Tiger Photo Safari in India Overview
Just the word “Tiger” conjures powerful feelings and if you get those kinds of stirrings then wait until you see a tiger in the forests of India.
Join me on an incredible journey to India in search of the Royal Bengal Tiger. This is a bucket list photography tour that must be seen to be believed! I’ve just finished a month long tour of all of the significant tiger preserves and have developed the perfect itinerary for your private Tiger Photography Tour in India.
Why do call this the tiger photography workshop “best” I am only taking 2 and perhaps 3 clients on their very own exclusive Tiger Safari in India! We will travel in our own vehicle with local guides and drivers. I can customize the tiger safari in India to match your comfort level, scheduel, and budget. If you want to join the Best Tiger Photo Safari in India…look no further!
I suggest that you begin your Tiger Safari in India with this 16 night 17-day safari. We can add further customizations such a trip to one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Taj Mahal or the fascinating and ancient culture of the people of India! It is your safari after all!
Tiger Photo Safari in India Highlights
- 16 Nights and 17 Days
- 3 Clients Maximum!
- Customization is Possible
- Includes All In Country Lodging, Meals and Transportation
Tiger Photo Safar in India Itinerary
On arrival at the New Delhi airport, you will be met by our driver. He will transfer you to your hotel, assist you in check in, handover and explain all the travel related documents.
Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 2 – Travel to Ranthambhore National Park
After early breakfast transfer to Hazrat Nizamuddin Train Station to board a 1st Class Air-conditioned sleeper class day train to Sawai Madhopur at 0735 hrs. We will be met by our driver at Sawai Madhopur Train Station at 1255 hrs and transfer to the Hotel, 10 minutes drive. After we get checked in, we will have a delicious lunch at the resort and an afternoon game drive to the National Park in our private open-top vehicle.
Dinner and overnight at the resort
Day 3 and Day 4 – Explore Ranthambhore National Park
After breakfast, we will meet our guide and driver for a morning safari in the park looking for tigers and any other wildlife that we may encounter.
We will break mid-morning for a drink and a stretch. We will continue our adventure returning to the lodge for lunch and a rest during the heat of the day.
After a rest, we will have another safari drive and be returning to the lodge for our evening meal, and a well earned sleep!
Dinner and Overnight at the resort
Day 5 – Ranthambhore and Travel to Dehli
As usual, we will partake in a morning game drive in Ranthambhore after breakfast at the resort. We will return to the resort to for lunch and check out for a return to Dehli. Arrive at Hazrat Nizamuddin station at 1845 hrs and transfer to hotel.
Overnight at the hotel
Day 6 – Travel to Kanha Tiger Reserve
We will be up early for breakfast, and then we will be driven to the airport in a private vehicle. Our flight to Kanha departs at 0640hrs arriving in Raipur at 0810 hrs. We will be met by our driver and his air-conditioned car at the Raipur airport and make the fascinating (no, really!) drive to Kanha National Park 210 km / 4 hours drive.
Lunch at the lodge and afternoon game drive in Kanha Tiger Reserve.
Dinner and overnight stay at the Lodge
Day 7 and 8 – Explore Kanha Tiger Reserve
The schedule here will be the same as Ranthambhore. We will eat, game drive, eat, rest, game drive, eat and sleep! I promise you will not be hungry on this tour!
Day 9 – Travel to Bandhavgarh National Park
We will make another drive through the reserve hoping to find more tigers and later make the 6-hour drive to Bandhavgarh.
On arrival check into the resort and enjoy an excellent meal.
Overnight at the resort.
Day 10 and 11 – Explore Bandhavgarh National Park
We will once again spend as much time as possible in the park in search of tigers. We will also make sure to take 3 meals a day and even sleep!
Day 12 – Return to Dehli
A final morning game drive in Kanha followed by lunch and the same 4-hour drive to Jabalpur Airport.
On arrival transfer to hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 13 – Travel to Kaziringa National Park
We will be up at dawn for a quick bite and then a transfer to the airport to board a flight to Guwahati at 0605hrs. We will be met at arrivals at 0825 hrs and driven to Kaziranga National Park 250 kms/5hrs drive.
We will get unpacked and take a delightful meal before our first-afternoon tiger safari in Kaziranga.
When the sun starts to set we will return to the lodge with a big smile and full memory cards to quench our thirst and hunger with a superb meal prepared by the lodge’s chefs.
Overnight at the resort
Day 14 and 15 – Explore Kaziranga
I’m not going to lie, I have not been able to figure out another way to say that we are going to look for tigers and wildlife, eat 3 times and then sleep. Please leave a comment if you have another take on our day!
Day 16 – Travel to Dehli
We take our final safari in Kaziranga and then make the pilgrimage back to Dehli. We should be back at our hotel in time for dinner, whew!
Day 17 – Homeward Flights
We don’t have any scheduled activities today beyond the flight home. We could go souvenir shopping or just relax and get ready for the long flights home.
Included and Excluded Tiger Photo Safari
Your Tiger Safari in India Includes
- Accommodation in New Delhi on bed and breakfast basis
- Accommodation in Ranthambhore, Kanha, Bandhavgarh, and Kaziranga on a room, all meals and jeep safari basis
- Your entrance fee and guide charges in Ranthambhore, Kanha, Bandhavgarh, and Kaziranga
- 6 private safaris in Ranthambhore
- 6 private safaris in Kanha
- 5 private safaris in Bandhavgarh
- 6 safaris in Kaziranga
- Elephant Ride in Kazaringa, if desired and available
- First Class Air-conditioned sleeper class day train from New Delhi to Sawai Madhopur (Ranthambhore)
- First or Second Class Air-conditioned sleeper class day train from Sawai Madhopur (Ranthambhore) to New Delhi
- Assistance at airport, railway station and hotels
- All land transfers in an air-conditioned Toyota Innova SUV
- Still / video camera fee in national parks and at monuments
- All currently applicable taxes
Your Tiger Safari in India Does NOT Include
- Expenses of personal nature like Tips, Mineral water, soft drink, smokes, liquor, laundry, and telephone calls
- International airfare
- Travel insurance
- Anything not mentioned in the inclusions
What Should I Bring?
- You’ll need at least one SLR or mirrorless camera, ideally two to give you the opportunity to shoot with multiple lenses simultaneously, and also as a backup
- Lenses from wide-angle up to around 400mm (or the 35mm equivalent)
It’s almost impossible to list everything that you’ll need, you will be sent some recommendations and then this will be covered again before your trip on a one on one phone discussion we will have with you.
At any point feel free to reach out and I will talk you off of the ledge!
US Citizens Traveling To India*
Valid for a full six months after your scheduled departure.
Blank Passport Pages
Two blank pages required
U.S. citizens seeking to enter India solely for tourist purposes, and who plan to stay no longer than 60 days, may apply for an electronic travel authorization at least four days prior to their arrival in lieu of applying for a tourist visa at an Indian embassy or consulate. Please visit the Indian government’s website for electronic travel authorization
Required for yellow fever if the traveler is arriving from an infected area; others are suggested
Arrival and Departure Airport
Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) is the ultimate destination airport for your India Photo Safari. Our drivers will meet us at the airport after we clear customs and immigration and re-claimed our luggage.
Let me know if you need help with accommodations if you plan to arrive early.
We will drive you to the airport in time for your homebound flights..
Lodging & Transportation
The workshop includes all lodging and local transportation as described in your itinerary. You may be liable for any changes to that itinerary.
We always use trip insurance. It’s so much easier and with so many more benefits when you compare it with your insurance. I’ve found the costs to be reasonable given the benefits. I use Travel Guard when I travel and even though; I’ve not had a claim they were helpful and easy to deal with on the phone.
*Information for US citizens travel to India was obtained from the US Department of State and was valid as of January, 2019. If you are going to Namibia from another country, please check with your embassy to check the travel requirements for your country.
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About 30 days before departure, you will get a welcome kit with the nuts and bolts of what to expect. Of course, feel free to email me or call me and we can talk about it as much as you like!
There is a 2.5% convenience fee to pay your balance by credit cards. There are no fees with any of the listed payment methods for your deposit. Be sure to read the Terms and Conditions and or the FAQ to fully understand about deposits, cancellations and other important, but boring stuff.
I’ve been very passively advising my clients to purchase travel insurance for a while, but lately it seems like there have been multiple people having travel issues. Some have lost their deposits and sometimes even the cost of the entire trip!
Based on my client’s experience, I cannot stress more strongly how crucial it is to purchase travel insurance. Like I said before, and here it comes again, there is never a way to predict what is going to happen when you are booking trips months and years into the future.
You can read more about my thoughts about the importance of travel insurance in this blog post.
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The fee for your Tiger Photo Safari as presented above with 3 star accommodations is $9995 per person double occupancy. Solo travelers must pay a supplemental charge of $2100.
The fee for your Tiger Photo Safari as presented above with 5 star accommodations is $13995 per person double occupancy. Solo travelers must pay a supplemental charge of $3000.
If you are a solo traveler, I will do everything I can to assist you in finding a suitable person to share your lodging. If we cannot find a person for you to share accommodations, the single supplement will be applied.
A minimum of 2 clients is required for the Tiger Safari. Please do not book any non-refundable travel plans before you receive written word from me that the minimum clients have been met.
The deposit for this workshop is 25% per person. The deposit can be paid by PayPal, Credit Card, or Wire Transfer. All balances must be paid by certified check or wire transfer for this workshop.
The balance of the workshop tuition will be due 90days before the Tiger Safari departure date.
Need More Inspiration?
I always like to look at images that were taken on an adventure that I am planning. It’s the best way to really decide about where to go next. In this case, these images were taken by me on past trips, and you can see what may be possible for you as well. Take a look my Tiger Photo Safari Gallery and get inspired! Then get back here and sign up!
Ready to Go?
The Tiger Photography Workshop is unusual in that the dates are not set in advance. Just send me an email with your desired dates and we will work together to find dates that work for both of us. That includes the dates, the level of comfort and even the itinerary! Get in touch and we will plan the perfect Tiger Safari for you.