Mountain Gorilla Safari

 •   14th – 22nd April 2022: FULLY BOOKED

 •   15th – 23rd April 2023 – 3 Places Left 

 •  2023 Tour Price: $11,350 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.
 

In addition to the 2023 set date safari, Tom is offering guests the opportunity to join him on an optional extension at the front end of this trip to photograph and trek with the Chimpanzees in Kibale Forest. If you are interested in seeing both these great apes in the same tour and would like further details and pricing of the extension please enquire: info@tomway.co.uk

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 photographic images. 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.  

2023 Itinerary

Day 1

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

Day 2

After landing at Entebbe airport, you will make the short transfer to the Protea Marriott where you will be able to relax, acclimatise and enjoy a leisurely dinner in front of Lake Victoria before the flight into the mountains the next day.  

Day 3

This morning you will be taken back to the airport for an early flight into the mountains. You will be met on arrival at the airstrip by our private driver who will transfer you to the lodge. If Tom has been guiding the Chimpanzee extension to this trip, this is where you will meet for the first time over lunch enjoying a view in front of the mountains where you will be trekking the next day. You will have the afternoon free to explore and relax at the lodge. Tom will run a briefing before dinner to outline the details for the coming days and also a thorough presentation of what to be looking for photographically with the optimum settings for your time with the gorillas. 

Day 4 - 7

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 8

This morning, after a slightly more leisurely breakfast we say our goodbyes and transfer back to the airstrip. From here you will fly directly back into Entebbe and are able to be transferred back to the Protea hotel where a day room has been arranged for you to relax and rest before your evening international flight home. 

Day 9

Land back in country of origin.

Price Includes:

Price Excludes:

PRIVATE SAFARI OPTION

If the timing of the group trip does not suit your diary or you would simply prefer to experience the safari on a 1-1 or private group basis, then a bespoke tour maybe for you. Tom’s private safari options allow you to tailor the trip to perhaps travelling at a different time of year or extending the safari and adding in extra locations along the way. You are able to register your interest for a private safari via email info@tomway.co.uk or by using the ‘register your interest’ box below. 

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MOUNTAIN GORILLA SAFARI

  • 14th – 22nd April 2022: FULLY BOOKED

  • 15th – 23rd April 2023 – 3 Places Left 
  • Tour Price: $11,350 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.
 

In addition to the 2023 set date safari, Tom is offering guests the opportunity to join him on an optional extension at the front end of this trip to photograph and trek with the Chimpanzees in Kibale Forest. If you are interested in seeing both these great apes in the same tour and would like further details and pricing of the extension please enquire: info@tomway.co.uk

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 photographic images. 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.  

2023 ITINERARY

Day 1

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

Day 2

After landing at Entebbe airport, you will make the short transfer to the Protea Marriott where you will be able to relax, acclimatise and enjoy a leisurely dinner in front of Lake Victoria before the flight into the mountains the next day.  

Day 3

This morning you will be taken back to the airport for an early flight into the mountains. You will be met on arrival at the airstrip by our private driver who will transfer you to the lodge. If Tom has been guiding the Chimpanzee extension to this trip, this is where you will meet for the first time over lunch enjoying a view in front of the mountains where you will be trekking the next day. You will have the afternoon free to explore and relax at the lodge. Tom will run a briefing before dinner to outline the details for the coming days and also a thorough presentation of what to be looking for photographically with the optimum settings for your time with the gorillas. 

Day 4-7

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 8

This morning, after a slightly more leisurely breakfast we say our goodbyes and transfer back to the airstrip. From here you will fly directly back into Entebbe and are able to be transferred back to the Protea hotel where a day room has been arranged for you to relax and rest before your evening international flight home. 

Day 9

Land back in country of origin.

Price Includes:

Price Excludes:

Private Safari Option

If the timing of the group trip does not suit your diary or you would simply prefer to experience the safari on a 1-1 or private group basis, then a bespoke tour maybe for you. Tom’s private safari options allow you to tailor the trip to perhaps travelling at a different time of year or extending the safari and adding in extra locations along the way. You are able to register your interest for a private safari via email info@tomway.co.uk or by using the ‘register your interest’ box below. 

MOUNTAIN GORILLA SAFARI

  • 14th – 22nd April 2022: FULLY BOOKED
  • 15th – 23rd April 2023 – 3 Places Left 
  • 2023 Tour Price: $11,350 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.
 

In addition to the 2023 set date safari, Tom is offering guests the opportunity to join him on an optional extension at the front end of this trip to photograph and trek with the Chimpanzees in Kibale Forest. If you are interested in seeing both these great apes in the same tour and would like further details and pricing of the extension please enquire: info@tomway.co.uk

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

After landing at Entebbe airport, you will make the short transfer to the Protea Marriott where you will be able to relax, acclimatise and enjoy a leisurely dinner in front of Lake Victoria before the flight into the mountains the next day.  

Day 3

This morning you will be taken back to the airport for an early flight into the mountains. You will be met on arrival at the airstrip by our private driver who will transfer you to the lodge. If Tom has been guiding the Chimpanzee extension to this trip, this is where you will meet for the first time over lunch enjoying a view in front of the mountains where you will be trekking the next day. You will have the afternoon free to explore and relax at the lodge. Tom will run a briefing before dinner to outline the details for the coming days and also a thorough presentation of what to be looking for photographically with the optimum settings for your time with the gorillas. 

Day 4-7

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 8

This morning, after a slightly more leisurely breakfast we say our goodbyes and transfer back to the airstrip. From here you will fly directly back into Entebbe and are able to be transferred back to the Protea hotel where a day room has been arranged for you to relax and rest before your evening international flight home. 

Day 9

Land back in country of origin.

Price Includes:

Price Excludes:

Private Safari Option

If the timing of the group trip does not suit your diary or you would simply prefer to experience the safari on a 1-1 or private group basis, then a bespoke tour maybe for you. Tom’s private safari options allow you to tailor the trip to perhaps travelling at a different time of year or extending the safari and adding in extra locations along the way. You are able to register your interest for a private safari via email info@tomway.co.uk.

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