While on an African safari, photographic tours are a few rare experiences you need to be part of and this is one best way for you to get and retain the memories you get on safari that also will leave your colleagues back home impressed. With a photography safari in Uganda, you have incredible moments with nature and the fact that they have a chance to capture the beauty that this spectacular country holds in its pristine sites. Uganda has 10 national parks plus several stunning sites for a photography tour. Among the many amazing wildlife, safaris to get you the best of photography experiences include mountain gorilla tracking or gorilla habituation experience, chimpanzee tracking tour, birding, golden monkey tracking, and others. As well, cultural enthusiasts are never left out when it comes to photography tours. The principles behind incredible photography experiences in Uganda are patience, preparedness, and dedication, and the key destinations to embark on this tour include

Murchison Falls National Park

This is Uganda’s largest national park and expands to over 3840 square kilometers. This vast conservancy area was established around 1952 and it lies on the northwestern side.  An Uganda wildlife photographic safari in Murchison Falls National Park rewards you with incredible experiences as you will have the opportunity to capture pictures of leopards, African Cape buffaloes, giraffes, lions, elephants, the Nile Crocodiles, hippos, warthogs, as well as varied antelope families and not to forget bird species like the shoebill around the Delta area. Aside from wildlife, you also have a chance to pay a visit to one of the world’s most powerful waterfalls-Murchison Falls where you will have a magical photo shoot.


Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is located in southwestern Uganda just at a border area with the Democratic Republic of Congo. This park is explored mainly by most visitors on mountain gorilla trekking safaris as well as other most amazing safari activities including birding, nature walks a mention but a few which guarantee you the best photographic safari experience. The 331 square kilometers forest park boasts of 350 bird species, 120 mammal species, and others.

Queen Elizabeth National Park

Queen Elizabeth National Park is that one of the 10 stunning parks in Uganda which is ideal for photography tours. While on a road trip in this park, consider visiting the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park a must and you will be amazed by an incredible photoshoot of the tree-climbing lions as well as other big African game and antelope as well as some of the bird species that make up a total of about 620 bird species.

Kidepo Valley National Park

For authentic wilderness experiences, Kidepo National Park has it all for you. This park is situated on the extreme northeastern side, around the semi-arid valleys. It is approximately 700 kilometers away from Kampala making it the most isolated park in Uganda but a few destinations that reward visitors with authentic wilderness experiences. It was established in 1962 and it covers an area of about 1442. It is the main host to over 77 mammal species, 475 avifaunal species, and others.

The other spectacular tourist sites for you to visit while on Uganda photographic safari include Lake Bunyonyi-a renowned place of many little birds and a host to over 29 stunning islands, Lake Mutanda, Lake Victoria, Kibale Forest National Park a home to 13 distinct primate species including over 1500 chimpanzees; Lake Mburo National Park, Semuliki Valley National Park a mention but a few. To get the best of photographic safari experience, you need a 4WD with a pop-up roof.

What to do on a photographic tour in Uganda

There are a number of things to do while on a photographic tour in Uganda. They include among others mountain gorilla trekking, gorilla habituation experience, birding, hot air balloon tours, lion tracking experience, walking/nature walks, butterfly watching, boat cruise, chimpanzee tracking, and cultural tours.

Best time to travel for photographic safaris in Uganda

Uganda photographic safaris are ideal throughout the year. But most importantly, the majority of visitors prefer traveling during the months of June to October and December to February. This is high season or dry season but this doesn’t mean that you can embark on a photographic tour in Uganda. Equally, the low/wet season is usually experienced from March to May and then October to November and for bird lovers, it is such an incredible season for you to sight at varied bird species.

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