This 5 day Murchison falls and Bwindi gorilla tour combines both gorilla trekking at Bwindi and wildlife safaris at Murchison falls national park Uganda biggest national park. Get an opportunity to view several wildlife species to include buffaloes, Rothschild giraffes, crocodiles, hippos, leopard, lions, hyenas, antelopes, Uganda Kobs and gorillas at Bwindi impenetrable forest national park.
Day 1: transfer to Murchison falls national.
Head off to Murchison Falls National Park starting in Kampala via Bombo road that should take you about 5 hours. On your way, you will see the legendary Luweero triangle, today is a small town with a trading center recognized for its agonizing past during Obote’s regime. Continue and branch off at Masindi Hotel for lunch. You will pass through Budongo forest and Kaniyo Pabidi. 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 rush of water anywhere in the world behind. Camp or lodge at Sambiya Lodge (budget)/ Red Chili/ Paraa Safari Lodge (luxury) FB.
Day 2: Enjoy Murchison Falls National Park
Set off for an early game view 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 spot. Soon you can take a launch cruise on the Murchison falls in about two hrs. Spot schools of some of the largest hippos and crocodiles, small herds of buffalo. There is rich birdlife on the papyrus banks, watch out for the shoebill stork, the most sought after bird in Africa. Go to the Top of the falls, such a lovely scene for viewing the fall, park as well taking lunch or relaxing. Camp or lodge at Sambiya Lodge (budget) / Red Chili/ Paraa Safari Lodge (Luxury) FB.
Day 3: Murchison Falls – Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
After morning tea, we transfer to Bwindi impenetrable national park, home of the mountain gorillas. Enjoy this scenic drive all the way to Bwindi, as you will spot the great Lake Albert, the Rwenzori ranges, Kibale forest, the beautiful Lakes George and Edward, generally the western Albertine rift valley environment. Stay overnight at Buhoma Community Bandas (budget)/ Gorilla Resort (luxury) FB
Day 4: Mountain Gorilla Tracking
Take an early morning breakfast, head to the park office headquarters with packed lunch for an inevitable briefing ready to trek for the gorillas in the thick impenetrable forests. You get to spend an hour with the gorillas after having trekked for about 3-5 hours. If you are still energetic, in the evening, head for a brief nature walk to the Batwa community. Also available are curio shops, drinking joints, a children’s school among others. You can try the other option being Munyanja river trail, where you can see the waterfalls and an array of bird life or the Muzabajiro/ Ruhija trails which offer forest and grassland bird species plus more primates. Return to Gorilla Resort (luxury)/ Buhoma community Bandas (budget) FB.
Day 5: Return to Kampala
Enjoy breakfast in the morning and leave Bwindi early for Kampala and that will mark the end of this trip.
End of the Safari