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2019 – Ultimate Bandhavgarh Tiger Safari Photography Holiday

March 12, 2019 - March 20, 2019

£6499  £5999
One Of Bandhavgarh's Beautiful Bengal Tigers In The Cooling Water Of A Pool   Photographed During The NaturesLens Tigers Of Bandhavgarh Photography Holiday
  • Ultimate Bandhavgarh

    Tiger Safari

    Join David Miles, in Umaria on this photography trip to India, spend six full-days, from before dawn to after dusk, making the most of opportunities to capture images of the magnificent Bengal Tiger.

    This trip includes full board accommodation in luxury cottages within a wonderful wildlife lodge; plus all jeep fees, all park fees & airport transfers.

    12th - 20th March 2019

    £6499  £5999 * per participant

    Special offer pricing available until 01 Nov 2018, other conditions may apply.

    £1200 deposit required to secure a place

    Group size: 3 - 5 participants - 3 places available..

    Bookings close: February 1, 2019

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    Ultimate Bandhavgarh Tiger Safari - £6499  £5999 * per participant

    Special offer pricing available until 01 Nov 2018, other conditions may apply.

    £6499  £5999 * per participant - 3 places available.
  • NaturesLens offers you an unparalleled opportunity within Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve, located in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. Following your arrival at your luxurious lodging in Bandhavgarh, you will spend six full-days, from before dawn to after dusk, making the most of opportunities to capture images of the magnificent Bengal Tiger as individuals & family groups thrive within a protected national park.
    Open to both amateur & semi-professional wildlife photographers, our Ultimate Tiger Safari photography holiday has been designed to offer guests unparalleled opportunities to photograph these amazing big cats within the national park, while also looking out for other native species such as the Indian gaur & langur monkeys.
    Join NaturesLens to capture images of tigers & other wildlife of the Indian jungle, in India, during the Ultimate Bandhavgarh Tiger Safari photography holiday. This photography holiday is of 8 night/9 day duration on a Full Board, Non-Shared basis & costs £6499  £5999 * per participant.
    Refined, using personal experience gained through visits to the reserve over the past 6 years, our trip includes full board accommodation in luxury cottages within a wonderful wildlife lodge; plus all jeep fees, all park fees & airport transfers to make things as straightforward for you as possible. Our 8 night/9 day photography holiday is designed to ensure that you can make the most of this fantastic wildlife photography experience.
    Where this trip differs from our regular trips to Bandhavgarh, is that our standard offerings include twelve safaris, made up of two four-hour safaris over each of six days in a specific zone of the reserve; instead, for this, our Ultimate Bengal Tiger Safari, on each of the six days, we enter Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve fifteen minutes before other visitors, have the opportunity to spend the entire day in the Tiger Reserve, & leave fifteen minutes later than every other vehicle. Additionally, we will have access to all the core zones & all safari routes within the Tiger Reserve. The structure of this photography holiday means that you will typically have the opportunity to track tigers all day long, from zone to zone, for up to fifteen hours at a time – for this reason, we believe this to be the Ultimate Bengal Tiger Safari photography holiday!
    Also of note, our jeep drivers have decades of experience within the Tiger Reserve, they know the area intimately, can spot tigers in an uncanny fashion & will strive to get you the best photographic opportunities.
    Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve is famed for having the highest density of Tigers in India, & its landscape offers dense jungle environments & open grassland intertwined with narrow tracks that you will navigate while capturing stunning images. You will encounter a range of other native species during the safaris, such as leopards, gaur, langur monkeys & sloth bears as well as an array of beautifully colourful birds.
    Many wildlife photography tours to Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve place three 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. At NaturesLens, we ensure that only two 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, with expert wildlife guidance supplied by a pairing of a local naturalist & guide in each jeep.
    Our accommodation is exquisite; each guest is housed in a beautiful cottage within a luxurious lodge, on a full board basis; we have stayed at this lodge many times during the past 6 years, we guarantee that you will be provided excellent hospitality when you return from the game drives to relax, unwind, & look over your images.
    We have designed this 8 night photography holiday to maximise time in the park spent spotting & capturing editorial quality photographs of tigers while minimising travel time. With this in mind, airport transfers, all 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.
    Throughout these months, the tiger reserves are subject to the temperatures rising & the vegetation drying out. From being around 20℃, temperatures are now rising, 30℃ & above is increasingly commonplace. The grasses wilt & fall flat, dying on the ground to expose landscapes covered in thick dusk, where water is scarce. This is an excellent time to go, less foliage means the wildlife is more exposed, & little water allows us to predict their behaviour as they congregate around the last remaining sources.
    Group size is extremely limited, so book now to join David on this fantastic adventure to come face to face with the majestic Indian Tiger.

    Photographable Species: tiger

    Ultimate Bandhavgarh Tiger Safari Photography Holiday Itinerary

    day 1 - tuesday - 12th march, 2019

    arrive indira gandhi international airport

    day 2 - wednesday - 13th march, 2019

    flight to jabalpur from new delhi & transfer to bandhavgarh

    day 3 - thursday - 14th march, 2019

    full-day safari across all three zones of bandhavgarh tiger reserve

    day 4 - friday - 15th march, 2019

    full-day safari across all three zones of bandhavgarh tiger reserve

    day 5 - saturday - 16th march, 2019

    full-day safari across all three zones of bandhavgarh tiger reserve

    day 6 - sunday - 17th march, 2019

    full-day safari across all three zones of bandhavgarh tiger reserve

    day 7 - monday - 18th march, 2019

    full-day safari across all three zones of bandhavgarh tiger reserve

    day 8 - tuesday - 19th march, 2019

    full-day safari across all three zones of bandhavgarh tiger reserve

    day 9 - wednesday - 20th march, 2019

    transfer to jabalpur & flight to indira gandhi international airport

    Peacock Displaying As Captured 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 Guide
    • 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

    • Jayne - Bandhavgarh - 2017

      Superb trips as a result of thorough planning. NaturesLens go the extra mile to ensure great photographic opportunities for all their clients.

    Make a Booking Enquiry

    To make a booking enquiry, please complete the form below & we will get back to you as soon as possible.
    You are making an enquiry for the Ultimate Bandhavgarh Tiger Safari photography holiday, which is scheduled for the dates of 12th - 20th March 2019 & costs £6499  £5999 * per participant

    , this photography holiday requires a deposit of £1200 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 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

    We will be travelling at the height of the Indian summer so it is going to be hot! Luckily, it is a dry heat so it will be much easier to cope with. So, for this photography holiday, we recommend that you pack thin neutral coloured t-shirts & blouses teamed with neutral coloured trousers. You should also bring a hat, preferably a safari style hat with a broad rim all around the edge, to protect your head & scalp from getting burnt. If you own a bandana, bring this along too as it will be useful to protect your nose & mouth from dust.

    Sandals or 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

    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 3 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

    Ultimate Bandhavgarh Tiger Safari Photography Holiday Summary

    The Ultimate Bandhavgarh Tiger Safari photography holiday is a photography holiday of 8 night/9 day duration, that costs £6499  £5999 * per participant

    & takes place in Umaria in India, between the dates of 12th - 20th March 2019. It is ideal for photographing tiger & more. This photography holiday is led by David Miles for NaturesLens. The photography holiday is offered on a Full Board, Non-Shared basis. Group size for this photography holiday is a minimum of 3 participants & a maximum of 5, plus David. We consider this to be an event of Medium 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 Indira Gandhi International Airport. Transfers between Indira Gandhi International Airport & Umaria are included in the cost of this photography holiday, this photography holiday requires a deposit of £1200 to secure a place.

    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.

  • Details

    Start:
    March 12, 2019
    End:
    March 20, 2019
    Cost:
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    Website:
    https://natureslens.co.uk

    Location

    Bandhavgarh
    Village Kuchwahi
    Umaria,Madhya PradeshIndia

    Guide

    David Miles
    Email:
    info@natureslens.co.uk
    Website:
    https://natureslens.co.uk/
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