5 Days Bwindi Gorillas & Murchison falls Safari
5 Days Bwindi Gorillas & Murchison falls Safari: Our 5 days Bwindi Gorillas and Murchison falls Safari takes on an adventurous journey through the savannah plains of Murchison Falls National Park and intimate encounters along the canopy covered trails of Bwindi Forest.
Highlights for 5 Days Bwindi Gorillas & Murchison falls Safari.
Day 1: Arrival and transfer to Murchison Falls National Park.
Day 2: Game drive and launch cruise along the Albert Nile.
Day 3: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
Day 4: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi.
Day 5: Transfer back to Kampala & Departure.
Detailed 5 Days Bwindi Gorillas & Murchison Falls Safari.
Day 1: Pickup and transfer to Murchison Falls National Park (6 to 7 hours)
Pickup & Transfer to Murchison: On your arrival, our company representative together with the driver / guide will welcome you and transfer to the transfer to Murchison Falls National Park which is Uganda’s largest park. The park is a habitat for animals like elephants, buffaloes, giraffe sand a variety of antelopes. En route, you will visit Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for rhino tracking which lasts 2 to 3 hours and proceed for lunch in Masindi town.
Continue to Murchison falls and upon arrival, visit the Top of the falls where water thunders through different rapids from a 7-metre gap to fall over 40 meters Gorge below and proceed to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay at Murchison River Lodge/ Heritage Safari Lodge
Day 2: Morning Game drive and launch cruise along the Albert Nile
Morning Game Drive: After an early breakfast, you will go for a game drive on the Northern Bank of River Nile. The activity takes about 3 to 5 hours and Wildlife in the Park includes elephants, Rothschild giraffes, buffaloes, lions, Hartebeest, Uganda kobs, Oribis and waterbucks.
Afternoon Launch Cruise: After the drive you will return to the lodge for lunch and in the afternoon; go for a launch cruise on the Albert Nile which will give you an exciting panoramic view at the bottom of the mighty Murchison falls. Along the cruise, you will encounter crocodiles, hippos, and birds on the river banks like kingfisher, cormorants, bee-eater and the rare shoebill stork. Dinner and overnight at Murchison River Lodge/ Heritage Safari Lodge as above
Day 3: Transfer to Bwindi (10 hours)
Transfer to Bwindi: You will leave Murchison falls very early in the morning and embark on a full day drive to Bwindi impenetrable forest with lunch en-route and arriving Bwindi late evening. Dinner and overnight stay at Buhoma Haven Lodge/ Buhoma Community Rest Camp
Day 4: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Gorilla Trekking: Early in the morning after breakfast and a briefing from the UWA officials, set off for the gorilla tracking. This is a once life time experience and unforgettable adventure. The ranger guides will lead you into the thick forest and start your search for the endangered Mountain Gorillas. You will move up and down the rugged terrain until you finally meet these harmonious creatures that will entertain you with performances for about1 hour.
The activity can take 2 to 8 hours depending on the movement of the Gorillas. This is an awesome and exciting moment. En-route, there are other types of the primates such as the monkeys, birds and more. After the trek, you will receive your Gorilla trekking certificate and meet up with your driver / guide and return to the lodge where you will spend the evening at leisure. Dinner and overnight stay at Buhoma Haven Lodge/ Buhoma Community Rest Camp as above
Day 5: Transfer back to Kampala & Departure (9 hours)
Transfer Back to Kampala: Breakfast will be served early and embark on your journey back to Kampala with lunch en-route in Mbarara town or Masaka.
You will also make a stopover at Equator at Kayabwe for water experiments and photographs, Royal drum Village at Mpambire for souvenirs. Proceed to Kampala and drop-off at Entebbe airport for your flight back home.