Uganda’s sensational wildlife beautiful landscapes, variety of Birds species are a great deal for any photography safaris in Uganda. With Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. Western Uganda is the top region to visit for a photography safari holiday where the biggest event will be photography mountain Gorillas just from a few meters away.
We at safari vacations and travel services, we recommend a camera that works well in low light as the forest can be dark and dense. A zoom lens of 70-200m is best for great getting close-up shoots of the mountain Gorillas. Typically it is great to have two camera bodies with different lenses on each one as there often isn’t any time to change lenses when the mountain gorillas are on the move. Turn off your flags; remember flash photography is not permitted while on a mountain gorilla trekking trip.
In terms of landscapes, western Uganda’s grater lakes near fort portal and the notched, logical Rwenzori Mountains will give endless inspiration for photographers.
You must ensure that all the photographic gears that are needed for your trip to Uganda, because if you are already away from Entebbe and Kampala, it will be quite hard to get an item you have forgotten. Mostly spare memories are so vital and you need to pack a spare battery too for being on safe side especially if you are going to do a multi-day trek.
A less weight stand is vital equipment for wildlife and landscape photography and another important item is a mall sun bag which you can use for studying the camera lens while shooting wildlife out of the car window on game drives. Safari vacations and travel services specified in organizing photography safaris in Uganda and the following are the Top destinations you can visit for your photography safari in Uganda.
It is a world UNESCO heritage site located in the south western Uganda. The trees of Bwindi impenetrable forest look like broccoli heads when looked from distance. Gorilla habituation and Gorilla tracking are the main activities carried out here and it is in the southern part of the forest.
If you are interest in photographing, mountain Gorillas, Bird species, waterfalls and butterflies, then look no further, this is the ideal place for you and you shouldn’t forget to include it on your travel plan.
This Uganda’s smallest national park with 33.7 kilometres squared and the national park is named from “Gahinga” the local word for piles of volcanic stones cleared from farmland at the foot of the volcanoes. Mgahinga has an altitude of between 2,227m and 4,127m.
Mgahinga was protecting the uncommon mountain Gorillas while they inhabit in the dense forests. This is a gain an important habitat for the endangered golden monkeys and plenty of Bird species. However again Mgahinga Gorilla national park does not only protect wildlife but also has a wide cultural intent for the indigenous Batwa pygmies.
The Batwa tribe of hunter-gatherers was the first people in the forest and with their ancient knowledge about its secrets are still unsurpassable for cultural photo times; tourists can go for the Batwa cultural visits to their secret Ngarama cave, photographer can photograph the extinct volcanoes as they are part of the sparkling features of the Mgahinga national park.
This national park is 370sqkm and this makes it Uganda’s smallest savannah national park but the size should not be underrated as far as photography safaris in Uganda are concerned. Lake Mburo is only about 4-5 driving from Entebbe Kampala as it is easily accessible and it’s fully packed with variety for your photography.
Lake Mburo national park is reinforced by the ancient pre Cambrian metamorphic rocks which is one more than 500 years back. Here is a home to 350 bird species, giraffe, topi, leopards, hippos, eland, buffalos and water bucks. This park can be toured by a horse back safari, by 4x4wd vehicle, on foot while on a guided walking safari or by boat safari. Providing great chances to the photography lovers on one of best safaris in Uganda.
This national park is 3.840 kilometres squared thus the largest conservation area in Uganda. It was disclosed as a national park back in 1952 and it offers great wildlife photography photos of Hippos, elephants African cape Buffalo, warthog, lions, Nile Crocodile, Antelopes and plenty bird species. You can go on this photography game drives and boat safari to the bottom of the Murchison falls, hiking to the top of the falls or take a boat to the delta to see the shoe bill stock, an ancient bizarre looking bird; it is also one of the few national parks in Uganda that can offer night game viewing.
The Murchison falls are the world’s most powerful water fall view the Nile ramming into an 8metre wide Gorge and plunges with a thunderous roar into the “Devil cauldron”. Creating a trademark rainbow. The northern section of the park contains savannah and borassus palms, riverine woodland and Acacia trees-while the southern part is dominated by woodland and forest patches.
High profile visitors to this national park include. Theodore Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, Ernest Heming way and other several British royals and the 1951 from “the African Queen” was filmed here at here at Murchison falls national park and on lake Albert.
The queen Elizabeth national park is another top destination for a photographic safari in Uganda. It was founded in 1952 as Kazinga national park and thereafter two years it was named after the queen of England, queen Elizabeth and it’s the most popular destination for many and most tourists.
It offers widened photographic opportunities due to the diverse ecosystems that include savannah, humid forests and fertile wetlands with parking lakes and this makes it a ten primate species including the Kyambura gorge chimpanzees and with other 620 bird species.
Queen Elizabeth national park still offers a variety of photographic opportunities for visitors who meet the local people who make them enjoy the story telling, music and dance etc. The circulating of the ecosystem has ensured the conservation of its ecosystems that returns benefits to the surrounding communities.
The park is set against the setting of the serrated Rwenzori mountains, creaters craved dramatically into rolling green hills, panoramic vicars of the kazinga channel with its banks lined with Hippos, Buffalos and elephants with endless plains of Ishasha where lions hide ready to attack suddenly on herds of unsuspecting Uganda kobs.
It is primate rich land of the world located in western part of Uganda, is another perfect destination for photographers who are interested in taking vibrant shots of chimpanzees since it has the large population of them. Kibale National Park is flattered by grassland, rain forest and swamps. Here is a habitat of around to mammal species and 13 primate types including the chimpanzees. It against a bird watching place due to its 375 bird species. It is also surrounded by fascinating crater by fascinating crater lakes which can be explored on foot and are really photogenic
Getting around by Road transport
Ugandan national parks are easily accessible by road and safari vacations and a travel service provides 4×4 vehicles customized for safaris. The land cruisers and other vans all have ample space to carry all your photography equipment.
Getting around by air transport
For photographers who want to reduce on the distance between the different locations in in Uganda. You can choose to fly between these destinations through our partners Aero link Uganda let us know what type of transportation you prefer.
If interest in photography safaris in Uganda, please contact safari vacations and travel services now and our safari experienced consultants will make it in accordance to your safari desires and needs with a price quotation.