5 Days Bwindi Gorillas & Murchison Falls Wildlife

This 5 Days (4 Nights) Uganda Safari combines gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest with a wildlife safari in Murchison Falls National Park.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1: Kampala to Murchison Falls National Park
Picked up at hotel holiday by an English speaking guide, takes you to Masindi, in North Eastern Uganda. The drive takes you through the Luweero Triangle. Have a stopover at Ziwa Rhino sanctuary. You can track the rhinos. Have lunch from Amuka lodge. Continue to Murchison falls national park. Overnight at Fort Murchison Camp (Budget) / Murchison River Lodge (Midrange) / Paraa Safari Lodge (Luxury)

Day 2: Game Drives in Murchison Falls National Park
Go for Morning game drive in the park. Return to the lodge for breakfast. Relax as you wait for your lunch. In the afternoon go for the launch cruise along the Nile. Don’t forget to carry your cameras and binoculars must be put on set to capture yawning hippos, crocodiles, elephants, buffaloes, water bucks. The cruise is rewarding with a lot of water birds including African fish eagle, pied and malachite kingfisher, herons spotted doves, egrets and others. There are also several animals that are seen at the shores. These include hippos,  Hike to the top of the falls to have a good view of the falls. Dinner and Overnight at Fort Murchison Camp (Budget) / Murchison River Lodge (Midrange) / Paraa Safari Lodge (Luxury)

Day 3: Travel to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
Early in the morning, embark on the long drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in South Western Uganda. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is an ancient rain forest, the famous home to the endangered mountain gorillas. Bwindi has 15 habituated gorilla groups that can be visited by tourists. Dinner and an overnight at;

Rushaga Gorilla Haven Lodge (Budget) / Rushaga Gorilla Camp (Midrange) Chameleon Hill Lodge (Luxury) in the Rushaga Sector or Nkuringo
Gift of Nature Lodge (Budget) / Bakiga Lodge or Gorilla Mist Camp (Midrange) in Ruhija Sector
Buhoma Homestead (Budget) / Buhoma Gorilla Haven Lodge (Midrange) / Sliverback Lodge (Luxury) in Buhoma Sector

Day 4: Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Forest
Early in the morning take breakfast. The guide will pick you up for a transfer to the park headquarters where you will get briefed by a ranger guide on how you will successfully carry out gorilla trekking. After the briefing, embark on your hike into the thick forest for the opportunity to see the rare mountain gorillas in their natural setting. During the hike, you may also encounter different mammals in the forest. Bwindi protects different wild animals including the buffaloes, black-fronted duiker and more. Later in the afternoon return to the lodge for a rest. In the afternoon, go for a nature walk or go for the Batwa cultural Experience. The Batwa Experience is highly recommended given that your trip will contribute to the well being of the Batwa, former inhabitants of the Bwindi Forest. Dinner and an overnight at;

Rushaga Gorilla Haven Lodge (Budget) / Rushaga Gorilla Camp (Midrange) Chameleon Hill Lodge (Luxury) in the Rushaga Sector or Nkuringo
Gift of Nature Lodge (Budget) / Bakiga Lodge or Gorilla Mist Camp (Midrange) in Ruhija Sector
Buhoma Homestead (Budget) / Buhoma Gorilla Haven Lodge (Midrange) / Sliverback Lodge (Luxury) in Buhoma Sector

Day 5: Return to Kampala
After breakfast you can now move back to Kampala. Eroute lunch at Mbarara. You will reach Kampala by evening. Drop off at your preferred hotel.

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