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5 Days Murchison Falls and Bwindi Gorilla Safari

Tour Overview

This safari is going to earn you a visit to the mystical Murchison falls national park that also has a lot to offer in terms of flora and fauna, the trip starts with a visit to Murchison Falls National Park the Wild animals that can be seen in this park include some of the big five such as Elephants, Buffaloes and Lions; as well as Giraffes, Antelopes, Crocodiles, Hippos and a lot more. You will head further through the Albertine Rift to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, home to more than half of the remaining total population of the rare mountain gorillas.

Tour Highlights

Jackson’s Hartebeest
  • Day 1: Depart Kampala to Murchison Falls.
  • Day 2: Game drive at Murchison Falls National Park.
  • Day 3: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.
  • Day 4: Mountain Gorilla Tracking
  • Day 5: Return to Kampala.

Activity highlights

  • Mountain Gorilla tracking
  •  Visit the ibylwacu cultural center
  • Optional Golden monkey trekking, visit to Musanze caves, Dian Fossey hike, visit to the twin lakes
  • Kigali city tour

5 Days Murchison Falls and Bwindi Gorilla Safari: Detailed Itinerary

 Day 1: Depart Kampala to Murchison Falls National Park

Having had breakfast Start your journey to Murchison Falls National Park drive via Bombo road that it should take you about five hours to be there. When you reach the park, drive directly to the Top of the falls, such a pretty site for appreciating the mighty River Nile and the most powerful gush of the water throw a narrow drop. Head on straight to your nights’ accommodation.

Accommodation options:

  • Heritage Safari Lodge or Red Chilli Safari Lodge, Parkside Safari Lodge (budget)
  • Murchison River Lodge or Pakuba Safari Lodge (Mid-range)
  • Paraa Safari Lodge or Chobe Safari Lodge (luxury)

Destination: Murchison Falls National Park

Day 2: Game Drive at Murchison Falls National Park 

Set off for an early game drive on the Northern Delta Nile. Lions, buffaloes, waterbuck, Jackson’s hartebeest, Rothschild’s giraffe, oribi and baboons are some of the animals you will be able to spot. Head back for breakfast and then after you can go aboard a boat to take on a launch cruise on the Murchison falls in about two hours. You will view schools of hippos and crocodiles, small herds of Buffalo. There is great birdlife on the papyrus banks, watch out for the shoebill stork, plus various other birds. While at the bottom of the fall you will see how it magnificently powers down as you take pictures of the unforgettable magical views. Then back to the hotel for late lunch relaxation as you interact, dinner and overnight.

Day 3: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Breakfast well packed up to head to yet another exciting destination. We will transfer to Bwindi impenetrable national park, home of the rare apes the mountain gorillas. Enjoy the scenic drive that it will turn out to be all the way to Bwindi, as you will spot the great Lake Albert, the Rwenzori ranges, Kibale forest, the beautiful Lakes George and Edward and the various local communities you will pass through on arrival stay overnight.

Accommodation options:

  • Broadbill camp, Trekkers Tervan Cottages, Rushaga Haven Lodge (budget)
  • Ichumbi Gorillla lodge or Gorilla Mist Camp or Buhoma haven lodge(Mid-range)
  • Chameleon Hill lodge or Ruhija Gorilla Safari lodge or Clouds Mountain Gorilla lodge or Bwindi lodge (luxury)

Destination:  Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Day 4: Mountain Gorilla Tracking

Rise as early as possible to grab your trekking gears and breakfast not forgetting your packed lunch plus drinking water, head on for briefing that takes place at 8:00am, ready to trek the gorillas in the thick impenetrable forest of Bwindi you will be allocated a family to track and on finding them during the search You get to spend an hours’ time with the gorillas. Depending on how you feel after the trek and how much time is left you could engage in another activity it could be a nature walk to the Batwa community thereafter head back to the lodging to freshen up dinner and then a night’s rest.

Day 5: Return to Kampala

A delicious breakfast treat will be available for you to have when you awake to pack your bags and head to the car to hit the journey back to Kampala. Thus the end of the safari.

End of Tour

Includes & Excludes

Tour includes

Gorilla trekking permits
Boat Cruise
All activities on itinerary & park entry fees
Accommodation and meals
Transport in Standard Safari vehicle
Professional Tour Guide

Package Excludes

International Flights
Items of Personal Nature
Tips and Gratuity

Getting There

The trip will start from Kampala or Entebbe to Murchison Falls National Park to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and you will be dropped off at your hotel in Kampala or Entebbe international airport after the trip.

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    WHY BOOK THIS TOUR

    Tour can depart on any day of the week.
    Tour can be customized
    Transportation in Landcruiser or minivan with pop up for game viewing
    Suitable for solo travelers
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    UGANDA NATIONAL PARKS

    MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK

    BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONAL PARK

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