A challenge. An adventure. A success.
Organizing a content production tour that has to cover places across all of Uganda in only 14 days was a challenge that my colleagues at FMD were keen to take on. So we set off with a team of five: One producer, one DOP, one YouTuber, one social media expert and with me as the photographer. Different places each day and we got amazing results!
A dream destination
On our first day it already got clear. Tourism really hasn't come a long way here so far. It is an African country with such a great diversity in nature without all the touristic busyness that might interfere with one's experiences.
Africa like you imagine it
Kidepo National Park
Kidepo National Park was our first location where we spent two days filming and capturing stills of the regional wildlife and landscapes.
The classic African savanna
Rafting in Jinja
Rafting in Uganda? Yes. We didn't know what to expect until our last production day in Jinja when we met with our guides at the river Nile from where we started a rafting tour with the highest grading possible in rafting. It was impossible to stay inside the raft, trust me!
The wildest rafting possible
The remote south
The most adventurous part of our trip definitely took place in the south of Uganda. Rugged roads, lake crossings and hikes through thick jungles made for quite an experience and challenge we won't forget.
Green hills, jungles and volcanoes
Chameleon Hill Lodge Bwindi
German emigrant Doris Meisner designed and built this cozy lodge on a ridge from where you have a stunning view on Lake Mutanda and the surrounding volcanoes. From here we started our trips to local villages and coffee producers.
The Lodge with the best view (and the best showers)
In Murchison Falls National Park we got great wildlife shots but the main attraction were the waterfalls. From our lodge, the Baker's Lodge, we took off by boat which took us to the foot of the lower falls where we got on land and from where we hiked up to the top of the falls to get our shots.
A beautiful park with impressive waterfalls
The hotels we stayed at
The hotels we stayed at were all stunning lodges and resorts. Sometimes we wished we could have experienced them longer - or at least during day light, since most of the times we arrived late in the evening when it got dark already. Watch Thomas Alex Normans YouTube Vlogs to see where we stayed!
A different hotel each night- for 14 days.
Drones in Uganda
Yes! It is highly forbidden to fly drones in Uganda. We had a special permission for our job and still we had to leave our drones at the airport until 24hours later our paper work got approved.
The most frequently asked question.
A Lion on a tree | Kidepo National Park
Murchison Falls from above
Murchison Falls National Park
Rafting on the river Nile
Gorilla at Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Chimp | Kibale National Park
Chimp | Kibale National Park
Fisherman on the river Nile
Hippo at Bakers Lodge
Road to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park