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6 Days Uganda Safari in Murchison Falls and Bwindi

This 6 Days safari combines gorilla trekking in Bwindi Forest with a wildlife safari in Murchison Falls National Park. 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. Wild animals that can be seen in this park include some of the big five such as elephants, buffaloes and lions; 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. The trip starts in Kampala and ends in Kigali or Kampala.
Uganda tour to Murchison Falls, Kibale Forest &Bwindi Forest NP

Trip Highlights

Day 1: Kampala – Murchison Falls

Day 2: Game drives & Launch cruise

Day 3:Transfer from Murchison falls to Kibale forest

Day 4: Kibale to Bwindi forest national park

Day 5: Gorilla trekking

Day 6: Depart to either Kigali or Kampala

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Kampala – Murchison Falls
Head off to Murchison Falls National Park starting in Kampala via Bombo road that should take you about 5 hours. On your way, you will see the legendary Luweero triangle, today is a small town with a trading center recognized for its agonizing past during Obote’s regime. 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.  Camp or lodge at Sambiya Lodge (budget)/ Red Chili/ Paraa Safari Lodge (luxury) FB.

Day 2: Game drives & Launch cruise
Murchison falls national park
Set off for an early game view drive on the Northern Delta Nile. Lions, buffaloes, waterbuck, Jackson’s hartebeest, Rothschild’s giraffe, oribi and baboons are some of the animals you will spot. Soon you can take a launch cruise on the Murchison falls in about two hrs. Spot schools of some of the largest hippos and crocodiles, small herds of buffalo. There is 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 (budget) / Red Chili/ Paraa Safari Lodge (Luxury) FB.

Day 3: Transfer from Murchison falls to Kibale forest
After morning breakfast, transfer from Murchison falls to kibale forest national park with spectacular views of the rift valley, great Lake Albert, the Rwenzori ranges, the beautiful Lakes George and Edward, generally the western Albertine rift valley environment. Dinner and overnight at Crater safari Lodge/Primates lodge.

Day 4: kibale to Bwindi impenetrable forest national park
You will have an early and trasnfer to Bwindi impenetrabel forets national paerk with lunch enroute at Igongo cultural centre in Mbarara. You will reach in the evening having dinner and overnight at Gorilla Resort (luxury)/ Buhoma community Bandas (budget) FB

Day 5: Mountain Gorilla Tracking and Batwa local communities
Bwindi forest national park
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 still energetic, 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 Resort (luxury)/ Buhoma community Bandas (budget) FB.

Day 6: Depart to either Kigali or Kampala
Enjoy breakfast in the morning and leave Bwindi early to Kigali or Kampala to connect with your return flight.

End of the Safari

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.

Exclusions:

  • Airfares
  • 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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