5 Days Murchison Falls and Gorillas in Bwindi


Explore two of Uganda’s most popular National Parks within the shortest time possible. Visit Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary enroute to Murchison falls and interact with the peaceful mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

Murchison Falls Safari in Uganda

Brief itinerary

  • Day 1: Entebbe – Murchison falls national.
  • Day 2: Explore Murchison Falls National Park
  • Day 3: Murchison Falls – Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • Day 4: Gorilla tracking
  • Day 5: Bwindi – Entebbe/Departure

Detailed itinerary

Day 1: Entebbe – Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary  – Murchison Falls National Park.

Pick up from your hotel, briefing on your safari and start for North-western Uganda. You will have a detour of the Rhino Sanctuary established to reintroduce Southern White Rhinos into Uganda. Proceed to sanctuary and track the Rhinos. Lunch at Amuka Lodge and continue with the journey to Murchison Falls National Park. You will hike to the top of the falls in the afternoon  and appreciate nature, this point is perfect for photography.

Transfer to the lodge for relaxation. Meals and overnight accommodation at Paraa Safari Lodge or similar

Day 2: Explore Murchison Falls National Park..

Following morning  breakfast, head out for a game drive along the Northern circuit  and search for wildlfe including  Nubian giraffes, Lake Chad buffalos, lions, spotted hyenas, savannah elephants, Uganda Kobs, Lelwel’s hartebeest, common warthogs, oribi, bohor’s reedbuck and other small animals. Resident bird species include like black-headed lapwing, blue-headed coucal, giant kingfisher, swamp flycatcher, red-throated bee-eater, black-billed barbet. Return to the lodge for lunch.

In the afternoon enjoy a unique water safari into the Nile and meet crocodiles, hippos and many other animals. Return to the lodge for overnight accommodation. Meals and accommodation at Paraa Safari Lodge

Day 3: Murchison Falls  > Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

After breakfast, we will drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, home of the mountain gorillas. Enjoy this scenic drive all the way to Bwindi with stops at places of interest for photography and stretching. Look out for  scenic views of  Lake Albert, the Rwenzori ranges, Kibale forest, the beautiful Lakes George and Edward, generally the western Albertine rift valley environment. Lunch enroute and arrive Bwindi in the evening. Meals and Accommodation at Four Gorillas Lodge or similar

Day 4: Bwindi – Gorilla tracking.

After breakfast, you will have your packed lunch ready then drive to the park headquarters for a briefing before the gorilla trekking activity. You will then be assigned a group to track a particular gorilla family. You will be led into the jungle by an armed ranger who will keep in touch with the monitoring team on the ground in order to easily locate the mountain gorillas. The activity takes between 3-7 hours depending on the movement of the gorillas. Once you locate the gorilla family, you will be given ample time to watch them in their natural habitat playing, feeding, resting, and going about their daily life. You will later return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Meals and Overnight accommodation at Four Gorillas Lodge or Similar

Day 5: Bwindi > Kampala.

Following early morning breakfast, start for Kampala with stops at places of interest for photography and stretching. Lunch enroute and proceed to Entebbe arriving in time for your onward international flight.

Please book return flights departing Entebbe after 3pm

Accommodation is booked in accordance with your preferences and depending on your budget and availability.

Package includes
  • Chimpanzee permit
  • Gorilla trekking Permits
  • Pick-up and drop-off in Kampala
  • Transport in a 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Services of an English speaking driver-guide
  • All park entrance fees
  • Bottled water (2 bottles per day)
  • Meals included till dinner
Package excludes
  • Activities not listed in the itinerary
  • Laundry services
  • Tips
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fees

We use 4×4 safari cars for our safaris and therefore every traveler is guaranteed a window seat, bellow are photos of the cars.

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Tony M
Jewel Safaris has a jewel in a female driver, Rachel My trip to Lake Mburo National Park and Queen Elizabeth National Park on 5th Jan 2024, could not have gone better. My great experience was all down to Jewel Safaris' professionalism and industry experience. The car arrived at my house on time (5 am) to pick me up for the trip. The tour guide driver, a lady named Rachel Aheebwa, was such a delight. Female tour guides drivers are so rare, so this was unexpected. But looking back at how much of a success my tour went, Rachel was the best part of the trip. Two hours into the drive, she suggested a breakfast place that turned out to serve the best coffee I'd ever taken. The small eatery happened to be ran by a lady with tourism experience of 17 years. We set off for Lake Mburo about an hour later and arrived at the park gate three hours later. Because we planned to sleep in Queen Elizabeth National Park and we still had hundreds of kilometers to cover, she made sure we wasted no time Mburo. She was always friendly and firm in her advice when it came to time keeping. We made it to our final destination before dark and had time to rest. Before going to bed, she told me, firmly that we must leave at 7 if we are to see all the animals we wanted to see. I would have loved to sleep in but she made it clear that this was not an option. I was later thankful for this. There were several tourist vehicles at the UWA offices when we arrived. After payments, all the cars left through a Northwards track but Rachel went Eastwards and in less than thirty minutes of Game driving, we hit a jack pot. We found lions on the road and I was able to take close up pictures for several minutes as she made calls to all her friends letting them know that she had found lions. By the time all the vehicles crowded around the lions, I had spend over half an an hour with them. One of the best moments of my life. Jewel safaris couldn't have chosen a better tour guide driver for me. Every thing was well planned to help me see all there was to be seen.
Murchison Falls Adventure This was my first safari adventure and it was a trip of a lifetime. The owner, Dona was very professional and helpful and made sure he understood what we wanted. The vehicle was wonderful and roomy and well kept. Our guide, Patrick made the trip exceptional. He knew the park, he knew the animals and he was a former ranger who spent years protecting the animals of that park. It was clear that the other guides respected him and Patrick was kind, funny and made sure we had a wonderful adventure. The first night, the owner called me to ask how everything was going and he messaged me after the trip to make sure we had a great time. That was above and beyond what I expected. Great company, great customer service and fantastic guide with years of experience. This is the company I would choose over and over.
Great safari!!!! Fantastic. The owner went out of the way to make sure we had what we wanted. I highly recommend Patrick as guide and driver. He loves what he does and you can tell.
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Simon T
Two-day trip to Lake Mburo Our two-day trip to Lake Mburo with our driver and guide Patrick was great. He delivered what we asked for, and more! Other than being a very kind person and good driver, Patrick was able to share a lot of information about the different animals and places we encountered. A big thanks to Jewel Safaris and Patrick! 100% Recommend!
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Sander T
2 days Safari to Lake Mburo We had a blast of a weekend with Patrick from Jewel Safari's. He knew so much about the animals, was so friendly and flexible to arrange it the way we wanted. I would advice to go on a Safari with him!
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George H
Uganda 2023 We had the great pleasure of having Patrick from jewel safaris for a week in Uganda. Hugely informative and fun, Patrick is a perfect ambassador for a fun, beautiful and dramatic country which is Uganda. A fabulous tour by a class guide. I’ve had the pleasure of visiting most of Africa and Uganda is top. Will go back
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astrid H
Incredible experience Amazing service and amazing country and people. It was an incredible trip, I can’t fault anything. We all enjoyed it so much and our guide was so attentive and catered to what we wanted to do
Utmärkt service, bra bil och kunnig guide. Jewel Safaris arrangerade vår resa till Uganda, med bland annat gorillorna i Bwindi. Vi var även i nationalparken där schimpanserna finns. Jewel Safaris har lång erfarenhet av att anordna safaris i Uganda. Goran
good service We had a great trip with Jewel Safari and would definitely recommend to book trips with Jewel Safari.
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Ola Karlsson
Great agency We ordered the trip in 2019 to go to Uganda in April 2020. Then Covid came and the trip was postponed for 2,5 yrs and in the meantime we kept contact and When we finally could go it all went super-smooth. Well organized and very friendly personnel and a fantastic guide. Nothing went wrong during the 10 days we visited and the arrangements were spotless.


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