About the Wildlife Photography Tour
Wildlife Photography Tour at Bandhavgarh and Kanha is designed for outstanding wildlife watching & photography experience.
The first part of the tour to Bandhavgarh will focus on Tigers. Although wildlife sightings especially tiger sightings can never be guaranteed, Bandhavgarh has been very good so far on our tours with respect to tiger sightings.
The second part of the tour to Kanha will also have tigers on the list but we will also look for other wildlife like the rare hard ground swamp deer (barasingha), Gaurs (wild oxen locally called as Indian bisons), dholes (wild dogs), jackals, jungle cats and birds including raptors and owls.
January is the rutting season of the barasinghas so there are very good chances to photograph displaying males during this time.
All our tours operate at an easy pace that we believe is necessary for good wildlife watching and photography. Thus we give more time at each place, instead of hopping around from place to place. Wildlife in our experience requires time and patience.
Each tour itinerary is simple and needs minimum travel outside the forest. We spend most of the time on safari watching and photographing wildlife.
A tour with us will give you the opportunity to explore and know the place and its inhabitants.
Private guided tour
All our tours are private guided tours with a very tiny group of nature lovers. The average group size is usually 2 or 3 people.
Advantages to photographers
Beginners or Amateur Photographers can learn a lot in the field from the accompanying wildlife photographer. They also gain a lot of in the field insight and practical tips about wildlife photography and animal behavior.
Professional photographers definitely benefit from the experience of the accompanying photographer about the place and the animals. This improves the chances of a great photograph by being in right place and position.
Best time for wildlife
We enter the forest as soon as the park gates open in morning and stay as late in the evening before the park gate closes. We understand that the Best possible time to watch & photograph wildlife is the early mornings and late evenings when animal activity is at its highest and the soft golden light creates great images.
Timings vary depending on the seasons and the park officials. Mornings safari usually starts as early as 6:00 a.m. and evenings end around sunset.
What to expect
19 jungle safaris/game drives during the 11 days will give plenty of opportunities to watch & photograph the Bengal Tigers, the rare hard ground swamp deer (barasingha) and a host of other amazing wildlife like langurs, cheetals, sambars, jackals, gaurs(Indian bison), dholes(Indian wild dogs) and variety of birds. Etc.
Who can join this tour?
Any person who wants to see or photograph tigers and other wildlife, along with other like-minded people.
How to reach Jabalpur?
From Delhi/Mumbai, you can take the overnight train or Flight to Jabalpur. The tour starts and ends at Jabalpur. Jabalpur has daily direct flights to Delhi or Mumbai.
The cost for nonphotographer participants e.g. spouses & friends is the same as photographers. The cost for foreigners is higher than that for Indians.