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5 Days Murchison Falls & Bwindi

Visit two of Uganda most popular / visited national parks with this affordable 5 days Uganda gorillas and wildlife safari. This 5 days Murchison falls and Bwindi safari highlights a game viewing and boat cruise at Murchison Falls National Park and gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Please note that Murchison Falls National Park and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park are two of the most selling safari parks.

5 Days Uganda Gorillas and Wildlife Safari Overview

This 5 days package begins with a wildlife experience at Murchison Falls National Park and climaxes with a mountain gorilla tracking experience in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. On special request, you can begin with gorillas and climax with wildlife watching.

Tour Overview

Below is a detailed plan for this 5 days Uganda safari. Please note that the estimated driving distances could be slightly more or less depending on various factors like traffic and speed limits on certain roads.

Day 1: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park

Early morning, our tour guide will pick you up and transfer you to Murchison Falls National Park in North-Western Uganda. Murchison Falls National Park is Uganda’s oldest and largest safari park. It spans about 3800 square kilometers. When you reach the park, you will head for an afternoon boat ride to the bottom of the falls. Just next to the bottom, you will also hike to the top of the falls. On this boat, you will also get to see a lot of animals drinking water at the river banks. After this activity, you will carry out a brief evening game drive before heading to your safari lodge for an overnight.

Main Destination: Murchison Falls National Park

Accommodation: Paraa Safari Lodge (Luxury), Pakuba Safari Lodge (Moderate), Heritage Safari Lodge (Budget)

Meals: Lunch and Dinner

Driving Time: 5 Hours

Day 2: Morning Game Drive and Transfer to Kampala

This day you head for a morning game drive. You will start your day with a good breakfast meal and head for an early morning game viewing drive at exactly 7:00am. This experience will amaze you. You will see animals like Giraffes, Lions, Warthogs, Leopards, Hyenas, Kobs and more. At abut 11:30am, you will drive back to your lodge, freshen up, relax a bit and have lunch as you prepare to depart the park for Kampala. After lunch, you will drive back to Kampala for an overnight. Please note that it is impossible to transfer straight from Murchison Falls National Park to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park on the same day. This is a 10 – 12 hours drive and could get up to 14 in worse scenarios. So it is better to break the journey by spending a night at Kampala then depart for Bwindi the next day.

Main Destination: Kampala City

Accommodation: Sheraton Hotel Kampala (Luxury), Cassia Lodge (Moderate), Forest Cottages (Budget)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Driving Time: 5 Hours

Day 3: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Wake up to an early breakfast meal and set off for Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in South-Western Uganda. On your way, you will make a brief stop over at the Equator for photography and Agip Motel in Mbarara for lunch before climaxing your drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. When you reach Bwindi, you will check in to your lodge and relax as you get ready for a mountain gorilla trekking experience the following day.

Main Destination: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Accommodation: Mahogany Springs Lodge (Luxury), Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge (Moderate & Budget)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Driving Time: 7 -8 Hours

Day 4: Mountain Gorilla Trekking

This is probably the best day of your 5 days Uganda gorillas and wildlife safari. You will visit Uganda’s mountain gorillas in the bush of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Your day begins with a morning briefing where you will be informed about the dos and donts of gorilla trekking in Uganda. After this short meeting, you will then head to the forests to search for gorillas. On finding them, you will spend 1 full hour with them before returning to your starting point to get your respective gorilla tracking certificates.

Accommodation: Mahogany Springs Lodge (Luxury), Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge (Moderate & Budget)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5: Transfer to Kampala & Departure

Rise up to an early morning breakfast and embark on a transfer to Kampala. When you reach, you will proceed straight to Entebbe International Airport to catch up with your flight home. Alternatively, you can get dropped at any accommodation facility of your choice.

Main Destination: Kampala

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Driving Time: 7 – 8 Hours

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