Uganda is a landlocked country located in East Africa. The country has a diverse range of landscapes, lowland plains, marshy floodplains, hilly forests, mountainous forests, and snowy mountain peaks. The country holds a stunning culture of self sustaining households. Uganda's national parks vary in wildlife and fauna, making this country a unique destination for any nature or wildlife enthusiast. Each national park holds a variety of wildlife such as Elephants, Lions, Leopard, Cape Buffalo, Hippopotamus and much more. Wild Chimpanzees are easily seen in Kibale National Park and Silver Back Gorilla are spotted in Bwindi National Park of where photographic opportunities are endless.
When to visit Uganda
Best Time to Visit
Located on the Equator, Uganda’s temperature has little year round fluctuation. The hottest months are in January and February where temperatures reach up to 40°C making wildlife hard to photograph but this is in the North. Our experts have located our photographic destinations in the South West where the weather is pretty much constant throughout the year where wildlife thrives.
The best time to go to Uganda is between June to September in the drier season where the wildlife is more visible and the weather is relatively pleasant with minimal rain.
The South of Uganda where we focus, has two wet seasons: September to November and March to May. We advise travellers to go in between these two dates when vegetation becomes dry and wildlife viewing is at its best. Trails for Chimpanzee trekking and Mountain Gorilla trekking is easier during these months when carrying telephoto lenses with your expert guides. There are fewer mosquitoes making your time in Uganda more enjoyable.
Ugandan Wildlife Photo Tours
Get your lens close and personal with the rare Silver Back Gorilla of Bwindi Impenetrable Rainforest
Fantastic photo opportunities of wild Chimpanzees of Kibale Forest
One of the best locations in Africa to photograph the tree-dwelling Lions
Memorable photo opportunities to photograph the famous Shoebill Stork of Mabamba Swamp
Great Hippopotamus sightings in Queen Elizabeth National Park
Not sure which tour is right for you?
If you are unsure on how to start planning your Ugandan wildlife photo holiday, we are here to help. Our specialists have been working in the area for years and are the perfect people to talk to when it comes to making sure you are choosing the right tour for you. Speak to one of us today to consider your options. Uganda is full of variety and you can decide how you would like to see it. Why wait? Speak with an expert today!
Great for beginner or enthusiast/intermediate wildlife photographers who would like to learn new techniques from our professional wildlife photographer, socialize with other photographers, and be able to share the experience with others just like you. With a maximum group size of 8 people, our small group tours are perfect for budding photographers.
Perfect for those who are looking for something more specific and tailored you your exact needs. Whether you are looking for a couples holiday, a family holiday, or an intensive photographic holiday for beginners or the more experienced, we can create the perfect photo holiday for you.
PRIVATE GROUP PHOTO TOURS
Designed for photography clubs or groups that travel together on their wildlife photography adventures. We work with your club/group to create the ideal itinerary that best suits your group. Our expert photographers are happy to offer any photographic guidance/tutorials throughout your trip in order to guarantee you get the best shots possible during your time with us.
Have any questions?
Uganda is a vast country full of many different wildlife photography opportunities. If you are not sure where to begin, start will speaking to one of our experts about your Ugandan photo tour. Tell us what animals you hope to photograph and we will create an itinerary that best fits you. From the Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, to the Chimpanzees of Kibale Forest, and everything in between, Uganda is home to some of the most incredible African wildlife. Let us help you plan your next photo holiday in Uganda.