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5 Days Murchison falls and Gorilla Trekking

5 Days Murchison Falls and Gorillas in Bwindi


Explore two of Uganda’s most popular National Parks within the shortest time possible. Visit Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary enroute to Murchison falls and interact with the peaceful mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

Murchison Falls Safari in Uganda

Brief itinerary

  • Day 1: Entebbe – Murchison falls national.
  • Day 2: Explore Murchison Falls National Park
  • Day 3: Murchison Falls – Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • Day 4: Gorilla tracking
  • Day 5: Bwindi – Entebbe/Departure

Detailed itinerary

Day 1: Entebbe – Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary  – Murchison Falls National Park. Pick up from your hotel, briefing on your safari and start for North-western Uganda. You will have a detour of the Rhino Sanctuary established to reintroduce Southern White Rhinos into Uganda. Proceed to sanctuary and track the Rhinos. Lunch at Amuka Lodge and continue with the journey to Murchison Falls National Park. You will hike to the top of the falls in the afternoon  and appreciate nature, this point is perfect for photography.

Transfer to the lodge for relaxation. Meals and overnight accommodation at Paraa Safari Lodge or similar

Day 2: Explore Murchison Falls National Park.. Following morning  breakfast, head out for a game drive along the Northern circuit  and search for wildlfe including  Nubian giraffes, Lake Chad buffalos, lions, spotted hyenas, savannah elephants, Uganda Kobs, Lelwel’s hartebeest, common warthogs, oribi, bohor’s reedbuck and other small animals. Resident bird species include like black-headed lapwing, blue-headed coucal, giant kingfisher, swamp flycatcher, red-throated bee-eater, black-billed barbet. Return to the lodge for lunch.

In the afternoon enjoy a unique water safari into the Nile and meet crocodiles, hippos and many other animals. Return to the lodge for overnight accommodation. Meals and accommodation at Paraa Safari Lodge

Day 3: Murchison Falls  > Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. After breakfast, we will drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, home of the mountain gorillas. Enjoy this scenic drive all the way to Bwindi with stops at places of interest for photography and stretching. Look out for  scenic views of  Lake Albert, the Rwenzori ranges, Kibale forest, the beautiful Lakes George and Edward, generally the western Albertine rift valley environment. Lunch enroute and arrive Bwindi in the evening. Meals and Accommodation at Four Gorillas Lodge or similar

Day 4: Bwindi – Gorilla tracking.After breakfast, you will have your packed lunch ready then drive to the park headquarters for a briefing before the gorilla trekking activity. You will then be assigned a group to track a particular gorilla family. You will be led into the jungle by an armed ranger who will keep in touch with the monitoring team on the ground in order to easily locate the mountain gorillas. The activity takes between 3-7 hours depending on the movement of the gorillas. Once you locate the gorilla family, you will be given ample time to watch them in their natural habitat playing, feeding, resting, and going about their daily life. You will later return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Meals and Overnight accommodation at Four Gorillas Lodge or Similar

Day 5: Bwindi > Kampala. Following early morning breakfast, start for Kampala with stops at places of interest for photography and stretching. Lunch enroute and proceed to Entebbe arriving in time for your onward international flight.

Please book return flights departing Entebbe after 3pm

Accommodation is booked in accordance with your preferences and depending on your budget and availability.

Package includes

  • Pick-up and drop-off in Kampala
  • Transport in a 4×4 safari vehicle
  • English speaking driver-guide
  • All park entrance fees
  • Bottled water (2 bottles per day)
  • Meals included up to lunch last day

Package excludes

  • Activities not listed in the itinerary
  • Laundry services
  • Tips
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fees
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