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5 Days Bwindi Gorilla Trek & Murchison Falls Wildlife Safari

5 days Uganda gorillas and wildlife sfari. Searching for the best 5 days gorilla trekking and wildlife safari? Combine two of Uganda’s finest national parks (Murchison Falls National Park & Bwindi Impenetrable National Park) for an exceptional gorilla trekking and wildlife viewing experience. This 5 days safari can be booked for the budget, mid-range or luxury depending on what you may prefer. Please see day by day activities below.

5 Days Gorilla Trekking and Wildlife Safari

5 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari Overview

This 5 days Uganda tour highlights two of Uganda’s most popular national parks; Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Murchison Falls National Park. You will experience a thrilling game viewing drive on Murchison Falls and an unforgettable gorilla trekking experience in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

5 Days Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival and Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park

This first day of your Uganda safari tour calls for a morning departure hence, you should have arrived at least some good hours before and had some rest. A guide from our travel company will pick you up from Entebbe or Kampala and transfer you to Murchison Falls National Park, a journey that should take us 3 – 5 hours of time with lunch en route in Masindi District. We shall then proceed to drive off to the park, visit the top of the falls then drive straight to our place of stay for dinner and overnight.

Optional Activity: Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary Visit.

Overnight at Paraa Safari Lodge (Luxury), Murchison River Lodge (Moderate) and Red Chilli Rest Camp (Low Budget).
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 2: Wildlife viewing and Launch trip

This day we shall head for a morning wildlife viewing drive where we shall sight a lot of wildlife such as elephants, buffaloes, giraffes plus more animals. After here we shall return to our lodge for lunch and then head for an afternoon launch trip to the bottom of the falls for a whole new view of the explosive Murchison Falls. You shall then return to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Overnight at Paraa Safari Lodge (Luxury), Murchison River Lodge (Moderate) and Red Chilli Rest Camp (Low Budget).
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 3: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park by Flight

After an early morning breakfast, we shall transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park by flight. On arrival, you will have dinner and an overnight stay.

Overnight at Silverback Lodge (Luxury), Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge (Midrange) and Buhoma Homesteads (Budget).
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 4: Mountain Gorilla Trekking and Batwa Trail

Rise to an early breakfast and head to the park headquarters for briefing then straight to the forest of Bwindi in search for mountain gorillas. This experience depends on your luck and if unlucky, you will spend close to 8 hours looking for gorillas inclusive of a 1-hour full encounter with them. If lucky, you can easily locate these gorillas after two hours implicating you will be able to return to your starting point earlier than the rest. After lunch, we shall head for a Batwa cultural trail to spice up our afternoon and evening then return to our lodge for dinner and overnight after.

Overnight at Silverback Lodge (Luxury), Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge (Midrange) and Buhoma Homesteads (Budget).
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 5: Transfer back to Kampala and Departure

We shall rise to an early morning breakfast and transfer to Kampala, a journey that should take us 8 – 9 hours arriving late in the evening and after transferred to Entebbe International Airport to catch up with your flight back home.

Meal Plan: Breakfast and Lunch

End of 5 days gorillas and wildlife safari.


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