6 Days Uganda Gorillas & Murchison Falls Safari
This 6 Days (5 Nights) Uganda features game viewing in Murchison Falls National Park and gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.
The trip starts with a visit to Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda’s largest protected area home to a wide range of flora and fauna, Rhino tracking. Wild animals that can be seen in this park include some of the big five such as elephants, buffaloes and lions, leopards; as well as giraffes, antelopes, crocodiles, hippos etc. The trip takes you further through the Albertine Rift to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, home to more than half of the remaining total population of the mountain gorillas.
Day 1: Kampala – Murchison Falls National Park
Head off to Murchison Falls National Park starting in Kampala via Bombo road that should take you about 5 hours, first stop will be at Nakasongola for Rhino tracking. 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. Dinner and overnight in the park.
Day 2: Game Drives – Launch Cruise
set off for an early game view drive on the Northern Delta Nile. Lions, Leopards, Buffaloes, Waterbuck, Jackson’s Hartebeest, Rothschild’s giraffe, Oribi and baboons are some of the animals you will spot. After lunch you take a launch cruise on the Mighty River Nile the longest in the world and this takes 3 hrs. Spot schools of some of the largest hippos and crocodiles, small herds of buffalo. There is rich bird life on the papyrus banks, watch out for the Shoebill Stork, the most sought after bird in Africa, the boat takes you to the bottom of the falls, such a lovely scene for viewing the falls, dinner and overnight at the lodge.
Day 3: Murchison Falls – Fort Portal
After morning breakfast, transfer from Murchison falls to Fort portal with spectacular views of the rift valley and great Lake Albert, the Rwenzori ranges, generally the western Albertine rift valley environment on our drive. Lunch on the way or a hot lunch in Fort portal, after checking in your hotel, late evening visit Amabere ga Nyinamwiru site (optional) dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 4: Fort Portal — Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
You will have breakfast and transfer to Bwindi impenetrable forest national park, driving through Ishasha southern sector of Queen Elizabeth national for a brief search of the unique tree climbing lions, Picnic lunch enroute. Later continue with your journey to Bwindi impenetrable forest reaching in the evening.overnight and dinner in the forest.
Day 5: Gorilla tracking – Batwa local communities
Take an early morning breakfast and 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 Batwa community Experience. Also available are curio shops, drinking joints, a children’s school among others. overnight and dinner in the forest.
Day 6: Depart to Kampala
Enjoy an early breakfast in the morning and leave Bwindi early enough to Kampala/Entebbe to connect with your departure flight.
The Tour Package;
- Gorilla and Chimpanzee viewing Permits
- Cultural entertainment
- Park Ranger Fees
- Relevant Government Taxes.
- Full Board Accommodation.
- Full time English speaking driver/guide
- Ground Transportation by a 4×4 safari vehicle
- Airport transfer, as long as your flight is on the same day on which the safari ends.
The tour package excludes:
- Visa Fees
- Personal Insurance
- Expenses of personal nature such as; drinks, tips, laundry, telephone, cigarettes.