Mountain Gorilla And Chimpanzee Photography Safaris in Uganda

If you are planning for photography safaris in Uganda, we recommend to carry a DSLR or mirrorless camera to enable you take creative control of the settings

Mountain Gorilla And Chimpanzee Photography Safaris in Uganda

Are you looking for mountain gorilla and Chimpanzee photography safaris in Uganda? Well if you are looking to take amazing photos of gorillas and chimpanzees in Africa, yes, Uganda is the best place to think of. Besides gorilla and chimpanzee photography trips, expect to encounter other primates and wildlife in the jungle to complement the entire experience! Spending time observing them and photographing them from a close range is truly unique and thrilling adventure across different habitats in Uganda.

During chimpanzee photography safari in Uganda, you will visit the sense tropical forests of Kibale national park to take photos of our close relative; the chimpanzees as well as other primates and a diversity of unique bird species.

In Kibale forest national park, be ready to take photographs of wildlife at quite a close distance. This is dense tropical rainforest with an incredibly rich ecosystem and the park is home to an enormous number of primates. Be ready to encounter Chimpanzees, as well as monkey species such as the rare red colobus and handsome L’Hoest’s monkeys. Mores still, On the park is endowed with over 340 bird species and a number of small mammals. Expect to trail through shady forest cover to give that astonishing environment to take nice photos.

For those interested in mountain gorilla photography safaris, you will visit the deep jungles of Bwindi impenetrable forest national park and Mgahinga in south west part of Uganda in search for any allocated mountain gorilla family by the park authorities.  Gorilla photograph safaris is tremendous and involves trekking for about 2 to 8 hours in search of gorillas. Therefore; you need to be physically fit and ready for this life time activity.

Due to the nature of the Gorilla treks which can vary from an easy walk on the flat to a few hours of quite a strenuous exercise through rough terrain, a certain amount of fitness will help. understand more about how hard is gorilla trekking.

Our mountain gorilla and Chimpanzee photography safari in Uganda is fully focused on wildlife photography to give you the ultimate and rewarding opportunities possible to encounter a number of exciting wildlife species in Uganda.

Without any doubt, the highlight of any Uganda safari is to take photos of mountain gorillas in their natural setting. This is always thrilling and absolute honored experience to many nature lovers and photographers. Like we said before, you are advised to work out and get ready for a hike through the hilly jungles of Bwindi forest for a period of 2 to 6 hours. After meeting the mountain gorillas, continue listening and following the guidelines of the ranger while taking photos of the gorillas. During this activity; avoid using flash cameras.

Important information about Mountain Gorilla And Chimpanzee photography safaris in Uganda

If you are planning for photography safaris in Uganda, we recommend to carry a DSLR or mirrorless camera to enable you take creative control of the settings.

Carry a range of lenses. Please note that you are likely to get quite close to certain wildlife, like mountain gorillas and chimpanzees and others from a long distance.

Tripod or bean bag. Tripods are great gadgets for the avid photographer, but sometimes the stiffer, less malleable versions don’t fit the need that you have. Maybe your existing tripod doesn’t get low enough to the ground

Tripods and monopods may be used during some parts of photography safaris in Uganda but they are forbidden during gorilla trekking. It is unfortunate that some gorillas have bad memories of poachers with spears, sticks, and other weaponry hence can’t distinguish these from tripods.

Sturdy camera bag preferably waterproof or with removable rain cover

Carry original memory cards and spare camera batteries

Carry camera battery charger

Carry a laptop with a memory card reader to improve your post-production skills and also store backups of your photos.

Carry a waterproof cover for your camera and lens

Sample Itinerary: 4 Days Double Mountain Gorilla photography safaris in Uganda

This 4 days Double gorilla trekking photography safari Uganda highlights two gorilla tracking activities in two different sectors of Bwindi Forest and visiting two gorilla families. This Uganda gorilla safari package takes you to Buhoma and Ruhija sectors- one of the best sectors for trekking these primates hence, guaranteeing memorable mountain gorilla encounter in Uganda.

This package is perfect to visitors who wish to meet the gorillas for more than one trekking session. This 4 Days Double gorilla trekking safari Uganda can either be done in Buhoma and Ruhija or Rushaga, and Nkuringo sectors. Each gorilla sector is endowed with its own gorilla families therefore this package can be tailor made based your travel needs and budget.

Day 1: Arrival And Transfer To Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Meet and greet our company representative and professional guide for a quick briefing, pick up and transfer to Bwindi. The journey is approximately 8 hours from Kampala to any of the sectors. You will have a stopover at the Equator for photography and later proceed with your journey to south western region of the country.  We will have another stopover at Igongo Cultural Center for lunch before driving to our final destination. On arrival to Bwindi forest, check in and relax at your booked hotel and prepare yourself for mountain gorilla trekking experience the following day.

Dinner and overnight at Silverback Lodge

Meal Plan: Lunch and Dinner

Day 2: Mountain Gorilla Tracking In Buhoma sector And Batwa Trail

Have breakfast and head to the park headquarters before 7:30 for a 30 minutes briefing about gorilla trekking. Get to know the dos and don’ts during gorilla trekking, split into groups and get allocated to a particular gorilla family to track. Start your trail into the forest in search for the giant primates with the guidance of UWA rangers. After locating the gorilla family, spend a full hour with them, see them play and take photos. Later descend to the starting point to pick your certificate and drive back to your lodge for lunch. Later go for an evening community walk to explore the Batwa pygmy culture in music, dance and drama among other activities.

Dinner and overnight at Silverback lodge

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 3: Second Gorilla Trekking In RUhija- Lake Bunyonyi for Canoeing

Today is another highlight of your 4 Days Double gorilla trekking safari Uganda. Wake up in the morning and drive to Ruhija for a second gorilla tracking experience. You will go through the same routine as on day 2 however; on his day, you will track a different family in Ruhija sector. Ruhija is among the best sector to encounter mountain gorillas in the jungle. After tracking, drive back to Lake Bunyonyi for canoeing experience.

Dinner and overnight at Arcadia Lodge Bunyonyi

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 4: Transfer To Kampala

Have breakfast and drive back to Entebbe international airport to catch up with your flight. We will have a stopover at the equator for lunch and later embark on our journey to the airport

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