UGANDA – 9 Days Murchison Falls, Big 5, Chimps & Gorillas Trekking

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Entebbe International Airport (EBB)
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Bucket List Group Travel > Global Bucket List > UGANDA – 9 Days Murchison Falls, Big 5, Chimps & Gorillas Trekking
Overview

Check your bucket list with this amazing Safari which is tailored to give you a feel of five of Uganda’s Wild Parks, with this you are assured of viewing a number of animals which include the Zebras of Lake Mburo, The chance to see the Mountain Gorillas of Bwindi, Chimpanzees, Zebras and Antelope herds in Lake Mburo, the tree-climbing lions of Queen Elizabeth National Park’s Ishasha Sector and a day in between to relax and enjoy the wildlife.

Highlights
Visited Places:
  • Kampala
  • MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK
  • KIBALE NATIONAL PARK
  • QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK
  • BWINDI NATIONAL PARK
  • LAKE MBURO NATIONAL PARK
Travel Experience:

Wildlife watching (viewing lions, giraffes, hartebeest, buffalo, elephants, and many more)

Bird watching

Game drives

Gorilla trek

Chimpanzees

Local cuisine

Boat ride

Waterfalls

Walking/Hike

6 Reasons To Book This Trip

1. Affordable Adventure – Traveling with a like-minded group is not only fun but also it’s cost-effective instead of traveling solo.

2. Forget About The Planning – We take care of permits, transportation, and logistics, so all you have to do is show up.

3. Shared Photos – At the end of every trip we will have a google photo album where we share our wonderful tour pictures. We can also share to this website and multiply the memories!

4. Make New Friends – On every trip you will meet new people, it’s a good opportunity to make friends for your life while enjoying the group event.

5. Group Leader –  Event organizer will be there every step of the way, making sure that the trip goes as smoothly as possible.

6. Unforgettable Memories – All events are designed keeping in mind to have an unforgettable memory of your lifetime.

Notes
Tour Start

Kampala

Tour End

Entebbe

Destination

Uganda

Flights
  • Arrival: Day01 before 4pm (Flexible)
  • Return: Day09 anytime after 7pm 
Airport: Entebbe International Airport (EBB)
Meeting Point
  • The group meets at the arrival airport or at the hotel on Day01.
  • More details will be provided via group chat on WhatsApp
Availability
  • Seat available till the booking is open!
  • Balance due 2 months before the tour departure date!
* Minimum number of members requires for all group tour. Please confirm with the organizer before any flight booking!
Itinerary
Day01

Kampala City

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Description:

On your arrival at Entebbe international airport (EBB), you will be met by our safari staff that will brief you and transfers you to your hotel for relaxation. In the evening you will be transferred to Ndere cultural center In Kampala central (subject to availability), which is a home of performing arts and a representation of Ugandan cultures through music, dance, and drama. Dinner and overnight stay at your hotel.

Activities Included:
  • Airport pickup
  • Free time
Optional Activities:
  • Ndere cultural center
Meals Included:
  • Lunch or Dinner (Depending on your arrival time)
Accommodation:
  • Hotel near Kampala city
Day02

Murchison Falls NP

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Description:

You will arrive at the airport and 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 kingfisher, the whitethigh hornbill, and the Goliath heron among others. You will have a stopover at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
for for Rhino tracking before continuing to the park, we shall have another stopover at Kabalega Dinners
Restaurant near Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for our late Lunch before we continue to Murchison falls national
park. On arrival to the park we shall first go to the top of the falls to experience the strongest falls in the
whole world before heading to our Lodge.

Activities Included:
  • Game drive 
Meals Included:
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner 
Accommodation:
  • lodge located inside Murchison Falls NP
Day03

Murchison Falls NP

Description:

Eat breakfast in the morning before going on a game drive in the park’s northern area in search of
some of the ‘big five’ (buffaloes, lions, elephants and possibly leopards). Other animals you might see
include Rothschild giraffes, bushbucks, warthogs, waterbuck and a variety of antelope.
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 fall. 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.

Activities Included:
  • Game drive
  • Boat ride
Meals Included:
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Accommodation:
  • lodge located inside Murchison Falls NP
Day04

Kibale National Park

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Description:

Today, before you transfer to Kibale you will Visit the Delta. The Nile Delta is the area where the
Victoria Nile flows into Lake Albert. The banks of the delta are home to hundreds of bird species
including the rare and prehistoric-looking shoe bill stork and papyrus endemic species. A boat safari
through the delta is a “must do” for every birdwatcher. During this (approximately) 5-hour boat tour you
enjoy a breakfast while enjoy the peaceful scenery and while approaching Lake Albert you may see
more fishermen in canoes catches of tilapia fish and local people fetching water from the Nile and if
lucky wild game along the banks. You may also see many hippo, crocodile and if lucky you can
witness elephant bathing in the river. Also keep an eye on the treetops as you can often spot monkeys
such as eastern fringed monkeys and baboons. The boat trip starts early in the morning during the soft
light, golden hours for photographers.

Activities Included:
  • Game drive
  • Boat safari
Meals Included:
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch 
  • Dinner
Accommodation
  •  tented camp located just outside Kibale NP
Day05

Queen Elizabeth national park

Description:

Today you will track the most famous inhabitants of the Kibale National Park, the chimpanzees.
Chimpanzees share 98% of the human genes making them our closest living relatives. They are found
in 21 countries throughout Africa, but most easily sighted in Uganda due to their dense populations.
Today, in Uganda, there are approximately 5,000 chimpanzees left in the wild. The chimpanzee Trekking
experience here is done on several well maintained walking trails. There is also a wonderfully diverse
concentration of other primates, more than any other forest in East Africa, in fact, besides our colorful
cousins, the chimpanzees, you can find red colobus, red-tailed guenon, white-nosed monkey, graychecked mangabey, blue monkey, L’Hoest’s monkey, and the black and white colobus monkey. In
addition, you may see olive baboons, bush babies and nocturnal pottos. After tracking, you have the
opportunity for a guided walk through the swamps of Bigodi swamps. This activity will take you to the
Bigodi wetlands sanctuary which features 8 primate species,over 200 birds species and many reptiles.
Which takes 2 to 3 hours, you have a chance to many animals but the highlight is catching a glimpse of
a famous bird; The Great Blue Turaco.

Activities Included:
  • Chimpanzee Trekking
Meals Included:
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch 
  • Dinner
Accommodation:
  • Lodge located just outside Queen Elizabeth NP
Day06

Queen Elizabeth NP

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Description:

On this morning, you will drive to the famous Queen Elizabeth National Park reaching in the afternoon
and embark on your Evening game drive. It is time to explore Queen Elizabeth National Park with her
200 kilometers of well-maintained game viewing tracks. With an astonishing 5000 hippos, 2500
elephants and over 10,000 buffalo thriving in its grasslands and shorelines, this park guarantees
sightings of some of Africa’s most iconic species such as elephants, giraffes, buffaloes, different species
of antelope, predators such as lions, leopard, civet, genal and serval cats, black-and-white colobus
monkeys are easily spotted in the trees, and of course the boldest species; baboons etc.

Activities Included:
  • Game drive
Meals Included:
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch 
  • Dinner
Accommodation:
  • lodge located inside Queen Elizabeth NP
Day07

Bwindi National park

Description:

On this morning, you start your Journey to Bwindi National park en-route to the Ishasha Sector. You
will drive to the southern part of Queen Elizabeth National Park (Ishasha sector). This part is famous
for its’ tree-climbing lions. While lion cubs around the world frequently climb trees for fun, adults rarely
do. However, these lionesses enjoy spending their time snoozing in fig trees to get away from the
tsetse flies and to enjoy a cool breeze. This is the most memorable sight in the park as you have never
seen such photogenic lions posing for your camera before. Meanwhile don’t miss the stunning scenery
and superb bird life in this southern remote section of the park either.

Activities Included:
  • Game drive
Meals Included:
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch 
  • Dinner
Accommodation:
  • Lodge located just outside Bwindi NP
Day08

gorilla trekking - Lake Mburo NP

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Description:

Encountering the rare and endangered Mountain Gorillas of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is an
experience of a lifetime. Half of the world’s population of gorillas live under the mist-covered canopies
of Uganda’s oldest and most biologically diverse rainforest. In the company of an experienced park
ranger you will be tracking the whereabouts of one of the nine habituated family groups who live in the
park. Depending on the location of the gorillas on any given day the walk can take anything from 2 to 7
hours. Once the family of gorillas has been located, settle in to your surroundings and enjoy the hour
you have to quietly observe these fascinating primates whose habits and mannerisms remind us so
much of our own.
After Gorilla Trekking you will transfer directly to Lake Mburo National Park for our night game drive.

Activities Included:
  • Gorilla trekking
  • Game drive
Meals Included:
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Accommodation:
  • hotel located in Lake Mburo National Park
Day09

Lake Mburo NP - Entebbe Airport

Description:

Have a relaxed breakfast at the accommodation and embark on a two hours horse ride before
departing to Entebbe. Expect en route stopovers at 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 journey back home.
It’s time to say goodbye to your fellow travelers and the guide as the tour ends today. Hoping that you have captured the best moments on camera and packed in a host of travel memories to carry back home with you.

We do recommend a late afternoon/evening outbound return journey. 

Activities Included:
  • Horse ride
  • Uganda Equator line
Meals Included:
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch 
Inclusions

Price Includes

  • Park fees (For non-residents)
  • Gorilla permits (One per person, non-resident)
  • Chimp permits (One per person, non-resident)
  • All activities (Unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation (Unless listed as upgrade)
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (Unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinks (As specified in the day-by-day section)

Price Excludes

  • International flights (From/to home)
  • Tips (Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Travel Insurance
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FAQ

I'm a solo traveler, can I still join the tour?

Yes of course, As all our tours are for solo travelers. You will travel with like-minded and fun-loving people who like to explore new destinations and activities like yourself.

I want to join with my partner or friends; is it possible?

No condition for fun! You can always join the group tours with anyone by your side either your partner or a group of crazy friends. We make sure to arrange accommodation and all other activities accordingly. Do you want to know the lined-up list of tours; please check our tour finder section for more details.

I am travelling solo, do I have to pay single supplement?

No. All trip prices are based on double occupancy rooms. You will be paired with another solo traveler of the same gender to share the accommodation. If you enrolled with another person, you’ll room with that person. Although single supplement option is available if you prefer a room for yourself. If you are interested in a single room please select the single supplement package while booking.

What are the accommodation options?

We offer luxurious hotels, budgeted motels, spontaneous camps, handy lodges and every other possibility at your destination.

What is cancellation policy?

If you cancel your booking cancellation fees could apply. A cancellation will only be effective when we receive written confirmation of the cancellation. If you cancel a trip:

More than 60 days prior to departure you will receive a full refund less deposit amount
Between 45 to 60 days prior to departure we will retain the deposit or 50% of the amount paid (whichever is greater)
Less than 45 days prior to departure we receive the right to not refund any of the costs paid

Do I need a Travel Medical insurance?

Yes, Travel insurance is required for all international trips. Insurance covers (and reimburses you) for things like trip cancellation, trip interruption, and trip delay, lost or delayed baggage, medical coverage, medical evacuation, etc.

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