Tiger Photography Tour

Tiger Photography Tour

Join this small-group photography tour led by to the jungles of Tadoba National Park. Tadoba is one of the best places in the world to photograph wild tigers, home to a thriving tiger population.

Located in wildlife-rich Central India, Tadoba’s teak forests are a perfect home for the Tiger. Land of Taru, as it is famously known, these jungles were once ruled by the Gond Kings. Signs of their fallen empire can still be seen in an area spread over more than 600 sq. km. Tadoba supports the highest population of tigers in the state of Maharashtra.

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 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.

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.

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.

8 DAYS
FROM £2995
Expert-led Tour
Themes:
Activity Levels
Moderate

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Day 1: Arrival in Nagpur - Tadoba NP

Arrive in Nagpur from UK via Doha (Qatar Air) in the early hours of the morning.

You will be met by our local representative at Nagpur Airport, and transfer to Tadoba National Park (4 hours).

Arrive Tadoba and check in at your hotel and relax. You’ll meet your tour leaders, and enjoy a short introductory group briefing and have lunch together.

After lunch, prepare for your first encounter with the majestic Tiger, as we embark on an afternoon jeep safari to Tadoba National Park.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 2 - 6: Photo Safaris

For the next five days, we’ll enjoy morning and evening safaris in Tadoba National Park in our quest for photographic opportunities.

The morning safari begins around 0530-0600 and lasts up to 1030-1100. (Exact timings to be confirmed near the date). During the morning safari, guests enjoy a picnic breakfast provided by the lodge at the designated rest spot within the reserve.

Returning to our lodge after the morning safari, there is time to enjoy the pool, relax under a shady tree or do a spot of birdwatching in the lodge grounds before you take lunch at your convenience.

During one of the afternoons, we shall take a break from our safaris, and you’ll have a chance to relax in your lodge or enjoy a guided bird walk around the lodge.

Your host will be at hand during the day to answer questions, review photos and offer advice to help you make the most of the trip.

The afternoon safari begins around 1430-1500, and lasts up to dusk (approx. 1730).

We shall visit both the core and buffer zones throughout the week. The buffer zones are no less lucrative when it comes to tiger sightings, as rising tiger numbers have led to some tigers establishing territories here.

Returning from our afternoon safaris, there is time to relax and refresh before we meet as a group for beer, laughs, dinner and an informal review of how the day went (not necessarily in that order).

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7: Tadoba - Departure

This morning, we shall take the last safari of our tour. In order to catch our return flights to Delhi this evening, we may need to leave the reserve a bit earlier than closing time to give us enough time to refresh, pack our gears, have brunch and check out of the lodge.

Checking out of the lodge around 11am, we’ll drive to Nagpur Airport (4 hrs) and catch an evening flight to Delhi.

On arrival in Delhi, we’ll transfer to our hotel where one or two rooms will be available for the group for a few hours (to refresh and change).

We’ll spend our last evening enjoying a farewell dinner. There will be time for a final round of beers, and a review of the tour over dinner.

Following dinner, we’ll be transferred to Delhi’s International Airport to catch flights to London (via Doha).

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 1: Arrival in Nagpur - Tadoba NP

Arrive in Nagpur from UK via Doha (Qatar Air) in the early hours of the morning.

You will be met by our local representative at Nagpur Airport, and transfer to Tadoba National Park (4 hours).

Arrive Tadoba and check in at your hotel and relax. You’ll meet your tour leaders, and enjoy a short introductory group briefing and have lunch together.

After lunch, prepare for your first encounter with the majestic Tiger, as we embark on an afternoon jeep safari to Tadoba National Park.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 2 - 6: Photo Safaris

For the next five days, we’ll enjoy morning and evening safaris in Tadoba National Park in our quest for photographic opportunities.

The morning safari begins around 0530-0600 and lasts up to 1030-1100. (Exact timings to be confirmed near the date). During the morning safari, guests enjoy a picnic breakfast provided by the lodge at the designated rest spot within the reserve.

Returning to our lodge after the morning safari, there is time to enjoy the pool, relax under a shady tree or do a spot of birdwatching in the lodge grounds before you take lunch at your convenience.

During one of the afternoons, we shall take a break from our safaris, and you’ll have a chance to relax in your lodge or enjoy a guided bird walk around the lodge.

Your host will be at hand during the day to answer questions, review photos and offer advice to help you make the most of the trip.

The afternoon safari begins around 1430-1500, and lasts up to dusk (approx. 1730).

We shall visit both the core and buffer zones throughout the week. The buffer zones are no less lucrative when it comes to tiger sightings, as rising tiger numbers have led to some tigers establishing territories here.

Returning from our afternoon safaris, there is time to relax and refresh before we meet as a group for beer, laughs, dinner and an informal review of how the day went (not necessarily in that order).

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7: Tadoba - Departure

This morning, we shall take the last safari of our tour. In order to catch our return flights to Delhi this evening, we may need to leave the reserve a bit earlier than closing time to give us enough time to refresh, pack our gears, have brunch and check out of the lodge.

Checking out of the lodge around 11am, we’ll drive to Nagpur Airport (4 hrs) and catch an evening flight to Delhi.

On arrival in Delhi, we’ll transfer to our hotel where one or two rooms will be available for the group for a few hours (to refresh and change).

We’ll spend our last evening enjoying a farewell dinner. There will be time for a final round of beers, and a review of the tour over dinner.

Following dinner, we’ll be transferred to Delhi’s International Airport to catch flights to London (via Doha).

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Departure Dates & Prices

The prices below are based on two sharing and exclude international flights. A deposit is required to reserve a place.

For further information about this or any of our other tours, please contact us.

14-Apr-2024
£2995
Group Size: 9 Max
Available
13-Apr-2025
£3495
Group Size: 9 Max
Available

Dates don't work? Want to make changes? Don't fancy joining a group?
All our group tours can be tailored as private itineraries.

INCLUSIONS & EXCLUSIONS

Price Includes

  • Accommodation in Tadoba (with breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • The use of rooms at Vivanta by Taj near Delhi Airport for a short duration, for refresh and change only.
  • All safaris as listed in the itinerary (11 safaris and a bird walk in the vicinity of the lodge)
  • Internal Flights: Nagpur- Delhi (with 15kg hold luggage weight limit)
  • Airport transfers in Delhi
  • Road transfers from Nagpur to Tadoba in air-conditioned, comfortable vehicles
  • All park entrance fees, jeep charges, permit fees, services of forest guides and drivers
  • Meet & greet at airports on arrivals/departures
  • Services of the tour leaders, and local naturalists

Price Excludes

  • International flights
  • Personal expense such as laundry bills, beverages/drinks bill at all hotels, snacks/food whilst travelling, telephone bills, airport tax etc
  • Camera charges in Tadoba National Park (Currently there are no charges, but this is subject to change at short notice by the park authorities)
  • Tips for wildlife and hotel staff in Tadoba – Please bring ₹15,000 per person in cash to hand over to your tour leader on arrival in Tadoba
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visa fees
  • Vaccinations
  • Any excess luggage charges on internal flights: (approx. ₹500-₹750 per KG)
  • Anything else not explicitly listed in inclusions

Our prices do not include international flights unless explicitly stated.

The price shown is per person, based on two people travelling and sharing a room, outside peak periods. Prices may vary depending on the time of travel, and single supplements may apply.