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PRICE:  £ 4,398 GBP pp sharing

INDIAN BENGAL TIGER: 7-DAY SMALL GROUP PHOTO TOUR

GROUP SIZE:

8 max.

LOCATION:

Bandhavgarh, India

DURATION:

7 days / 6 nights

FITNESS LEVEL:

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Opportunities to get up close to the wild and rare Bengal Tiger and the Indian Leopard commonly found in the rocky areas of Bandhavgarh.

  • Other species of antelope can be seen such as the Sambar Deer, Spotted Deer, Barking Deer, Chevrotain Deer and the famous Nilgai known to be the largest antelope in Asia.

  • Monkeys create some stunning and subtle images that can be seen during this tour including the fearless Northern Plains Langur, Rhesus Macaque.

  • Other great sightings keen to be photographed include the famous Sloth Bear, the Indian Wild Dog, Grey Mongoose, and the acrobatic Flying Squirrel.

  • There are over 250 species of birds that can be photographed including Rollers, Hornbills, Parakeets and who can forget the Red Junglefowl, the ancestor of the domestic chicken.

TOUR DATES

2023           2024

Feb 25 - Mar 3

Mar 31 - Apr 6

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The Bengal Tigers of Bandhavgarh, make incredible opportunities for getting those big cat photographs. These remarkable big cats cooperate very well when using most telephoto lenses allowing you to gain those soft background images of a lifetime. Other National Park residence such as the Indian Elephant, Indian Leopard & Spotted Dear to name a few, also interact with the lens astonishingly well, allowing you to increase your portfolio of India’s wildlife.

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SAFARI OVERVIEW

This 7-day Tiger photo safari located in Bandhavgarh National Park, India takes you into the wild in luxury. Here you will be guided by our best professional guides to find the Wild Bengal Tiger and helped by our award-winning wildlife photographers to gain those memorable wildlife photographs that you require. From the Bengal tiger, the Indian leopard all the way to the many species of deer and forest birds, you will have the opportunity to photograph and create a showcase of professional images and gain those memorable experiences of an Indian Wild Tiger Safari.

Untamed Photography Tours offers a photographic 6 day extension to this big cat photography tour, taking you into Yala National Park in Sri Lanka to photograph the magnificent Leopard. View our itinerary for more details.

 

Explore wild India to photograph the Bengal Tiger

MEET YOUR GUIDE 

MARK A FERNLEY

Your photography guide, Mark, has gained interesting knowledge and photographic experience to share with others after spending time among India’s wildlife. From searching and photographing the Bengal Tiger to the wild Jungle Fowl Mark will guarantee a memorable experience. During this safari/Workshop, Mark will share his wildlife photography secrets with you to enhance that once in a lifetime portfolio.

 

View Mark's portfolio here

Mark Fernley
 
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LOCATION

BANDHAVGARH NATIONAL PARK

This Bengal Tiger photo safari is located in the central Indian state of Madya Pradesh. This unique National Park is well known for holding the highest density of Bengal Tigers in India. This wildlife hotspot provides endless photographic opportunities including the Indian Leopard, Indian Elephant, Samba Deer and of course the Bengal Tiger. The lodge situated just outside of the park, is located one hour away from the Jabalpur Airport making this photo safari easily accessible.

 
 

RECOMMENDED EQUIPMENT 

200mm lens

 

80-600mm Sigma lens

  

800mm lens

 

Monopod 

1 -2 camera bodies

16-35mm wide angle lens

 

Laptop & Back up Storage

Multiple CF Cards/SD Cards 

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TOUR INCLUDES 

Private airport transfers

5-star accommodation

All locally sourced meals

nonalcoholic/alcoholic beverages

National park entry fees

Transportation

All safari activities

All photographic guidance

TOUR EXCLUDES 

International/domestic flights

Alcoholic beverages

Gratuities for guides / staff

 

Learn photographic techniques of a professional level

 

TOUR ITINERARY

Located right outside of Bandhavgarh National Park, our five-star lodge awaits your arrival where you will be accompanied with beverages and a very warm welcome. From here the photographic group can meet and get to know each other in this luxurious lodge accompanied with a fantastic dinner from our Michelin chefs.

Each day will consist of two safari drives (one in the morning and one in the afternoon) accompanied with optional buffer National Park photographic walks.

Each morning drive will start with a 5am wakeup call followed with morning beverages and snacks with your photography guides and trackers. Shortly after, we will venture into the forest of Bandhavgarh National Park where the wildlife awaits. You will get the chance to photograph the stunning wildlife such as the Bengal Tiger among many other animals like the Indian Leopard, the Sloth Bear, Spotted Deer, and many others. Our professional wildlife photographers are at hand to help you gain those photographs of a lifetime. During each drive, the group will stop at a safe but picturesque location where your guide will prepare a coffee and tea break accompanied with a small picnic.

After each morning drive, you will return to the lodge and relax in the comfortable lodge before lunch, where we all have the chance to discuss photographic techniques before the afternoon drive. Lunch is provided with a beautiful each day to give you the full experience of this special and carefully selected lodge that we are proud to bring our guests in Bandhavgarh.  

The afternoon drive again will take you into the depths of the forest with our best trackers and photographers in search to photograph yet more wildlife such as the majestic Tiger along with all wildlife Bandhavgarh has to offer. Due to the dry time of year, we get superb opportunities of Tiger sightings as they are drawn to the water holes to drink where we get clear photographic views.

Each evening you will get the chance to fine dine with complimentary beverages of all kinds to make your Indian Safari a memory of a lifetime. Here you can talk wildlife photography, share stories, and experience our 5-star Michelin Chefs best Indian cuisine.

The last day will include one morning drive in the National Park. After photographing the last of the wildlife with our expert guides and wildlife photographers, you will be taken back to the airport of your choice with your grand showcase of images of Bandhavgarh Bengal Tigers/wildlife.

LEOPARDS OF SRI LANKA EXTENSION

Day 1  Arrival at Negombo airport, Sri Lanka and transfer to Yala National Park for afternoon walk and photo shoot in park.

Days 2-5  Morning and afternoon game drives in Yala National Park photographing Sri Lankan Leopard and much more.

Day 6  One final Leopard photo drive at Yala National Park. After, we will drive you to the airport or nearest accommodation at Negombo before your next journey of flight home.

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ACCOMMODATION

The lodge located just outside of the National Park in Bandhavgarh has been specially chosen by our professional wildlife photographers who minds are set on creating professional images in comfort. This five-star lodge with award winning Michelin chefs offers you the best cuisine of all lodges in beautiful scenic accommodation aimed to give you a unique experience in comfort.

Our rooms offer you the best in space, design and comfort. Perfect for your return after any Indian forest drive after photographing wild Bengal Tigers. The pool is great for relaxing in this beautiful environment along with the spa that the lodge offers.

 
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