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UGANDA: TAILOR-MADE PHOTO HOLIDAY

GROUP SIZE:

1 - 4 people

LOCATION:

Western Uganda

DURATION:

 min. 5  days / max. 10 days

MIN AGE:

 12 Years

Our Botswana Tailor-Made Private wildlife Photo Tours are a great option if you are looking for something unique. Botswana thrives with wildlife making any itinerary stand out, bringing you a photo safari that will take your breath away. By choosing this bespoke photo tour, you will be able to speak directly with our experts to create a tour that is tailored to your wildlife photographic needs.

PHOTOGRAPHIC OPPORTUNITIES

  • Chance to see the wild Silver Back Gorillas in their natural environment of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and get up close to experience the life of a primate.

  • Spend time with Chimpanzees in Kibale Forest National Park and become part of the family while taking photographs of their inquisitive way of life.

  • Experience Queen Elizabeth National Park and the vast wildlife that thrives in the everchanging landscapes making for great photographic opportunities.

  • Find and photograph the tree dwelling Lions in Queen Elizabeth National Park. This is the only park in Uganda where lions can be found climbing trees

  • Opportunities to take a boat ride on Lake Victoria, arriving in Mabamba swamp in search of the famous, rare Shoe Bill Stork and many other birds that inhabit the area. 

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A.     MABAMBA SWAMP

B.     KIBALE NATIONAL PARK

C.     QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK

D.     BWINDI IMPENETRABLE FOREST

E.     LAKE MBORO NATIONAL PARK

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LOCATION

WESTERN UGANDA

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

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Best Time to Visit

MAY - SEPTEMBER

West Uganda is at its prime for wildlife photography for the months of May to September where the weather is at its best for your camera equipment as it is its second dry season. June and July holds West Uganda’s best weather and is the best time for Gorilla and Chimpanzee trekking.

Wildlife is easier to spot due to the clear vegetation

Drier Trails for easier Chimp Trekking in Kibale Forest

 

Drier Mountain Gorilla Trails that are easier for walking

 

Sunnier weather making the experience more enjoyable

 

May-September holds the best for bird photography

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Is a Tailor-made Photo Tour right for you?

If you are not sure if a Tailor-made Tour is right for you, here are some things to consider that should help you decide.

Are you planning a couples holiday, but only one of you are interested in photography? That's ok! We have plenty of options for our non-photography guests. Creating a bespoke tour with us allows you to decide how much photography will be incorporated into your holiday. While you are out on a photoshoot, your partner can join along or schedule a different activity of their choice. 

 

We offer family holidays for those who have children that are interested in wildlife conservation and wildlife photography. We love to share our knowledge with younger generations and see them take interest in the beauty of nature. If you are planning your next wildlife focused family holiday, we are happy to create a tour that is perfect for your family (minimum age is 12 years).

If an Intensive Photography Tour is something that you are looking for, then look no farther. Uganda is full of endless photographic opportunities that are perfect for any wildlife or nature photographer. Your guide Mark A Fernley is an expert guide in the area and has been photographing wildlife in the area for years. His expertise will provide you with ample opportunity to build the most impeccable wildlife photography portfolio imaginable.

If you are not sure if a Bespoke Private Tour is right for you, feel free to EMAIL US to discuss your options. 

 
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READY TO BOOK?

Contact us today to start planning your Ugandan Wildlife Photography Tour. Our experts guarantee a quick response within 24 hours. Fill out the form here to start creating your Bespoke Photo Holiday today!

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Why book your next photo holiday with us?

Personal interactions with the tour leaders, from start to finish
 

We are flexible with your photographic needs, making sure you get the best out of your photographic holiday
 

Our expert photographers and tour leaders have worked in this area for years, guaranteeing you the best guidance and photographic opportunities imaginable

Untamed Photography Tours works with one of the top lodges in this destination, ensuring the safety, comfort, and professionalism our guests deserve
 

We work closely with professional guides, photographers, and naturalists with years of experience to provide the best possible experience and wildlife photography opportunities for each guest

 
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PLANNING YOUR TOUR

There are many options to consider when planning your photography tour in Western Uganda. We have put together some of the best things to do while on tour in the country. Here are some of the top activities in the area.

GORILLA TREKKING IN BWINDI FOREST

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is home to the endangered Mountain Gorillas. This forest involves a remarkable trek down to find the families of Gorillas, allowing you to spend an hour with the gorillas, learning about their ways of living, and becoming part of the troop. This is definitely a highlight of visiting Uganda.

QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK

This National Park holds a wide range of landscapes such as forest, mountain craters, and open plains bringing a wide variety of wildlife within. Here Forest Elephants and Savana Elephants roam the national park along with Hippo, Buffalo Ugandan Cob, and Topi. In the Ishasha section of the park, the famous tree dwelling Lions can be found, bringing you great photo opportunities.

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CHIMPANZEE TREKKING KIBALE

Kibale National Park is one of the top primate destination in the world, that must be visited. This national park brings you the opportunity to photograph wild Chimpanzees in their natural habitat. Here you can find many other species of primates such as the Gray Cheeked Mangabey, Black and White Colobus Monkey, Olive Baboon, Red Tailed Monkey and the L’Hoest’s Monkey to name a few. Forest Elephants can also be seen roaming the forest.

LAKE MBORO NATIONAL PARK

Lake Mburo National Park is a perfect stop off on your way to Bwindi. This park holds some scenic areas where Lion, Leopard, Giraffe, Zebra and much more can be found. The land is highly marshy bringing you great bird life for those who enjoy birding. Spend a few days in Lake Mboro National Park to get those African wildlife photographs you desire.

MABAMBA SWAMP

When it comes down to bird photography, Mabamba Swamp located just outside of Entebbe is home of the famous Shoebill Stork. With the many species of birds found in this swamp, a bird photographer will be in awe of this immense birdlife.  You will take a boat to get into the depths of this swamp where many species of river birds such as the Lesser Jacana, Papyrus Gonolek, Orange Weaver, Black Egret, Black Crake, Goliath Heron, many King fishers and much more will be awaiting your camera.

ACCOMMODATION

The accommodation provided at all three locations of this tour gives you a more than comfortable stay but in a rather adventurous environment. This 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 Photography provides English speaking wildlife photographers and local staff at all accommodation during our unique photographic safaris.

 
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