to conservation but also marks a significant milestone in wildlife transportation, solidifying Uganda’s position as a key player in global conservation efforts.

Uganda, known for its rich biodiversity, has long been acknowledged as a leader in wildlife conservation. It ranks second in the world for its diverse mammal population and 13th overall. The country boasts a variety of ecosystems, providing a home to numerous plant and bird species.

The successful transportation of these magnificent Rhinos serves as a testament to the effectiveness of Uganda’s environmental policies and initiatives.

The Ugandan government has created a conducive environment that allows private organizations to participate in preserving the country’s natural heritage while contributing to global conservation efforts.

Bar’s flawless operation underscores the rapid development and competence of Uganda’s aviation industry, as such endeavors demand meticulous execution and substantial economic resources.


Photo Credits: BAR Aviation

Peter Fearnhead, CEO of African Parks, emphasizes the importance of proactive conservation efforts, stating that allowing situations like the near extinction of the northern white Rhino should never be repeated.

With Garamba’s secure location and proper protection, Bar is poised to make a significant impact in the preservation of these endangered species.

Barak Orland, CEO of BAR Aviation, expresses his excitement, stating, “This is an incredibly profound moment for us at BAR Aviation. Our team has dedicated countless months of tireless work to turn this dream into a reality.

We are thrilled to be a part of something so meaningful, not only for our country’s international reputation but also for global conservation endeavors.”

BAR Aviation’s remarkable achievement highlights their unwavering commitment to pushing the boundaries within the aviation industry. They provide safe and reliable solutions that contribute to the preservation of our planet’s precious resources.

The successful transportation of these Rhinos is a testament to Uganda’s dedication to leave no stone unturned in protecting nature’s most valuable assets—its wildlife.


Uganda’s Bar Aviation, in collaboration with BAR, has made a groundbreaking achievement in wildlife transportation.

The successful transport of eighteen Rhinos from South Africa to Congo highlights Uganda’s commitment to conservation and establishes its prominence in global conservation efforts.

With a rich biodiversity and supportive government policies, Uganda continues to play a pivotal role in protecting its natural heritage and contributing to the preservation of wildlife worldwide.

BAR Aviation’s unwavering dedication to providing safe and reliable aviation services underscores their vital role in safeguarding our planet’s precious resources.

About BAR Aviation

BAR Aviation is a Ugandan airline company that was founded in 2008. It is headquartered in Kampala and has its main base at Entebbe International Airport.

The operator offers a variety of services, including scheduled flights, charter flights, pilot training, medical evacuation, aircraft maintenance, and aircraft leasing.

BAR Aviation is a licensed operator by the Civil Aviation Authority of Uganda. The airline has a good safety record and has been praised for its customer service.

The company is a leading provider of aviation services in Uganda and is committed to providing safe, reliable, and efficient air transportation.

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