Overview of the 8 days Uganda gorilla trekking safari Bwindi, wildlife tour Murchison falls & chimpanzee trekking tour Kibale

This 8 days Uganda gorilla trekking safari Bwindi, wildlife tour Murchison falls & chimpanzee trekking tour Kibale or 8 days Bwindi gorilla tour Uganda and wildlife safari is a single safari considering gorilla trekking and big five wildlife safaris in Uganda. From northern Uganda to south Western Uganda, this tour features Rhino tracking at Ziwa Rhino sanctuary, game drive and boat cruise at Murchison falls national park, chimpanzee trekking at Kibale forest national park and gorilla trekking at Bwindi impenetrable national park.

On arrival at Entebbe international airport, a Uganda safari guide welcomes you to Uganda, briefs you about the safari then drives you to a booked hotel/lodge in Kampala-Uganda’s bustling capital city. Early morning, you are driven to Murchison Falls national park with a stop at Ziwa Rhino sanctuary for rhino tracking on foot. You spend the night in Murchison falls park where you then do a game drive and boat cruise the next day. After a relaxed breakfast the fourth day, you go past the diverse and scenic Albertine rift to Kibale forest national park for Chimpanzee trekking and bigodi wetland nature walk the next day. On the sixth day, you are driven to Bwindi impenetrable national park where you do gorilla trekking the next day. You depart via Entebbe international airport the next day with a stop at the equator line in Kayabwe.

Highlights of the 8 days Uganda gorilla trekking safari Bwindi, wildlife tour Murchison falls & chimpanzee trekking tour Kibale

Day 1: On arrival at Entebbe international airport, a tour guide will pick you and transfer to a hotel or lodge in Kampala where you spend the night.

Day 2: Early morning after breakfast, your driver guide will pick you up for a road trip to Murchison Falls National Park, you stop at Ziwa Rhino sanctuary for rhino tracking.

Day 3: You go for an early morning game drive, return for lunch and an evening boat cruise at Murchison falls national park.

Day 4: After a relaxed breakfast, you are transferred to Kibale Forest national park.

Day 5: In the morning, you go for chimpanzee trekking at Kibale forest national park for about 2-4hours then take a nature walk at Bigodi wetland in the evening.

Day 6: After breakfast, you embark on a drive to Bwindi impenetrable national park.

Day 7: After having breakfast, you go for gorilla trekking starting by 8:00am lasting 2-8 hours.

Day 8: In the morning, you embark on a road trip to Entebbe international airport for departure with a stop at the equator for photography.

Day by day itinerary of the 8 days Uganda gorilla trekking safari Bwindi, wildlife tour Murchison falls & chimpanzee trekking tour Kibale

Day 1 of the 8 days Uganda gorilla trekking safari Bwindi, wildlife tour Murchison falls & chimpanzee trekking tour Kibale

Setting foot on the shores of Lake Victoria at Entebbe international airport, a Uganda wildlife safari guide welcomes you to the Pearl of Africa and ensures all your transfers to a hotel/lodge in Kampala. Driving through this bustling city is a one of a kind African city tour. Upon arrival, you check in, relax and have dinner at your lodging facility as you get ready to start the road trip to the countryside the next day.

Day 2 of the 8 days Uganda gorilla trekking safari Bwindi, wildlife tour Murchison falls & chimpanzee trekking tour Kibale

8 days Uganda gorilla trekking safari Bwindi, wildlife tour Murchison falls & chimpanzee trekking tour KibaleBy sunrise, a knowledgeable safari guide picks you up from a hotel or lodge in Kampala then start the drive to Murchison Falls National Park. After about 2-3hours drive, a branch off to Ziwa Rhino sanctuary starts off your wildlife tour Uganda experience as you track Rhinos on foot in their only home in Uganda. After about 2 hours of Rhino tracking, you drive for lunch and then continue to Murchison falls park. Arriving in the evening, you check into a prior preferred accommodation in Murchison Falls national park where you relax as you prepare for a game drive and boat cruise the next day.

Accommodation options: Paraa Safari Lodge (Luxury), Pakuba safari lodge (Mid-range), Fort Murchison Lodge (budget)

Day 3 of the 8 days Uganda gorilla trekking safari Bwindi, wildlife tour Murchison falls & chimpanzee trekking tour Kibale

8 days Uganda gorilla trekking safari Bwindi, wildlife tour Murchison falls & chimpanzee trekking tour KibaleBy 7:00am expect to be at Murchison falls park headquarters for a morning game drive for early morning risers’ sightings. Elephants, lions, leopards and buffaloes alongside other species make the common sightings of the morning. What an amazing drive in the vast savannah plains of northern Uganda, it lasts 2-4 hours then after you return to your lodge/hotel for lunch and refreshment. In the evening at 2:00pm, you go for a boat cruise to the bottom of the thunderous Murchison falls home to numerous hippopotamuses and crocodiles. After an amazing experience during this time of your wildlife safari in Uganda, you are driven back to your lodging facility for dinner and an overnight.

Accommodation options: Paraa Safari Lodge (Luxury), Pakuba safari lodge (Mid-range), Fort Murchison Lodge (budget)

Day 4 of the 8 days Uganda gorilla trekking safari Bwindi, wildlife tour Murchison falls & chimpanzee trekking tour Kibale

After relaxed breakfast on your wildlife tour in Uganda’s Murchison Falls national park, you are driven to Kibale forest national park in south western Uganda. It’s about 7-8hours drive via Mubende-Fort Portal road driving past the beautiful scenic Albertine rift landscape filled with unique bird species. Arriving in the evening, you check in, have dinner and relax at a prior booked accommodation in Kibale forest national park.

Accommodation options include: Crater Safari Lodge (Luxury), Kibale Forest Camp (Mid-range)

Day 5 of the 8 days Uganda gorilla trekking safari Bwindi, wildlife tour Murchison falls & chimpanzee trekking tour Kibale

8 days Uganda gorilla trekking safari Bwindi, wildlife tour Murchison falls & chimpanzee trekking tour KibaleBy sunrise, you will be at Kibale forest park headquarters for a chimpanzee trekking experience. It starts at 8:00am lasting 2-5 hours in the jungle though only 1 hour in the presence of the chimpanzees. Chimps are man’s closest relatives and having a chance to see them at play, chunk fruits and interact is an amazing experience. After chimpanzee trekking, you have lunch at your lodging facility then transfer to Bigodi wetland- about 15 minutes’ drive for a nature walk in a wetland filled with different bird species. For dinner, relaxation and overnight stay, you return to your accommodation facility.

Accommodation options include: Crater Safari Lodge (Luxury), Kibale Forest Camp (Mid-range)

Day 6 of the 8 days Uganda gorilla trekking safari Bwindi, wildlife tour Murchison falls & chimpanzee trekking tour Kibale

You have a relaxed breakfast then be driven to Bwindi impenetrable national park for a Uganda gorilla trekking safari experience the next day. It’s about 6-7 hours’ drive via Kabale-Mbarara road with cultural lunch en route in Mbarara at Igongo cultural center then after continue to the park. Arriving in the evening, you check in, have dinner and relax at your booked accommodation in Bwindi impenetrable national park as you prepare for gorilla trekking the next day.

Accommodation options include: Chameleon hill lodge (Luxury), Gorilla mist camp (Mid-range)

Day 7 of the 8 days Uganda gorilla trekking safari Bwindi, wildlife tour Murchison falls & chimpanzee trekking tour Kibale

8 days Uganda gorilla trekking safari Bwindi, wildlife tour Murchison falls & chimpanzee trekking tour KibaleIt’s the gorilla trekking day so anticipate to be up early for breakfast then a drive to Bwindi park headquarters for the start of the trek. Before you get into the gorilla habitat, you have  a 30minutes briefing by the park rangers on gorilla trekking etiquette at 8:00am and gorilla family allocation according to physical ability. About 2-8 hours are spent in the jungle and only 1 out of them in the presence of these gentle giants. A Uganda gorilla trekking certificate is received at the end of the trek at the park headquarters where you find your driver guide waiting to transfer you to your lodging facility for an overnight stay.

Accommodation options include: Chameleon hill lodge (Luxury), Gorilla mist camp (Mid-range)

Day 8 of the 8 days Uganda gorilla trekking safari Bwindi, wildlife tour Murchison falls & chimpanzee trekking tour Kibale

You have breakfast and start an early morning drive to Entebbe international airport for departure. This is a chance for you to see the other country side as you drive past the Kigezi highlands via the Mbarara-Masaka road. At the equator line, you stop for an amazing experience as you cross from the southern to the northern hemisphere. In case you need to shop some craft souvenirs, you can stop at either Kampala or Entebbe shops then arrive for departure at the airport.

End of the 8 days Uganda gorilla trekking safari Bwindi, wildlife tour Murchison falls & chimpanzee trekking tour Kibale

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