5 Day Luxury Uganda Safari Holiday
During this 5 day luxury Uganda Safari holiday, you will go gorilla tracking, Wildlife viewing and Launch cruising in Murchison Falls National Park. This experience will require you to enjoy scheduled flights and also some road trips will also be included. Charter flights can also be arranged upon request at an additional fee.
DAY 1 – Fly to Bwindi National Park
Day 1 Fly to Bwindi National Park
Get up early in the morning and your driver guide will transfer you to the airport to check-in. Depending on the timing of your flight because there are morning and afternoon flights to Kihihi Airstrip. You will later be transferred to your lodge. Relax and try to put together your gorilla tracking gears that you are going to use the next day.
Accommodation Clouds lodge/Gorilla Safari Lodge/ Engage Lodge/ Mahogany Springs
DAY 2 -Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi National Park
Having enjoyed your breakfast, proceed to the ranger station with your gorilla trekking gears. You will be advised on how to behave while you trek to see the mountain gorillas. You will later be subdivided into groups of 8 to start your trekking experience. An armed ranger guide will lead you into the forest where you may get to meet other enchanting primates like the olive baboons, black and white colobus, vervet monkeys, grey cheeked mangabey, blue monkeys to mention but a few.
For birders, this is another opportunity to identify the various birds that inhabit the forest. Follow the trails that were created by regular trekkers. The ranger guide will follow the pace of the slowest person however you have to keep in mind that time taken to meet the mountain gorillas is unknown because of there regular movement and proximity of food. Finally when you get to see them, enjoy there presence and take photos for memories. After one hour, return to the lodge to relax
DAY 3 – Fly To Murchison Falls National Park
Get up early in the morning and you will head to Kihihi Air Strip for your connecting flight to Murchison Falls National Park. You will be flown to Pakuba Air strip where you will be transferred to your lodge.
Accommodation Paraa Safari Lodge/ Nile Safari Lodge
DAY 4 –
Game Drive and Launch Cruise in Murchison Falls National Park
Rise up early for a game drive in the northern sector of the park. The area is normally visited by several antelopes and this attracts lots of predators like lions, leopards that feed on them. Birds also live in this area and can be spotted flying our building there nests. More animals that can be seen include giraffes, buffaloes, elands, topis, oribi, hartebeests, warthogs to mention but a few.
After lunch, relax while you drive to Murchison Falls National park. You may request for an exclusive boat ride which includes some treats but this is at an additional price. There is also the general launch cruise that drives you closer to the point where River Nile squeeze through the narrow gorge to burst out and form a cloudy appearance. You will feel the change in the turbulence of the boat as you draw closer to the point where you will get to see foamy appearance on the water surface. Take some pictures of the roaring Nile and sail back to the pier.
DAY 5 – Drive To Entebbe Airport stop at Ziiwa Rhino Sanctuary
Having enjoyed your stay in Murchison Falls National Park, drive Ziiwa Rhino Sanctuary to spend some time with the huge mammals. They are being rehabilitated into Uganda after they were whipped out by civil wars and poached by locals who had beliefs that there horns would be used for cultural performances. Drive to Entebbe to catch up with your flight back home.
Note this As you book a gorilla trekking safari In Uganda
A waterproofed backpack is vital for your camera because it may rain at any time without warning, water bottle to quench your thirst as you trek to see the mountain gorillas and snacks.
If not sure of your fitness, you may hire a porter for a small fee to carry your backpack and help you up the steeper slopes.
As you plan your gorilla tracking tour, ensure you contact your travel insurance about whether they cover your gorilla trekking permit because you may be required to pay an additional premium.
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