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Bird and Wildlife Photography in the Jewel of Africa

Uganda is a land of contrasts. In half a day you can drive from mist-shrouded volcanic mountains to hot hazy savannah, dappled with wildlife. Serene undulating hills of tea plantations, lush but ordered, give way to tangled jungle and rainforest with the musical accompaniment of chaotic, cacophonous birdlife. Uganda is alive with these contrasts: The tiniest sunbirds, iridescent in the morning light, the massive lumbering yet silent elephant, disappearing like a vapor behind the trees, the chimpanzees crashing about the forest canopy, the lugubrious gorilla, chewing thoughtfully in the bamboo thicket. There’s the Nile, twisting its way north like a shimmering ribbon, through arid semi-desert scattered about with rocky kopjes. Snowcapped peaks, tropical, sandy, freshwater beaches, amazing birds and smiling faces everywhere. It’s all here, a feast for all the senses.

Let us show you the Uganda we know and love.

This is Africa the way it should be!

Nick has worked regularly and made several films in Uganda , so we will work with one of the finest safari companies and the foremost Bird guide (as used by the BBC).

During the day, we mix relaxed Birding, Photography and optional, informal tuition as required. In the evening, we settle in our comfortable accomodation to have a quiet drink, eat, and check our pictures, or simply relax and enjoy the ambience of these unique locations. Unlike many other, busier safari destinations, Uganda is very wild and quite special. You will come away with some incredible experiences, beautiful images and, if you wish, new photographic skills.

Murchison Falls, National Park Uganda. Filmed and edited by Nick Wilcox-Brown

Our Trip

A detailed itinerary is linked below - Please click on the Sunrise image to view. Right click to download


  • Small group of up to 6 guests
  • HIghly educated English speaking driver guide/birding-guide
  • Game Drives and walks
  • Entrance fees to the national parks
  • Rhino tracking-nature walk
  • Mabamba swamp and Botanical gardens
  • All Boat trips/ canoeing ( Mabamba swamp, Bottom of falls, Nile Delta & Semliki)
  • Nocturnal/spotlight drive at Semliki
  • Taxes, Fuel, etc.
  • Drinking mineral water in vehicle
  • Amref ( Flying Doctor’s services)

Not included

  • Flights
  • Visa fees
  • Drinks / alcoholic drinks
  • Additional meals
  • Tips
  • Activities not described in the program.
  • International Travel insurance
Red-cheeked Cordon Bleu

A Red-Cheeked Cordon Bleu


10-19th September 2022.

Cost: £4,200 TBC - Please Call!

Single guests for a small supplement (£270)

Min Group size: 4 Max Group size: 6

Other options are available including longer and shorter trips, the addition of Mountain Gorillas to the end of the trip or flights between locations. Please ask.


We are fully insured and work with a fully registered tour company in Uganda. However our policy of working with small numbers of guests means that it is not economic for us to sell flights ourselves. You will need to book your own flights to Entebbe. We recommend Sacha Barbato at Travel Counsellors:

Call: +44(0)1603 360099

Full itinerary for Uganda April / September 2022 (may be subject to minor detail changes)

Click on the image to download the full program for the Uganda tour as a .pdf


A copy of one of these books may help? There are up to 1300 species to see on this trip!


This trip is extremely comfortable, yet adventurous. It will suit anyone who is able bodied and a keen photographer or birder. It will involve an 8 hour flight to Kampala and you will need to be comfortable sitting for stretches of up to 2 hours in a safari vehicle and getting in and out of the 4x4 vehicle. There will also be a couple of boat trips. Help will be provied as necessary.

At our destinations and accomodation, there will be plenty of help to carry bags for you.

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