Mountain Gorilla Safari

 •   19th – 26th April 2021: FULLY BOOKED

 • Tour Price: $8695 per person

 •  Group Size: 4

 •  Tour Location: Uganda

Join Tom Way on a photographic safari deep into the heart of the Ugandan forests in search of the mountain gorilla. The experience of watching and photographing these magnificent creatures in their natural environment is breath taking whether you are photographing the powerful silverback or witnessing the family bonding and group dynamics. The sole focus of this safari is the mountain gorilla and with 4 treks built into this trip it enables you to see these great apes displaying different behaviours in a variety of settings increasing the chances of coming away with a beautiful portfolio. Tom will be accompanying you on each of your treks along with our guides on the ground to ensure you are in the best position to capture the majesty of one our closest relatives.

If you have any questions at all about this trip please do not hesitate to get in contact with Tom via phone 07876 333787  or email info@tomway.co.uk

Help & Guidance

The main purpose and objective of this photographic safari is that you are given the opportunity to experience the mountain gorillas in their natural environment whilst being in the right position to take fantastic photographs. Tom will be guiding you throughout your treks to give plenty of advice regarding composition, settings, angles and how to handle the challenging lighting conditions. Once we are back at our lodge Tom will run various processing sessions and be on hand to critique your images from each shoot, inviting you to ask questions to ensure you are ready to make improvements on the following day. Limited to a group of 4 this safari guarantees that each individual can benefit from plenty of photographic guidance and tuition. 

Itinerary

Day 1

Depart country of origin (flights and timings will be recommended on booking).

Day 2

Arriving in Kigali during the early afternoon gives us enough time to clear passport control and make our way across the Rwandan/Ugandan border. The drive to our accommodation takes just under 4 hours. We will arrive in time for dinner after which Tom will give a briefing and outline for the upcoming treks.

Day 3 - 6

After breakfast we embark on our gorilla treks.  The length of the treks are dependent on the gorilla movements and therefore it is very difficult to estimate exactly how long we will be away from the lodge. A team of trackers will leave ahead of us to locate the group and then we can begin our walk in the right direction. Typically over the last few years, treks have been between 20minutes – 3hours but it is important to note that this is certainly no guarantee. Once we are with the group, settled and begin taking our photographs we will have exactly 1 hour. This is standard gorilla viewing procedure to minimise the impact on the gorillas and also to reduce the risk of transmitting any human viruses across to the animals. Once our 1 hour is finished we make our way slowly away from the group and back down the side of the mountain typically in time for a late lunch. 

Depending on what time we finish each day, the afternoon is a chance to rest and review the images from the trek. Tom will be on hand throughout the afternoon to give processing sessions and 1-1 time critiquing your images. It is important to carefully review, taking note of which photographs are working well and the areas to improve on for the next trek. For those with a little energy left, there is the option for a scenic walk in other areas of the forest and also the chance to visit the local Batwa villages.  We gather again in the evening for drinks around the campfire before a well earned dinner. 

Day 7

We begin our journey back to Kigali airport mid morning in time for our evening departures. 

Day 8

Land back in country of origin.

Price Includes:

  • all transfers
  • All meals & accommodation
  • 4 gorilla permits
  • Cultural visits
  • Laundry
  • House brand drinks (soft & alcoholic)
  • 1 complimentary 30-minute massage

Price Excludes:

  • International flights
  • Staff tips
  • East African tourist visa
  • Additional spa treatments

Register your interest

MOUNTAIN GORILLA SAFARI

  • 19th – 26th April 2021: FULLY BOOKED

  • Tour Price: $8695 per person

  • Group Size: 4
  • Tour Location: Uganda

Join Tom Way on a photographic safari deep into the heart of the Ugandan forests in search of the mountain gorilla. The experience of watching and photographing these magnificent creatures in their natural environment is breath taking whether you are photographing the powerful silverback or witnessing the family bonding and group dynamics. The sole focus of this safari is the mountain gorilla and with 4 treks built into this trip it enables you to see these great apes displaying different behaviours in a variety of settings increasing the chances of coming away with a beautiful portfolio. Tom will be accompanying you on each of your treks along with our guides on the ground to ensure you are in the best position to capture the majesty of one our closest relatives.

If you have any questions at all about this trip please do not hesitate to get in contact with Tom via phone 07876 333787  or email info@tomway.co.uk

HELP & GUIDANCE

The main purpose and objective of this photographic safari is that you are given the opportunity to experience the mountain gorillas in their natural environment whilst being in the right position to take fantastic photographs. Tom will be guiding you throughout your treks to give plenty of advice regarding composition, settings, angles and how to handle the challenging lighting conditions. Once we are back at our lodge Tom will run various processing sessions and be on hand to critique your images from each shoot, inviting you to ask questions to ensure you are ready to make improvements on the following day. Limited to a group of 4 this safari guarantees that each individual can benefit from plenty of photographic guidance and tuition. 

ITINERARY

Day 1

Depart country of origin (flights and timings will be recommended on booking).

Day 2

Arriving in Kigali during the early afternoon gives us enough time to clear passport control and make our way across the Rwandan/Ugandan border. The drive to our accommodation takes just under 4 hours. We will arrive in time for dinner after which Tom will give a briefing and outline for the upcoming treks.

Day 3 - 6

After breakfast we embark on our gorilla treks. The length of the treks are dependent on the gorilla movements and therefore it is very difficult to estimate exactly how long we will be away from the lodge. A team of trackers will leave ahead of us to locate the group and then we can begin our walk in the right direction. Typically over the last few years, treks have been between 20minutes – 3hours but it is important to note that this is certainly no guarantee. Once we are with the group, settled and begin taking our photographs we will have exactly 1 hour. This is standard gorilla viewing procedure to minimise the impact on the gorillas and also to reduce the risk of transmitting any human viruses across to the animals. Once our 1 hour is finished we make our way slowly away from the group and back down the side of the mountain typically in time for a late lunch. Depending on what time we finish each day, the afternoon is a chance to rest and review the images from the trek. Tom will be on hand throughout the afternoon to give processing sessions and 1-1 time critiquing your images. It is important to carefully review, taking note of which photographs are working well and the areas to improve on for the next trek. For those with a little energy left, there is the option for a scenic walk in other areas of the forest and also the chance to visit the local Batwa villages. We gather again in the evening for drinks around the campfire before a well earned dinner.

Day 7

We begin our journey back to Kigali airport mid morning in time for our evening departures.

Day 8

Land back in country of origin.

Price Includes:

  • all transfers
  • all meals & accommodation
  • 4 gorilla permits
  • cultural visits
  • laundry
  • house brand drinks (soft & alcoholic)
  • 1 complimentary 30-minute massage

Price Excludes:

  • International flights
  • staff tips
  • east african tourist visa
  • additional spa treatments

MOUNTAIN GORILLA SAFARI

  • 19th – 26th April 2021: FULLY BOOKED
  • Tour Price: $8695 per person
  • Group Size: 4
  • Tour Location: Uganda

Join Tom Way on a photographic safari deep into the heart of the Ugandan forests in search of the mountain gorilla. The experience of watching and photographing these magnificent creatures in their natural environment is breath taking whether you are photographing the powerful silverback or witnessing the family bonding and group dynamics. The sole focus of this safari is the mountain gorilla and with 4 treks built into this trip it enables you to see these great apes displaying different behaviours in a variety of settings increasing the chances of coming away with a beautiful portfolio. Tom will be accompanying you on each of your treks along with our guides on the ground to ensure you are in the best position to capture the majesty of one our closest relatives.

If you have any questions at all about this trip please do not hesitate to get in contact with Tom via phone 07876 333787  or email info@tomway.co.uk

HELP & GUIDANCE

The main purpose and objective of this photographic safari is that you are given the opportunity to experience the mountain gorillas in their natural environment whilst being in the right position to take fantastic photographs. Tom will be guiding you throughout your treks to give plenty of advice regarding composition, settings, angles and how to handle the challenging lighting conditions. Once we are back at our lodge Tom will run various processing sessions and be on hand to critique your images from each shoot, inviting you to ask questions to ensure you are ready to make improvements on the following day. Limited to a group of 4 this safari guarantees that each individual can benefit from plenty of photographic guidance and tuition. 

ITINERARY

Day 1

Depart country of origin (flights and timings will be recommended on booking).

Day 2

Arriving in Kigali during the early afternoon gives us enough time to clear passport control and make our way across the Rwandan/Ugandan border. The drive to our accommodation takes just under 4 hours. We will arrive in time for dinner after which Tom will give a briefing and outline for the upcoming treks.

Day 3 - 6

After breakfast we embark on our gorilla treks.  The length of the treks are dependent on the gorilla movements and therefore it is very difficult to estimate exactly how long we will be away from the lodge. A team of trackers will leave ahead of us to locate the group and then we can begin our walk in the right direction. Typically over the last few years, treks have been between 20minutes – 3hours but it is important to note that this is certainly no guarantee. Once we are with the group, settled and begin taking our photographs we will have exactly 1 hour. This is standard gorilla viewing procedure to minimise the impact on the gorillas and also to reduce the risk of transmitting any human viruses across to the animals. Once our 1 hour is finished we make our way slowly away from the group and back down the side of the mountain typically in time for a late lunch. 

Depending on what time we finish each day, the afternoon is a chance to rest and review the images from the trek. Tom will be on hand throughout the afternoon to give processing sessions and 1-1 time critiquing your images. It is important to carefully review, taking note of which photographs are working well and the areas to improve on for the next trek. For those with a little energy left, there is the option for a scenic walk in other areas of the forest and also the chance to visit the local Batwa villages.  We gather again in the evening for drinks around the campfire before a well earned dinner. 

Day 7

We begin our journey back to Kigali airport mid morning in time for our evening departures.

Day 8

Land back in country of origin.

Price Includes:

  • All transfers
  • all meals & accommodation
  • 4 gorilla permits
  • cultural visits
  • laundry
  • house brand drinks (soft & alcoholic)
  • 1 complimentary 30-minute massage

Price Excludes:

  • International flights
  • staff tips
  • east african tourist visa
  • additional spa treatments
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