Max. 4 Guests
Very small group
2x Gorilla Treks
2x Chimpanzee Treks
Guided Bush Walk
Mabamba & Kibale
Queen Elizabeth NP
Bwindi & Mgahinga
Mabamba Swamp, Kibale Forest, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Mgahinga & Lake Mburo
Uganda is full of stunning and rare wildlife, from tiny colourful birds right through to the largest primates on earth. Even though Uganda is home to the Big Five it is also home to the highest population of mountain gorillas that can only be found in Uganda and 2 other countries in the world.
With lush green jungles and rainforests, Uganda is a wildlife and bird photographers paradise! With over 1,000 bird species living in this spectacular ecosystem of foliage and water.
We’ll be heading to Mabamba swamp, one of the few places you can see the huge Shoebill, indigenous only to East Africa. We’ll also spend two breath-taking days with the gorillas, two unforgettable days with the chimps and one day trekking the cheeky golden monkeys. There will be plenty of game drives to look for big cats including the Tree-Climbing Lions of Ishasha.
DAY 1 & 2
Day 1 - When you arrive at Entebbe International Airport we'll be there to greet you with a very warm welcome. Together we'll head to our accommodation where we'll have time for a little rest and our first photography workshop to establish how best to help each individual throughout our safari together.
Day 2 - After a hearty breakfast, we’ll head out to Mabamba wetlands for a very exciting boat safari to hopefully photograph the elusive Shoebill and other birdlife.
Jumping in a speed boat from Entebbe, we'll head to the main wetlands. Mabamba is one of the best places to photograph the Shoebill in Uganda as they are often seen on the flat grassy wetlands stalking their prey.
After an exciting boat safari, we'll head back to Entebbe for a rest.
Before dinner there will be an opportunity to take part in our first Editing Workshop.
After an early breakfast, we'll embark on a scenic drive to Kibale National Park. We will arrive out our lodge in time for lunch and a little rest.
We'll then have a photography workshop before heading out for a swamp walk.
Chances of seeing primates are very high and the photographic opportunities are first class!
After dinner, there will be a chance for an Image Review and Q&As
Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale
Today we'll set out for our fascinating jungle walk through Kibale, the best place to spend time with Chimpanzees. Watch them swing from tree to tree, feed and play about right in front of your eyes!
There are also many other residents to photograph in Kibale, like the black & white colobus, red-tailed monkey and the grey-cheeked mangabey. As well as monkeys and apes there is an array of colourful birds to look out for along the way!
Before dinner, there will be an opportunity for a Lightroom session and Image Review.
Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale
We’d like you to have another chance at photographing the amazing Chimpanzees and so we will do a morning chimpanzee trek in Kibale after an early breakfast.
We'll then embark on a very scenic drive west, towards the Queen Elizabeth National Park.
In the evening if you are not too tired you may like to take part in an Image Review and Q&A.