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8 Days Uganda Safari – Gorilla, Game Viewing, Chimpanzees Uganda Tour

8 Days Uganda Safari Tours – Overview

The 8 days Uganda Safari is among the best Gorillas & wildlife safari in Uganda trips. The Uganda tour offers Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale Forest and Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

You will also experience game viewing in Queen Elizabeth National Park and Murchison Falls National Park through game drives and boat cruises. These two are the most ideal Uganda parks for Uganda wildlife safaris.

This 7 nights and 8 days safari to Uganda is a golden opportunity to see the beautiful African big five animals. These are the Lions, Elephants, Buffaloes, Leopards, and Rhino plus an unforgettable encounter with man’s closest relatives in their natural habitat for example the Uganda Chimps and the Mountain Gorillas. Meeting these primates is indeed an experience of a lifetime.

The safari will also reveal to you the beautiful second deepest lake in Africa, which is Lake Bunyonyi.

More so, the 8 days safari will therefore make you relax, have amazing cultural experiences in the Bigodi Community, and enjoy the Uganda Equator line experience at Kayabwe to take photos.

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8 Days Uganda Safari Tours – Prime Safari Activities

  1. Uganda Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
  2. Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale Forest.
  3. Wildlife game viewing in Queen Elizabeth National Park and Murchison Falls National Park.
  4. A remarkable boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel and the Victoria Nile.
  5. A hike to the top of a captivating Murchison Falls.
  6. Tracking tree climbing Lions in Queen Elizabeth National Park.
  7. Uganda Equator line experience at Kayabwe.

8 Days Uganda Safari Tours –  Featured Safari Parks And Destinations

Day 1: Murchison Falls National Park and Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary.

Day 2: Murchison Falls National Park.

Day 3 and 4: Kibale National Park.

Day 5 and 6: Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Day 7: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

8 Days Uganda Safari Tours – Highlights

Day 1: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park with an en-route break at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for Rhino tracking on foot.

Day 2: A morning game drive, a Victoria Nile boat cruise, and a hike to the top of Murchison Falls.

Day 3: A beautifully scenic road drive to Kibale National Park.

Day 4: Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale National Park and a transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Day 5: Have a morning game drive and an afternoon boat cruise on the Kazinga channel.

Day 6: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park with an en-route game drive in the Ishasha sector.

Day 7: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and a transfer to Lake Mburo National Park for relaxation.

Day 8: A drive back to Kampala or Entebbe.

8 Days Uganda Safari Tours – Detailed Safari Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer To Murchison Falls National Park And A Visit To Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary For White Rhino Tracking

After an early breakfast, your driver guide will pick you up at 6:30 am from your hotel in Kampala for a 310km that takes 7-8 hours to Murchison Falls NP which is the largest national park in Uganda.

A drive through the beautiful countryside will take you through busy roadsides, the markets, and quiet rural villages before making a stop at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. At Ziwa, you will have a 2 hours Rhino tracking experience on foot as the place is the only area in Uganda to find wild Rhinos. The sanctuary keeps over 32 wild Rhinos in Uganda.

After Rhino trekking, you will have lunch at Kabalega Dinner and then continue to Murchison Falls National Park, which is a lovely destination for Uganda wildlife safaris. Murchison Uganda has over 76 mammal species and around 556 bird species. The longest river in the world (River Nile) crosses it hence creating the strongest waterfalls in the world, “Murchison Falls”.

Upon arriving in the park, you will continue to your lodge to relax, have dinner, and overnight.

Accommodation In Murchison Falls National Park


  • Paara Safari Lodge
  • Bakers Lodge
  • Nile Safari Lodge


  • Pakuba Safari Lodge
  • Fort Murchison Safari Lodge
  • Murchison River Lodge


  • Hornbill Safari Lodge

Drive distance and time

  • Approximately 310km for over 5-6 hours.

Activities and Services

  • Rhino trekking at Ziwa rhino sanctuary.
  • Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park.

Optional activities for this day

  • Night game drive experience in Murchison Falls National Park.
  • Bush Dinner
  • Birding

Day 2: A Morning Game Drive And An Afternoon Nile Boat Cruise To The Bottom Of The Falls

After an early breakfast buffet at 6:00 am, you will be driven for a 3-4 hours game drive in the beautiful Buligi game area which is 160 km long. You will then begin your day with early grazers coming out of their hideouts to feed. On a lucky day, you can even have the chance to spot Lions hunting the Buffaloes or the Uganda Kobs.

On the game drive, also look out for Leopards, Elephants, Giraffes, Hyenas, and various antelopes like Jackson’s Hartebeest, Reedbucks, Waterbucks, Bushbuck, and many others. You will also view many birds like the graceful Secretary Bird.

After your exhilarating game drive, you will then go to relax and have lunch, and at 2: 00 pm, do a 17 km tranquil Nile boat cruise to the bottom of the falls where you will sightsee the gigantic Murchison Falls which are the strongest waterfalls in the world.

While on the soothing cruise, you will also see Hippos, Crocodiles, Elephants, Buffaloes, and Antelopes along river banks and boundless bird species like Pelicans, Goliath Herons, and Kingfishers.

The peak of this marvelous journey is having a close encounter with the thunderous Murchison Falls. After relishing the amazing scenery of the 50m Nile River forcing its way through an 8m narrow gorge, you will then return to your lodge to relax, have dinner, and an overnight.

Activities and Services

  • Memorable morning game drive in the Buligi game area.
  • Relaxing Nile boat cruise along to the bottom of the falls.

Optional activities for this day

  • Night game drive experience in Murchison falls park.
  • Bush Dinner.
  • Hot air ballooning experience.
  • Fishing along the Nile delta.

Day 3: Visit To The Top Of Murchison Falls And A Transfer To Kibale National Park

Your yummy breakfast will be at 8 am, after which you will check out of your lodge for a drive to the top of Murchison Falls to see the world’s strongest waterfalls from a new vantage point. Then, a drive to Kibale National Park which is the primate capital of Africa will follow.

Your journey will be a scenic and merry one as you pass along the Albertine rift valley, meeting men and women in their daily economic activities, plus some other women carrying their children behind the back in the monkey style.

You will then reach Fort Portal town for lunch then continue with the drive to Kibale National Park which is popular for having the highest number of primates in Africa.

The park has 13 primate species consisting of about 1500 Chimpanzees and other species like the rare L’hoest’s Monkeys, Olive Baboons, Blue Monkeys, Vervet, and Red-Tailed Monkeys. This park also has over 370 bird species for example the beautiful African Pitta and the Great Blue Turaco which you can see during your Chimpanzee trekking experience.

You will thereafter arrive at the lodge for relaxation, a dinner, and an overnight.

Accommodation In Kibale National Park


  • Crater Safari Lodge
  • Primate Lodge Kibale
  • Kyaninga Lodge


  • Chimpanzee Forest Guest House- Cottages


  • Chimpanzee Forest Guest House
  • Kibale Forest Camp- Tents

Drive Distance and time

  • About 340km for around 6-7 hours

Activities and Services

  • Visit the top of Murchison Falls.
  • Drive to Kibale Forest National Park

Optional activities for the day

  • An afternoon birding session in Kibale National Park.
  • Cycling in Mpanga tea estate.
  • A Visit to the Amabere caves.
  • Hike to Fort Portal crater field.
  • A nocturnal walk in the Kibale forest.

Day 5: Morning Chimpanzee Trekking In Kibale Forest, An Afternoon Bigodi Community Village Walk, And A Transfer To Queen Elizabeth National Park

After your heavy breakfast at 6:30 am, you will head with your packed lunch to Kibale National Park headquarters for a briefing at 8:00 am from an expert park ranger before your Chimpanzee trekking adventure.

Later, you will go for a 2-5 hours Chimpanzee trek in the Kibale Forest to look for Chimpanzees, which are human’s closest cousins sharing about 98.7% DNA.

Upon encountering them, you will spend with them one hour seeing how they groom, socialize, feed, hunt, play, and swing in trees. You will afterward return to the park center to have your packed picnic lunch and receive a Chimpanzee trekking certificate.

The Bigodi community village walk will then happen in the afternoon where you will meet and spend time with the friendly local people, learning about their unique daily life like making the local banana beer, and Waragi gin.

You will then be driven to Queen Elizabeth park, which has amazing captivating scenery and a great bio-diversity. These consist of about 600 bird species and 95 mammal species with 4 of the big five African safari animals which are Lions, Elephants, Buffaloes, and Elephants.  

An evening arrival will give time for relaxation, dinner, and an overnight.

Accommodation At Queen Elizabeth National Park


  • Mweya Safari Lodge
  • Katara Safari Lodge
  • Mazike Valley Safari Lodge


  • Enganzi Game Lodge
  • Marafiki Lodge


  • Pumba Safari Lodge
  • Bush Lodge

Meal Plan

  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Drive Distance And Time

  • Approximately 157km for over 2-3 hours.

Activities and Services

  • Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale Forest.
  • An unforgettable cultural experience in the Bigodi village community.
  • Drive to Queen Elizabeth Park

Optional activities for the day

  • Afternoon birding session in the park

Day 6: Do Ishasha Game Drive En-Route & Transfer To Bwindi Park

After your relaxing breakfast at 8.00 am, you will do a 4-7 hour drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park which is the best and most famous spot for trekking Gorillas in Africa.

On your way, you will enjoy an enriching game drive in the Ishasha plains in search of the rare tree-climbing Lions. You will eventually see them resting on the fig tree branches as they watch the Uganda Kobs which are their prey.

Following the magic encounter will be a continuation to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park through beautiful terraced hills in Southwestern Uganda

 Bwindi is a misty forest and a UNESCO site protecting 50% of the over 1,063 Mountain Gorillas on earth, 23 Albertine Rift endemic birds, 10 primate species, about 400 plant species, and over 120 mammal species. You will arrive in the evening for relaxation, dinner, and an overnight.

Accommodation In Bwindi Uganda


  • Haven Lodge Buhoma
  • Gorilla Forest Camp
  • Buhoma Lodge


  • Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge


  • Trekkers Tavern Ruhija

Drive distance and time

  • An estimate of 140-240km for about 6-8 hours.

Activities and Services

  • Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Uganda.
  • A game drive in the Ishasha sector in Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Day 7: Mountain Gorilla Trekking In Bwindi Uganda And A Transfer To Lake Bunyonyi For Relaxation

After having an early breakfast at about 6:30 am, you will transfer to Bwindi national park headquarters with your packed lunch for briefing at 8: 00 am.

The activity through the misty forest will take about 2-8 hours depending on where you find the Mountain Gorillas.

On meeting them, you will have an amazing experience watching them communicate, feed, groom, and see the mighty silverback for your memorable Uganda wildlife safari encounter.

You will then head back to the park center where you will be awarded a Gorilla trekking certificate and also have your packed picnic lunch.

Next will be your departure to Lake Bunyonyi for relaxation after the tedious Gorilla trekking experience. Lake Bunyonyi is the second deepest lake in Africa after Lake Tanganyika, having beautiful 29 islands hence the reason it is famous for being the place of many islands.  To Lake Bunyonyi, you will be driven through the lovely terraced Kigezi highlands.

Upon arrival, you will then get on a relaxing boat cruise to venture into this amazing lake. You will visit the prominent Akampene Island/Punishment Island where unmarried girls who got pregnant were abandoned in the late 19th century. In the Kigezi region, their fathers would take them to the island to either die of hunger or drown to escape family shame.

From the thrilling tour, you will relax, enjoy dinner, and have an overnight.



  • Birds nest @ Bunyonyi


  • Lake Bunyonyi Rock Resort


  • Lake Bunyonyi Rock Resort

Meal Plan

  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Drive distance and time

  • Approximately 55-85km for about 1-3 hours.

Activities and Services

  • Enjoying a relaxing boat cruise on the scenic Lake Bunyonyi.
  • Gorilla trekking in Bwindi national park.

Optional Activities

  • Nature walks in Bwindi Forest.
  • Batwa community walks.

Day 8: Drive Back To Kampala Through An En-Route Stop At The Equator

The beautiful birds at Lake Bunyonyi will welcome your day and entertain your breakfast session with amazing melodies in their calls. This accounts for the fact that the lake is called Lake Bunyonyi, meaning “a lake of many small birds”.

You will then head on a 473km journey of 7-8 to Kampala through Mbarara. A rest at the Igongo Cultural Center for a delicious traditional lunch dish and a tour of the cultural museum will be the next exciting adventure.

You will then have an en-route at the Uganda equator crossing in Kayabwe for beautiful photo shoots and to also buy a souvenir from craft to remember your 8 days safari.

You will then drive to Entebbe International Airport to meet your departure flight back home.

Drive Distance and time

  • Around 473km that goes for about 7-8 hours.

Activities and services

  • Drive to Kampala.
  • The equator experience.
  • Traditional lunch at the Igongo Cultural Center.

End Of The 8 Days Uganda Safari Tour-Gorilla Trekking, Chimpanzee Tracking, And Game Viewing Safari

8 Days Uganda Safari Tours – Safari Inclusions

  • A full-time English-speaking company driver-guide.
  • 4×4 safari van/4×4 safari land cruiser with a pop-up roof for game viewing or with a functional AC.
  • A Full board accommodation.
  • Gorilla trekking and Chimpanzee tracking permit fees.
  • Boat cruise fees
  • Wi-Fi Internet on board while in the safari vehicle
  • Bottled water

8 Days Uganda Safari Tours – Safari Exclusions

  • International and domestic flight fees.
  • Visa fees.
  • Laundry services.
  • Items of personal nature.
  • Gratuities and tips.
  • Other beverages and drinks.
  • Other extras that are not mentioned in the above itinerary.

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