- Get close to a mountain gorilla family in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
- Spot tree-climbing lions in Queen Elizabeth National Park
- Trek in search of chimpanzees in the dramatic Kyambura Gorge
- Benefit from the Harry Skeggs's photographic tuition throughout
Explore two of Uganda's most dramatic national parks, in the company of wildlife photographer Harry Skeggs. Spot primates and predators on this journey across western Uganda, staying at two beautifully positioned lodges.
Queen Elizabeth National Park
After an afternoon visit to the Mabamba Swamps in search of elusive shoebills, fly west to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Bordering the vast Lake Edward, this beautiful wilderness is home to Uganda's greatest populations of big game and birdlife.
Cruise along the Kazinga Channel, where elephants and buffalos come to drink. Take game drives across the various ecosystems, spotting Ugandan kob and tree-climbing lions. Trek in the beautiful Kyambura Gorge, in search of chimpanzees. Finish by joining resident researchers on a morning game drive, as they drive off-road in search of lions.
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is home to one of just two surviving populations of endangered mountain gorillas. Set out on foot to track down one of several habituated families. Joined by Harry, get close to the gorillas and spend an hour in their presence. Photograph them as they play, eat and groom one another. This is a captivating sight and one that can be challenging to capture.
For those who want more time, there is the option to trek again on the following day. Alternatively, explore the forest on guided walks, meet the local community or relax at the beautifully situated Bwindi Lodge.
Harry Skeggs is a multiple award-winning wildlife and travel photographer. His work has been exhibited around the world and regularly features in the pages of large publications such as National Geographic.
Harry will be on hand throughout the trip and will work with you to take your artistic and technical skills to the next level. He will be available for personal image reviews, where he will spend time with you to discuss the photos taken on the trip and provide his insight into how these can be further improved. Throughout the trip, Harry will be on hand to give ad-hoc shooting tips and to answer all questions you may have.
In addition to the one-on-one advice, sessions will be set up to make sure a wide range of topics are covered, including scenario-specific advice. These sessions are optional but will ensure that you get a diverse range of shots from the trip.
The exact scenarios are dependent on weather and other factors but may include the below. Harry will also be happy to include any subject requests, either as a one-on-one session or as a group session:
- Star photography
- Macro photography
- Sunset/sunrise photography
- Slow shutter/pan photography
- Post processing
- Shooting in manual
WHY WE LIKE IT
The unrushed yet focused nature of this trip makes the most of what Uganda has to offer. No visit is complete without spending an unforgettable hour in the company of mountain gorillas, but the diverse landscape of Queen Elizabeth National Park, with its unusual tree-climbing lions and troops of chimpanzees, adds a taste of safari with a distinctly Ugandan twist.
This, combined with Harry’s guidance throughout, means that this trip is rich with photographic opportunities, both for amateur and experienced photographers.
For a detailed itinerary or to book your place on this tour, please contact us.