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For passionate photographers we take more time on this tour for beautiful views and hopefully many animal photo opportunities – where it is possible. Southwestern Uganda offers the best conditions for a photo tour.

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Day 1

Welcome to Rwanda and Drive to Lake Bunyonyi

Depending on your preference we will pick you up at your accommodation in Kigali or at Kanombe Airport in Rwanda and drive to Lake Bunyonyi. Even while driving the fantastic mountain landscape invites to linger, but there are breathtaking views at our destination, Lake Bunyonyi. Bunyonyi means "place of many little birds" and just the variety of birds offers more photo opportunities than we can use. We take a first photo walk and probably end our search of motifs only in the evening on Kyaghugye Iceland, where we stay overnight. Overnight: Lake Bunyonyi Eco Resort Meals: lunch and dinner Drinks: water while driving, other drinks not included

Day 2

Drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park and Game Drive in the afternoon

Today we drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park. The mountain landscape gradually gives way to savanna, bushland, swamps, lakes and rivers. In the afternoon we start for our first game drive. In addition to elephants, buffaloes and the frequently occurring Uganda-Kob, we have the chance to get the rarer Serengeti topi or Defassa waterbuck in front of our lenses. Accommodation: Irungu Forest Safari Lodge Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner Drinks: water while driving, other drinks not included

Day 3

Game Drive and Boat Cruise on Kazinga Channel

We start another game drive early in the morning when the animals are still active. Maybe we still find hippos that have not yet returned into the water from the nightly ramble. But also the chances to see lions, hyenas and leopards are best at this time. Various motives are also offered by the most diverse birds, buffaloes, warthogs, different antelope species and the omnipresent baboons. In the afternoon we change our perspective and take a boat trip on the Kazinga Channel, a natural link between Lake Albert and Lake Edward. It hosts the world's densest population of hippos and many Nile crocodiles. Watching elephants, buffaloes, antelopes, waterbucks and warthogs cooling off from this perspective, has its own special charm, as does watching the multitude of water-based birds. Accommodation: Irungu Forest Safari Lodge Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner Drinks: water while driving, other drinks not included

Day 4

Chimpanzee Tracking and Lake Bunyonyi

In the morning we drive to Kalinzu Forest Reserve to have a impressive experience, the Chimpanzee Tracking. With Rangers we go to search the habituated chimpanzees. We will probably hear their shouts and drumming on tree trunks before we see the group. We can spend an hour with the animals and try to capture this impressive encounter in pictures with all our passion. Then we drive to Lake Bunyonyi, where in the evening certainly a lively exchange takes place about today's adventure and the resulting pictures. Accommodation: Lake Bunyonyi Eco Resort Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner Drinks: water while driving, other drinks not included

Day 5

Around Lake Bunyonyi

In the morning the area around Lake Bunyonyi is often foggy and offers a very special atmosphere. On this day we can explore the lake with a canoe and visit other islands or scout the settlements on the shores of the lake for photo opportunities. When visiting the Batwa, which originally inhabited the surrounding forests, we learn more about their original way of life and traditions. We visit them in the mountains, which gives us more beautiful views of the lake and the Virunga mountains in the background. Accommodation: Lake Bunyonyi Eco Resort Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner Drinks: water while driving, other drinks not included

Day 6

Gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Today there will be a unique experience. We meet the mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. After a short briefing, we enter the mountain forest with rangers to search "our" gorilla family. This may take longer and also may be exhausting. However, this should not stop you from directly encountering these wonderful animals, looking into their faces and experiencing their calm and serenity, but also their power. Again, we have an hour to take as many photos as possible and to collect memories. By the way, on request porters are available. After this wonderful encounter we drive back to Lake Bunyonyi. If our hike in the mountain forest did not take too long, we can visit the orphans of Mwendo, who welcome us dancing and singing. Accommodation: Lake Bunyonyi Eco Resort Meals: breakfast, lunch or lunch box and dinner Drinks: water while driving, other drinks not included

Day 7

Drive to Kigali or Kanombe International Airport, Rwanda

After many wonderful experiences and hopefully many beautiful photos we return to Rwanda in the morning. Meals: Breakfast Drinks: Water while driving, other drinks not included
  • Park fees(For non-residents)
  • Gorilla permits(One per person, non-resident)
  • All activities(Unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation(Unless listed as upgrade)
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation(Unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinks (As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • International flights(From/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips
  • Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

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