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2018 – India’s Bengal Tigers of Bandhavgarh Photography Holiday

December 11, 2018 - December 20, 2018

£3249
Tigress Walking Across The Dam Photographed During The NaturesLens Tigers Of Bandhavgarh Photography Holiday
  • India's Bengal Tigers

    of Bandhavgarh

    Join David & Pui Hang, of NaturesLens, in Umaria during December 2018; take the opportunity to capture images of the Bengal Tigers & other rich jungle dwelling wildlife.

    The landscape offers dense jungle & open grassland as the perfect backdrop for capturing images of this magnificent big cat.

    11th - 20th December 2018

    £3249 per participant

    Group size: 4 - 6 participants - fully booked.

    Bookings closed: Fully booked.

    Fully booked

    India's Bengal Tigers of Bandhavgarh - £3249 per participant

    £3249 per participant - fully booked
  • NaturesLens offers you the opportunity to journey into the heart of India, in the pursuit of capturing the elusive Indian tiger on camera as it thrives within a protected national park. Open to both amateur & semi-professional wildlife photographers, this trip has been designed to offer guests unrivalled opportunities to photograph these amazing big cats within the national park, whilst also looking out for other native species such as the Indian gaur & langur monkeys.
    Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve is famous for having the highest density of Indian tigers.
    This trip includes full board accommodation, jeep fees, park fees & airport transfers to make things as straightforward for you as possible, to ensure that you can make the most of this fantastic wildlife photography experience, under the guidance of David & Pui Hang.
    Join NaturesLens to capture images of bengal tigers & other rich jungle dwelling wildlife, in India, during the India’s Bengal Tigers of Bandhavgarh past event. This past event is of 9 night/10 day duration on a Full Board, Non-Shared basis & costs £3249 per participant.
    The magnificent Indian tiger, a creature so majestic & elusive, which has been suffering as a result of illegal poaching to the point of becoming an endangered species. NaturesLens invites you to experience these beautiful creatures first hand within a beautiful & mysterious Indian parkland, in a reserve famed for having the highest density of Tigers in India. The landscape offers dense jungle environments & open grassland intertwined with narrow tracks that you will navigate whilst capturing stunning images. You will encounter a range of other native species on the trip, such as leopards, Indian gaurs, langur monkeys & sloth bears as well as an array of beautifully colourful birds.
    The park is located in a region of India steeped in complex history, with evidence of the political past of the area lying in ruins & monuments within the park.
    If you want to maximise your photographic opportunities, we can arrange a full day’s safari in a private jeep. Unlike the public, who are restricted to 3hr sessions in the park in the morning & afternoon, you will benefit from earlier entry & later exit, & an entire day within the park without having to leave, to ensure that you are able to make the most of tiger spotting opportunities at times when the park is quietest.
    Many wildlife photography tours in these environments cram 3 or more people into one jeep, forcing individuals to lean over each other to take photographs, therefore compromising the quality of the images & the experience for individuals. However, we have ensured that only 2 guests travel in each jeep, giving you maximum freedom of movement to capture images from the optimum angle, as you experience the wonders of the park over the course of the day. Photography tuition will be provided as needed by David & Pui Hang, with knowledgeable wildlife guidance provided by a local expert.
    Our jeep drivers & naturalists are amongst the most experienced in the reserve, David & Pui Hang have been working with these local experts for the past 8 years.
    Our guests are housed in superb accommodation on a full board basis, providing you with comfort & excellent hospitality when you return from the game drives to relax, unwind, & look over your images. We have designed this tour to maximise time in the park spent spotting & capturing editorial quality photographs of tigers, whilst minimising travel time. With this in mind, airport transfers, jeep fees & park fees are also included in the cost of the tour, making things simple for you so that you can focus on making the most of your wildlife photography experience.
    After the heat & heavy rains of the monsoon season, the vegetation is lush & green & the landscapes are simply stunning, but there is a downside, the long grasses mean tiger spotting is more tricky. The striped body of the Bengal Tiger blends into the vegetation particularly well, & among those tall grasses they are hard to spot. This adds to the excitement for some, but it’s not for everyone. Safaris at this time can result in wonderful photos of the green pastures contrasting with the orange fur of the magnificent big cats if you manage to spot them.
    Group size is limited, so book now to join us on this amazing adventure to come face to face with the majestic Indian tiger.
    Photographable Species: asiatic jackal, bengal fox, black kite, black vulture, brown fish owl, crested serpent eagle, dhole, egyptian vulture, gaur, grey mongoose, indian roller, jungle cat, langur monkey, leopard, little egret, little grebe, red jungle fowl, rhesus macaque, sambar, sloth bear, spotted deer, striped hyena, tiger, wild pig

    India’s Bengal Tigers of Bandhavgarh Photography Holiday Itinerary

    day 1 - tuesday - 11th december, 2018

    arrive new delhi

    day 2 - wednesday - 12th december, 2018

    flight to jabalpur from new delhi & transfer to bandhavgarh

    day 3 - thursday - 13th december, 2018

    morning safari & afternoon safari in one of the three zones of bandhavgarh tiger reserve

    day 4 - friday - 14th december, 2018

    morning safari & afternoon safari in one of the three zones of bandhavgarh tiger reserve

    day 5 - saturday - 15th december, 2018

    morning safari & afternoon safari in one of the three zones of bandhavgarh tiger reserve

    day 6 - sunday - 16th december, 2018

    morning safari & afternoon safari in one of the three zones of bandhavgarh tiger reserve

    day 7 - monday - 17th december, 2018

    morning safari & afternoon safari in one of the three zones of bandhavgarh tiger reserve

    day 8 - tuesday - 18th december, 2018

    morning safari & afternoon safari in one of the three zones of bandhavgarh tiger reserve

    day 9 - wednesday - 19th december, 2018

    transfer to jabalpur, flight to new delhi from jabalpur

    Tiger Cub Portrait Photographed During The NaturesLens Tigers Of Bandhavgarh Photography Holiday
  • 25%

    Discount from Lenses For Hire on any lenses, or other camera equipment, that you require FOR this wildlife photography holiday.

    NaturesLens have partnered with Lenses For Hire to give you an exclusive discount on any lenses hired for any NaturesLens Wildlife Photography Holiday or Workshop.

    • Accommodation on a non-shared basis (with no single supplement payable)
    • Airport Transfers
    • All in-trip transportation
    • All photography sessions & appropriate permits
    • Food on a full board basis
    • Guaranteed Window Seat
    • Guidance & advice from our Photography Holiday Guides
    • Transportation between photographic locations
    • All Drinks
    • Any activities not listed on the itinerary
    • Flights
    • Meals not listed on the itinerary
    • Personal expenses of any type
    • Required Insurances
    • Sundries
    • Tips & Gratuities
    • Transportation to start location
    • Visas

    What our clients say

    • Simon - Tigers of Bandhavgarh - May 2017

      The communication NaturesLens provide is top notch, & ensures that the lead-up to the trip is as smooth as possible, you know what to expect on the trip, & most importantly, what to take with you!

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    Before booking, it is important that you read the relevant past event event page & our Booking Terms & Conditions. If you have any doubts regarding your suitability for this past event, please contact us.
    To book, simply click the relevant link from the event page on our website. You will then be sent a booking form & a copy of our terms & conditions. In order to secure your place on the selected past event, simply complete the booking form with details of all persons travelling & holiday indemnity, in relevant cases, & return to us (either by email or by post) with confirmation that the deposit has been paid. Payments should be made via bank transfer.

    Recommended Equipment

    Recommended Camera Equipment

    For this photography holiday, we recommend that you bring along an intermediate telephoto lens such as the 100-400mm & a 500mm lens or the 200-400mm with built in extender. The combination of the 100-400mm & the 500mm will cover off close portrait shots as well as action shots. The 200-400mm with built in extender is perfect for this type of photography holiday thanks to its versatility. A wide angle would also be useful if you fancy capturing some environment shots or landscapes.

    We recommend that you bring dust covers to protect your expensive lens from the dust whilst you are out on safari.

    You might also wish to pack a monopod and/or beanbag to steady your camera while you are in the jeeps.

    Recommended Clothing

    For this photography holiday, we recommend that you pack neutral coloured tops teamed with neutral coloured trousers. The early mornings & late afternoons can be cool so be sure to bring a warm fleece or two. The temperature in Bandhavgarh in December can range from 18 to 25 degrees celsius so you should bring a hat to protect your head from dust & possibly sunburn. If you own a bandana, bring this along too as it will be useful to protect your nose & mouth from dust.

    Easy shoes are great for the hotel but you will need sensible shoes for when you are out & about.

    Don't forget to pack your sunglasses, plenty of sunscreen & insect repellent!

    Additional Notes

    The past event itinerary is subject to change & is to be considered provisional.
    NaturesLens past events require a minimum number of participants in order to be viable. If this minimum number is not met, the past event may not go ahead. This past event has a minimum participant level of 4 plus NaturesLens guide(s).
    In the event that the minimum number for a past event to go ahead is not reached, NaturesLens reserves the right to cancel any given past event. In that event 100% of monies received will be returned. However, NaturesLens is not responsible for expenses incurred by its customers.
    Not all mentioned wildlife can be observed & photographed at all times of the year, thus some activities may be considered seasonal & not available.
    NaturesLens reserves the right to accept or decline any person as a member of any past event.
    Payment of deposit by past event participants or their representative constitutes their acceptance of all conditions contained herein.
    All bookings are made subject to our terms & conditions.
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    India’s Bengal Tigers of Bandhavgarh Photography Holiday Summary

    The India’s Bengal Tigers of Bandhavgarh past event costs £3249 per participant

    & takes place in Umaria in India, between the dates of 11th - 20th December 2018. It is ideal for photographing asiatic jackal, bengal fox, black kite, black vulture, brown fish owl, crested serpent eagle, dhole, egyptian vulture, gaur, grey mongoose, indian roller, jungle cat, langur monkey, leopard, little egret, little grebe, red jungle fowl, rhesus macaque, sambar, sloth bear, spotted deer, striped hyena, tiger, wild pig & more. This past event is led by David & Pui Hang Miles for NaturesLens. Group size for this past event is a minimum of 4 participants & a maximum of 6, plus David & Pui Hang. We consider this to be an event of Easy level of exertion, if you have any questions about your suitability for this event, please contact us prior to making a booking enquiry. The past event starts & ends at Delhi International Airport. .

    India’s Bengal Tigers of Bandhavgarh Photography Holiday Payment Details

    • Deposit required to secure a place: £600 payable upon making a booking.
    • Final balance payment due: September 11th, 2018*. Bookings made after this date will require the full payment to secure a place.
    • Bookings close: August 1st, 2018.
    • No-interest payment plan: we offer a no-interest payment plan for our photography holidays. Please enquire for details.
    • * Unless stated otherwise on our event booking form.

    Financial Protection

    Financial Protection provided by the Travel Vault

    NaturesLens Limited is a company committed to customer satisfaction & consumer financial protection. We are therefore pleased to announce that, at no extra cost to you, & in accordance with ''The Package Travel, Package Tours Regulations 1992'' all passengers booking with NaturesLens Limited are fully insured for the initial deposit, & subsequently the balance of monies paid as detailed in your booking confirmation form.

    The policy will also include repatriation if required, arising from the cancellation or curtailment of your travel arrangements due to the insolvency of NaturesLens Limited.

    This insurance has been arranged by Towergate Chapman Stevens through Zurich Insurance PLC.

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  • Details

    Start:
    11th - 20th December 2018
    Cost:
    £3249 per participant
    Event Category:
    Website:
    https://natureslens.co.uk

    Location

    India
    Village Kuchwahi
    Umaria,Madhya PradeshIndia
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    Guides

    David Miles
    Pui Hang Miles