8 days Uganda safari- Murchison falls national park, Kibaale forest national park, Queen Elizabeth national park, Bwindi Forest national park

8 days Uganda safari : Take on this 8 days Uganda safari taking you to the major national parks of Uganda that is the Murchison falls national park, Kibaale forest national park, Queen Elizabeth national park, Bwindi Forest national park. Get to enjoy game drives, primate treks and cultural tours on this safari.

Murchison falls national park is the largest national park of Uganda and is one of the parks you can enjoy the wildlife such as the Rothschild giraffes, the lions, leopards and a number of antelope species.

Kibaale forest national park is a primate park of Uganda and is sitted in 795 square kilometers of land and boosts of one of the best chimpanzee trekking destinations in Africa. This park is a home to up to 13 different primate species on top of the chimpanzees.

Queen Elizabeth national park is a savannah park of Uganda that offers you game drives and a chance to cruise on the Kazinga channel.

Bwindi impenetrable forest national park is a home to the last existing mountain gorillas in the entire world and this national park is located in the south western part of Uganda in Kisoro district.

Trip highlights

  • Day 1: Leave Kampala for Murchison falls national park via Zziwa Rhino sanctuary
  • Day 2: Morning game drive and afternoon boat cruise
  • Day 3: Transfer to Kibaale forest via Hoima-Kagadi road
  • Day 4: Chimpanzee trekking in Kibaale forest and transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park
  • Day 5: Game drive and afternoon boat cruise
  • Day 6: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable forest
  • Day 7: Mountain gorilla trekking experience in Bwindi forest national park
  • Day 8: Transfer back to Entebbe/ Kampala

Trip description

Day 1: Leave Kampala for Murchison falls national park via Zziwa Rhino sanctuary

Once you are ready to start your safari, your driver guide will meet you at your communicated place of pick up and at the agreed time. You will be briefed on the expectations of this safari and set out on this 5 hour road transfer. You will drive to the Murchison falls national park and have an enroute visit at the Zziwa rhino sanctuary.

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Zziwa rhino sanctuary

The Zziwa rhino sanctuary is a home to the endangered rhino species of Uganda. This is the only place you will get to see the rhinos in their wild habitat. You will have lunch and connect further to arrive at your hotel in Murchison falls national park.

Hotel options in Murchison falls national park

  • Parkside Cottages for budget option
  • Pakuba Safari lodge for midrange option
  • Nile safari lodge for luxury option

Day 2: Morning game drive and afternoon boat cruise

Right after having breakfast, you will connect with your driver guide who will be waiting for you to start the day. You will set out to the park for a game drive for a chance to spot the wildlife of Murchison falls national park. You will spot the Rothschild giraffe, the elephants, lions and the kobs among the wildlife of the park.

In the afternoon after lunch, you will connect for a launch cruise of the River Nile where you will get to enjoy the beautiful Murchison falls and also spot the aquatic life like the hippos and the crocodiles and also spot some bird species while on this boat trip. You will get back to your hotel for dinner and rest for the night.

Day 3: Transfer to Kibaale forest via Hoima-Kagadi road

Breakfast will be served and you will later transfer to Kibaale forest national park. This is a full day drive and you will connect from Murchison falls national park via the Hoima- Kagadi road to the Kibaale forest. You will have an enroute lunch and arrive at your hotel in the evening hours. Settle in and have dinner. Spend your first night in the Kibaale forest.

Hotel options in Kibaale Forest national park

  • Isunga lodge for budget option
  • Chimpanzee forest guest house for midrange option
  • Kyaninga lodge for luxury option

Day 4: Chimpanzee trekking in Kibaale forest and transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park

Chimpanzee trekking in Kibaale forest will have you waking up early to catch the early risers. Your driver guide will take you to the starting point of the trek to attend the morning briefing and after you will enter the forest in search of these playful creatures. This Kibaale forest is a home to 13 other primates. After your chimpanzee trek, you will connect for lunch and after head out to connect to the Queen Elizabeth national park. You will arrive at your hotel in the evening hours. After checking in and settling in, you will have dinner and spend the night in Queen Elizabeth national park.

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Kibale National Park

Hotel options in Queen Elizabeth national park

  • Pumba safari cottages for budget
  • Park view safari lodge for midrange
  • Elephant Plains lodge for luxury

Day 5: Game drive and afternoon boat cruise

Wake up to a yummy breakfast at the hotel and prepare for your early morning game drive in Queen Elizabeth national park. You will enjoy about 5 hours spotting the wildlife in the Kasenyi sector of this savannah park like the lions, leopards, elephants, the antelopes like the Uganda kobs, the Impalas, water bucks among others.

Connect back to your hotel for lunch and after drive to the Kazinga channel for an afternoon launch cruise for a chance to spot the biggest number of hippos in one place and also spot the crocodiles. You will be able to do some bird spotting while on this Kazinga channel boat cruise. You will after connect back to your hotel to end the day with dinner at the lodge. Spend a second night in the Queen Elizabeth National park.

Day 6: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable forest

You will wake up for breakfast and check out of your hotel ready for your transfer to Bwindi forest national park. You will have a brief drive through the park depending on your accommodation and later head out to Bwindi forest. This is a 3 hour transfer via the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth that is known for the tree climbing lions. You will arrive at your hotel in Bwindi in time for lunch and spend the rest of the day relaxing from the previous days and also preparing for the next day.

Hotel options in Bwindi forest national park

  • Buhoma Community Rest Camp for budget
  • Buhoma Haven lodge for midrange
  • Buhoma lodge for luxury

Day 7: Mountain gorilla trekking experience in Bwindi forest national park

Get up excited for this day, have breakfast at your hotel and head out to the park headquarters for the briefing ahead of the trek. You will receive the briefing and head out into the forest. You will trek the mountain gorillas for about 2 to 5 hours all depending on how far into the forest they are that day and once you meet them, you will enjoy a magical hour in their presence studying them, taking photos and videos at a 6 meter distance.

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Bwindi Gorillas

Leave the forest to get back to your hotel for lunch and relax from the mountain gorilla trek. You may take on an optional community visit in the evening and return in time for dinner and another night in Bwindi forest.

Day 8: Transfer back to Entebbe/ Kampala

Right after breakfast, you will check out of your hotel and drive back to Entebbe or Kampala as you will advise. This is an 8 to 9 hour road transfer and you will have an enroute lunch and arrive back in Kampala in the evening hours. You will be dropped off at your advised location be hotel or airport in time for your next flight.

Trip quote to include

  • Full time safari vehicle with fuel
  • English speaking driver guide
  • Accommodation with meals as indicated
  • Activity permits
  • Park entrance fees
  • Airport pick up and drop off

Trip quote to exclude

  • International flights
  • Visa fees
  • Personal needs like insurance, laundry, tips, alcohol, tips
  • PCR Covid tests
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