9-Day Murchison Falls Including Big 5, Chimp, Gorilla Trekking

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9 Days
Availability : As you Plan
ZZIWA RHINO SANCTUARY
LAKE BUNYONYI
Min Age : NA
Max People : Private Tailored Safari

Overview


You will travel to Murchison Falls. Expect to Big 5, launch trip to the bottom of the falls plus a hike to the top of the falls. From Murchison, you head to Kibale Forest National Park for chimp tracking. Queen Elizabeth National Park is the next destination where you will enjoy game drive and launch trip on the Kazinga Channel. You will thereafter go to Bwindi for the ultimate gorilla experience. With all the wildlife sighting done, go relax in Lake Bunyonyi and then exit for Entebbe Airport.

Let Home to Africa take you on this remarkable safari into the Pearl of Africa that the Fond Memory will not be forgotten so soon.

Fun: Boat trips to the base of the falls and along the Kazinga Channel, hiking (if you like) to the top of the falls, game drive, chimp and gorilla trekking.

Bragging Right: Being at the top of the Murchison Falls, close encounter with the chimps and gorillas firsthand in their natural habitat, touring the Pearl of Africa.

 

My trip at a glance
Day and Date Destination Attention Accommodation Meals
Day One Entebbe Airport | Lodge
  • Arrive and overnight in the booked accommodation.
Cassia Lodge Dinner
Day Two Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary | Murchison Falls NP
  • Transfer to Murchison with detour rhino tracking in Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary.
Pakuba Safari Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Day Three Murchison Falls NP
  • Murchison Game drive and afternoon boat trip to the base of the falls.
Pakuba Safari Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Four Kibale Forest NP
  • Exit Murchison and transfer to Kibale Forest national park.
Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Five Queen Elizabeth NP
  • Chimpanzee tracking and transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Irungu Forest Safari Lodge Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six Queen Elizabeth NP
  • Queen Morning Game drive and afternoon Boat trip along the Kazinga Channel.
Irungu Forest Safari Lodge Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Seven Bwindi Impenetrable NP
  • Transfer to Bwindi NP with enroute game drive along the Ishasha Sector.
Broadbill Forest Camp Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Eight Bwindi NP | Lake Bunyonyi
  • Go gorilla trekking and Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for relaxation and sightseeing.
Arcadia Lodge Bunyonyi Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Nine Entebbe Airport
  • Exit Bunyonyi for your outbound flight in Entebbe Airport.
Not Provided (Unless requested) Breakfast, Lunch.

 

My trip Step – by – Step

Day 1:  Arrive and overnight in the booked accommodation.

Upon arrival at Entebbe International Airport, you will be met by a Home to Africa representative who will welcome you to Uganda – the Pearl of Africa. Thereafter, you will be transferred to the booked accommodation. In case you have had an early landing in Uganda, you will have a late afternoon ride around the city of Kampala. Expect excursion to places like the Kasubi tomb, Uganda Museum, Namugongo Martyrs Shrine etc. Return to your accommodation and have enough rest.

Day 2:  Transfer to Murchison with detour rhino tracking in Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary.

After breakfast, embark on a journey to Murchison Falls National Park. The highlights of this park include: the roaring rapids of the Murchison, the rolling plains of Uganda’s largest National Park where you will have the chance of viewing lions, giraffes, hartebeest, buffalo, and elephants. Then surely you will be fascinated by the concentration of hippos and the Nile crocodiles here. For birders, Murchison Falls boasts 450 bird species including the elusive shoebill stork, dwarf king fisher, the white-thigh hornbill, and the Goliath heron among others.

En route, make a detour to Zziwa Rhino sanctuary for your first Big 5 experience where you will have an hour of rhino tracking. Another stop will be in Masindi in order to enjoy your lunch. Continue to the park and check in to your accommodation to relax for the Evening.

Day 3:  Murchison Game drive and afternoon boat trip to the base of the falls

After an early breakfast, tour the Northern section of Murchison with a high concentration of savannah wildlife. Enjoy game viewing and photography of elephants, buffalos, waterbucks, giraffes, Uganda kob and lions, the leopards (if you are lucky) plus a variety of bird species.

Return to your accommodation for lunch and a brief repose. After lunch, you will embark on a 3-hour boat trip to the base of the Murchison Falls. This trip is said to be the highlight of the safari in Murchison falls since it allows you to get up close to the animal species within the water. Cruise past huge hippo pods, crocodiles and numerous aquatic birds adorning the north bank on the way to the mighty waterfalls. You will have an opportunity to take thousands of pictures, so carry your camera with you if you like.

Also, proceed for a hike (if you like) to the top of the falls. The hike is a strenuous one but the thrill on reaching the top is unforgettable. Miss it only if you must! Return to your accommodation for dinner and overnight.

Day 4:  Exit Murchison and transfer to Kibale Forest national park.

After breakfast at your accommodation, drive to the top of the falls (if you didn’t hike) where you will have spectacular view of the falls. Else, depart right away for Kibale Forest National Park after breakfast.

Kibale is popular for its primates like the chimpanzees, colobus monkeys, vervet monkeys and red tailed monkeys. On your chimpanzee trails, these are regularly seen swinging in the forest trees and others feeding on the wild fruits. You will reach and do little but check into your accommodation where you will have dinner and the overnight rest.

Day 5:  Chimpanzee tracking and transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Today you will experience some serious primate business! Kibale Forest National Park boasts the highest number of primate species including the chimpanzees. Approximately 5,000 chimpanzees live in the wild in Uganda which makes it a perfect place to spot them! An experienced ranger will take you chimp tracking in the morning.

The activity begins at 8.00am with a briefing regarding the rules of trekking the chimpanzees after which you set off to search for them in the forest. Once you locate the chimpanzees, you will have a full hour with them. You will return to the lodge for lunch after which you will head out for Queen Elizabeth National Park. You will arrive in the evening and overnight at your booked accommodation.

Day 5:  Chimpanzee tracking and transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Today you will experience some serious primate business! Kibale Forest National Park boasts the highest number of primate species including the chimpanzees. Approximately 5,000 chimpanzees live in the wild in Uganda which makes it a perfect place to spot them! An experienced ranger will take you chimp tracking in the morning.

The activity begins at 8.00am with a briefing regarding the rules of trekking the chimpanzees after which you set off to search for them in the forest. Once you locate the chimpanzees, you will have a full hour with them. You will return to the lodge for lunch after which you will head out for Queen Elizabeth National Park. You will arrive in the evening and overnight at your booked accommodation.

Day 6:  Queen Morning Game drive and afternoon Boat trip along the Kazinga Channel.

Be up early and have your breakfast. Proceed for a morning game drive to the Kasenyi plains during which you will expect to see Lions, Elephants, Bush bucks, Cape Buffaloes, Defassa Waterbucks, Giant Forest Hogs, Uganda kob, among others. Return to your accommodation, have your lunch.

After lunch, you will go for a two-hour boat trip on the Kazinga Channel which connects Lakes George and Edward and you will surely be fascinated by the concentrations of giant hippos, elephants and crocodiles among others. You will also see many varieties of birds at the water shores. You will have dinner and overnight at your accommodation.

Day 8:  Go gorilla trekking and Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for relaxation and sightseeing.

After an early breakfast and a briefing by a ranger guide, you will enter the gorilla sanctuary for your adventure. The beauty of this rain forest is spectacular! The area offers dramatic steeply forested landscape and is incredibly dense, but crisscrossed by numerous animal trails allowing access to tourists. The time taken and the terrain vary with the movements of these great primates. Once you locate a gorilla group, you will be allowed an hour in their presence. The thrill of spending time observing these gentle and endangered giants is an awesome, exciting experience to be long savored.

Return to your lodge. Have your lunch and thereafter check out for a transfer to Lake Bunyonyi. Lake Bunyonyi is framed by lush, green-terraced hills that reach a height of (2,200 – 2,478m) but it’s the 29 islands of various shapes and sizes scattered across the water that make it most magical — you could admire them all day.

Day 9:  Exit Bunyonyi for your outbound flight in Entebbe Airport.

Have a relaxed breakfast at the accommodation with spectacular view of the Bunyonyi little islands just right in front of you and thereafter embark on your return journey to Entebbe Airport. Expect en route stopovers in Mbarara town for lunch and the Uganda Equator line mark in Kayabwe for some memorable photos and maybe buying some art pieces of interest. Proceed with the journey arriving late afternoon/evening for drop off at the airport to catch your flight out.

We do recommend for a late afternoon/evening outbound flight schedule for this day (if flying out). We hope to see you (or any referral) when next, you visit and thanks for choosing Home to Africa!

Our Pricing

Travelers Price/Person Discount From Base
Solo Traveler 3690 Base Price
2 Persons Sharing 2670 27.64%
3 Persons Sharing 2553 30.81%
4 Persons Sharing 2395 35.09%
5 Persons Sharing 2345 36.45%
6 Or More Persons Sharing 2218 39.89%
Inclusion Exclusion
  • All Meals and accommodation as per the itinerary.
  • Activities not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • All ground transportation in a comfortable safari vehicle.
  • Phone calls and bar bills.
  •  Applicable park entrance fees.
  • Personal/travel insurance.
  • Services of a full-time English speaking driver/guide.
  • Laundry.
  • Water while on safari.
  • Chimp trekking permit USD 150 per person.
  • Airfare
  • Any activity stated as “Optional”
  • All launch or boat trip as per itinerary.
  • All other Services of a personal nature.
  • Gorilla trekking permit USD 600 per person.
  • Driver guide’s gratuity.
  • Chimp trekking permit USD 150 per person.
  • Any activity stated as “Optional”
  • All airport/hotel pick-ups and drop off.
  • All kinds of drinks except water.
  • All activities as stipulated in the itinerary.
  • And all government taxes/levies.
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