Day 1: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park to start the 8-Day Uganda Gorillas & Wildlife family tour.

This morning, you wake up and have an early breakfast in preparation for the 8-Day Uganda Gorillas & Wildlife family tour. After your breakfast, at 6:30 am, your driver and guide will be on hand to help you pack all of your luggage in the safari vehicle and then commence your drive to Murchison Falls National Park. You will make a bathroom break-in Migyera along the Kampala- Gulu highway to also stretch your legs. After the break, you continue to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, Rhino trekking takes about 2 hours in the company of well-trained and knowledgeable local guides. After this great experience, you will head to the restaurant for your lunch. After lunch, embark on the journey to Murchison Falls National Park.

Comfortable accommodation: – Heritage Safari Lodges.

Day 2: Game Drive and Boat Ride.

In the morning, Today, you are up at 6.00 am, have breakfast and head out for a game drive for a chance to view the glorious day-break from across the open savannah, birds and dotted woodland as well as riverine vegetation along the Nile. Game drive in Murchison Falls National Park is among the best in Uganda, garnished with wonderful birdlife that makes the park a wildlife and birders’ paradise. The park is home to 76 mammal species including herds of buffalo, and elephants that are scattered in the savannah woodland areas. The park is also home to a good number of camouflage leopards as well as a good number of lion prides.

The park is also known for the endangered Rothschild’s Giraffe. On the Nile’s banks and in the pools, you find hippos and crocodiles. You explore the area and are in search of lions, buffalos, elephants, giraffes, antelope and a lot more. At between 10-11 am, you will return to the lodge for relaxation and lunch. After lunch, at 2.00 pm, you will head out for the boat launch to the bottom of the powerful Murchison Falls. This three-hour boat cruise climaxes at the edge of the Rift Valley escarpment at which point you will get off the boat and trek to the top of the falls (wear sports shoes while on the boat for ease of trekking to the top). Having worked up a sweat, once at the top, get bathed in the misty spray that the Nile creates as it forces itself into the 7-metre cleft to create the famous Murchison Falls.

You marvel at the powerful falls and get bathed in the misty spray that the falls create as part of the river Nile gets squeezed into a 7-metre cleft to create the falls as the Nile tumbles over the rift valley escarpment at this point. Take lots of pictures. Your guide will be waiting up top to transfer you back to the lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.

Comfortable accommodation: Red Chilli Safari Lodge.

Day 3: Drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park.

After an early morning breakfast, Roots Tours and Travel driver/guide will brief you on this 7 days’ trip. You will set off to Queen Elizabeth National Park. The drive will take you through the lush green vegetation of the countryside and big tea plantations. Depending on the time of arrival you may have an evening game drive in the park. Along the way, you will have lunch and a stopover at the Uganda equator for a photographic moment.

Queen Elizabeth National Park is understandably Uganda’s most popular tourist destination. The park’s diverse ecosystems, which include sprawling savanna, shady, humid forests, sparkling lakes, and fertile wetlands, make it the ideal habitat for a classic big game, ten primate species including chimpanzees, and over 600 species of birds.

Accommodation: The Bush Lodge

Day 4: Chimpanzee Trekking and Boat Ride:

After Breakfast, head out to Kyambura Gorge for chimpanzee trekking. Kyambura Gorge is an underground tropical forest which is an extension of the Queen Elizabeth conservation area. The gorge is 100 meters deep. This dense tropical forest is home to many birds and primate species. Return to the lodge in time for lunch.

In the afternoon take a boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel. Kazinga Channel is a 32-kilometre-long natural channel that connects the two Rift Valley lakes of George and Edward. The channel attracts a variety of animals and birds. Enjoy another late afternoon game drive on your way back to the lodge. Most of Queen Elizabeth comprises open grassland and savannah which tends to be moist and woody in the west than the eastern part, Thorny Acacia dominates this savannah habitat with a high concentration of candelabra shrub a cactus that grows along the Kazinga channel and on the kasenyi plains.

Accommodation: The Bush Lodge

Day 5: Drive to Bwindi/ Ishasha Tree Climbing Lions:

After breakfast, you will drive to the southern part of the park heading to the Ishasha sector. Ishasha is famous for tree climbing Lions. The endless Ishasha plains, whose fig trees hide lions ready to pounce on herds of unsuspecting Uganda kob. After Lunch, you will embark on a drive heading to Bwindi’s impenetrable Forest National Park home of mountain Gorillas.

Arrive at your lodge in the evening and have a relaxed evening. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park lies in southwestern Uganda on the edge of the Rift Valley. Its mist-covered hillsides are blanketed by one of Uganda’s oldest and most biologically diverse rainforests, which dates back over 25,000 years and contains almost 400 species of plants. More famously, this “impenetrable forest” also protects an estimated 459 mountain gorillas – roughly half of the world’s population.

Accommodation: – Gorilla Valley Lodge.

Day 5: Gorilla Trekking:

In the morning after having breakfast, Head to the park headquarters for a briefing about the park and the gorilla tracking activity. Then you will embark on the most memorable journey in your life. The time for trekking can be as little as two hours or as long as seven hours. Once you locate the gorilla family you will be allowed a maximum of one hour observing them.

This biologically diverse region also provides shelter to a further 120 mammals, including several primate species such as baboons and chimpanzees, as well as elephants and antelopes. There are around 350 species of birds hosted in this forest, including 23 Albertine Rift endemics. Bwindi is home to at least 200 butterfly species including the eight Albertine rift endemics. Also home to many reptiles.

Accommodation: – Gorilla Valley Lodge.

Day 6: Drive to Lake Mburo National

In the morning after breakfast, you will drive to Lake Mburo National Park. It is the smallest of Uganda’s savannah national parks and is underlain by ancient Precambrian metamorphic rocks which date back more than 500 million years. It’s home to 350 bird species as well as zebras, impalas, elands, buffalos, oribi, Defassa waterbuck, leopard, hippo, hyena, topi and reedbuck. Enjoy an afternoon game drive before retiring to your lodge for dinner & Overnight.

Accommodation: Eagle’s Nest

Day 7: Drive to Kampala/ Entebbe Airport to end the 8-Day Uganda Gorillas & Wildlife family tour

After breakfast at your lodge, you will head out for a morning game drive. Afterwards, you will embark on your journey heading to Entebbe, either to the Airport or hotel. The drive will take you through the beautiful scenery of the western countryside of Uganda via lush green hills. You will have lunch along the way with a stopover at the Uganda Equator for souvenir shopping and a photo moment as you say goodbye to Uganda.

End of our 8-Day Uganda Gorillas & Wildlife family tour.