5 Days Murchison Falls and Bwindi Gorilla Safari

Overview.

This safari is going to earn you a visit to the mystical Murchison falls national park that also has a lot to offer in terms of flora and fauna, the trip starts with a visit to Murchison Falls National Park the 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 and a lot more. You will head further through the Albertine Rift to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, home to more than half of the remaining total population of the rare mountain gorillas.

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Day 1: Depart Kampala to Murchison Falls National Park.

Having had breakfast Start your journey to Murchison Falls National Park drive via Bombo road that it should take you about five hours to be there.

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 gush of the water throw a narrow drop.

Head on straight to your nights’ accommodation. Sambiya Lodge budget or Red Chili or Paraa Safari Lodge luxury FB.

Day 2: Game drive and afternoon boat cruise on victoria nile

Set off for an early game 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 be able to spot.

Head back for breakfast and then after you can go aboard a boat to take on a launch cruise on the Murchison falls in about two hours.

You will view schools of hippos and crocodiles, small herds of Buffalo.

There is great birdlife on the papyrus banks, watch out for the shoebill stork, plus various other birds.

While at the bottom of the fall you will see how it magnificently powers down as you take pictures of the unforgettable magical views.

Then back to the hotel for late lunch relaxation as you interact, dinner and overnight.

Day 3: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.

Breakfast well packed up to head to yet another exciting destination. We will transfer to Bwindi impenetrable national park, home of the rare apes the mountain gorillas.

Enjoy the scenic drive that it will turn out to be all the way to Bwindi, as you will spot the great Lake Albert, the Rwenzori ranges, Kibale forest, the beautiful Lakes George and Edward and the various local communities you will pass through on arrival stay overnight at Buhoma Community Bandas or Gorilla Resort, meal plan Full Board.

Day 4: Mountain Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Rise as early as possible to grab your trekking gears and breakfast not forgetting your packed lunch plus drinking water, head on for briefing that takes place at 8:00am, ready to trek the gorillas in the thick impenetrable forest of Bwindi you will be allocated a family to track and on finding them during the search

You get to spend an hours’ time with the gorillas. Depending on how you feel after the trek and how much time is left you could engage in another activity it could be a nature walk to the Batwa community thereafter head back to the lodging to freshen up dinner and then a nights rest.

Day 5: Return to Kampala

A delicious breakfast treat will be available for you to have when you awake pack your bags and head to the car to hit the journey back to Kampala. Thus the end of the safari.

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What to Carry for your 5 Days Uganda Gorilla and Wildlife Safari

Camera and charger

Sunglasses

Light and heavy clothes

Hiking boots Binoculars (if available)

 

Inclusions.

  • Pick up/ drop at Entebbe International airport / Hotel
  • Accommodation as indicated on the program
  • Meals as indicated on the program
  • Bottled mineral water in the vehicle
  • Transport in 4×4 safari vehicle
  • A Game drive in Murchison falls A boat Ride to the bottom of the falls in Murchison falls Np
  • Full time English speaking guide/ driver Expenses
  • All park Entrance

Exclusions:

  • A visa to Uganda need to apply online
  • Any Optional activity during the trip
  • Drinks (sodas, beer, wine, spirits & any other)
  • Medical and travel insurance
  • International Air Travel
  • Any other concept not indicated as included
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  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refunded if the booking is cancelled up to 45 days before arrival.
  • Balance should be paid 60 days before arrival.

 

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Top attractions in Murchison Falls NP

Murchison Falls National Park sits on the shore of Lake Albert, in northwest Uganda. It’s known for Murchison Falls, where the Victoria Nile River surges through a narrow gap over a massive drop. Park wildlife includes elephants and hippos, and there are chimpanzees in the Kaniyo Pabidi mahogany forest.

Best time to visit Murchison Falls NP

The best time to visit Murchison Falls National Park is during the dry seasons from December to late February and from June to September, as the animals congregate around water bodies making them easier to observe.