Join us in November on a safari to photograph the primates of Uganda. Uganda has more primates than any other country in Africa and the focus of this tour, where we will spent 2 days photographing chimpanzees and go on 3 mountain gorilla treks.


Uganda is one of the gems of Africa, Winston Churchill called it the Switzerland of Africa in recognition of its landscape scenery. Uganda hosts almost all wildlife seen elsewhere in Africa including more birds and primates than any other country.

Our TBA day safari includes 3 gorilla treks and TBA chimpanzee visits.

Our mission is to provide the best photographic experience and guidance. Photographers of all levels are welcome. This tour offers a small client-leader ratio that allows for personal attention and customized guidance on photography.

Our tour includes:

  • Morning and afternoon day chimp treks in Kibale

  • Three gorilla treks at Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

  • More TBA

To reserve your spot on this safari please email me at

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Safari highlights

The Vehicles
Most of our photography will be outside of vehicles but for the photography within vehicles we will use three 4×4 nine seater Land Cruisers. These will provide each photographer with a seat and window and plenty of room for all your gear. We have chosen to use three vehicles over two to ensure space and comfort for all travellers.

Chimp Habituation Experience TBA

Gorilla Trekking
For three days inside the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest we will set out at 8:30am on our trek to find the Gorillas. Once found, you will spend maximum of 1 hour observing and photographing.

Where we stay

At the LODGING TBA the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is one meter away from your veranda. It feels like you are invited into to home of the majestic mountain gorillas. But these gentle giants are not your host, just your neighbors, occasionally coming out of the forest to spend some time in our garden. Located on the border of the impenetrable forest and set on a steep slope the lodge has a truly unique setting.


Our Philosophy

Our aim is for you to leave a better wildlife photographer than when you first arrived. The photography of our guests come before our own, and while we also take pictures, we will always ensure our guests have the right of way.

As in any natural environment, the wildlife comes first, we come second. We abide by guidelines which ensure that the welfare of the wildlife is not compromised or impeded by our presence.

How Do I Book?

Our tour groups are small (minimum of 6 participants with 1 leader to a maximum of 12 participants with 2 co-leaders) so space is limited.
To reserve your spot in this exciting tour please email me at

Dates and Costs 2019

The cost of this all-inclusive safari is TBA per person. Bookings are secured with a $1000 deposit per person, with the balance being required 12 weeks before. Payments to be made in $US.
A single, optional supplement is available at $800 extra. Single supplements are optional for single travellers who want their own room and tent. Otherwise single travellers are paired with another single traveller of the same gender.

October 29 – November TBA, 2019

Financial Protection

Payments for all safaris are made through Steppes Travel which means you have the financial protection of booking through a registered tour operator. Your money is 100% safe and if one of our suppliers goes bust, your money is fully protected. Steppes Travel can also book your flights for full financial protection.

Please download our terms and conditions here.

Please note: While every attempt is made to honour the cost of this tour, increases in local costs (e.g trekking permits) may be reflected in an overall price increase.



The cost of the safari includes

  • All accommodation

  • Park entrances

  • Drives

  • Gorilla trekking permits

  • Chimpanzee habituation permits

  • Guides in the Park

  • Car (open roof, 4WD)

  • English speaking Driver/guide for boat rides

  • Bottled water

  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Cost does not include

  • International flights

  • Uganda visa ($50)

  • Drinks

  • Tips and gratuities for camp staff and guides


Day 1: Arrival in UGANDA
You will be picked by our driver/guide and transfer you to TBA for overnight. We will brief you about the tour and what time we will leave on day two.

The rest of the itinerary is TBA

Guide Biographies


Amy Shutt specializes in nature and wildlife photography with a focus on documentary and conservation photography.  Amy also leads wildlife photography classes and workshops throughout the the Americas and abroad. She is the Director of The Canid Project, a newly formed 501c3 non-profit that focuses on using photography and narrative as creative tools to educate on the world's wild canids.  Her interest in foxes and coyotes, background in wildlife rehabilitation, and curiosity about the human and wild animal relationships in our world, brought her to start this project. She hopes to educate and inspire through all of her photographic endeavors.  Amy's work has been published in books and magazines and her work has been awarded by the Nature's Best Windland Smith Rice International competition. 



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