Mountain Gorilla Photographic Safari

 •  13th – 24th April 2024: FULLY BOOKED 

 •  3rd April – 11th April 2025- FULLY BOOKED

 •  2025 Tour Price: $12,775 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 family bonding and group dynamics or the powerful silverback. With 4 treks built into the itinerary, it gives you the best possible opportunity to photograph these great apes in a variety of settings and 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 in the best position to capture the majesty of our closest relatives.
 

Due to the small group size we have limited availability on this photographic safari. If you would like to be notified of new dates ahead of public release you are able to subscribe to Tom’s quarterly newsletter. Full information about this safari is available via PDF on request. If you have any questions at all please do not hesitate to email Tom info@tomway.co.uk or phone 07876 333787. 

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.  

2025 Itinerary

Day 1

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

Day 2

After landing at Entebbe airport, we will make the short transfer to Hotel No.5 where we will be able to relax, acclimatise and enjoy a leisurely dinner before the flight into the mountains the next day.

Day 3

On this morning we will return to the airport for an early flight. We will be met on arrival at the airstrip by our private driver who will transfer us to the lodge (a journey of around 45 mins) where we will be based to photograph the gorillas. You will have time to unpack your bags and relax before enjoying lunch with a view in front of the mountains where you will be trekking the next day. You will have the afternoon free to explore and rest at the lodge. I will run a briefing before dinner to outline the details for the coming days and also discuss 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 20 minutes – 3 hours 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. I 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 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:

Modify This Safari - Chimpanzee Extension

Over the years it has become increasingly popular for us to combine photographing both the mountain gorillas and chimpanzees in one tour.

There is the opportunity to modify this safari if you wish and extend the trip to include photographing another of our closet relatives – the chimpanzee. If you would like to see and photograph the chimpanzee’s in Kibale we can provide a separate quote for this section of the tour. You would finish the gorilla part of the safari on day 8 and instead of flying back to Entebbe, fly directly with Tom into the neighbouring forests and begin trekking to see the chimpanzees the very same day.

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 Photographic Safari

  • 13th – 24th April 2024: FULLY BOOKED
  • 3rd April – 11th April 2025- FULLY BOOKED
  • 2025 Tour Price: $12,775 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 family bonding and group dynamics or the powerful silverback. With 4 treks built into the itinerary, it gives you the best possible opportunity to photograph these great apes in a variety of settings and 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 in the best position to capture the majesty of our closest relatives.
 

Due to the small group size we have limited availability on this photographic safari. If you would like to be notified of new dates ahead of public release you are able to subscribe to Tom’s quarterly newsletter. Full information about this safari is available via PDF on request. If you have any questions at all please do not hesitate to email Tom info@tomway.co.uk or phone 07876 333787. 

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.  

2024 ITINERARY

Day 1

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

Day 2

After landing at Entebbe airport, we will make the short transfer to Hotel No.5 where we will be able to relax, acclimatise and enjoy a leisurely dinner before the flight into the mountains the next day.

Day 3

On this morning we will return to the airport for an early flight. We will be met on arrival at the airstrip by our private driver who will transfer us to the lodge (a journey of around 45 mins) where we will be based to photograph the gorillas. You will have time to unpack your bags and relax before enjoying lunch with a view in front of the mountains where you will be trekking the next day. You will have the afternoon free to explore and rest at the lodge. I will run a briefing before dinner to outline the details for the coming days and also discuss 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 20 minutes – 3 hours 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. I 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 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:

Modify This Safari - Chimpanzee Extension

Over the years it has become increasingly popular for us to combine photographing both the mountain gorillas and chimpanzees in one tour.

There is the opportunity to modify this safari if you wish and extend the trip to include photographing another of our closet relatives – the chimpanzee. If you would like to see and photograph the chimpanzee’s in Kibale we can provide a separate quote for this section of the tour. You would finish the gorilla part of the safari on day 8 and instead of flying back to Entebbe, fly directly with Tom into the neighbouring forests and begin trekking to see the chimpanzees the very same day.

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 Photographic Safari

  • 13th – 24th April 2024: FULLY BOOKED
  • 3rd April – 11th April 2025- FULLY BOOKED
  • 2025 Tour Price: $12,775 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 family bonding and group dynamics or the powerful silverback. With 4 treks built into the itinerary, it gives you the best possible opportunity to photograph these great apes in a variety of settings and 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 in the best position to capture the majesty of our closest relatives.
 

Due to the small group size we have limited availability on this photographic safari. If you would like to be notified of new dates ahead of public release you are able to subscribe to Tom’s quarterly newsletter. Full information about this safari is available via PDF on request. If you have any questions at all please do not hesitate to email Tom info@tomway.co.uk or phone 07876 333787. 

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.  

ITINERARY

Day 1

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

Day 2

After landing at Entebbe airport, we will make the short transfer to Hotel No.5 where we will be able to relax, acclimatise and enjoy a leisurely dinner before the flight into the mountains the next day.

Day 3

On this morning we will return to the airport for an early flight. We will be met on arrival at the airstrip by our private driver who will transfer us to the lodge (a journey of around 45 mins) where we will be based to photograph the gorillas. You will have time to unpack your bags and relax before enjoying lunch with a view in front of the mountains where you will be trekking the next day. You will have the afternoon free to explore and rest at the lodge. I will run a briefing before dinner to outline the details for the coming days and also discuss 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 20 minutes – 3 hours 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. I 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 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:

Modify This Safari - Chimpanzee Extension

Over the years it has become increasingly popular for us to combine photographing both the mountain gorillas and chimpanzees in one tour.

There is the opportunity to modify this safari if you wish and extend the trip to include photographing another of our closet relatives – the chimpanzee. If you would like to see and photograph the chimpanzee’s in Kibale we can provide a separate quote for this section of the tour. You would finish the gorilla part of the safari on day 8 and instead of flying back to Entebbe, fly directly with Tom into the neighbouring forests and begin trekking to see the chimpanzees the very same day.

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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