10 Day Uganda Wildlife Photo Safari

The objective of this tour is to create small group Photo Adventure Safaris to feature the established world class photo opportunities Uganda has to offer, complemented by a relaxed and informal learning experience. Our photo safaris are aimed to facilitate visitors and aspiring amateur photographers with the opportunity to come away with the best possible photos of their safari in Uganda.

Safari tour package:
A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Price per person*:
$4636 - $5774
Includes internal flights:
No
Length of safari:
10 days
Best months:
All year
Countries visited:
Parks visited:
Not specified
Activity level:
Easy - Game drives, bush dinners
Safari type:
Cultural safaris Cultural Birding safaris Birding Boating safaris Boating
*Prices are estimates and used as guidelines only. Please contact the tour operator for an exact quote.
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The objective of this tour is to create small group Photo Adventure Safaris to feature the established world class photo opportunities Uganda has to offer, complemented by a relaxed and informal learning experience. Our photo safaris are aimed to facilitate visitors and aspiring amateur photographers with the opportunity to come away with the best possible photos of their safari in Uganda.

RazorFishImages was established in 2013 as the first photo agency and image bank serving the East African Union (EAU) and currently represents photographers Elk Arne Clausen and Damiano Rossi in the region. RazorFishImages now also offers photo safaris, which are designed and implemented in a cooperation with a select group of established safari or lodge operators in Uganda.

As a result of our approach, we fit instruction in between driving, shooting, sight-seeing, eating, and more shooting. Our pro advise will occur more on an as needed basis so that we can help solve issues as they arise. With our hands on approach, you can learn how to turn an ordinary image into an extraordinary image by using your own creativity, based on a casual structure of discussions without any boring classroom lectures.

This 10 day photo safari takes you to some of the more famous national parks in Uganda and is aimed at providing you with great wildlife photo opportunities in landscapes with exceptional natural beauty. We are first heading out to the Murchison Falls National Park, then on to the remote Semliki NP with a view of the Rwenzori Mountains and thereafter to the Queen Elizabeth National Park and the opportunity to see the tree climbing lions of Uganda.

This safari can be expanded to feature other locations and wildlife adventures such as gorilla tracking in the Mgahinga Gorilla NP and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Day 1 - Arrival in Entebbe.
Transfer from airport to your accommodation in Entebbe.
Day 2 - Entebbe to Murchison Falls National Park.
Afternoon game drive or Nile Delta cruise.
Day 3 - Murchison Falls National Park.
Sunrise Safari, Nile River Cruise and hike to the top of the falls.
Day 4 - Murchison Falls NP to Semliki National Park.
Scenic drive to Semliki NP with late afternoon game drive.
Day 5 - Semliki National Park.
Early morning / late afternoon game drives.
Day 6 - Semliki NP to Queen Elizabeth NP / North (Kazinga).
Scenic drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Day 7 - Queen Elizabeth National Park / North (Kazinga).
Sunrise Safari and boat tour on the Kazinga Channel. Optional Activities - Balloon Safari or Chimpanzee Tracking in the Kyambura Gorge.
Day 8 - Queen Elizabeth National Park / South (Ishasha).
Game drive to the tree climbing lions of Ishasha.
Day 9 - Queen Elizabeth to Entebbe.
Drive back to Entebbe.
Day 10 - Departure from Entebbe.

This safari has a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 4 pax. That is, in addition to a driver / guide and the appointed photographer, this tour therefore has a maximum of 6 pax. Groups with a maximum of 4 including our photographer will be done with our own Land Rover expedition conversion. Groups ranging from 4 to 6 will be done using either standard 4x4 minibus vehicles or 4x4 Landcruiser safari vehicles.

Day 1 - Arrival in Entebbe

On day 1 of your safari, your experienced driver/ guide and appointed photographer will pick you up at the airport and take you to your accommodation. You will be given a short briefing and answers to any additional questions you might have regarding your upcoming safari.

Day 2 - Entebbe to Murchison Falls National Park

Today, we will drive to Murchison Falls National Park, which is the largest national park in Uganda. The northern section of the park contains savanna and borassus palms, acacia trees and riverine woodland with the south dominated by woodland and forest patches that offer an amazing variety of wildlife such as buffalo, lion, elephant, kob as well as Rothschild’s giraffe. In the southern sector of the park, you can also venture on chimpanzee tracking in the Budongo forest. The park shares its name with the famous Murchison Falls, whose massive 43 meter falls of boiling water are forced through a 7 meter wide gap before crashing into the wooded country below. In the afternoon, you can enjoy your first game drive on location or participate in a Nile Delta Boat Cruise to visit the papyrus ecosystem that developed in the area where the river Nile joins Lake Albert. The delta is home to a range of rare wetland birds, including the famous shoebill stork. Leopards can also be observed.

Day 3 - Murchison Falls National Park

After an early breakfast, you will be heading out for a morning game drive to find the best game viewing and photo opportunities in the park. In the afternoon, you will be going on an impressive tour of the River Nile to the spectacular base of the Murchison Falls, where you can observe hippos, Nile crocodiles and a magnificent variety of tropical birds with the roar of the falls as a backdrop. Once you reach the bottom part of the falls, you will depart the boat and venture on a trek to the top of the falls with a grand view of the mist covered landscape and a close-up view of the falls from above. The magic of Uganda comes alive in these natural marvels; an experience to remember forever.

Day 4 - Murchison Falls National Park to Semliki National Park

After breakfast we depart to the Semliki National Park, one of the oldest protected area in Uganda and home to a staggering array of flora and fauna. The Reserve is situated in the basin of the Western Rift Valley and is one of the most diverse habitats in Africa with wonderful examples of Riparian forest, and borassus palm forest, intersected with short and high grass savannas. Chimps exist next to rare forest elephants, lions, buffaloes as well as a variety of other species recognized in Western Uganda.

Day 5 - Semliki National Park

Further early morning and late afternoon game drives in the park complemented by hands on discussions / sessions on photography based on actual wildlife and nature photo opportunities. Photo editing advise as and when computers can be utilized.

Day 6 - Semliki National Park to  Queen Elizabeth National Park

Today, your journey continues to Queen Elizabeth National Park driving along Lake Albert and with a final view of the Rwenzori Mountains.

Day 7 - Queen Elizabeth National Park / North (Kazinga)

Queen Elizabeth is one of the oldest National Parks in Uganda, and the early morning game drive through the park provides you with the exhilarating opportunity to see an amazing variety of wildlife up close. The park is home to 95 species of mammals and over 500 species of tropical birds as well as the world's largest concentration of hippos. And then you will experience an exciting boat cruise on the famous Kazinga Channel, a 32 km long natural link between two of the largest lakes in the area, Lake Edward to Lake George, as it meanders through the lush park with its abundance of wildlife. Be assured that Kazinga will be one of the highlights of your safari.

Option 1 - Balloon Safari: You have the optional opportunity to start the day early with a new and unique way to experience the wilderness of Queen Elizabeth National Park teaming with wildlife. Catch the sunrise, as you silently glide over the park in a large hot air balloon and enjoy a bush breakfast in the wild with the serene vistas of rolling green hills and savannahs as a backdrop.

Option 2 - Chimpanzee Tracking: Optionally, you can also go on an exhilarating search for the chimpanzees in the valley of the Kyambura Gorge with the further opportunity of observing a great number of tropical bird species in their natural habitat. The stunning Kyambura Gorge, also called the ‘Valley of the Apes’, is located in the far eastern corner of the Queen Elizabeth National Park and is about 1 kilometer across at its broadest point and 100 meters deep.

Day 8 - Queen Elizabeth National Park / South (Ishasha) 

Another highlight of your visit awaits you during a game drive to Ishasha which is in the southern sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park and with that the opportunity to see the rare and unique tree climbing lions. Legends have been built around the tree-climbing lions in Queen Elizabeth National Park and spotting one of the cats is a very special experience indeed as there are only two places in the world where you can find tree climbing lions.

Day 9 - Queen Elizabeth National Park to Entebbe

Drive back from Queen Elizabeth to Entebbe with the additional opportunity to take a photo at the Equator crossing.

Day 10 - Departure from Entebbe

Time to say goodbye. Airport transfer and departure from Entebbe.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Listed below are hotels/lodges/resorts that the safari tour operator can accomodate for you.

  • Accommodation Option 3 to 4 stars: 2 nights accommodation Airport Guest House - half board basis. 2 nights accommodation Murchison River Lodge - full board basis. 2 nights accommodation Mountains of the Moon Hotel - full board basis. 2 nights accommodation Ihamba Safari Lodge - full board basis. 1 night accommodation Ishasha Jungle Lodge - full board basis.
  • Accommodation Option 4 to 5 stars: 2 nights accommodation Lake Victoria Serena Hotel - half board basis. 2 nights accommodation Paraa Safari Lodge - full board basis. 2 nights accommodation Semliki Safari Lodge - full board basis. 2 nights accommodation Kyambura Game Lodge - full board basis. 1 night accommodation Ishasha Wilderness Lodge - full board basis.

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