NaturesLens offers keen wildlife photographers the chance to capture images of the rock-dwelling Leopards of Bera & Jawai, you will be photographing the small population of this species as they thrive in their picturesque natural habitat.
We have designed a very special photography experience, ensuring that internal travel & comfortable accommodation are organised for you to ensure that you can focus on making the most of opportunities to capture editorial quality images. Our trips fill up quickly so ensure that you book early to avoid missing out!
Join NaturesLens to capture images of Leopards of Bera & Jawai, in India, during the India’s Leopards of Bera & Jawai photography holiday. This photography holiday is of 7 night/8 day duration on a Full Board, Shared basis & costs £3599per participant.
Our photographic holiday to capture images of the Leopards of Bera & Jawai is a very special encounter indeed. We will stay in the rocky region of Bera & Jawai in the centre of the Aravalli range, which is home to a small but important population of leopards; Bera & Jawai truly are the heart of leopard country.
Despite the fact that this is a short visit to the area, we will fit in ten safaris to take photographic opportunities with the leopards of the area, with only two photographers per jeep, you are assured of not being squeezed whilst capturing images of these elusive cats.
The Rabari villagers who live in this locale are, for the most part dairy cattle farmers & goat herders. They with their unmistakable clothing of white dress & red turbans tend to their livestock on similar slopes to those on where the Leopards live.
Our main local guide & spotter, Shatrunjay Pratap is a passionate photographer, leopard-lover & an ardent conservationist; Shatrunjay has dedicated his life along with his family to live with these leopards & has made his home among the boulders of Bera & Jawai; Shatrunjay has spent time learning about the leopards, their movement patterns & habits. He knows many individuals & tracks them on a daily basis. He spends days in the field & is a treasure trove of information on individual animals & their life stories.
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You are making an enquiry for the India’s Leopards of Bera & Jawai photography holiday, which is scheduled for the dates of 28th March - 4th April 2023 & costs £3599per participant, this photography holiday requires a deposit of, £1000 to secure a place.
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How to Book
Before booking, it is important that you read the relevant photography holiday event page & our Booking Terms & Conditions. If you have any doubts regarding your suitability for this photography holiday, 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 photography holiday, 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.
A deposit of 20% is required at the time of booking unless you are booking less than 90 days before departure. In this case, full payment of the photography holiday price is required.
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.
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!
NaturesLens photography holidays do not include flights unless it is explicitly stated on the event page. When it is time to book your flights, we will send you the details in plenty of time to allow for bookings at the best available price.
The photography holiday itinerary is subject to change & is to be considered provisional.
NaturesLens photography holidays require a minimum number of participants in order to be viable. If this minimum number is not met, the photography holiday may not go ahead. This photography holiday has a minimum participant level of 4 plus NaturesLens guide(s).
In the event that the minimum number for a photography holiday to go ahead is not reached, NaturesLens reserves the right to cancel any given photography holiday. 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.
Please note the cuisine on many of the NaturesLens photography holidays is authentic & typical of the region in which you are travelling. International or western cuisine is often NOT available. If you have any concerns over the food arrangements or have any special dietary requirements, please contact us prior to making a booking.
All personal luggage are the responsibility of the owner & we request that photography holiday participants limit their luggage to the equivalent of one suitcase, one flight bag, one camera bag & tripod. We do not wish to appear dictatorial in this matter & the request is made to ensure space & comfort for everyone in our vehicles.
NaturesLens & its agents act only as agents for the passenger in all matters relating to travel arrangements, & as such, do not assume responsibility for injury, accident, damage, loss, delay or irregularity which may occur via defect of transportation or any other cause.
NaturesLens reserves the right to substitute hotels, & other previously outlined arrangements as necessary, to either improve or equal the travel experience.
NaturesLens reserves the right to pass on to photography holiday particpants any additional & unplanned expenditure incurred during a photography holiday, via events beyond the control of NaturesLens.
NaturesLens reserves the right to accept or decline any person as a member of any photography holiday.
Payment of deposit by photography holiday participants or their representative constitutes their acceptance of all conditions contained herein.
All bookings are made subject to our terms & conditions.
Travel Insurance Requirements
It is a condition of booking that you are insured against medical & personal accident risks. This must include cover for the activities to be undertaken during the photography holiday. We also strongly recommend you take out cover for cancellation & curtailment & baggage cover.
We have made use of the services of Campbell Irvine Insurance in the past, Campbell Irvine has policies which are specially designed for adventure holidays & are underwritten by AXA Insurance. As an alternative, check your standard travel insurance, many bank accounts include suitable insurance as part of a packaged deal.
Personal Travel Insurance can be arranged directly at Campbell Irvine.
For photographic insurance, we highly recommend the services of Glover & Howe. We have made use of their policies for a number of years now, adjustments, policy maintenance & claims are handled in an easy & professional manner by them.
India’s Leopards of Bera & Jawai Photography Holiday Summary
The India’s Leopards of Bera & Jawai photography holiday is a photography holiday of 7 night/8 day duration, that costs £3599per participant & takes place in Bera in India, between the dates of 28th March - 4th April 2023. It is ideal for photographing crane, crocodile, flamingo, leopard & more. This photography holiday is led by Pui Hang Miles & David Miles for NaturesLens. The photography holiday is offered on a Full Board, Shared basis. Group size for this photography holiday is a minimum of 4 participants & a maximum of 6, plus Pui Hang & David. 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 photography holiday starts & ends at Maharana Pratap Airport. Transfers between Maharana Pratap Airport & Bera are included in the cost of this photography holiday, this photography holiday requires a deposit of £1000 to secure a place.
India’s Leopards of Bera & Jawai Photography Holiday Payment Details
Deposit required to secure a place: £1000 payable upon making a booking.
Final balance payment due: December 28th, 2022*. Bookings made after this date will require the full payment to secure a place.
Bookings close: December 15th, 2021.
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.