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7 Days Uganda Safari to Murchison Kibale and Bwindi

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The 7 Days Uganda Safari to Murchison Kibale and Bwindi Safari will take you to yet exciting encounters with the different wildlife, primates and Gorillas of Uganda’s national parks like Murchison falls National Park, Kibale National Park, and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. You will have a comprehensive and unforgettable experience while on this Safari since you will have an opportunity to see various wildlife in their natural habitats like Lions, Giraffes, Warthogs, Leopards, Elephants, Buffaloes, Bush bucks, Jackals, the Gentle Giants (Mountain Gorillas), Primates like the black and white colobus monkeys, red tailed monkeys, red colobus monkeys, L’Hoest monkeys, and also the fascinating lush forests which offer stunning rare Natural beauty.

Murchison falls National Park is located in the North Western region of Uganda. It is the largest National park in Uganda covering an area of 3840sqkm. It has a variety of wildlife of about 76 mammal species like Lions, Leopards, Elephants, Giraffes, Buffaloes, Uganda kobs, Bush bucks, Chimpanzees, and also Primates like black and white colobus monkeys, red tailed monkeys, blue monkeys, red colobus monkeys, L’Hoest monkeys, and various bird species of about 451 like the grey crowned crane, the rare shoe bill, giant kingfisher, Giant heron, marabou stork, black headed lapwing, black bellied bustard, Nightjars among other bird species.

Kibale National Park is located in Western Uganda in Kabarole district and it was established in 1993, the park is known for being “The primate capital of the World” having various Chimpanzees with a population of over 1500 individuals including habituated ones which are about 120 making it the park with the highest primate population. Among the primates include the black and white colobus monkeys, red tailed monkeys, grey cheeked mangabeys, L’Hoest’s monkey, olive baboons, Mantled guereza, Potto, Vervet monkey, White-eyelid mangabey, Galago among others. The park is also home to about 120 mammal species including African golden cats, bush pigs, warthogs, blue and red duiker, rare sitatunga, forest hogs, African elephant, forest cape buffaloes, among others and also more than 300 species of birds including olive long tailed cuckoo, western tinker bird, grey parrot, blue breasted king fisher, blue headed sunbird, red faced woodland, yellow spotted nicator, little greenbul among other bird species.

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park which is one of Uganda’s oldest rainforests with more than 25000 years of age. The park is home to almost half of the World’s population of Mountain Gorillas which gives a great opportunity for Gorilla Trekking and Habituation in the park’s sectors like Nkuringo, Buhoma, Ruhija and Rushaga. The park harbors 120 mammal species like Elephants, duikers,  yellow-backed duiker,  buffaloes, golden cats, bush pigs, giant forest hogs, black-fronted Duiker, clawless otter, side-striped jackal, civet, numerous bats, rodents and 350 bird species like handsome francolin, purple sunbird, red headed blue bill, African blue cuckoo, regal sunbird, breasted sunbird, Rwenzori turaco, Shelley’s crimson among other bird species.

 

Day 1: Pick up from Entebbe International Airport or your Hotel – Drive to Murchison falls National Park with a stopover at Ziwa rhino sanctuary

Day 1 of your 7 Days Uganda Safari to Murchison Kibale and Bwindi Safari starts with a pick up from Entebbe International Airport or at your Hotel.  Our professional driver guide from Paradise Adventure Vacations will meet and greet you, he will brief you about the entire journey and from there you will embark on a drive to Murchison falls National Park with a stopover at Ziwa rhino sanctuary located along Gulu highway for rhino trekking, Ziwa rhino sanctuary is the only place in Uganda where you will get an opportunity to watch these endangered, magnificent creatures in their natural habitat.  Here you will encounter not only the white rhinos but also some antelopes like bush bucks, Uganda kobs, oribis, waterbucks and also bird species like Grey-Crowned Crane, Shoebill, African Fish Eagle, African Jacana, Marabou Stork, Red-Billed Oxpeckers, African Grey Hornbill, White Egret among other bird species and then you will return for a special lunch and later you will drive to Murchison falls National Park for dinner and an overnight.

Location: to Murchison Falls National Park

Accommodation Option:

Luxury  Paraa Safari Lodge or Similar

Meals Plan: Lunch as well as Dinner, a selection of drinks, laundry, and activities at the lodge

Drinking Water and Fruits Throughout the journey

 

Day 2: Murchison falls National park – Morning Game drive – Launch Cruise – Hike to the Top of the falls – Evening to Night Game drive

Wake up for an early morning breakfast, prepare yourself for another exciting encounter. Day 2 of your 7 Days Uganda Safari to Murchison Kibale and Bwindi Safari will start with an early morning game drive through different trails of the park like Albert trail, buligi trail and the Victoria trail. While here, you will meet eye to eye with different mammal species like Bufaloes, elephants, lions, leopards, bush barks, giraffes, warthogs, Jackson’s hartebeest, , crocodiles, hippos, Uganda kobs  among others, you will then return to your lodge for relaxation and lunch. Later in the afternoon, you will embark on an afternoon boat cruise upstream to the bottom of the falls and it will take about 3 hours, while on the cruise, you will see the Nile crocodiles resting under the shade, herds of hippos while in water, elephants swimming and drinking water at the water banks and also for the bird lovers, be on the lookout for the different bird species like the shoebill, the black bee eater, grey crowned crane, marabou stork, Malachite kingfisher, Abyssinian ground hornbill, Long-tailed nightjar, Senegal thick-knee, Black-headed lapwing, Long-toed lapwing , Black-billed barbet,  and many others, you will have a view of the magnificent Murchison falls as it roars and pours its waters through an 8m narrow gorge . After the cruise, you will hike to the top of the falls for another breathtaking moment, take as many pictures as possible to keep you connected and give you beautiful memories of the Pearl of Africa. Have a 30 minutes rest and proceed for a Unique evening to Night game drive with an armed park ranger and spotlight torches which will enable you view the nocturnal animals  as they hunt like hyenas, leopards, lions, bush babies, buffaloes, elephants and also hippos as they graze on short grass among others. You will then return to your accommodation for Dinner and an overnight.

Location: to Murchison Falls National Park

Accommodation Option:

Luxury  Paraa Safari Lodge or Similar

Meals Plan: Breakfast and Lunch as well as Dinner, a selection of drinks, laundry, and activities at the lodge

Drinking Water and Fruits Throughout the journey

 

Day 3: Drive to Kibale Forest National Park

After your heavy morning breakfast on day 3 of your 7 Days Uganda Safari to Murchison Kibale and Bwindi Safari, you will drive to Kibale National park which is located in Western region of Uganda in Kabarole district. This drive will take about 5 hours and it will offer you magnificent scenic views of Uganda’s landscape as you drive to the park. Enroute to your destination, you will have a lunch stopover in Fort Portal Tourism City and you will then proceed to Kibale National Park for relaxation, dinner and an overnight.

Location: Kibale Forest National Park

Accommodation Option:

Luxury Kyaninga Lodge or Similar

Meals Plan: Breakfast and Lunch as well as Dinner, a selection of drinks, laundry, and activities at the lodge

Drinking Water and Fruits Throughout the journey

 

Day 4: Kibale Forest National Park – Chimpanzee Trekking – Bigodi Swamp and Community Visit

Wake up early in the morning and start your Day 4 of the 7 Days Uganda Safari to Murchison Kibale and Bwindi Safari with a heavy delicious breakfast and prepare for the famous Chimpanzee Trekking experience. Wear appropriate clothing for the activity like a long sleeved shirt, a pair of karky or jean trousers, water proof boots, a round cap and a heavy sweater to protect you from the tree branches and also in case of bad weather.  Carry in your back packs some snacks and drinking water to help in keeping you hydrated during the trek since it may take about 1 to 5 hours to find these Chimpanzees depending on their location. Proceed to Kanyachu visitor center where you will be briefed about the Do’s and the Don’t’s of the park, you will be assigned a chimpanzee group to look out for and also a park ranger to help you during the trek. During the trek, you will encounter various primates like the black and white colobus monkeys, red tailed monkeys, blue monkeys, Olive baboons, L’Hoest’s monkeys, Red colobuses, Mantled guereza and also various bird species like flycatchers, hornbills, black billed turaco, kingfisher, cuckoos, purple breasted sunbird, crowned eagle, black capped waxbill, and black collard apalis among others. On finding the chimpanzees, you will be allowed to spend 1 hour with them to learn about their behaviors, social life, how they communicate among others. You will then return back to your accommodation for lunch and relaxation. Later in the afternoon, you will proceed to the park’s Bigodi wetland for a swamp walk and during this walk you will spot some butterfly species and birds like the Black-crowned Waxbill, White-spotted Fluff tail, White-breasted Negrofinch, Yellow-spotted Barbet, Black Bishop, Hairy-breasted Barbet, Yellow-billed Barbet, Brown-crowned Tchagra, Black & white Shrike-flycatcher, Western Nicator, Superb Sunbird, among others. You will then proceed for a community walk where you will taste the Gins brewed from bananas, craft making, coffee processing, and then you will return back to your accommodation for dinner and an overnight.

Location: Kibale Forest National Park

Accommodation Option:

Luxury  Kyaninga Lodge or Similar

Meals Plan: Breakfast and Lunch as well as Dinner, a selection of drinks, laundry, and activities at the lodge

Drinking Water and Fruits Throughout the journey

 

Day 5: Drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Day 5 of your 7 Days Uganda Safari to Murchison Kibale and Bwindi Safari will start with an early morning heavy breakfast and then you will proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park which is a 5 hours’ drive from Kibale National Park. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is located in the South Western region of Uganda in Kanungu district and it is known for offering the best Gorilla experience. Enroute to your destination you will have a lunch stopover in Kihihi and then proceed to the park for dinner and an overnight.

Location: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Accommodation Option:

Luxury  Buhoma Lodge or Similar

Meals Plan: Breakfast and Lunch as well as Dinner, a selection of drinks, laundry, and activities at the lodge

Drinking Water and Fruits Throughout the journey

 

Day 6: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park – Gorilla Trekking – Batwa Community Encounter

Upon waking up by the beautiful sounds of the birds singing in the sky, you will start day 6 of your 7 Days Uganda Safari to Murchison Kibale and Bwindi Safari with an early morning breakfast. Wear appropriate clothing for the day like a long sleeved shirt, a pair of karky or jean trousers, a round cap, water proof boots to protect you against the falling tree branches of the Impenetrable forest and also in case of bad weather,  Pack some snacks and water to help in keeping you hydrated during the trek. Proceed to the park’s headquarters for a briefing on the Do’s and the Don’ts while you are with the mountain gorillas, you will also be assigned a park ranger who will guide you during the trek and also a gorilla family to look out for and then start the search for the mountain gorillas which will take about 1 to 5 hours depending on their location. During your trek, you will encounter various primate species like the black and white colobus monkeys, red tailed monkeys, grey mangabeys, and blue monkeys and also bird species like handsome francolin, red headed blue bill, regal sunbird, breasted sunbird, African blue cuckoo, Rwenzori turaco, Shelley’s crimson, purple sunbird among other bird species. On finding the gorillas, you will be allowed to spend only one hour with them as you learn about their ways of life, how they feed and take care of their young ones, how they communicate among others. Feel free to ask as many questions as possible about these gorillas and take memorable pictures and then you will return back to your accommodation for lunch.

Later you will visit the Batwa community who were the early inhabitants of the ancient Impenetrable forest before it became a National park and also a UNESCO World heritage site in 1992 and learn about their social ways of life, how they hunt for food in their ancient ways, visit a Batwa homestead to watch how they dance and also hear ancient legends and their folk songs and then you will return back to your accommodation for dinner and an overnight.

Location: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Accommodation Option:

Luxury Buhoma Lodge or Similar

Meals Plan: Breakfast and Lunch as well as Dinner, a selection of drinks, laundry, and activities at the lodge

Drinking Water and Fruits Throughout the journey

 

Day 7: Drive back to Entebbe International Airport or your Hotel

After a heavy breakfast on your final Day of the 7 Days Uganda Safari to Murchison Kibale and Bwindi Safari, you will embark on an 8 to 10 hours drive to Entebbe International Airport or your Hotel with a delicious lunch stopover in Igongo Cultural Center or Ajip Motel in Mbarara City. You will then proceed with your journey and enroute to your destination, you will have a stopover at the Equator line at Kayabwe where you will have some coffee, participate in the famous water experience, take some memorable pictures and also buy some souvenirs to remind you about “The Pearl of Africa.”

The 7 Days Wildlife Primate and Gorilla Safari is an incredible tour that offers a unique and unforgettable wildlife experience, with an opportunity to see some of the most amazing primates and other wildlife in their natural habitat. Thank you so much for specifically choosing Paradise Adventure Vacations on 7 Days Uganda Safari to Murchison Kibale and Bwindi Safari.

 Location: Kampala (Uganda)

Accommodation Option: No (End of tour)

Meals Plan: Breakfast and Lunch 

Drinking Water and Fruits Throughout the journey

 

The Package Price Includes:

Return airport transfers (pick up and drop off)

Private transport for 7 days in a well-modified safari Extended land-cruiser (4WD, air-conditioned and pop-up roof)

Rhino Tracking in Ziwa rhino Sanctuary

Flue for 7 days

English safari driver guide for 7 days

Mid-range accommodation for 7 night on full board (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

All en-route meals and bottled mineral water throughout your tour

All park entrance and activities feel and all applicable government taxes

Bigodi sanctuary swamp and community safari

Alcoholic and other soft drinks (sodas, special juice order at the lodge and wines)

1 Chimpanzee Trekking permit per person (Kibale forest national park)

1 Mountain gorilla trekking permit in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park (Buhoma sector)

A visit to the Equator land mark

Batwa Community Encounter

Drinking Water and Fruits Throughout the journey

 

The Package Price Excludes:

International and domestic flights

Country entry visa

Personal travel insurance

Items of personal nature/laundry/telephone charges

Souvenirs and gifts, Tips

 

 Passenger Information on 7 Days Uganda Safari to Murchison Kibale and Bwindi Safari

In case of non-availability, we may have to reroute and provide alternative accommodation at lodges of similar category.

Passengers should bring only soft sided bags on safaris as our vehicles have limited luggage space

All the passengers must have Identification Card/Passport with them throughout their travel


Our Safari Vehicles Seating Plan - 4x4 Safari Land Cruiser Extended

Safari Vehicles Seating Plan

All our Safari vehicles are Toyota Land-cruiser 4×4 with pop-up roofs. The vehicles are serviced and maintained to a very high standard before, during and after every safari. Paradise Adventure Vacations Ltd offering all-wheel drive safari vehicles suitable for off-road driving, which enable travelers to discover the magical areas of East Africa in a pleasant and reliable manner.

Our fleet consists of 4×4 Toyota Land cruisers with a hinged roof and skylights above the front seats. The hinged roof offers two main advantages: it provides shade without restricting the view, so that you can enjoy your safari even in the very sunny hours of the day. It also allows a 360-degree all-round view.

Our Vehicles Are Equipped With:

  • Adjustable comfortable seats
  • Electric refrigerator for drinks
  • High-performance shock absorbers
  • Tool & first aid kit
  • Adapters and battery chargers

Due to the difficult ground and road conditions inside and outside the national parks and wildlife reserves, a four-wheel drive vehicle is not only recommended, but also crucial for an eventful safari.

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