5 Days Gorilla Tracking and Wildlife Safari

Combine two of Uganda’s finest national parks (Murchison Falls National Park & Bwindi Impenetrable National Park) for an exceptional mountain gorilla tracking and wildlife viewing experience. This safari can be booked for budget, mid-range or luxury depending on what you may prefer. Please see day by day activities below.

5 Days Gorilla Tracking and Wildlife Safari

Day 1: Arrival and Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park

This day calls for a morning departure hence, you should have arrived at least some good hours before and had some rest. Our guide will pick you up from Entebbe or Kampala and transfer you to Murchison Falls National Park, a journey that should take us 3 – 5 hours of time with lunch en route in Masindi District. We shall then proceed to drive off to the park, visit the top of the falls then drive straight to our place of stay for dinner and an overnight.

Optional Activity: Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary Visit.

Overnight at Paraa Safari Lodge (Luxury), Murchison River Lodge (Moderate) and Red Chilli Rest Camp (Low Budget).
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 2: Wildlife viewing and Launch trip

This day we shall head for a morning wildlife viewing drive where we shall sight a lot of wildlife such as elephants, buffaloes, giraffes plus more animals. After here we shall return to our lodge for lunch and then head for an afternoon launch trip to the bottom of the falls for a whole new view of the explosive Murchison Falls. You shall then return to your lodge for dinner and an overnight.

Overnight at Paraa Safari Lodge (Luxury), Murchison River Lodge (Moderate) and Red Chilli Rest Camp (Low Budget).
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

After an early morning breakfast, we shall transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park with a brief stop over at the Equator for photography moments. We shall have lunch at Igongo Cultural Center in Mbarara Town before setting off for our final drive to the home of mountain gorillas in Uganda where we shall arrive in the evening, have dinner and an overnight.

Overnight at Silverback Lodge (Luxury), Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge (Midrange) and Buhoma Homesteads (Budget).
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4: Mountain Gorilla Trekking and Batwa Trail

Rise to an early breakfast and head to the park headquarters for briefing then straight to the forest of Bwindi in search for mountain gorillas. This experience depends on your luck and if unlucky, you will spend close to 8 hours looking for gorillas inclusive of a 1 hour full encounter with them. If lucky, you can easily locate these gorillas after two hours implicating you will be able to return to your starting point earlier than the rest. After lunch, we shall head for a Batwa cultural trail to spice up our afternoon and evening then return to our lodge for dinner and overnight after.

Overnight at Silverback Lodge (Luxury), Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge (Midrange) and Buhoma Homesteads (Budget).
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5: Transfer back to Kampala and Departure

We shall rise to an early morning breakfast and transfer to Kampala, a journey that should take us 8 – 9 hours arriving late in the evening and after transferred to Entebbe International Airport to catch up with your flight back home.

Meal Plan: Breakfast and Lunch

End of safari.