8 days Murchison falls, kibale forest, Queen Elizabeth and Bwindi safari introduces you to the most adventurous Uganda national parks where you will spot the big 5 animals as well as get to spend time with the chimpanzees in kibale national parks as well as the endangered mountain gorillas in bwindi national park.
Day 1; Transfer to Murchison falls national park
Day 2; Game drive and Boat cruise
Day 3; Transfer to Kibale National Park
Day 4; Chimpanzee trekking and Bigodi wetland visit
Day 5; Game drive and boat cruise
Day 6; Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Day 7; Gorilla trekking experience
Day 8; Transfer back to Kampala
DAY 1; TRANSFER TO MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK
Due to your location, the safari driver will pick you and brief you about the safari. After the briefing, you will embark on the journey to Murchison falls national park with an enroute at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for the rhino trekking. After the trekking you will proceed with the journey to the national park. On arrival you will head to the lodge for a relaxation as you prepare for the next day activities.
Luxury – Paraa safari lodge
Mid-range – Pakuba safari lodge
Budget – Heritage safari lodge
DAY 2; GAME DRIVE AND BOAT CRUISE
Early in the morning, you will have your morning breakfast and head out to the national park for a morning game drive at the delta where you will be able to spot animals such as Uganda kob, elephants, lions and giraffes. After the game drive, you will head back to the lodge for lunch.
After lunch, you will go for a boat cruise at the bottom of Murchison falls along river Nile as you enjoy spotting hippos as well as crocodiles as well as other animals as they come to drink water. After the boat cruise, you will hike up to the top of the falls where you will be picked and transferred back to the lodge where you will have dinner and a night stay.
DAY 3; TRANSFER TO KIBALE NATIONAL PARK
In the morning, you will have breakfast and later embark on the journey to kibale national park which is best for chimpanzee trekking in Uganda. On arrival at the park, you will connect to the lodge for a night stay as well as have dinner.
Luxury –Kyaninga lodge
Mid-range –Chimpanzee guest house
Budget – Isunga lodge
DAY 4; CHIMPANZEE TREKKING AND BIGODI WETLAND VISIT
You will have an early morning breakfast and head to the headquarters with packed food for a briefing. After the briefing, you will head to the forest in search of the chimpanzees. On locating the chimpanzees, you will spend an hour with them as you take pictures. After you will head back to the lodge and after a rest, you will head for a guided nature walk to bigodi wetland which takes 2 to 3 hours.
After the nature walk, you will checkout of the lodge and embark on the journey to Queen Elizabeth national park with a stopover at the equator. On arrival, you will check into your lodge and freshen up for the next day activities.
Luxury- Kyambura gorge
Mid-range – Parkview safari lodge
Budget –Pumba safari cottages
DAY 5; GAME DRIVE AND BOAT CRUISE
After having your morning breakfast, you will head to kisenyi area where you have a great number of wildlife to spot such as giraffes, buffaloes, elephants and other species of antelopes. After the game drive, you will head to the lodge for lunch.
After lunch, you will head for a boat cruise on kazinga channel for bird watching experience on Lake George and Edward. After the cruise you will head back to the lodge for dinner and night stay.
DAY 6; TRANSFER TO BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONAL PARK
After having your morning breakfast, you will checkout of the lodge and embark on the journey to bwindi impenetrable national park. The national park is known to be a home of the the endangered mountain gorillas. On arrival, you will check in your lodge for dinner and a night stay.
Luxury – Buhoma haven lodge
Midrange – Nkuringo gorilla lodge
DAY 7; GORILLA TREKKING EXPERIENCE
You will wake up early in the morning for breakfast and head to the national parks headquarters for a briefing. After the briefing you will be allocated a gorilla family to trek as well as a park ranger. The trekking takes 2 to 8 hours. Once the gorillas are located you will spend an hour with them as you watch them play, feed, breastfeed and relate with one another. After the trekking, you will head back to the lodge for a relaxation, night stay as well as dinner.
DAY 8; TRANSFER BACK TO KAMPALA
After having your morning breakfast, you will check out of the lodge and embark on the journey back to Kampala. You will have a stopover in mbarara for lunch and proceed to Kampala. On reaching to Kampala you will be dropped at the airport for your flight back home or any place of your choice.
8 days Murchison falls, kibale forest, Queen Elizabeth and Bwindi safari Includes
Rhino trekking fees
Gorilla trekking permit
Chimpanzee trekking permit
Park entrance fees
All activities in the itinerary
An English speaking guide
Accommodation and meals
Bottled drinking water
8 days Murchison falls, kibale forest, Queen Elizabeth and Bwindi safari Excludes