Uganda Wildlife Photo Safari Guide For Passionate Photographers
Uganda Wildlife Photo Safari itinerary guide for Passionate Photographers. With our photography vacation to Uganda, you can expect to have an amazing photographic portfolio and experiences you will never forget. In addition to the headline-grabbing lions, shoebills, chimps, and gorillas, the Pearl of Africa is home to an incredible variety of birds and mammals.
Birdwatchers will find heaven in Mabamba Swamp. Even while the vibrant African jacana and papyrus gonolek catch our eye, it is the fearsome shoebill that we seek out.
We go all over the forest and wetlands in quest of monkeys. The photographic opportunities are unparalleled as we seek to capture a variety of intimate pictures and photographs, and the experience with gorillas and chimpanzees can be profoundly moving.
We look for the infamous tree-climbing lions in the Ishasha woodlands and savannah. Photographers will have a field day with this odd sight.
Two hikes are available for the gorillas and chimpanzees, which is a major highlight of this safari. Our time spent viewing and photographing these intriguing primates is better balanced now that we’ve doubled our time with them. As we gain experience photographing in verdant forest settings, we can expect each encounter to be unique, enriching our portfolios with a diversity of shots.
Detailed Uganda Wildlife Photo Safari Itinerary
Arrive Entebbe & transfer to hotel
We will be transferred to our hotel upon arrival in Entebbe and given the afternoon to relax.
Accommodation: Local 4-star hotel, 1-night
Morning photography session at Mabamba Swamp
Birding Uganda – Shoebill in Mabamba Swamp
We will be leaving for Lake Victoria early in the morning to find the strange shoebill in Mabamba Swamp. We intend to increase our chances of getting a variety of shots of these peculiar birds by making use of knowledgeable local advisors. Many other kinds of birds also make this region their home, so there’s a good chance you might see some of them.
We then transfer to Kibale Forest National Park.
Accommodation: Primate Lodge, 3 nights
Chimpanzee photography trekking
Chimpanzee Trekking Uganda
To find our closest living relative, the chimpanzee, we set out into the jungle first thing every morning. For several hours, we can explore the forest in search of a family group. Even though we only get an hour with each group of chimps when we locate them, that’s plenty of time to get some great close-up shots of these stunning creatures in their natural habitat. Staying with the group the whole time, Bret will be available to offer photographic tips and assist you in making the most of your time in the forest.
At the lodge, we’ll unwind and go over photos with Bret in the afternoons. The Bigodi Wetland is home to a variety of birds and primates, so we plan to take a guided nature walk there one day.
Transfer by road to Ishasha
It all depends on the road conditions and how long the journey takes, but we should be able to go on our first game drive this afternoon after our transfer to Ishasha.
Accommodation: Ishasha Wilderness Camp, 3-nights
Photography sessions in Ishasha and surrounding area
The Rare Tree Climbing Lions of Ishasha National Park – Uganda
As we devote two entire days to tracking down and shooting the tree-climbing lions, we will have ample time to appreciate this remote region of Uganda. The region has recently established itself as a reliable spot to spot leopards, and with any luck, we could even get to see one of these stunning cats. Landscape photographers will love this location for its vast savannahs and scattered trees. To guarantee the highest quality photography platform, we will be employing open-top land cruisers. We will make the most of our time out on the field during each of our two game drives every day. This means that on our safaris, we might bring our own packaged meals.
Morning safari drive in Ishasha and transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
We will have our last safari drive in Ishasha this morning before making the journey to Bwindi.
Accommodation: Buhoma Lodge, 3-nights
Gorilla trekking & photography in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park | The Ultimate Guide to Gorilla Trekking
During our two-day stay in Bwindi, we get the opportunity to go on forest excursions with gorillas. Being just a few hundred meters away from the gorilla trek registration area, staying at Buhoma is convenient. First thing in the morning, we’ll have breakfast and then head to the designated meeting spot. Here we will be assigned our rangers, gorilla treks, and, depending on where we start, we may have to drive around the mountain for up to an hour.
You can take your time and enjoy the incredible benefits, but the walk to discover the gorillas might be challenging. The unparalleled photographic opportunities and profoundly moving experiences with one of the most extraordinary primate families are sure to leave an indelible impression on your life.
We fly by light aircraft to Entebbe where we connect with our flights back to your country.
End of the Uganda Wildlife Photo Safari