Official Tour Dates

3 October – 14 October 2013 (subject to availability of primate permits at this time)

Introduction

In association with our travel partners in Southern and Central Africa we are very pleased to present a group opportunity to photograph gorillas, chimpanzees and other animals in their natural habitat in the beautiful Great Lakes region of Uganda.

The Great Lakes region is undoubtedly one of the most diverse areas in Africa. Uganda has a wealth of primates, over 1000 bird species with 27 endemics. Excellent game viewing includes Uganda Kob, Giant Forest Hog, Forest & Cape Buffalo, as well as a healthy population of lion, leopard, elephant and antelope – it also boasts some of the largest Nile crocodiles you will ever see!

Uganda is made up of dramatic mountains – the Ruwenzoris are permanently ice-capped – lush green hillsides, dark forests full of birds and primates, enormous lakes and rivers, dormant volcanoes, and open plains dotted with game.

This particular safari is limited to a small group of no more than 6 guests who will be travelling with our own Pepe Jones as the tour leader, plus there will be a seasoned local Ugandan guide at each of the locations included in the safari.

Who Should Come?

This tour is ideal for those photographers who are looking to photograph Africa’s largest primates, namely gorillas and chimpanzees in their natural habitat, as well as other wildlife indigenous to Africa, such as lions, elephants, crocodiles, etc.

This trip doesn’t have official workshops or a tuition element built into it, but on all our previous trips we have seen a very positive sharing of information between the various levels of photographers, and your guides would be most happy to share their knowledge as well.  You may meet as strangers, but we hope you’ll part as great friends (just ask those who came on the first trip with us in 2009!).

Vehicles

The vehicles used on this safari are covered Toyota Land Cruisers, so camera support in the form of a bean bag or short lightweight monopod for use inside the vehicle should provide adequate stability. There are no more than 6 persons travelling in the rear of the vehicle with the guide in the passenger seat next to the driver.

Basic Itinerary

Day 1: Meet in Entebbe and transfer to the Lake Victoria Hotel for overnight. BB

Day 2: Depart after breakfast for Lake Mburo

Afternoon game drives and boat cruise on Lake Mburo

Overnight Lake Mburo Mihingo Lodge (or similar). FB

Day 3: Depart after breakfast for Bwindi Forest

Spend 3 nights at Buhoma Lodge (or similar). FB

Day 4: Gorilla trek in the morning

Afternoon Forest Walk or Village walk

Day 5: optional second gorilla trek/Day visiting Bwindi Village/relaxing

Day 6: Depart for Queen Elizabeth National Park

Spend 2 nights at Kyumbura Gorge Lodge (or similar). FB

Day 7: Game drives Queen Elizabeth NP + 1 boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel

Day 8: Depart after an early breakfast for Kibale Forest area

Spend 2 nights at Kyaninga Lodge (or similar). FB

Day 9: Chimp trek in the morning

Bigodi Swamp walk in the afternoon

Day 10: Depart after breakfast for Murchison Falls National Park

Spend 2 nights at Paraa Lodge (or similar). FB

Day 11: Game drives in Murchison Falls + Boat cruises on the Nile

Day 12: Return to Entebbe and drop off at the Entebbe airport in time for your late afternoon/evening flight out

Pricing

US$6300 per person sharing (Single Supplement US$850)

What’s Included?

  • airport transfers
  • private driver/guide on safari
  • park fees
  • 1 night in Entebbe (B&B)
  • 10 nights safari accommodation (full board)
  • game drives & boat cruises

What’s Excluded?

  • Gorilla Permits: US$500 per person (subject to change)
  • Chimpanzee Permits: US$150 per person (subject to change)
  • Visas
  • travel insurance
  • tips
  • international flights
  • personal items
  • communications (phone & internet)

Book Your Place

Send an email to bookings@photographers.travel

On receipt of your email we will send you an official booking form that will need to be completed, together with details on how to pay the deposit, as well as our standard terms and conditions.