SEE THE BIG FIVE TRIP begins with a visit to the Rhinos at Zziwa, continues with an epic Murchison Falls with its big game, see the chimpanzees at Kibale National Park, also known as the world’s primate capital, continues with a visit to Queen Elizabeth National Park for its famous Kazinga Channel boat cruise and a chance to see the tree-climbing lions, and concludes with the Ultimate Gorilla.
Day 1: Pick-up and transfer to Murchison Falls via Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary
The arrival date/day isn’t included in the main itinerary. Your Driver Guide will pick you up from Entebbe International Airport or your accommodation in Entebbe or Kampala and drive you to Murchison Falls National Park. You will have the opportunity to see lions, giraffes, hartebeest, buffalo, and elephants, as well as the world’s most powerful waterfall. Murchison Falls is home to 450 bird species, including the uncommon shoebill stork (though sightings are rare), miniature king fisher, white-thigh hornbill, and Goliath heron.Make a pit stop along the way to Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary for your first Big 5 experience, which includes an hour of rhino tracking. After that, you’ll eat lunch at Kabalega and dinner elsewhere. Continue to the park and settle into your lodging for the evening as you prepare for the biggest adventures of the next day.
Day 2: A morning game drive and an afternoon game drive Launch Embark on a journey to the bottom of Murchison Falls.
After an early breakfast, tour the northern part of Murchison, which has a lot of wildlife. Elephants, buffalos, waterbucks, giraffes, Uganda kob and lions, leopards, and a variety of bird species can all be seen and photographed.Return to your lodging for lunch before embarking on a three-hour boat ride to the base of the falls. This tour is believed to be the highlight of the Murchison Falls safari since it allows you to get up and personal with the aquatic animals. On the route to the tremendous waterfalls, cruise through huge hippo pods, crocodiles, and other aquatic birds that beautify the north bank.Take a hike to the top of the falls if you want to. The hike is difficult, but the rush of reaching the summit is unforgettable. Return to your lodging for dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 3: Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park
Drive to the top of the falls (if you didn’t trek) After breakfast at your accommodation for a stunning view of the falls. Otherwise, go immediately after breakfast to Kibale Forest National Park.Chimpanzees, colobus monkeys, mangabeys, and red-tailed monkeys are among the primates found in Kibale. These are frequently observed swinging in the forest branches and munching on natural fruits on your chimp excursions. You will arrive and do little more than check into your lodging, where you will eat dinner and spend the night.
Day 4: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park and Chimpanzee Trekking
You’ll arrive at the forest headquarters for a briefing before beginning your trip with a ranger as early as 8:00 a.m. Kibale Forest National Park has the world’s largest concentration of primate species, including chimps. In Uganda, some 5,000 chimpanzees reside in the wild, making it a great area to see them!You’ll have an hour with the chimps after you’ve found them. After lunch, you’ll return to the resort before heading to Queen Elizabeth National Park. You will arrive in the evening and spend the night at your pre-arranged lodging.
Day 5: Morning game drive followed by a Kazinga Channel boat excursion in the afternoon
You will go on a game drive and a boat tour in the Kazinga Channel on this day. You will go on a game drive around the park early in the morning, with spectacular views of the plains, valleys, terraced hills, and an abundance of wild creatures such as reedbuck, bushbuck, kob, warthogs, elephants, lions, buffaloes, and more. Take a moment and unwind while eating lunch at the lodge.A boat tour on the Kazinga Channel, a natural water stream that connects Lake Edward and Lake George, is included in the afternoon excursion. The channel is home to a huge school of hippos and Nile crocodiles, as well as a variety of birds such as pelicans, kingfishers, saddle-billed storks, and occasionally crowned cranes. Make it back to your lodging in time for dinner.
Day 6: Transfer to the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.
Breakfast is served before departing for Bwindi NP via the Ishasha section of Queen Elizabeth National Park, which is noted for its resident tree-climbing lions. The chances of seeing these lions are roughly 70%, though they might be difficult to identify at times.Bwindi National Park is next. Bwindi is a large mountain gorilla habitat in Uganda, with an estimated 1000 gorillas – about half of the world’s population – living there, including numerous habituated groups that may be tracked. Its mist-shrouded hillsides are engulfed by one of Uganda’s oldest and most biologically diverse rainforests, dating back over 25,000 years and home to around 400 plant species.With a long day ahead of you, you’ll do little on arrival but check into your lodging and relax as you prepare for your Bwindi gorilla trekking adventure the next day.
Day 7: Experiencing Gorilla Trekking
You will enter the dense impenetrable Bwindi Forest after an early breakfast and a briefing by a ranger guide. This rain forest is breathtakingly beautiful! The area has a stunning steeply forested environment and is densely forested, although it is crisscrossed by numerous animal pathways that allow tourists access. The length of time it takes and the terrain varies depending on the actions of these massive primates. Once you’ve found a gorilla family, you’ll have an hour to spend with them. Spending time with these gentle and endangered giants is an amazing, exciting experience that should be treasured for a long time.Get back to your lodging. After lunch, check out and make your way to Lake Bunyonyi by taxi. The lush, green-terraced hills that surround Lake Bunyonyi rise to a height of (2,200 – 2,478m), but it’s the 29 islands of varying shapes and sizes dispersed across the water that make it truly magnificent — you could spend all day admiring them. With a depth of 900 meters, it is also Africa’s third deepest.
Day 8: Return to Entebbe for your flight
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at the resort with a wonderful view of the Bunyonyi small islands just in front of you before continuing on to Entebbe Airport. Expect lunch stops along the way, as well as the Uganda Equator line. Continue your journey until you arrive at the airport late in the afternoon or evening. This will be the final stop on your incredible Ugandan adventure.
- Airport Pickup
- Park Entry Fees
- Safari Guides