2021 UGANDA MOUNTAIN GORILLAS & CHIMPANZEES
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park & Kibale National Park

July 24 - August 2, 2021 - 4 Spots Available

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Bwindi Impenetrable National Park


Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is located in the south western part of Uganda covering an area of 321 km2 and is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The forest lies at an altitude between 1160 m -2607 m above sea level and is famous for being home to over 300 mountain gorillas. We will bring you face to face with the massive giants of Bwindi as you embark on the gorilla trek in the jungles of Bwindi. The experience is like no other, looking in the eye of a gorilla especially the silverback with its suspicious protective look.|

Kibale Forest National Park

NEW for 2021 - We will also visit Kibale National Park - the primate capital of the world. Kibale NP is home to 13 primate species with the main attraction being chimpanzees. Kibale National Park contains one of the loveliest and most varied tracts of tropical forest in Uganda. Forest cover, interspersed with patches of grassland and swamp, dominates the northern and central parts of the park on an elevated plateau. Kibale is famously known for Chimpanzee tracking, which will be our main activity at the park.
It also contains over 375 species of birds. Kibale adjoins Queen Elizabeth National Park to the south to create a 180km-long corridor for wildlife between Ishasha, the remote southern sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park, and Sebitoli in the north of Kibale National Park. The Kibale-Fort Portal area is one of Uganda’s most rewarding destinations to explore.

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  • Photo Tour Highlights
    Chimpanzee Habituation and Trekking
    Mountain Gorilla Trekking

  • Planned Itinerary

    • Day 1 - Arrive Entebbe, Uganda

    • Day 2 - Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park.

    • Day 3 - Chimpanzee Habituation Experience (all day)..

    • Day 4 - Chimpanzee Trekking - Morning and Afternoon treks.

    • Day 5 - Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

    • Day 6 - First Gorilla Trek.

    • Day 7 - Second Gorilla Trek.

    • Day 8 - Third Gorilla Trek.

    • Day 9 - Transfer to Entebbe.

    • Day 10 - Transfer to Airport. Depart Entebbe, Uganda.

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Photo Tour / Workshop Details

  • Cost
    $7650 USD per photographer (double occupancy)
    Single Room Supplement - $650 USD

  • Number of Participants
    Limited to 6 Photographers
    4 Spots Available

  • Physical Level - Moderate

    • Treks can be an easy 1-2 hour hike or a difficult 6-8 hour hike, depending on location of gorillas.  Participants must be in good physical condition able to hike in higher altitudes for long durations.

Includes:
- All transportation within Uganda.
- Accomodations at the finest lodges / tent camps. All with in suite facilities.
- Full board accommodations whilst on Safari.
- All meals (excludes drinks).
- Bottled water during game drives and gorilla treks.
- All transfers from airport, hotels, lodges and tented camps.
- 3 Gorilla Trek permits.
- 1 Chimpanzee Habituation Experience
- 2 Chimpanzee Trek permits.
- Membership in the Flying Doctors Program / East Africa.
- All applicable taxes.

Does not include:
- Airfare to and from Entebbe, Uganda.
- Passport and Uganda Entry Visa fee ($50 USD)
- Bottled drinks w/ meals.
- Items of personal nature, such as laundry, phone calls, alcoholic beverages, souvenirs, etc.
- Gratuities for local guide / trek porters / drivers.

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We are limiting the number of photographers to 6 so you can get our full attention and be very comfortable at all shooting locations and during transport with your photo gear.

A $2000 deposit is required at the time of enrollment with full payment due by March 1, 2021.

  

Deposit can be paid via PAYPAL (plus 3% fees) by clicking here:

PAY DEPOSIT VIA PAYPAL

or by mailing a U.S. Check or U.S. Money Order Payable to:
      
Hector D. Astorga
2510 Dove Avenue
Mission, TX 78574

 

Deposits & Cancellation Policy:

  • A $2000 deposit is required at the time of enrollment with full payment due by March 1, 2021.

  • Deposits and tour/workshop fees are non-refundable.

  • If the photo workshop is full and someone from the waiting list can take your spot, your tuition is fully refundable minus a 15% cancellation fee.

  • We are not responsible for cancellations due to medical or other reasons.

  • Should cancellation be required due to severe weather, an alternate date will be scheduled at no additional charges.

  • No fees will be refunded if you withdraw after the photo workshop begins.

  • We are not responsible for any fees associated with non-refundable air travel, we highly recommend the purchase of travel insurance.

 
For more information or questions please contact Hector Astorga:
Email: 
hector@hectorastorga.com 
Phone: (956) 821-0701.