Join this small-group photography tour led by expert photographer Oliver Wright to the jungles of Bandhavgarh National Park. Bandhavgarh is one of the best places in the world to photograph wild tigers, home to a thriving tiger population of 135 resident tigers.
Along with tigers, Bandhavgarh is blessed with a wide array of mammal and bird life (250+ species), all of which present never-ending photo opportunities. The support cast includes Leopards, Jungle Cats, Sloth Bears and Dholes (Wild Dogs) and a variety of prey species like Sambhar deer, Barking deer, Spotted deer (Chital), Nilgai, Chinkara and Langur monkeys. The park’s ancient landscape includes the atmospheric ruins of the Bandhavgarh Fort which make for spectacular backdrops for wildlife photography.
This tour is ideal for wildlife lovers and photographers of all levels who want to hone their photography skills and spend time in the Indian jungles with expert guides. Our visits to Bandhavgarh have always been productive and rewarding.
April is perhaps the best month for tiger and wildlife photography in central India. The weather is hot and dry, but peak summer heat is still to come. Sparse vegetation and warm temperatures increase chances of photographing tigers and other wildlife as they frequent watering holes. Tigers love cooling down in water, and once they find a good spot they’ll spend hours there, happy to pose for lucky, delighted photographers.
The tour is led by Oliver Wright and Sumit Sahai. Oliver will be on hand to provide guidance and tuition both in the field and back at the hotel, on technical, compositional and creative aspects.
Sumit will use his knowledge and experience to get the group in the right place at the right time, maximizing the number of tiger sightings and other species, and to advice on animal behaviour and photography in the jungles of India.
After every safari, there will be opportunities to discuss your experiences with the hosts, and get feedback on your images should you wish to do so.
The tour is limited to a maximum of 9 guests, which allows everyone to enjoy time with the hosts.