6 Days Uganda safari overview
This safari combines Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Forest and wildlife safaris at Murchison Falls National Park Uganda’s biggest national park with a stopover in Kibale National Park. Get an opportunity to view several wildlife species including buffaloes, Nubian giraffes, Nile crocodiles, hippos, leopards, lions, hyenas, antelopes, Uganda Kobs and the endangered mountain gorillas during the safari.Brief itinerary
- Day 1: Transfer to Murchison falls National Park via Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
- Day 2: Morning game drive and afternoon boat cruise
- Day 3: Transfer to Kibale National Park
- Day 4: Transfer from Kibale to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
- Day 5: Gorilla trekking
- Day 6: Transfer to Kampala
Day 1: Kampala/Entebbe>Murchison falls National Park via Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. After early breakfast, you will be picked from the hotel by a Jewel Safaris professional safari driver guide who will brief you about the tour then you will embark on your journey to Murchison Falls National Park Uganda’s largest national park with the world’s most powerful waterfall. Along the way, you will have a stopover at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for the rhino tracking activity giving you a chance to see rhinos in their natural habitat. The activity takes about 2 hours. Later you will have lunch then continue to Murchison. On arrival in the park, you will visit the top of the falls before proceeding for check-in at the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 2: Murchison Falls National Park. Wake up very early in the morning, have breakfast, and head out for a game drive in the savannah in search of wildlife such as Nubian giraffes, lake Chad buffalos, lions, spotted hyenas, savannah elephants, Uganda kobs, lelwel’s hartebeest, common warthogs, Oribi, bohor’s reedbuck and many birds like Black-headed Lapwing, Blue-headed Coucal, Giant kingfisher, Swamp flycatcher, Red-throated bee-eater, Black-billed barbet. The game drive is conducted in the northern sector. After the game drive, you will have lunch at the lodge then prepare for a thrilling boat cruise on the Nile. The launch cruise will grant you an opportunity to an eccentric view of the Nile, amidst the encounter of the huge Nile crocodiles, hippos and several other wildlife and waders like African skimmers on the lake shores. You will later return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Murchison>Kibale National Park. After breakfast, you will start your journey to the south western part of the country driving through the western arm of the rift valley with great views of the escarpment and Lake Albert. You will have a lunch stopover in Hoima and then proceed to Kibale National Park. Depending on the time of arrival, you may choose to do a bigodi swamp walk and community experience, walking through the village and witnessing activities such as liquor making, cultural dances and weaving of baskets. Later return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 4: Kibale>Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. Today after breakfast, you will transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, a UNESCO world heritage site and home to the famous mountain gorillas making it the best place in Uganda for tracking these gentle giants. You will arrive later in the afternoon for relaxation, dinner and overnight.
Day 5: Bwindi gorilla trekking. 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 an hour to watch them in their natural habitat playing, feeding, resting and going about their daily life. You will later return to the lodge for evening relaxation, dinner and overnight.
Day 6: Bwindi>Kampala. Enjoy breakfast and start your journey to Kampala with an enroute lunch stopover. Optional drop off at your hotel or airport for your flight.
Accommodation is booked in accordance with your preferences and depending on your budget and availability.
- Gorilla permit
- Pick-up and drop-off in Kampala
- Transport in a 4×4 safari vehicle
- Services of an English speaking driver guide
- All park entrance fees
- Bottled water (2 bottles per day)
- Meals included till dinner
- Activities not listed in the itinerary
- Laundry services
- Travel insurance
- Visa fees