5 Days Wildlife and Gorillas Safari

5 Days Wildlife and Gorillas Safari

Day 1: Pick up and transfer for Murchison Falls National Park

Depending on your location in Kampala, our company representative/guide will be picking you up after your breakfast at your hotel for a transfer to Bwindi national park. The park is located in the south western part of the country. This is a 7-8 hours drive with en routes, lunch and at the Equator.  On arrival to the park in Kisoro district, you will proceed and check in your lodge for relaxation. Dinner and overnight stay at Ichumbi Gorilla lodge

Day 2: Gorilla Trekking experience-Ruhija sector
Have breakfast and transfer you to park offices for briefing about Mountain Gorilla trekking by a local guide. The time taken is usually between 2-8 hours depending on the movement of the gorillas. Meeting the gorillas unexpectedly is one of the most captivating lifetime experiences. You will have a chance to observe and take pictures at very close range. You will observe adults feeding and groaning among themselves. After an hour with the long-awaited gorillas, your guide and rangers will lead you back to the starting point where you will connect for lunch then later proceed for a 5 hours drive to Lake Mburo national park. Dinner and overnight at Rwakobo rock lodge.

Day 3: Brief morning game drive and transfer to Murchison falls national park

Wake up early and connect for a game drive and get an opportunity to explore wildlife and savannah landscape at sun rise. You will encounter wildlife including Zebras, buffalo herds, topi, Impala, giraffes and elephants. Later connect on a 7 hours drive to Murchison falls national park-Uganda’s largest national park. The park is a habitat for big 4 game including elephants, buffaloes, lions and leopards. Upon arrival at the park late afternoon, connect to your lodge for relaxation. Dinner and overnight stay at Paraa Safari lodge (luxury) Murchison fort lodge (midrange) Red chill guesthouse (budget)

Day 4: Game drive and launch cruise along the bottom of the falls

After an early breakfast at the lodge, you will go for a morning game drive on the Northern Bank of River Nile. The activity takes about 3-5 hours and be able to view variety of wildlife including elephants, Rothschild giraffes, buffaloes, lions, Hartebeest, Uganda kobs, Oribis and waterbucks. After the drive, you will return to the lodge for lunch.

In the afternoon go for a launch cruise on the along the 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 and bee-eater. You will spend take viewing the falls at the bottom while taking pictures then later return to meet your drive and connect back to your lodge and a relaxed evening. 0R

(OPTIONAL ACTIVITY): after viewing the bottom of the falls, you will hike up to find the falls through Bakers trail and also be able to stand at bakers stone (brings you closer to the bottom of the falls) this hike is a bit tuff but it’s fascinating as you will enjoy to see the falls at different points and finally when you reach at the top of the falls, you will be amazed and eventually forget about the tuff hike. After spending a good time at the top of the falls, you will meet your driver who will transfer you back to your lodge. Dinner and overnight stay at as above.

Day 5: Transfer back to Kampala or departure

After morning breakfast, you will embark on your journey back to Kampala with en route lunch and for about 2 to 3 hours at Ziwa Rhino sanctuary for Rhino trekking. Then proceed to connect directly to Entebbe airport for your ongoing flight back home. This is a 6 hours drive to Entebbe airport. End of safari

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