8 Days Bwindi, Queen Elizabeth, Kibale and Murchison Falls

8 Days Uganda safari to Bwindi, Queen Elizabeth, Kibale and Murchison Falls

The 8 Days Uganda Safari takes you to Murchison Falls National Park for a game drive and Launch cruise on the Victoria Nile, Kibale Forest National Park for chimpanzee tracking experience, Queen Elizabeth National Park for game drive along the Kasenyi track for game viewing including the Buffalo, Elephant, Warthog, Lion, among others and a 2 hours’ launch cruise along the Kazinga Channel.

Your 8 day trip will further take you to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park for a great gorilla trekking experience.

Your 8 Day Trip Summary

  • Day 1: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park
  • Day 2: Game drive and Launch cruise
  • Day 3: Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park
  • Day 4: Chimp trek and transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Day 5: Game drive and launch cruise
  • Day 6: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
  • Day 7: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi
  • Day 8: Transfer back to Kampala

Itinerary for the 8 Days Uganda safari

Day 1: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park

After an early breakfast at your Hotel in Kampala, you will transfer to Murchison Falls National Park via Masindi town. You will have lunch in Masindi Town after which you will enter Murchison falls through the Kichumbanyobo gate. The Park is well known for the spectacular Murchison Falls, where the world’s longest river detonates fervently through a tapered crevice in the Rift Valley escarpment to thrust into a foaming pool 43m below.

Here you will see the magnificent top of the falls and where it is believed to be raining all day throughout the year and also forming the Rainbow. Retire to your assigned place of accommodation for dinner and overnight stay at Paraa Safari Lodge for Luxury/Sambiya River Lodge for Mid range and Red Chill campsite for budget.

Day 2: Game drive and Launch cruise

8 Days Uganda safari to Bwindi, Queen Elizabeth, Kibale and Murchison FallsEarly in the morning after breakfast, you will set out for the game drive on the Northern sector of the Park. Expect to encounter animals like Giraffes, Lions, Elephants, baboons, and a number of different antelopes. Return to the lodge for lunch and in the afternoon set out for the launch cruise on the Albert Nile to the Bottom of the falls. Expect to see animals like Hippos, crocodiles, Water bucks, and a wide variety of bird species.

You will also reach the “Devils Cauldron” where you will be able to see clearly the majestic Murchison falls.  Return for dinner and overnight stay at Paraa Safari Lodge for Luxury/Sambiya River Lodge for Mid range and Red Chill campsite for budget.

Day 3: Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park

After breakfast, you will travel to Kibale Forest national park. The journey will take almost 7-8 hours drive. This journey will take you through the verdant country side of the Albertine Escarpment. Also you will pass by Hoima homesteads for a clear view of the true African culture.

Lunch will be held en route in Hoima town. Proceed with the journey to Fort portal and later reach Kibale in the late afternoon. Dinner and overnight stay at Chimp nest for mid range/Ndali lodge or primates lodge for Luxury/Chimpanzee guest house for budget

Day 4: Chimp trek and transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

8 Days Uganda safari to Bwindi, Queen Elizabeth, Kibale and Murchison FallsAfter breakfast, you will set out for the morning briefing of the Chimpanzee tracking activity at Kanyachu the Park Headquarters and later after this, you will enter the forest to search for the man’s closest friend the chimps and all trackers must be above 18 years of age. The experience you will get when you are with these chimps, will enable you figure out the similarities between the Chimps and Man.

Besides the chimps, you will also be able to see other primate species such as the grey cheeked mangabeys, baboons and vervet monkeys. Return back to the Lodge for Lunch and in the afternoon, transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park.

En route visit the crater regions for scenic viewing. Dinner and overnight stay at Simba Safari camp for budget/Queen Elizabeth Bush Lodge or Hippo hill camp for mid range/ Mweya Safari Lodge or Jacana Safari lodge for Luxury

Day 5: Game drive and launch cruise

8 Days Uganda safari to Bwindi, Queen Elizabeth, Kibale and Murchison FallsEarly morning g after breakfast, you will set out for the game drive along the Kasenyi track for game viewing including the Buffalo, Elephant, Warthog and Lion. After this, return to the lodge for lunch and later depart for the 2 hours launch cruise along the Kazinga Channel. Here you will encounter a close look at the Hippos, crocodiles and other bird species.

Dinner and overnight stay at Simba Safari camp for budget/Queen Elizabeth Bush Lodge or Hippo hill camp for mid range/ Mweya Safari Lodge or Jacana Safari lodge for Luxury

Day 6: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

After breakfast, you will drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park via the Ishasha sector an area commonly known for the rare tree climbing lions. After the game drive in Ishasha, have lunch and later proceed with your journey to Bwindi reaching in the evening.

Dinner and overnight stay at Gorilla Resort Camp or Gorilla Forest Camp for Luxury/ Lake Kitandara tented camp or Silverback Lodge for mid range/Buhoma community Bandas or Wagtail Safari Camp for Budget

Day 7: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi

8 Days Uganda safari to Bwindi, Queen Elizabeth, Kibale and Murchison FallsAfter an early morning breakfast, gather at Buhoma the Park headquarters for a briefing from the Ranger Guide of Uganda Wildlife Authority. You will be briefed about the Gorilla tracking protocol and once this is done, you will set out with your packed lunch and penetrate the Jungle forest to search for the rare Mountain Gorillas.

The time taken to track gorillas is unpredictable and it can take 2- 10 hours. Dinner and overnight stay at Gorilla Resort Camp or Gorilla Forest Camp for Luxury/ Lake Kitandara tented camp or Silverback Lodge for mid range/Buhoma community Bandas or Wagtail Safari Camp for Budget

Day 8: Transfer back to Kampala

After breakfast, you will transfer back to Kampala with lunch en route in Mbarara town. Reach Kampala in the afternoon. Drop off will be at your Hotel.

Tour costs include the following

  • Gorilla and Chimpanzee tracking permits
  • Park fees (non-residents)
  • All activities that are shown in the itinerary
  • Professional driver/ tour guide
  • All transfers (airport pick up and drops)
  • All Taxes
  • All transportation
  • Meals (as specified in a day by day section)
  • Drinking water all days

Tour costs Excludes

  • International flights
  • Additional accommodation before and after the trip
  • Tips
  • Government imposed increased of taxes and park fees
  • Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visas etc)
  • Laundry
  • Optional activities (not detailed in the above itinerary)

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