Mountain Gorillas, Batwa, Murchison Falls & Rhino Safari - 5 Days

During this safari, you will visit Bwindi Impenetrable & Murchison Falls National Park & Batwa Community where you will participate in activities like; Mountain Gorillas tracing, top of the falls walk, game drives, boat safaris, Batwa Community visit, White Rhinos Tracking. Murchison Falls National Park lies at the northern end of the Rift Valley. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is well known for Mountain Gorillas & Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary is best known for Wild White Rhinos in Uganda.

Overview for 5-Days Mountain Gorillas, Batwa, Murchison Falls & Rhino Safari

During this safari, you will visit Bwindi Impenetrable & Murchison Falls National Park & Batwa Community where you will participate in activities like; Mountain Gorillas tracing, top of the falls walk, game drives, boat safaris, Batwa Community visit, White Rhinos Tracking. Murchison Falls National Park lies at the northern end of the Rift Valley. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is well known for Mountain Gorillas & Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary is best known for Wild White Rhinos in Uganda.

Itinerary for 5-Days Mountain Gorillas, Batwa, Murchison Falls & Rhino Safari

Day 1
To Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

On this day, you will wake up early and have your breakfast then transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park while enjoying a scenic drive that allows you to view the beautiful and varied country side. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is located in the southwestern part of Uganda on the rim of the Rift Valley. More notably, this “impenetrable forest” protects an predictable 320 population of mountain gorillas – approximately half of the population in the world, among which are a number of habituated groups, that can be tracked by visitors.

You will arrive in the evening and check in at Buhoma Community Rest Camp for dinner and overnight. Buhoma Community Rest Camp gives outdoor enthusiasts a taste of safari-style living and is an excellent base camp for gorilla trekking, as well as observing the many endemic bird species that inhabit the region.

Day 2
Mountain Gorillas Tracking & Batwa Community Visit

After your breakfast, you will hike to the Park headquarters just meters from the Lodge for briefing by Uganda Wildlife Authority guides before transferring to the starting point for Mountain Gorillas tracking. Your tracking experience will be an exciting, yet challenging, journey along forested slopes, tangled vines, thick vegetation & bamboo forests before you reach the territory of these gentle giants. The visit will give you a glimpse into the life of a Mountain Gorilla family & if you are lucky enough to gaze into the eyes of a Mountain Gorilla. Visiting Mountain Gorillas will take you 3 hours to a full day trek through the forest since Mountain Gorillas move from one place to another every day looking for food & water.

After Mountain Gorillas tracking, you will visit the Batwa community for them to take you through their traditions like traditional dance, beer making, setting fire among others (optional) before returning to the lodge for your dinner & overnight stay.

Day 3
To Murchison Falls National Park for Afternoon Game Drive

On this day, you will have your breakfast and transfer to Murchison Falls National Park. The drive will take you through the western arm of the Rift Valley where you will also be rewarded with splendid views of the countryside with several stopovers en-route for lunch, landscape and beautiful sceneries viewing.

You will arrive in the afternoon and go for afternoon game drive where you will be able to view a number of animals like Lions, Elephants, Buffaloes, Antelopes families and if it is your lucky day, you may spot Hyenas and Leopards.

After your afternoon game drive, you will check in to Fort Murchison Lodge for your dinner and overnight stay. The lodge is set in a beautiful surrounding and looks out on the majestic Albert Nile that will add to your safari experience.

Day 4
Game Drive & Boat Safari on Victoria Nile

On this day, your safari breakfast will be served before the day breaks so that you can start your morning game drive as the sun comes up. Sunrise is the best time for wildlife spotting as animals tend to be the most active during the “golden hours”, when the first rays of sunshine come to rest on the savannah. Elephants, buffalo and several species of antelope are some of the characters you may come across today, & if you’re lucky, you may even spot a lion or leopard.

You will return for lunch in the afternoon & go for a 3-hours boat safari upstream on the Victoria Nile to the falls where you will pass by breathtaking scenery, as well as many crocodiles, hundreds of hippos, buffaloes, water birds, monkeys & other animals that come down to the Nile. The boat will drop you near the waterfall for your hike (1-1.5 hours) up to the top of the falls (optional at additional cost of $15 pp).

After your boat safari, you will return to the lodge for your dinner and overnight stay.

Day 5
Top of the Falls Walk, White Rhino tracking & Departure

On this day, you will enjoy your last sunrise and breakfast in this beautiful National Park in Uganda with a walk to top of Murchison Falls for about 30 minutes to 1 hour before transferring to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for White Rhinos tracking.

After your White Rhino tracking, your guide will drive you across the beautiful sceneries back to Entebbe & drop you off at Entebbe International Airport 3 hours before your departure time. Please make sure your flight departure is after 4 pm at the very earliest. For flights departing before 4 pm you will need an extra night in Entebbe, which we can help arrange for you at an additional cost.

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Inclusion in this Safari includes;

  • - Park fees (For non-residents)
  • - Gorilla 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)
  • - Drinking water (On all days)

Exclusion in this Safari includes;

  • - International flights (From/to home)
  • - Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • - Tips (Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
  • - Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • - Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

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Who offers this safari?

– This tour is offered by Ecovic Tours & Travel Uganda.
– This operator reserves the right to change rates advertised on this website.
– If you request changes to this tour, the advertised rate will likely change.
– If an accommodation is fully booked, the operator will suggest a comparable alternative.
– The exact order, content and rate of this tour is subject to availability.
– Mountain Gorillas and Chimpanzees tracking permits are subject to availability.

Price & Availability for this Safari;

Rates Per Person

Start dates
Solo1 room 2 people1 room 3 people2 rooms 4 people2 rooms 5 people3 rooms 6 people and above
Aug 26, 2020 – Dec 31, 2023 $1,865 $1,500 $1,420 $1,300 $1,270 $1,200

Accommodation during this safari includes;

Buhoma Community Haven Lodge

Budget lodge located just outside Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Buhoma Community Rest Camp gives outdoor enthusiasts a taste of safari-style living and is an excellent base camp for gorilla trekking, as well as observing the many endemic bird species that inhabit the region.

Fort Murchison (Tent)

Budget tented camp located just outside Murchison Falls National Park.

The lodge is set in a beautiful surrounding and looks out on the majestic Albert Nile that will add to your safari experience.

Please note: Get in touch for a similar safari on mid-range or up-market accommodation basis.

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