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10 Days Uganda Photography Safari

Tour Overview

Prepare to be captivated by the diverse landscapes, rich wildlife, and vibrant cultures that Uganda has to offer. From the lush greenery of its national parks to the mist-covered mountains and tranquil lakes, each moment promises a picture-perfect opportunity. Led by experienced guides, this immersive safari is tailored for photographers of all levels, ensuring you capture the essence of Uganda in every frame. Join us for an unforgettable adventure where every snapshot tells a story of the wild beauty and untamed spirit of this extraordinary land.

Tour Highlights

  • Day 1: Arrival in Uganda and Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park
  • Day 2: Morning Game Drive and Nile River Cruise in Murchison Falls National Park
  • Day 3: Exploration of Budongo Forest and Chimpanzee Tracking
  • Day 4: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park and Afternoon Game Drive
  • Day 5: Morning Boat Safari on the Kazinga Channel and Exploration of Ishasha Sector
  • Day 6: Exploration of Kyambura Gorge and Afternoon Game Drive
  • Day 7: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
  • Day 8: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
  • Day 9: Community and Cultural Experience
  • Day 10: Departure from Uganda.

10 Days Uganda Photography Safari: Detailed Itinerary

 Day 1: Arrival in Uganda and Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park

Welcome to Uganda, the Pearl of Africa, where your 10-day photography safari adventure begins. Upon arrival at Entebbe International Airport, you’ll be greeted by your knowledgeable guide, who will be your companion and expert throughout your journey. After a warm welcome and brief orientation, you’ll embark on a scenic drive to Murchison Falls National Park, located in the northwestern part of the country.
As you travel, take in the sights and sounds of the Ugandan countryside, characterized by lush greenery, rolling hills, and vibrant villages bustling with activity. Keep your camera handy to capture the everyday moments of life in rural Uganda, from colorful markets to children playing by the roadside.
Upon reaching Murchison Falls National Park, you’ll check into your accommodation nestled amidst the wilderness, offering stunning views of the surrounding landscape. Take some time to settle in and unwind, perhaps enjoying a refreshing drink as you soak in the tranquility of your surroundings.

Accommodation options:

  • Heritage Safari Lodge or Red Chilli Safari Lodge, Parkside Safari Lodge (budget)
  • Murchison River Lodge or Pakuba Safari Lodge (Mid-range)
  • Paraa Safari Lodge or Chobe Safari Lodge (luxury)

Destination:  Murchison Falls National Park

Day 2: Morning Game Drive and Nile River Cruise in Murchison Falls National Park

Rise with the sun for an early morning game drive, one of the highlights of any safari experience. Led by your experienced guide, set out into the vast expanse of Murchison Falls National Park, home to an incredible diversity of wildlife. Keep your camera ready as you traverse the savannah, scanning the horizon for sightings of elephants, giraffes, lions, and a plethora of bird species.
As the golden light bathes the landscape, capturing stunning images of wildlife in their natural habitat becomes a photographer’s dream. Be patient and observant, waiting for the perfect moment to capture that elusive shot of a lioness on the prowl or a family of elephants grazing peacefully in the distance.
After an exhilarating morning of game viewing, return to your lodge for a delicious breakfast before embarking on a leisurely boat cruise along the legendary Nile River. Drift along the tranquil waters, marveling at the breathtaking scenery and keeping your camera poised for shots of hippos, crocodiles, and diverse birdlife. As you approach the mighty Murchison Falls, be prepared to capture the raw power and beauty of nature in action as the water cascades over the rocks with thunderous force. Return to your lodge for lunch in the afternoon and relaxation. Later in the evening you will have your dinner and overnight stay.

Day 3: Exploration of Budongo Forest and Chimpanzee Tracking

Today, you’ll delve into the enchanting world of Budongo Forest, a pristine tropical rainforest teeming with biodiversity. After breakfast, set out on a guided nature walk through the forest, accompanied by expert trackers who will help you spot the myriad of wildlife that call this forest home.
Keep your camera ready as you explore the lush vegetation, keeping an eye out for playful monkeys, colourful birds, and elusive forest elephants. The dense canopy provides the perfect backdrop for capturing striking images of the forest’s inhabitants, from intricate insect life to towering trees draped in moss and vines.
In the afternoon, embark on an unforgettable chimpanzee tracking experience, trekking deep into the heart of the forest in search of these fascinating primates. As you encounter a troop of chimpanzees in their natural habitat, take the opportunity to observe and photograph their behaviour, from social interactions to feeding habits. It’s a rare chance to capture intimate moments with one of our closest relatives in the animal kingdom. Return to your lodge for a sumptuous dinner and rest.

Day 4: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park and Afternoon Game Drive

Bid farewell to Budongo Forest as you journey to Queen Elizabeth National Park, a haven for wildlife enthusiasts and photographers alike. En route, soak in the scenic beauty of western Uganda, passing through picturesque landscapes dotted with tea plantations and rolling hills.
Upon arrival at Queen Elizabeth National Park, check into your accommodation and enjoy a leisurely lunch before setting out on an afternoon game drive. With your camera at the ready, explore the park’s diverse ecosystems, from open savannah to dense forests and sprawling wetlands, in search of iconic African wildlife.
As you traverse the park, keep an eye out for sightings of elephants, buffaloes, lions, and leopards, as well as an abundance of bird species. The varied landscapes provide endless opportunities for capturing stunning images of wildlife against the backdrop of their natural habitat, so be prepared to snap away as you encounter these majestic creatures in the wild.

Accommodation options:

  • Simba safari camp (budget)
  • Park view safari lodge, Marafiki safari lodge or Twin lakes lodge (mid-range)
  • Mweya Safari lodge (luxury)

Destination:  Queen Elizabeth National Park

Day 5: Morning Boat Safari on the Kazinga Channel and Exploration of Ishasha Sector

Today, embark on a memorable boat safari along the Kazinga Channel, a natural waterway that connects Lake Edward and Lake George. Board a sturdy boat and set sail on the tranquil waters, keeping your camera poised for shots of hippos, crocodiles, and an array of birdlife congregating along the shores.
As you glide along the channel, marvel at the breathtaking scenery and take advantage of the close proximity to wildlife for capturing intimate images of their behaviour and interactions. From playful hippos jostling for space in the water to graceful waterfowl taking flight, there’s no shortage of photographic opportunities on this aquatic adventure.
In the afternoon, venture into the Ishasha Sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park, renowned for its population of tree-climbing lions. Keep your eyes peeled as you explore the rugged terrain, scanning the branches of ancient fig trees for sightings of these elusive predators. It’s a unique chance to capture the extraordinary sight of lions lounging in the treetops, a behaviour rarely seen elsewhere in the world.

Accommodation options:

  • Topi Lodge, Simba safari camp (budget)
  • Park view safari lodge, Marafiki safari lodge or Twin lakes lodge (mid-range)
  • Mweya Safari lodge (luxury)

Destination:  Ishasha Sector

Day 6: Exploration of Kyambura Gorge and Afternoon Game Drive

Today’s adventure takes you into the depths of Kyambura Gorge, a hidden gem nestled within Queen Elizabeth National Park. After breakfast, embark on a guided trek into the gorge, descending into the lush vegetation that lines its steep walls.
As you explore this hidden oasis, be on the lookout for sightings of chimpanzees, baboons, and other primates that inhabit the gorge. The dense forest provides a stunning backdrop for photography, with shafts of sunlight filtering through the canopy and illuminating the verdant foliage below.
In the afternoon, continue your exploration of Queen Elizabeth National Park with another game drive, venturing into new areas in search of wildlife encounters. With your camera in hand, be prepared for surprises around every corner as you traverse the park’s varied landscapes, from open grasslands to dense forests and winding rivers. Whether it’s a pride of lions lounging in the shade or a herd of elephants crossing your path, each sighting offers a unique opportunity to capture the beauty and majesty of Africa’s wild inhabitants.

Day 7: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Bid farewell to Queen Elizabeth National Park as you embark on a scenic drive to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, home to one of the last remaining populations of mountain gorillas in the world. The journey takes you through picturesque countryside, with stunning views of terraced hillsides and mist-shrouded mountains.
Upon arrival in Bwindi, check into your lodge nestled on the edge of the forest, offering a tranquil retreat surrounded by nature. After settling in, have your lunch and take some time to relax and savor the peaceful ambiance of your surroundings, perhaps enjoying a leisurely stroll through the lush gardens or simply unwinding on your private veranda.

Accommodation options:

  • Broad bill camp, Buhoma community rest camp (budget)
  • Ichumbi Gorilla lodge, Gorilla mist camp, Nkuringo Gorilla Safari lodge (mid-range)
  • Chameleon Hill Lodge, Mahogany springs (luxury)

Destination:  Bwindi Forest National Park

Day 8: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Today marks the pinnacle of your safari experience as you embark on a once-in-a-lifetime gorilla trekking adventure in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. After an early breakfast, pack your lunch and gather your camera gear and meet your experienced guide and fellow trekkers for a briefing before setting out into the forest. As you enter the dense vegetation of Bwindi, the anticipation builds, knowing that you’re about to come face to face with one of the world’s most iconic and endangered species.
Led by expert trackers, you’ll trek through the rugged terrain, navigating steep slopes and tangled undergrowth in search of a gorilla family. The sounds of the forest surround you, from the calls of birds overhead to the rustling of leaves underfoot, heightening the sense of adventure as you follow your guide deeper into the wilderness.
After several hours of trekking, your efforts are rewarded as you encounter a family of mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. The sight of these magnificent creatures is awe-inspiring, and you’ll find yourself captivated by their gentle demeanour and striking resemblance to their human cousins.
With your camera in hand, you’ll have the opportunity to capture intimate moments of gorilla behaviour, from playful interactions between juveniles to the watchful gaze of the silverback patriarch. It’s a rare privilege to witness these endangered animals up close, and you’ll treasure the memories and photographs from this unforgettable encounter for years to come.
After spending a magical hour in the presence of the gorillas, you’ll reluctantly bid them farewell and begin the trek back to civilization. Reflecting on the experience, you’ll feel a deep sense of gratitude for the opportunity to connect with these incredible creatures and contribute to their conservation efforts through responsible tourism. Dinner and overnight rest at your lodge.

Accommodation options:

  • Broadbill camp, Trekkers Tervan Cottages, Rushaga Haven Lodge (budget)
  • Ichumbi Gorillla lodge or Gorilla Mist Camp or Buhoma haven lodge(Mid-range)
  • Chameleon Hill lodge or Ruhija Gorilla Safari lodge or Clouds Mountain Gorilla lodge or Bwindi lodge (luxury)

Destination:  Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Day 9: Community and Cultural Experience

Today offers a chance to immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of Uganda with a visit to a local community near Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. After breakfast, you’ll set out to explore the village, accompanied by a knowledgeable guide who will introduce you to the customs, traditions, and way of life of the local people.
As you interact with community members, you’ll gain insight into their daily routines, from tending to crops in the fields to crafting traditional handicrafts. Take the opportunity to participate in cultural activities such as basket weaving, drumming, or learning traditional dances, engaging with locals in meaningful ways that foster mutual understanding and appreciation.
Throughout the day, you’ll have ample opportunities to capture candid moments of village life through your lens, from children playing in the streets to elders sharing stories under the shade of a tree. It’s a chance to document the resilience and vitality of Uganda’s diverse communities, celebrating the rich tapestry of culture that defines the country’s identity.
In the evening, gather around a communal fire for a traditional meal prepared by local chefs, savoring the flavours of authentic Ugandan cuisine as you reflect on the day’s experiences. As the sun sets on another unforgettable day, you’ll carry with you not only memories but also a deeper appreciation for the people and culture of Uganda.

Day 10: Departure from Uganda

As your 10-day photography safari in Uganda comes to a close, you’ll bid farewell to the breathtaking landscapes, fascinating wildlife, and warm hospitality that have made this journey so memorable. After breakfast, you’ll be transferred back to Entebbe International Airport for your onward journey, filled with cherished memories and a collection of stunning photographs that capture the beauty and wonder of Uganda’s natural and cultural heritage.
As you board your flight home, you’ll carry with you not only photographs but also a deeper appreciation for the importance of conservation and sustainable tourism in preserving the incredible biodiversity and cultural diversity of Uganda for future generations to enjoy. Until we meet again, farewell, Uganda, and thank you for an unforgettable safari experience.

End of Tour

Includes & Excludes

Tour includes

Gorilla and Chimpanzee trekking permits
All activities on itinerary & park entry fees
Accommodation and meals
Transport in Standard Safari vehicle
Professional Tour Guide

Package Excludes

International Flights
Items of Personal Nature
Tips and Gratuity

Getting There

The trip will start from Kampala or Entebbe to Murchison Falls National Park to Queen Elizabeth National Park to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and you will be dropped off at your hotel in Kampala or Entebbe international airport after the trip.

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