In 1954, the famous writer Ernest Hemingway crashed his plane on his way to Murchison Falls. From the top of these falls, as you look out over the gushing waterfalls and across the expansive savannah, you will understand what called him to this reserve. Murchison Falls, Queen Elizabeth National Park, and Bwindi Forest are unrivalled destinations that will leave you awestruck on every step of this safari.


Safari highlights:

  • Track the endangered rhinos at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
  • Track gorillas in the silence and stunning scenery of Bwindi Forest
  • Enjoy a spectacular view from the top of Murchison Falls
  • Spot animals on a game drive and boat cruise along the Nile
  • Enter the territory of tree climbing lions


Day One: From Sanctuary to Sanctified Splendour

Our destination is the beloved Murchison Falls National Park. En-route, we take an exhilarating detour into Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary in Nakasongola District to seek out and observe the powerful, endangered Rhinos inhabiting the sanctuary. we travel onward and close the day at Fort Murchisons Safari Lodge.

Accommodation: Fort Murchisons Safari Lodge

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day Two: Crossing the Savannah, Cruising the Nile

We take advantage of the morning hours to embark on a game drive, searching for lions, warthogs, giraffes, elephants, hartebeests, and jackals as they saunter and graze across the vast savannah.  In the afternoon we continue the search on a boat cruise, now rewarded for efforts with visions of lounging crocodiles, buffalo, hippos, and birds at the shores of the Nile. We disembark at the bottom of the falls and hike to the top of the powerful Murchison waterfalls, where the force of the Nile blasts through a narrow fold at the northern most tip of the Great valley.

Accommodation: Murchison River Lodge

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day Three: Southwest bound

We ride southwest to Queen Elizabeth National Park to enjoy Uganda’s most popular reserve. We will arrive to the wonderful Bush Lodge where we will enjoy a great evening of comfort and relaxation gettting ready for the amazing day to come.

Accommodation: Bush Lodge

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day Four: Into Ishasha

A morning game drive takes us to Ishasha, the territory of the mystifying tree climbing lions. As we traverse the southern sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park, we may also spot baboons, waterbucks, buffalo, and elephants. Out of the park and on the road, we continue further south to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.

Accommodation: Cuckooland Forest Lodge

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day Five: In the Presence of Primates

Tracking gorillas requires delicacy, etiquette, and endurance. A morning briefing sets the scene and drums up anticipation before we set out into the verdant undergrowth. It may be minutes or hours before we emerge into the presence of the impressive primates in a humbling and memorable experience.

Accommodation: Cuckooland Forest Lodge

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day Six: An Open Invitation

We depart on a beautiful drive of sight seeing and laughs on our way back to the fun city of Kampala, Uganda’s beloved capital city.

Accommodation: Forest Cottages

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch


  • Activities as specified in the itinerary
  • Chimp Habituation Permit (per person) for Kibale Forest
  • Entrance fees for National Parks
  • Gorilla Tracking Permit (per person) for Bwindi Forest
  • Private 4WD Vehicle with an experienced guide
  • Road transfers as specified in the itinerary


  • International flights
  • Airport taxes
  • All meals and drinks not specified in the itinerary
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Items and services of a personal nature

Terms and conditions

* The mentioned rates are in US dollars and subject to change.

* The high season period includes January, February, June, July, August, September and December.

* The low season period includes March, April, May, October and November.

* Availability of accommodation, permits and activities is not guaranteed until confirmation by your contact person of Great Lakes Safaris. Permits are sold on ‘first come first serve’ basis.

* Gorilla permits can only be secured after receiving the requested deposit.

* The chimp tracking in Kibale Forest may take place either in the morning or afternoon, depending on the availability of the permits for chimp tracking.

* The safari consists of an international travel company, with a minimum of 4 and maximum of 8 participants. Great Lakes Safaris has no control of the nationality, gender, age or any other details of the participants.