6 Days Murchison Falls And Gorillas Combination Safari

6 Days Murchison Falls And Gorillas Combination Safari

Murchison Falls And Gorillas Combination Safari – Embark on a 6-day adventure through Uganda’s premier destinations: Murchison Falls, Bwindi, and Kibale National Parks, promising unforgettable encounters with chimpanzees, gorillas, and the renowned Big Five.

Murchison Falls National Park, the country’s largest wildlife sanctuary, boasts the majestic spectacle of the Nile River cascading through the iconic Murchison and Karuma falls. Home to 76 species of mammals and approximately 450 bird species, it offers a diverse and captivating safari experience. Traverse the park to witness the rich wildlife, including chimpanzees in the Budongo Forest, rhinos at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, and the awe-inspiring sight of hippos lounging along the Nile River. Get ready for an immersive journey into the heart of Uganda’s natural wonders.

Kibale National Park on the other hand is referred to as the primate’s capital of the world. It is the best place to spot chimpanzees anywhere. The chances of seeing chimps are almost 100%. While tracking the chimps, you are bound to encounter over 7 other species of primates, buffaloes, elephants, forest hogs and the occasional lion. Some of the most enchanting crater lakes and birding spots are found in Kibale National Park. The Bigodi wetlands sanctuary is known as one of the top birding places in Uganda. Uganda is host to half of the remaining population of mountain gorillas in the wild.

Bwindi Impenetrable national park has most of the primates and is arguably the best place to go and see the gorillas. Gorilla permits costs $800 at the moment  Apart from gorillas, Bwindi stands outs because of its sheer biodiversity. Bwindi is a UNESCO World heritage site. Bwindi is the only park where you can spot both chimpanzees and gorillas. Unfortunately, the chimp communities in Bwindi aren’t open to tracking but you can be lucky to meet them while looking for the gorillas. If you are interested in tracking chimpanzees in Budongo forest while in Murchison Falls, our 20 Days safari in Budongo forest and Murchison Falls might

Trip Summary

Day 1: Pickup and transfer to Murchison falls National Park with a s stop at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

Day 2: Game drive in Murchison Falls and afternoon boat cruise

Day 3: Transfer to kibale National Park

Day 4: Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale

Day 5: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi and a visit to the Batwa pygmies

Day 6: Departure to Entebbe or Kampala

Trip Details

Welcome to your unforgettable six-day adventure through the natural wonders of Uganda! This itinerary takes you from Murchison Falls National Park to Kibale and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Experience thrilling game drives, serene boat cruises, and guided treks to observe wildlife, including elephants, giraffes, and hippos. Your journey includes the rare opportunity to track playful chimpanzees in Kibale and majestic mountain gorillas in Bwindi. Visit Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary to learn about conservation efforts and engage with the Batwa Pygmies to understand their cultural heritage. Expert guides and comfortable accommodations ensure a memorable and immersive experience in the heart of Uganda’s wilderness.

Day 1: Pickup and Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park

Morning:

  • Your journey begins with a pickup from your designated location in either Entebbe or Kampala.
  • You’ll head north towards Murchison Falls National Park, passing through the scenic countryside and small towns.

Stop at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary:

  • En route to Murchison Falls, you’ll make a stop at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary.
  • Enjoy a guided walk to view the rhinos and learn about the conservation efforts being made to protect this endangered species.
  • After the visit, continue your journey to Murchison Falls National Park.

Evening:

  • Upon arrival at Murchison Falls National Park, check into your accommodation.
  • Spend the evening relaxing and enjoying a delicious dinner while taking in the beauty of your surroundings.

Day 2: Game Drive and Afternoon Boat Cruise

Morning Game Drive:

  • Start your day with an early morning game drive in the park.
  • Witness the park’s diverse wildlife, including elephants, lions, giraffes, buffalo, and various antelope species.
  • An experienced guide will lead you to the best spots for wildlife sightings.

Afternoon Boat Cruise:

  • After a morning filled with wildlife sightings, return to your accommodation for lunch and relaxation.
  • In the afternoon, embark on a boat cruise along the Nile River to the base of Murchison Falls.
  • Enjoy views of hippos, crocodiles, and abundant birdlife along the way.
  • As you approach the falls, take in the breathtaking sight of the powerful waters.

Day 3: Transfer to Kibale National Park

  • Begin your journey to Kibale National Park after breakfast.
  • The drive takes you through picturesque landscapes, including lush forests and rural villages.
  • Arrive in Kibale National Park in the afternoon and check into your accommodation.
  • Spend the rest of the day at leisure, perhaps taking a nature walk or resting in preparation for the next day’s adventure.

Day 4: Chimpanzee Trekking in Kibale

  • Get ready for an exciting day of chimpanzee trekking in Kibale National Park.
  • After a briefing by the park rangers, embark on a guided trek through the lush forest in search of chimpanzees.
  • Observe these fascinating primates in their natural habitat, watching them swing through the trees and interact with one another.
  • The trek may take a few hours, but the experience is unforgettable.

Day 5: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi and Visit to Batwa Pygmies

  • Depart Kibale early in the morning and transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.
  • Upon arrival, get ready for a once-in-a-lifetime gorilla trekking experience.
  • After a safety briefing, you’ll be guided through the dense forest in search of mountain gorillas.
  • Observe these majestic creatures in their natural habitat, an experience that is both humbling and awe-inspiring.

Visit to the Batwa Pygmies:

  • In the afternoon, visit a Batwa Pygmy community to learn about their rich culture and traditions.
  • Gain insight into their traditional lifestyle, including hunting and gathering, and listen to their stories.
  • Return to your accommodation in Bwindi for a relaxing evening.

Day 6: Departure to Entebbe or Kampala

  • After breakfast, begin your journey back to Entebbe or Kampala.
  • Depending on your departure time, you may have the opportunity to stop for lunch along the way.
  • Arrive at your final destination and prepare for your departure, taking with you memories of an incredible adventure through Uganda’s natural wonders.

 

 

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