7 Days Ultimate Gorilla Trekking

Safari Highlight

Just in 6 Days, Zarcar Safaris is much ready to take you through the most adventurous safari trail for your life time experience. On choosing this 6 Days Uganda real Adventure, you will explore the most beautiful falls in East and Central Africa compressing from up to 1 km squeeze through a 7 meter canyon dropping 45 meters with a thunderous roar creating a beautiful rainbow. This is just the beginning of your memorable adventure as you leave Murchison for  Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale National Park, staying at Kyaninga Lodge for a night is truly remarkable and unforgettable in life but never be compared to the most thrilling Gorilla trekking in Bwindi, the most rated adventurous activity on earth that one would not miss in his life time. With African Pearl Driver-guides, you will end up absolutely satisfied and equally moved at the end

Day 1: Kampala-Murchison Falls

You will be picked from your hotel or place of residence. Begin the panoramic drive north-west through the famous Luwero Triangle and, travel to Masindi via Ziwa Rhino Project. A visit to the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for Rhino trekking is a must. After lunch, a stopover at the Boomu women community project is encouraging thereafter drive to Murchison at the spectacularly situated site at the top of the fall where you can see the Nile’s beauty perfected!!  Marvel at the Nile, compressing from up to 1 km squeeze through a 7 meter canyon dropping 45 meters with a thunderous roar creating a beautiful rainbow, a plume of spray and the best thing that happened to the Nile…”the Murchison Falls “. Enjoy the sunset as you drive to Paara Safari Lodge/ Nile Safari Lodge (Lodge facility) or Red Chili camp site (Budget Facility) for overnight and dinner. Meal plan: Lunch and Dinner

Day 2: Murchison Falls

Begin the day with a cup of African Coffee ready for an early morning game drive. Your guide will help you spot Elephant, Lion, Cape buffalo, Rothschild’s giraffe, hartebeest, Waterbuck, Oribi, Bushbuck,  Bohor reedbuck, hyena and if you are lucky, the leopard. Return to the hotel for breakfast and lunch. In the afternoon you make a boat trip towards the Murchison Falls. Carefully watched by crocodiles, hundreds of hippos, buffaloes, water birds, apes and all the other thirsty wildlife that the Nile attracts you go to the bottom of the 43 meters high and famous Murchison Falls, which approaches you with a thunderous sound.  a narrow cleft in the Rift Valley escarpment to plunge into a frothing pool 43m
below. This is also a zone of many bird species like Goliath heron, Egyptian goose, pelican bee-eater, kingfisher, hornbill, cormorant and the rare shoebill stork. Paara Safari Lodge/ Nile Safari Lodge (Lodge facility) or Red Chili camp site (Budget Facility). Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3: Murchison Falls – Kibale Forest National Park

All day drive south via Hoima to Fort Portal through verdant countryside and past traditional homesteads and farms along Albertine Rift escarpments. Fort-Portal rests in the shadow of the fabled Mountains of the Moon, Meals and overnight at Kyaninga Lodge/Ndali Safari Lodge/ Primate Lodge (Lodge facility) or Chimps Nest/Chimpanzee guest house (Budget facility). Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4: Chimpanzee Trekking Kibale Forest National Park

Half day search of chimpanzee and 10 other primate including phoestes, red Colobus, blues, and red tailed and grey cheeked mangabey.  The guide will provide detailed explanations, not only on primates, but also on all the forest fauna and flora and will ensure that your walk is both informative and enjoyable.  This walk is excellent for viewing bird life and seeing primates at close quarters.

After lunch, relax at your hotel as above.

Day 5: Transfer to Bwindi for Gorillas

Early morning after breakfast, proceed to Bwindi via Queen Elizabeth National Park and here you may spot many wildlife including Elephants, Buffaloes, among others. This is the lushest highland rain forest on earth, filled with primates and exotic birds, valleys, hilltops and papyrus swamps. Meals and overnight at Buhoma Lodge/Mahogany springs/Engagi Lodge (lodge facility) or Buhoma Community Bandas/Bwindi View Bandas (Budget facility) Meal plan Lunch and Dinner

Day 6: Gorilla Trekking Bwindi

Begin the day with breakfast ready for trekking, which begins at 8:00 am with a briefing from the UWA staff. Ensure to carry along with you rain jacket, drinking water, snacks, jungle boots etc The guides will lead you inside the jungle to see the shy Primates for a group you have been booked for. Do not forget to take your lunch boxes and all the necessary gear to track the rare Mountain Gorilla, perhaps one of the most exciting wildlife experiences on earth. The tracking may take between 2 and 6 hours but it’s well worth the effort.  The afternoon is spent on a foot safari around the local communities living around the park. Meals and overnight at Buhoma Lodge/Mahogany springs/Engagi Lodge (lodge facility) or Buhoma Community Bandas/Bwindi View Bandas (Budget facility) Meal plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

 Day 7: Transfer back to Kampala/Entebbe
Return to Kampala, then Entebbe, with lunch enroute and stop over at Igongo cultural centre and the Equator Uganda before your evening departures home. End of services.

Flying option from Bwindi to save you from long driving
For visitors that cannot hold 9 hours drive from Bwindi back to Kampala or Entebbe, we have a flying option for only 2 hours you will be at Entebbe International Airport. We can fly you from either Kisoro airstrip or Kihihi Airstrip to Entebbe

Flight schedules:
From Kisoro to Entebbe Departing 0910 arriving 1125
From Kihihi to Entebbe Departing 0945 arriving 1125
OR with an afternoon flight Departing 1405 arriving 1555

Let us know you choice option and we will book your return flight from the Gorilla land

The package includes:

Transportation by a 4wd safari vehicle
Accommodation and meals as per the itinerary
Ziwa Rhino Trekking
A visit to Boomu Women community project
A visit to the top of the falls
Boat trip in Murchison Falls
One Gorilla permits per person to be secured and paid for in advance
Park fees
Primate Walk in Kibale
Community visits in Bwindi
Game drives
Services on an English speaking Driver/guide.

Price Excludes:

Airfares, Visas or Insurance, Tips to local guides, Portage or Laundry, Soft or alcoholic, drinks or mineral water (excl. water in the vehicles), Items of a personal nature, any meals not indicated above, any tours not mentioned from the itinerary above