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.
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)
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
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.
JAREN A FERNLEY
MARK A FERNLEY
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.
80-600mm Sigma lens
16-35mm wide angle lens
1-2 camera bodies
Back up Storage
Multiple CF Cards/SD Cards
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
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
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.
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.