Overview of the 8 days Uganda wildlife safari Murchison Falls/8 days wildlife safari in Uganda, chimpanzee trekking & gorilla trekking tour

Your 8 days Uganda wildlife safari Murchison Falls or else 8 days wildlife safari in Uganda, chimpanzee trekking & gorilla trekking tour is one of the popular long safaris in Uganda. The 8 days tour in Uganda features a trip to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, Murchison falls national park, Kibale forest national park and Bwindi impenetrable national park. Your exclusive Uganda safari takes you on a round trip through northern Uganda to south Western Uganda, featuring Rhino tracking at Ziwa Rhino sanctuary, game drive and boat cruise at Murchison falls national park, chimpanzee trekking at Kibale forest national park and gorilla trekking at Bwindi impenetrable national park.

On arrival at Entebbe international airport, a Uganda safari driver guide welcomes you to the Pearl of Africa, briefs you about the safari then drives you to a booked hotel/lodge in Kampala-Uganda’s bustling capital city. Early the next morning, you are driven to Murchison Falls national park starting off the wildlife encounter experience with a stop at Ziwa Rhino sanctuary for rhino tracking on foot. You spend the night at a close accommodation to Murchison falls park where you then do a game drive, boat cruise and hike to the top of the falls the next day. After a relaxed breakfast the fourth day, you go past the biologically diverse Albertine rift region to Kibale forest national park for Chimpanzee trekking and bigodi wetland nature walk the next day. On the sixth day, you are driven to Bwindi impenetrable national park where you do gorilla trekking the next day. You depart via Entebbe international airport the next day with a stop at the equator line in Kayabwe.

Highlights of the 8 days Uganda wildlife safari Murchison Falls/8 days wildlife safari in Uganda, chimpanzee trekking & gorilla trekking tour

Day 1: On arrival at Entebbe international airport, a tour guide picks you up and starts the transfer to a hotel or lodge in Kampala where you spend the night.

Day 2: Early morning after breakfast, your driver guide will pick you up for a road trip to Murchison Falls National Park, you stop at Ziwa Rhino sanctuary for rhino tracking.

Day 3: You go for an early morning game drive, have lunch and undertake an evening boat cruise at Murchison falls national park.

Day 4: After a relaxed breakfast, you are transferred to Kibale Forest national park arriving in the evening.

Day 5: In the morning, you go for chimpanzee trekking at Kibale forest national park for about 2-4hours then take a nature walk at Bigodi wetland in the evening.

Day 6: After breakfast, you are driven to Bwindi impenetrable national park.

Day 7: Following relaxed breakfast, you go for gorilla trekking starting by 8:00am lasting 2-8 hours.

Day 8: In the morning, you embark on a road trip to Entebbe international airport for departure with a stop at the equator for photography.

Day by day itinerary 8 days Uganda wildlife safari Murchison Falls/8 days wildlife safari in Uganda, chimpanzee trekking & gorilla trekking tour

Day 1 of the 8 days Uganda wildlife safari Murchison Falls/8 days wildlife safari in Uganda, chimpanzee trekking & gorilla trekking tour

On arrival at the shores of Lake Victoria at Entebbe international airport, a Uganda wildlife safari guide welcomes you to the Pearl of Africa and ensures your transfer to a hotel/lodge in Kampala. Upon arrival, you check in, relax and have dinner at a booked lodging facility as you prepare to start the road trip to the countryside the next day.

Day 2 of the 8 days Uganda wildlife safari Murchison Falls/8 days wildlife safari in Uganda, chimpanzee trekking & gorilla trekking tour

Early morning after breakfast, a knowledgeable Uganda safari guide picks you up from a hotel or lodge in Kampala then starts the drive to Murchison Falls National Park. After about a 2-3hours drive, a branch off to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary marks the start of your wildlife tour Uganda experience as you track Rhinos on foot in their only home in Uganda. After about 2 hours of Rhino tracking, you drive for lunch and then continue to Murchison falls park. Arriving in the evening, you check in to a prior preferred accommodation in Murchison Falls national park where you relax as you prepare for a game drive and boat cruise the next day.

8 days Uganda wildlife safari Murchison Falls

Rhino tracking at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

Accommodation options: Paraa Safari Lodge (Luxury), Pakuba safari lodge (Mid-range), Fort Murchison Lodge (budget)

Day 3 of the 8 days Uganda wildlife safari Murchison Falls/8 days wildlife safari in Uganda, chimpanzee trekking & gorilla trekking tour

After breakfast, expect to be at Murchison falls park by 7:00am for a morning game drive for an opportunity to sight early riser wild species. Elephants, lions, waterbucks and buffaloes alongside other species make the common sightings of the morning. After 2-4 hours of the drive, you then return to your lodge/hotel for lunch and refreshment depending on your hotel of accommodation. In the afternoon at 2:00pm, you go for a boat cruise to the bottom of the 45m free falling thunderous Murchison falls home to numerous hippopotamuses and crocodiles. From the bottom of the falls, you hike for about 40 minutes to the top of the falls. After an amazing experience during this time of your wildlife safari in Uganda, you are driven back to your lodging facility for dinner and an overnight.

8 days Uganda wildlife safari Murchison Falls

Game drive at Murchison Falls National Park

Accommodation options: Paraa Safari Lodge (Luxury), Pakuba safari lodge (Mid-range), Fort Murchison Lodge (budget)

Day 4 of the 8 days Uganda wildlife safari Murchison Falls/8 days wildlife safari in Uganda, chimpanzee trekking & gorilla trekking tour

Following the last breakfast on your wildlife tour in Uganda’s Murchison Falls national park, your driver guide transfers you to Kibale forest national park in south western Uganda. It’s about 7-8hours drive via Mubende-Fort Portal road driving past the beautiful scenic Albertine rift landscape. Arriving in the evening, you check in, have dinner and relax at a prior booked accommodation in Kibale forest national park.

Accommodation options include: Crater Safari Lodge (Luxury), Kibale Forest Camp (Mid-range)

Day 5 of the 8 days Uganda wildlife safari Murchison Falls/8 days wildlife safari in Uganda, chimpanzee trekking & gorilla trekking tour

You have early breakfast then embark on a drive to Kibale forest park headquarters for a chimpanzee trekking experience. Starts at 8:00am, chimpanzee trekking lasts 2-5 hours in the jungle though only 1 hour in the presence of the chimpanzees as you sight them at play, chunk fruits and interact. After chimpanzee trekking, you have lunch at your lodging facility then transfer to Bigodi wetland-about 15 minutes’ drive for a nature walk in a wetland filled with several bird species. For dinner, relaxation and overnight stay, you return to your accommodation facility.

8 days Uganda wildlife safari Murchison Falls

Chimpanzee at Kibale forest national park

Accommodation options include: Crater Safari Lodge (Luxury), Kibale Forest Camp (Mid-range)

Day 6 of the 8 days Uganda wildlife safari Murchison Falls/8 days wildlife safari in Uganda, chimpanzee trekking & gorilla trekking tour

In the morning, you have a relaxed breakfast then be driven to Bwindi impenetrable national park for a Uganda gorilla trekking safari experience the next day. It’s about 6-7 hours’ drive via Kabale-Mbarara road with cultural lunch en route in Mbarara at Igongo cultural center then after continue to Bwindi park. Arriving in the evening, you check in, have dinner and relax at your booked accommodation in Bwindi impenetrable national park as you prepare for gorilla trekking the next day.

Accommodation options include: Chameleon hill lodge (Luxury), Gorilla mist camp (Mid-range)

Day 7 of the 8 days Uganda wildlife safari Murchison Falls/8 days wildlife safari in Uganda, chimpanzee trekking & gorilla trekking tour

Today you have to go gorilla trekking therefore anticipate to be up early for breakfast then a drive to Bwindi park for the start of the trek at a specific gorilla trekking sector. Before you get into the gorilla habitat, you have a 30minutes briefing by the park rangers on gorilla trekking etiquette starting at 8:00am and allocation of a gorilla family to trek according to your physical ability. Spending about 2-8 hours in the jungle, only 1single hour is spent in the presence of these gentle giants. A Uganda gorilla trekking certificate is received at the end of the trek at the trek start point where you find your driver guide waiting to transfer you to your lodging facility for an overnight stay.

8 days Uganda wildlife safari Murchison Falls

Gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable national park

Accommodation options include: Chameleon hill lodge (Luxury), Gorilla mist camp (Mid-range)

Day 8 of the 8 days Uganda wildlife safari Murchison Falls/8 days wildlife safari in Uganda, chimpanzee trekking & gorilla trekking tour

You have early morning breakfast and start an early morning drive to Entebbe international airport for departure. During this time, you have the opportunity to see the different side of the country driving past the Kigezi highlands along the Mbarara-Masaka road. At the equator line, you stop for an amazing experience as you cross from the southern to the northern hemisphere. In case you need to shop some craft souvenirs, you can stop at either Kampala or Entebbe shops then arrive for departure at the airport.

End of the 8 days Uganda wildlife safari Murchison Falls/8 days wildlife safari in Uganda, chimpanzee trekking & gorilla trekking tour

With a lot waiting to be seen and done in the wild, don’t miss this opportunity to have an 8 days tour in Uganda.  For gorilla trekking, you can still spend 8 days on a gorilla safari Rwanda or Congo gorilla tour to Volcanoes national park and Virunga national park respectively. For more wildlife interactions in East Africa, a Kenya wildlife safari or wildlife safari in Tanzania is all you need.

Tailoring a safari to only perfect destinations means making more than just memories. Go on wildlife tracking, game drive, boat cruise, chimp trekking, gorilla trekking and many more in a single.