6 Days Gorillas and Murchison Falls Safari
Day 1: Kampala – Murchison Falls
Our company driver will pick you up from the airport and straight away you will start you journey to Murchison Falls National Park. You will have a stop at the famous Luwero triangle to buy some fruits which include; oranges, mangoes, pineapples and so many others. Lunch will be taken at Masindi Hotel, after which you will proceed to the park and visit top of the falls – one of the star attractions in the area before proceeding to your lodge where you will unwind for the rest of the evening. Dinner and overnight stay at the lodge.
Accommodation Options: Paraa Safari Lodge (luxury) or Pakuba Safari Lodge(mid-range) Or Heritage Safari Lodge (low mid-range) or Red chili rest camp (budget)
Day 2: Explore Murchison Falls National Park
Wake up early for your cup of coffee and after the driver will pick you up for an early morning game drive around the Buligi game tracks on the northern bank with a trained ranger guide to see several animals in the Nile valley like: jackals, Lions, herds of buffaloes, waterbuck, Jackson’s hartebeest, Rothschild’s giraffe, elephant, oribi and baboons and so many other early risers. You will be taken back to you lodge for lunch and rest for a while. In the afternoon you will go for a launch cruise on the Victoria Nile to the bottom of Murchison falls. Spot the bank residents which include: the largest hippos and crocodiles, small herds of buffalo. There is rich birdlife on the papyrus banks, encounter shoebill stork, the most sought after bird in Africa. There after you will go back to your hotel for dinner, some drinks and an overnight.
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 (Luxury) or Kibale Forest camp / Chimpanzee forest guest house (mid-range)
Day 4 : Depart for Bwindi Forest:
After an early morning breakfast, we transfer from Kibale forest national park to the bwindi impenetrable forest national park. You will have a brief stopover for lunch at Mbarara town then proceed to Kabale then continue to the Bwindi national park. Check-in at your lodge for dinner and overnight stay.
Accommodation Options: Chameleon Hill Lodge or Mahogany Springs Lodge(Luxury) or Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge or Gorilla mist camp or Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge (mid-range) or Rushaga gorilla haven camp or Trekkers Tarvan(low mid-range)
Day 5: Mountain Gorilla Tracking
Have your morning breakfast early enough, head to the park office headquarters for registration and where you will be briefed on where and how the mountain gorillas are tracked. You will then be divided in groups and guide by an expert ranger who knows best where to track them from. Tracking time is usually a minimum of 2hrs and a maximum of 7hrs. You will be given time with the gorillas like 1hr to enjoy the thrilling and emotional moment with them. Return to your lodge for lunch, and in the afternoon go for an optional community walk.
Day 6: Return to Kampala
After your early morning breakfast, checkout of your hotel and then set off for Kampala with one stopover to take pictures at the equator monuments. Then continue to Kampala where the driver will drop you off at the airport.
End of Tour
What is included in your 6 days Uganda safari package.
- Transportation by safari van
- Gorilla trekking permits
- Park entry fees
- Game drives at Murchison Falls national park
- Boat ride at Murchison Falls
- Nature walks
- Accommodation and meals as per itinerary
- Driver allowances
- En-route lunches
- Drinking water during the trip