Chimpanzees & Gorillas
August 21 – 29, 2020
This trip offers some of the most incredible and touching wildlife experiences on the planet. Your safari begins in Uganda, one of the safest, friendliest, most secure and stable countries in Africa. In 1908, Winston Churchill referred to Uganda as “ the Pearl of Africa”. Situated at the heart of the African continent in the Nile Basin, with a long shoreline on Lake Victoria, the Ugandan landscape is lush and green. In 1858, British explorers John Speke and Richard Burton ventured through Uganda and discovered Lake Victoria as the source of the Nile River. You will explore the Nile by boat and experience the thunderous Murchison waterfalls in Murchison Falls National Park with excellent photography angles.
You will then track chimpanzees in the less crowded Budongo Forest. For three days you will look for these lively and entertaining apes while also searching for many other primate species such as blue monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys, baboons and more. After three days with the chimps, you will then fly to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest for an unforgettable experience of tracking mountain gorillas in the Rwenzori Mountains, known as “Mountains of the Moon”. This is a Great Ape lover’s safari. The mountain gorilla tracking is physically challenging, but the rewards are so tremendous that the rigors are quickly forgotten. There is nothing like being in the presence of a 200 kg (450 lb) silverback mountain gorilla and his lively family.
During the whole safari Theo Allofs will help you with any technical or artistic questions you may have. Part of the evenings will be reserved to discuss and evaluate the images you have taken during the day.