9-Day Murchison Falls Big 5, Gorilla & Chimp Safari (Lodging)

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9 Days / 8 Nights

9-Day Murchison Falls Big 5, Gorilla & Chimp Safari (Lodging)

  • 9 Days / 8 Nights
  • Max People : 26
  • Jan 18’ - Dec 21'
  • Min Age : 10+
  • Pickup: Airpot

Tour Details:

This is the 9 day will take you 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 sightings done, go relax in Lake Bunyonyi and then exit for Entebbe Airport.

Tour Highlights:

  • Experience the Savannah big five game on the Murchison trail
  • Visit the top of Murchison falls in the Murchison falls national park
  • Enjoy the Game drive Safari in Savannahs of Murchison falls NP, Queen Elizabeth national park, and Lake Mburo National park.
  • Meet the Chimpanzee in Kibale Forest
  • Enjoy a Boat cruise on the Nile River in Murchison falls and on Kazinga channel of Queen Elizabeth National Park

<>Trip Facts:</>

Destinations Accommodation Nights Meals
Kampala Cassia Lodge 1 Night D
Murchison Falls National Park Pakuba Safari Lodge 2 Nights AI
Kibale Forest National Park Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse 1 Night D, B&B
Southern Queen Elizabeth National Park Irungu Forest Safari 2 Nights AI
Ruhija Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Broadbill Forest Camp 1 Night AI
Lake Bunyonyi Lake Bunyonyi Rock Resort 1 Night AI


  • Qualified professional driver-guide
  • Vehicle / fuel
  • Park entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Passenger liability 15%
  • VAT 2% tourism levy
  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast and Dinner for the Client


  • Expenses of personal nature
  • Entrance fees not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Meals not mentioned
  • Drinks at lodges and on road
  • Optional excursions and activities
  • Tips for tour guides
  • International flights and airport taxes
  • Items not mentioned in the itinerary
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Day 1 Kigali city to Kampala

Guest will be picked up at the airport and drive to Emin Pasha Hotel, Kampala which is an hour drive. Kampala is Bordering the magnificent Lake Victoria, Uganda’s capital city – Kampala – sprawl out over a series of undulating hills and despite the development, this ‘Garden City’ is known for its tree-lined avenues. This bustling city serves as the commercial hub of the country boasting a blend of African markets, modern skyscrapers, international hotels, bars, and casinos. It provides an excellent base from which to explore the surrounding area. Upon arrival, guests can do a City Tour: Depending on the time of your arrival.


Day 2Kampala to Murchison Falls National Park

Guest will have an after breakfast at 8.00 am and drive to Murchison Falls National Park via Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary where rhinos that got wiped out in the Ugandan wild are being bred before re-introduction back in the national parks. When you arrive at the Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary, a guide and armed rangers will take you on either a walking/by vehicle safari to look for the rhinos and around 12h00 to 13h00 enjoying a bush picnic lunch in the sanctuary’s grounds. After lunch, guests will drive to Murchison Falls National Park).

Overnight: Pakuba Safari Lodge

Distance: 309.5 km
Time: 227 km

Day 3 Murchison Falls National Park

Guest will wake up early at 6.00 am and go on a Morning game drive for a chance to view the magnificent daybreak from across the open savannah, birds, and dotted woodland as well as riverine vegetation along the Nile. Guest will see animals like lions, buffalo, elephants, giraffes, antelope, and a lot more. The guest will be back around 10-11 am, to have breakfast.

Guest will relax around the lodge until lunch hour and go for the boat launch to the bottom of the powerful Murchison Falls. This 3-hour boat cruise climaxes at the edge of the rift valley escarpment at which point you will get off the boat and trek to the top of the falls (wear sports shoes while on the boat for ease of trekking to the top).

Having worked up a sweat, once at the top, get bathed in the misty spray that the Nile creates as it forces itself into the 7-meter cleft to create the famous Murchison Falls. The guest will go back to the lodge for dinner.

Overnight: Pakuba Safari Lodge

Day 4 Murchison Falls National Park to Kibale Forest National Park

Guest will have a nice breakfast Morning and track for the mountain gorillas in the jungle forest of Bwindi. Gorilla trekkers will take the most exciting and memorable activity of trekking the Mountain gorillas in the thick jungle. The time spent trekking depends on the movement of these gorillas, it’s about 2 to 8 hours. Before you start trekking, you should expect to hike for a long distance under muddy and steep conditions before seeing the great apes in the Jungle. The gorilla trekking experience obviously rewarding as you sit, play, and talk to them. To protect the gorillas and visitors, no one with communicable diseases such as diarrhea can visit the gorillas.

Overnight: Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse

Distance: 244 km.

Time: 10 hr 17 min

Day 5 Kibale Forest National Park to Southern Queen Elizabeth National Park

Guest will have breakfast drive you to Queen Elizabeth National Park which is one of the most popular parks in Uganda, the Queen Elizabeth National Park lies in the western region of the country. In the northern part of the park, visitors can look forward to boating along the Kasinga Channel, which is home to the largest population of hippos in the world and an abundance of Nile crocodiles.

Overnight: Irungu Forest Safari
Distance: 252 km
Time: 4 hr 28 min

Day 6Southern Queen Elizabeth National Park

This morning guests will wake up early. A little before sunrise coffee, tea and donuts will be served in the lounge before we head out for a long game drive in time to see the first rays of light. You will search for all the wildlife in the park and are likely to come across elephants, Buffalo, Lion, Waterbuck, Leopard, Uganda Kob, and many Warthogs. A well-deserved brunch will be served back at the lodge in the late morning.In the afternoon you will take a boat safari along the Kazinga Channel which joins Lake George and Lake Edward. Here, you will see a lot of hippos (more than you can possibly imagine, as well as a variety of other animals which come to the waterhole to drink or bathe.

Overnight: Irungu Forest Safari
Distance: 240.2 km

Time: 4 hr 20 min

Day 7: Southern Queen Elizabeth National Park to Bwindi National Park

Guest will be picked up in Kigali and drive to Bwindi National Park. The drive to Uganda will go through Rwanda’s northern town of Ruhengeri his drive will take you approx 4-5 hours. Guest will then cross over into Uganda via Cyanika or Katuna border post. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is in southwestern Uganda, the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is said to be Africa’s oldest rainforest. It is world-renowned for its excellent gorilla-sighting opportunities. The rugged landscape features dense jungle, cascading waterfalls, sparkling mountain streams, deep valleys and steep ridges. Upon arrival guest will go on hiking

Overnight:  Broadbill Forest Camp Ruhija
Distance: 181 km
Time: 3hr 49min

Day 8 Bwindi National Park to Lake Bunyonyi Rock Resort, Lake Bunyonyi

Today guests will have an early breakfast and a briefing by a tour guide, you will enter the gorilla sanctuary for your adventure. The beauty of this rainforest is spectacular! The area offers a dramatic steeply forested landscape and is incredibly dense but crisscrossed by numerous animal trails allowing access to tourists. The time is taken and the terrain varies 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.

Overnight:  Broadbill Forest Camp Ruhija
Distance: 74.0 km
Time: 2 hr 52 min


Day 9 Lake Bunyonyi to Entebbe International Airport

This is the last day of your tour. Guest will have breakfast and drive back to Kampala with a lunch stop in Masindi. You should arrive back in Kampala in the early evening and continue to Entebbe International Airport. You are dropped off at the airport in time for you to check-in for your departure home.

 484.1 km
Time: 8 hr 13 min



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