With this 6 Days Safari to Murchison Falls, Kibale Forest and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park primate and wildlife adventure tour to Uganda, you’ll have an opportunity to trek through the impenetrable forest looking for rare mountain gorillas, drive the plains through Murchison Falls National Park looking for wildlife that include lions, elephants, buffaloes, giraffes, and track the fast moving chimpanzees in the tree canopy of Kibale Forest National Park.
Day 1: Travel from Kampala to Kibale national Park
Day 2: Chimp tracking in Kibale Forest
Day 3: Queen Elizabeth national park
Day 4: chimp tracking in Kyambura Gorge
Day 5: Explore Lake Bunyonyi Islands
Day 6: Return to Kampala
Day 1: transfer to Murchison Falls
Head off to Murchison Falls National Park starting in Kampala via Bombo road which should take you about 5 hours. On your way, you will see the legendary Luwero triangle, today which has turned out into a small town with a trading center known for its agonizing history of the Baganda massacre. 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 relaxing and adventure. Camp or lodge at Sambiya Lodge/ Red Chili/ Paraa Safari Lodge.
Day 2: wildlife safari at Murchison Falls
Go for an early game view drive on the North of the Nile. Lions, buffaloes, waterbuck, Jackson’s hartebeest, oribi and baboons are some of the animals you will spot. Soon you can take a launch cruise on the Murchison falls in about 2 hrs. Spot schools of hippos, large crocodiles, small herds of buffalo. There’s 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/ Red Chili/ Paraa Safari Lodge.
Day 3: Kibale national park
As we proceed to next destination connect to Kibale from Murchison falls, another major destination for most tourists. Enjoy this scenic drive southwest via Fort Portal where you will stop for lunch. Catch a glimpse of the Toro Kingdom palace, the Royal tombs the mosque, many shops and eating-places but continue to Kibale, just a few kilometers ahead. Kibale national park has the highest concentration of primates in East Africa including chimps, black and white Colobus monkeys, blue monkeys and baboons. Go for an afternoon primate walk to Kanyanchu river camp, the most popular walk in the park. It highlights a miscellany of flora and fauna within the forest. Dine and sleep at Ndali Lodge (luxury)/ Primates Lodge (budget).
Day 4: chimp tracking
After morning breakfast, wake up early to track chimps near Kanyanchu. This can take you half a day. There are primates in the area like the golden monkey, L’Hoest monkey, baboons, white and black colobus monkeys, grey checked mangabey, red colobus, blue monkeys and pottos. Other animals involve forest elephants unique from the common type, giant forest hogs and a striking tree species. Later take a guided nature walk to Bigodi swamp sanctuary, a good site for birders. The Great Blue Turaco and Papyrus Gonolek can easily be marked among the other bird 137 species. There is also an array of butterfly species. Dine and sleep at Ndali Lodge (luxury)/ Primates Lodge (budget).
Day 5: Bwindi impenetrable national Park
Connect from Kibale to Bwindi impenetrable national park. Bwindi is known as a centre for gorillas and therefore a key feature for Uganda’s tourism. Bwindi national park, Mgahinga National Park alongside Rwanda’s Volcanoes Park and Congo’s Virunga Volcanoes are habitats to the only endangered mountain gorillas left in the whole world. Sleep and dine at Gorilla Forest Camp/Gorilla resort/Buhoma community Bandas/ Buhoma Homestead.
Day 6: 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 not so worn out 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 Forest Camp/ Gorilla Resort/ Buhoma community Bandas/ Buhoma Homestead.
Day 7: Kampala
Enjoy breakfast at leisure and depart for Kampala. Stop briefly in Mbarara for lunch. This will mark the end of this trip.
Inclusions and Exclusions
Included in this tour package;
- Gorilla and Chimpanzee viewing Permits
- Cultural entertainment
- Park Ranger Fees
- Relevant Government Taxes.
- Full Board Accommodation (2 nights) and en-route meals as indicated in the itinerary.
- 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.
- Visa Fees
- Personal Insurance
- Expenses of personal nature such as; drinks, tips, laundry, telephone, cigarettes, accommodation & meals not indicated in the itinerary and optional activities.
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