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June 29 - July 8, 2024

from £ 7,998 GBP pp sharing

GORILLAS & CHIMPS: 10-DAY SMALL GROUP PHOTO SAFARI

GROUP SIZE:

6 max.

LOCATION:

Western Uganda

DURATION:

10 days / 09 nights

FITNESS LEVEL:

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SAFARI OVERVIEW

Located in the vast forests of Western Uganda this mind blowing luxury photographic safari will take you into three major wildlife hot spots to photograph the rare Mountain Gorillas, Chimpanzees and the unusual Shoebill Stork among much more.

This is not your average photographic safari as this exciting tour allows you to trek through these untouched rainforests here in one of the most bio-divers places on the planet. With a professional wildlife photographer at your side, we are here to help you capture those iconic photographs and improve your editing skills to help your images stand out from the rest.

TOUR DATE

2024: June 29 - July 8

( 6 spaces available )

from £ 7,998 GBP pp sharing

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Mountain Gorillas, Bwindi

BRIEF ITINERARY

DAY 1: Arrival Day

DAY 2: Mabamba Swamp boat tour

DAY 3: Transfer to Kibale

DAY 4: Chimpanzee Habituation Experience 

DAY 5: Chimpanzee Trek

DAY 6: Transfer to Bwindi

DAY 7: Gorilla Trekking

DAY 8: Gorilla Trekking

DAY 9: Fly to Entebbe

DAY 10: Departure Day

(see detailed itinerary below)

OVERVIEW

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • We offer guests two days with a Mountain Gorilla family as they live their daily lives, foraging and resting. This provides great opportunities to get up close and personal with the rare Silver-backed Gorilla set in the vast Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

  • The chance to experience two days of Chimpanzee tracking with your wildlife photographer to help you gain those iconic photographs. Learn the way these primates wander this vast forest as you capture images of them in action.

  • Kibale Forest offers great opportunities to photograph an additional 12 species of primates and many bird species that your lens will die for.

  • Venture into the marshy swamp lands of Mabamba Swamp to photograph the Shoebill Stork among many other bird species that thrive in this birding hot spot. 

  • This tour offers luxury lodges for every destination that we visit. Our lodges offer all that you need to start your day in the forest and will help you relax after a day photographing wildlife in the rainforest depths.

MEET YOUR PHOTO HOSTS

YOUR GUIDE

This photographic safari provides you with two photography hosts who will guide you through the African wilderness in search of capturing those iconic images.

 

Mark and Jaren have been traveling most of the African continent with their cameras, and are here to help you gain professional-level photographs, increase your photographic knowledge, and ensure you experience a trip of a lifetime.

 

With a maximum group size of six per photo safari, you will be guaranteed one photo host per three guests, making this one of the most exclusive group photographic safaris in Africa.

Mark Fernley
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JAREN A FERNLEY

MARK A FERNLEY

LOCATION
Mark Fernley

LOCATION

WESTERN UGANDA

This photo tour located in West Uganda takes you into some incredible wildlife hotspots. Mabamba Swamp, Kibale National Park, and Bwindi National Park. The Western region of Uganda holds a contrast of forest mountains and lowland plains where numerous species of wildlife such as gorillas, chimpanzees, elephants to name a few, roam these magnificent landscapes.   

EQUIPMENT

RECOMMENDED EQUIPMENT 

100-400mm lens

 

80-600mm Sigma lens

 

16-35mm wide angle lens

  

1-2 camera bodies

 

 Tripod

 

Back up Storage

Multiple CF Cards/SD Cards

 

Chimp Kibale National Park
INCLUDES
Baby Gorilla bwindi

TOUR INCLUDES 

  • Airport pick-up/drop off (Entebbe International Airport (EBB))

  • All accommodation (4 & 5 star lodges)

  • All transportation between lodges

  • One domestic flight (Bwindi to Entebbe)

  • All meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner each day)

  • Purified drinking water, coffee, tea, juice

  • All beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic)

  • Gorilla trekking permits (2 days)

  • Chimpanzee tracking permits (2 days)

  • Porters for all Gorilla and Chimpanzee treks

  • All national park entry fees

  • All photographic guidance / tutorials

  • one-on-one photo critiques (optional)

  • Pre-Tour meeting with your photography guide

TOUR EXCLUDES 

  • International/domestic flights

  • Personal Travel Insurance (required for all guests)

  • Premium alcoholic beverages

  • Personal expenses (souvenirs, extra activities, etc.)

  • Activities not listed in itinerary

  • Gratuities/tips for guides/porters/staff

ITINERARY

ITINERARY

DAY 1

ARRIVAL DAY

The first day is designed for all photography participants to arrive in Entebbe at their own leisure. Untamed Photo Safaris will arrange transfers from Entebbe International Airport (airport code EBB) for each photographer’s arrival. Guests who have arrived in advance and are already in the country/area should make their way to the Protea hotel by Marriott in Entebbe on this day. Check in and refresh, charge camera batteries, do any necessary repacking you may need to do, and enjoy the views of Lake Victoria.

The tour will start at 6 pm on this day, where the group will meet for the first time. Your Photo Host will be awaiting you with welcome drinks as you go through the itinerary, ask any questions, and get to know the fellow photographers in your group. After our briefing/meet and greet, we will move over to the restaurant for dinner. After dinner you will have the opportunity relax at the bar with the others in the group.

 

ACCOMMODATION

ACCOMMODATION

The accommodation provided at all five locations of this tour gives you a more than comfortable stay after an adventurous day of wildlife photography. The lodges will give you a true feeling of what Uganda has to offer. With our local and more than friendly Ugandan staff we will ensure your stay with us to be unique and fulfilling. Untamed provides English speaking wildlife photographers and local staff at all accommodation during our unique photographic safaris.

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Primate Lodge, Kibale 3

Join us on this photographic adventure to explore the wild wonders of Uganda

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Primate Lodge, Kibale 6
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