This 11-day chimp and gorilla photo tour features three of Uganda’s most prolific wildlife areas. Including the mountainous region of Bwindi impenetrable Forest, home to around 320 mountain gorillas, Kibale Forest, one of the best places in the world to photograph chimpanzees and Ishasha in Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Our chimp and gorilla photo tour is held during one of the best months to undertake primate treks in Uganda, during the start of the dry season and is hosted by wildlife photographers Andy & Sarah Skinner. It includes two full day chimpanzee habituation treks, three gorilla treks and four wildlife game drives. We use excellent mid-range accommodations and two x extended Landcruiser’s with a maximum of four guests per vehicle.
Photographing and viewing the highly endangered mountain gorilla is undoubtedly one of the most special wildlife encounters and Uganda’s Bwindi impenetrable forest provides a perfect location for gorilla trekking. Spending time with these magnificent and gentle creatures is both mesmerising and humbling. In addition to the mountain gorilla we also spend ample time photographing man’s closest relative, the chimpanzee with two full day chimp habituation experiences in the Kibale Forest. This incredibly diverse forest is also home to over twelve species of primates including the rare L’Hoest, red Colobus monkey, blue monkey, black faced vervet monkeys, grey mangabey, pottos, baboons and also bush babies.
This gorilla photo tour also includes a visit to Ishasha, an area in the southern sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park that has become famous for its tree climbing lions, who have become accustomed to lounging on the huge limbs of the endemic fig trees. However, it is not just the Lions that make this part of the park worth visiting, but also the multitude of other wildlife species that can be encountered here. That includes: elephants, buffaloes and other common herbivores include warthogs, waterbuck, Uganda kob and topi, as well as the sitatunga antelope. In addition to a multitude of bird species.