5 Days Murchison Falls and Gorilla Trekking

On this 5 Days Murchison Falls and Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi, explore two of Uganda’s most popular National Parks within the shortest time possible. Visit Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary en-route to Murchison falls and interact with the peaceful mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

Brief 5 Days Murchison Falls and Gorilla Trekking 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 5 Days Murchison Falls and Gorilla Trekking 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

Accommodation: Paraa Safari Lodge

Paraa Safari Lodge

Paraa Safari Lodge

Paraa Safari Lodge is in Murchison Falls National Park. The lodge is located in the north west of Uganda overlooking one of nature’s best kept secrets, the River Nile, on its journey from its source at Lake Victoria to join Lake Albert – here it is suddenly channelled into a gorge only six meters wide, and cascades 43 meters below.

The earth literally trembles at Murchison Falls – one of the world’s most powerful flows of natural water.

Paraa Safari Lodge offers a unique blend of comfort, relaxation and adventure. Each of the rooms is a haven of style and serenity, complete with balcony and private bathroom.

Day 2: Explore Murchison Falls National Park.

5 Days Murchison Falls and Gorilla Trekking

Following morning  breakfast, head out for a game drive along the Northern circuit  and search for wildlife 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, and 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

Accommodation: 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 en-route and arrive Bwindi in the evening. Meals and Accommodation at Four Gorillas Lodge.

Accommodation: Four Gorillas Lodge

Four Gorillas Lodge

Four Gorillas lodge

Four Gorillas lodge Uganda offers the best Luxury Accommodation of all worlds to those who travel to Bwindi Forest National Park. In this oasis of privacy, serenity and rejuvenation, there are no crowds, just Mountain Gorillas as well as the soothing sound of birds, rustling trees, soft breezes and breath-taking views – the Four Gorillas Lodge is the closest to the headquarters of the Bwindi National Park, only 10 minutes away from the Gorilla tracking and briefing center.

The Four Gorillas Lodge in Bwindi National Park Uganda offers perfect contemporary luxury while satisfying the human craving to become one with nature and our fellow apes.

Day 4: Bwindi – Gorilla tracking.

5 Days Murchison Falls and Gorilla Trekking
Gorilla Trekking in Rushaga Sector

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.

Accommodation: Four Gorillas Lodge

Day 5: Bwindi > Kampala.

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

Package cost offer includes the following services:

  • Exclusive Safari transport in custom made Safari 4x4WD Land Cruiser with AC
  • Services of English-speaking driver guides
  • Park entrance fees
  • Gorilla trekking Permits
  • Pick-up and drop-off in Kampala
  • All park entrance fees
  • Bottled water
  • Meals included till dinner

Package cost excludes the following services

  • International and Visa entry charges to Uganda.
  • All items of personal use i.e. drinks, laundry, telephone calls, gratuities, personal travel insurances, etc.
  • Activities not listed in the itinerary



All visitors to Uganda must have a valid passport with at least 4 consecutive blanks pages.  Any applicable visa and/or relevant documentation are the responsibility of the traveler.  For further information on Visa requirements visitors are advised to contact their nearest Uganda Embassy or Consulate.




GMT +3


220 Volts/AC50Hz. Sockets are UK style, 3 pin square plugs. Power is from the UMEME in the city/major towns and generator with inverter back up in the Safari Lodges and Camps.


Foreign currency must be changed at the Bank, Bureau de Change, and Hotel/Safari lodge/Camp/Resort.   Major Credit Cards, Master card, Visa, American Express, are usually accepted throughout the country.  Where credit cards are accepted, the payment will normally be recorded in US$ regardless of the card’s default currency.


Dress is mainly informal and should be comfortable as well as practical. Something warm should be brought along for early morning and evenings. Safari clothes are available from hotels/lodges/camps.


Where possible, travel light. Baggage space on safari is limited to medium suitcase or soft bag per person plus reasonable amount of hand luggage. There is 15 Kilogram per person limit on all flights to the wildlife sanctuaries. Excess luggage must be stored in your arrival hotel.


You will find many different of opinion of what is safe and what is not. We recommend for peace of mind, to drink local Bottled Mineral water. It is important to drink plenty of water especially during the hotter months. We would recommend that guests drink at least 2 to 3 liters of water per day to limit the effects of dehydration. 


East Africa is a safe and secure destination; however, it is a good idea to take a few precautions.  Kindly consult your GP or local doctor at least 6 weeks before you travel, with regards:

Malaria prophylactics. East Africa is a known malaria area and preventive measures are essential. You are advised to take one of the recommended anti-malarial drugs.  Be sure to wear long sleeved shorts and trousers after sunset and spray the exposed parts of your body with a mosquito repellent spray

Remember to protect yourself from direct sun rays with sunscreen cream or safari hat.


For those guests with specific dietary requirement, please ensure we are notified prior to travel


As a guideline and dependent on how happy you are, we would suggest the following:

The General Hotel/Lodge/Camp Staff – Approximately U$ 10.00 per person per day

Driver Guides – Approximately US$ 15.00 to US$ 20.00 per person per day


Please be careful when photographing public buildings, airports, bridges, the national flag and people in uniform.  Ensure that you have sought permission before photographing local people and their villages.  If in doubt, please check with your guide.

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