7-Day Murchison Falls, Chimps & Gorilla Trekking

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Overview:

Embark on a 7-day adventure through Uganda, exploring its diverse landscapes and wildlife. The journey begins at Entebbe International Airport, where your guide awaits. From there, you’ll travel to Murchison Falls National Park, encountering the roaring rapids, vast plains, and abundant wildlife. The itinerary includes a visit to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for a unique rhino tracking experience and a stop in Masindi for a delightful lunch. The day concludes with check-in at your Murchison Falls accommodation, setting the stage for an enchanting safari.

Detailed itinerary

Day 1: Pick Up and Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park via Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

 Upon your early landing in Uganda, your guide will greet you at Entebbe Airport. Depart for Murchison Falls National Park, making a memorable detour to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for an hour of rhino tracking. After lunch in Masindi, continue the journey to the park, checking into your accommodation for a relaxing evening.

Day 2: Murchison Falls Game Drive and Launch/Boat Trip to the Base of the Falls

Embark on an early morning game drive across the park’s rolling plains, witnessing the diversity of wildlife, including lions, giraffes, and elephants. After lunch, a boat trip to the base of Murchison Falls awaits, providing opportunities to spot hippos, crocodiles, and various water birds. Consider a hike to the falls’ summit for a breathtaking view before an evening game drive back to your lodge.

Day 3: Morning Game Drive and Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park

Begin the day with a morning game drive, seeking out any wildlife missed on the previous day. Later, drive to Kibale Forest National Park, known for its chimpanzee population. Check into your accommodation and, in the afternoon, explore the biodiversity of Bigodi Swamp, home to over 200 bird species and eight primate species.

Day 4: Chimpanzee Tracking in Kibale Forest and Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Embark on a chimpanzee tracking adventure in Kibale Forest, accompanied by experienced guides. Spend a memorable hour observing these fascinating primates before transferring to Queen Elizabeth National Park, renowned for its diverse wildlife. Check into your accommodation and enjoy a leisurely evening.

Day 5: Morning Game Drive and Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Start the day with a captivating morning game drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park, spotting elephants, lions, leopards, and various antelope species. Afterward, journey to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, home to the endangered mountain gorillas. Check into your accommodation, concluding the day at your leisure.

Day 6: Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Embark on the highlight of your journey – a mountain gorilla trekking experience in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Receive a briefing from park rangers, trek into the forest in small groups, and spend an unforgettable hour in the presence of habituated gorilla families. Capture memories through photographs and savor the magic of this humbling encounter.

Day 7: Drive from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to Entebbe Airport for Departure

After breakfast, commence your journey back to Entebbe Airport. Enjoy scenic views and stops for lunch along the way. Your guide ensures a timely arrival at the airport, marking the end of your remarkable 7-day Uganda safari. Depart with memories of a lifetime.

 

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