India Wildlife & Culture Photography Safari 2022
15 March - 03 April 2022
India destinations also available as a tailor made photographic safari
Outstanding Specialist Photography / Film Making Safari
Featuring Diverse Indian Wildlife & Cultural Experiences
Bandhavgarh tiger reserve
Kaziranga rhino reserve
Other wildlife highlights: leopard, sloth bear, slow loris, multitude of birds and small mammals
Diverse range of game drives, walks and boat cruises
Photograph Holi - India's most colourful festival - in authentic Mathura
Enchanting Agra: Taj Mahal, city highlights tour, Yamuna River cruise & wildlife rescue sanctuaries
Experience a wide range of Indian culture & traditional village life
Tour Leader & Photographic Tutor: Trai Anfield
Award-winning wildlife photographer, film maker & BBC presenter (The Living World, Blue Planet Live)
Why Choose This Indian Safari?
There are many trips to India on the market, but this is especially set up for wildlife photographers who also like to appreciate and photograph the culture of the countries we visit.
Highlights of the safari include
Two major wildlife reserves:
Bandhavgarh - here our main focus will be on tigers
Kaziranga - last stronghold of the Indian One Horned Rhino
Each has varied habitats, all of which offer extremely photogenic backdrops
and frequent encounters with these iconic species, plus an abundance of other wildlife, including leopard, elephant, sloth bear, indian wild dog, alongside a multitude of birds and smaller mammals and reptiles.
Visit little known nearby reserves to track down birdlife and species which don’t reside in the major parks. These excursions may include scenic boat trips, nocturnal species drive and other bespoke experiences.
Private safari jeeps with maximum 3 photographers in each. Max 5 photographers & tutor
Photograph the legendary Taj Mahal in Agra at sunset and sunrise.
Experience and photograph Holi, India's most vibrant festival amongst India's most authentic settings and celebrations.
Take an Agra city tour and a boat cruise on the Yamuna River to photograph the Taj Mahal at dawn and dusk
Visit nearby sloth bear & elephant sanctuaries.
Why March/April? As well as coinciding with Holi, March/April is an exceptional time of year to visit India's tiger parks: before the great heat of May sets in, but late enough for the foliage to have died back for clear visibility and shots. This is also the time that migratory birds swell the local population dramatically. As the month goes on, those willing to brave the heat can be rewarded with tigers clustering close to waterholes and increased possibilities of interactions.
Visit rural villages where tribal life hasn’t changed for centuries, and old towns with wonderful history, architecture, temples, forts, craft traditions and markets
The safari is fully bonded through Wildlife Trails, a UK based AITO operator specialising in India.
2022 Departures and Costs
DATES:15 March - 03 April 2022
RATES: £6850 PER PERSON
Based on minimum 4, maximum 6 guests sharing 3 double/twin rooms throughout.
Limited single room supplement available at £1750
INCLUDES: all internal flights and road/rail transfers, all jeep safaris, local specialist guides and activities/excursions, all expert photographic tuition, accommodation and meals as described.
EXCLUDES: *international flights; visas, gratuities, personal insurances, drinks.
*Allow approximately £600 per person for flights from the UK - we are happy to assist with booking flights and quote on request.
Please note - accommodation at Holi is limited and always sells out 100%. Early booking is therefore essential to secure your place!
Wildlife Trails - our preferred travel partner - was established in Cumbria in 1999 and is an independent travel agency specialising in responsible eco-tourism and tailor-made wildlife encounters.
Their experts have the wealth of knowledge, based on first-hand travel experience, necessary to craft this complex, multi-centre itinerary which will give us the ultimate India wildlife & culture photography experience.