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Ultimate Bandhavgarh Tiger Safari

March 12, 2019 - March 20, 2019

- £5999
Dotty looks back, she is one of the new mothers of Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve captured during the NaturesLens Bengal Tigers of Bandhavgarh Photography Holiday

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.

You can book now & hold your places with 20% deposit only!

Book early to experience the Ultimate Bandhavgarh Tiger Safari for yourself!

Dotty looks back, she is one of the new mothers of Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve captured during the NaturesLens Tigers of Bandhavgarh Photography Holiday

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.

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.

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.

Banbehi one of the new mothers of Bandhavgarh captured during the NaturesLens Tigers of Bandhavgarh Photography Holiday

 

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to come face to face with the majestic Indian tiger by booking early, as our tours offer limited places.

ULTIMATE BANDHAVGARH TIGER SAFARI PHOTOGRAPHY HOLIDAY AVAILABILITY

5 places available

You can book now & hold your places with 20% deposit only!

RECOMMENDED EQUIPMENT

This list is a guide on what to take on the tour. Don’t worry if you don’t have all the items listed as it wouldn’t all fit in your luggage /camera bag anyway! Items in BOLD are classed as essentials.

Camera Equipment:

  • Digital Camera Body.
  • Spare digital camera body.
  • Telephoto lens – no shorter than 200mm, but 300mm or longer is advisable. If you have a 400, 500 or 600mm lens, bring it!
  • 1.4x Teleconverter/Extender.  If you have to buy one for this for the trip, please make sure you get one that works with your telephoto lens. If the longest lens you have is 200mm, a teleconverter/extender is essential.
  • 2.0x teleconverter /extender.  Again, if you have to buy one for this trip, please make sure you get one that works with your telephoto lens.
  • 70-200mm.
  • 24-105mm or another wide angle lens.
  • Sturdy tripod with a gimbal type tripod head is advised.
  • Right angled viewfinder.
  • Spare memory cards.
  • Spare batteries.
  • Battery charger.
  • Lens cleaning cloth.
  • Camera and lens dust cover.
  • Card reader.
  • Laptop or another type of storage device.

Camera & Lens Recommendations:

Cropped Sensor:

In general, a 500mm lens can prove too much. The ideal lens would be 300mm + 1.4x converter or/and 100-400mm f5.6 Canon or 200-400mm f4 Nikon, Nikon 80-400mm f5,6.

Full frame sensor: 

In general 500mm, but optimal would be 400mm plus 1.4x converter or 300mm with 1.4x and 2x converter. Very good lens for full frame would also be a 70-200mm f2.8 plus 1.4x converter.

Clothing:

  • Thin neutral coloured t-shirts & blouses.
  • Neutral coloured trousers.
  • Hat (a safari style hat with a broad rim all around the edge is best).
  • Sunglasses.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Bandana (to protect your nose and mouth from dust).
  • Sensible shoes or boots for safari.
  • Flip flops or easy shoes for the lodge.

ADDITIONAL NOTES

NaturesLens photography holidays include only the travel stated on the event page, flights of any nature are not included. Flight details, where applicable, are made available to clients in plenty of time to allow for booking at the best prices available.

The Ultimate Bandhavgarh Tiger Safari itinerary is subject to change & is to be considered provisional.

NaturesLens photography holidays require a minimum number of participants if sufficient photography holiday places are not sold the photography holiday may not be run, this photography holiday has a minimum participant level of 3 plus NaturesLens guide(s).

Not all mentioned wildlife can be observed & photographed at all times of the year, thus some activities may be considered seasonal & not available.

Ultimate Bandhavgarh Tiger Safari BOOKING FORM

All bookings are made subject to our terms & conditions.