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India: Wildlife & Culture Photography Safari


Currently available as a tailor made photographic safari

Outstanding specialist photography / film making safaris across India

Amazingly diverse Indian wildlife & cultural experiences combined



Tour Highlights Include: 

Major tiger reserves

Bespoke leopard and/or rhino safaris

Diverse range of game drives, walks and boat cruises

Stay in ancient forts and ornate havelis as well as top hotels

Experience Indian culture & traditional village life

Photograph Holi and other major festivals in enchanting locations   


Optional Extension:

Agra: Taj Mahal, city highlights & wildlife rescue sanctuaries


Tour Leader & Photographic Tutor:  

Trai Anfield - wildlife photographer, film maker & BBC presenter (The Living World, Blue Planet Live)


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 you visit.  Some of the highlights of the safari include


  • A choice of different tiger reserves with varied habitats, all of which offer extremely photogenic backdrops and excellent and frequent tiger encounters, plus an abundance of other wildlife, including leopard and sloth bear.  


  • We will also be heading into little known nearby reserves to track down birdlife and species which don’t reside in the major parks. These excursions will include scenic boat trips, nocturnal species drive and other bespoke experiences.  We will have private safari jeeps with maximum 3 photographers in each.


  • Recommended timings: February - May is an exceptional time of year to visit India's tiger parks. February/March is before the great heat of April/May sets in (excess of 40C then) but late enough for the foliage to have died back a little for good visibility and shots. This is also the time that migratory birds swell the local population dramatically. Those willing to brave the heat of April/May can be rewarded with tigers clustering close to waterholes and increased possibilities of interactions.


  • We always think it's important to include a cultural dimension in the trip, so we will also visit rural villages where tribal life hasn’t changed for centuries, and old towns with wonderful history, architecture, temples, forts, craft traditions and markets


  • Also available: a fantastic extension to this trip takes us on bespoke leopard safaris in a region where they are revered as gods, and to track some of the few remaining Greater One Horned Rhinos in India

  • experience and photograph Holi, or one of India's other vibrant festivals, depending on time of year 


  • Choose accommodation from a diverse range of lodges, tented accommodation, ancient forts, ornate traditional havelis and luxury hotels

  • Access the very best wildlife encounters with the very best guides and to soak up the atmosphere of the cities, towns and villages we visit.


  • The safari is fully bonded through Wildlife Trails who are a UK based AITO operator specialising in India.


  • Option to visit iconic Agra: sunrise and sunset photography sessions of the Taj Mahal, city tour
    and visit sloth bear & elephant sanctuaries


Why Choose This Indian Safari?

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Dates & Rates

Includes: all Indian transfers, accommodation, all meals in safari camps, in other accomodation breakfast and other meals as per full itinerary , reserve fees, excursions

and safaris, photographic tuition, safari guides 

Excludes: international flights, gratuities, drinks


Maximum group number: 5 photographers



Currently available as a tailor made photographic safari

Optional Extension:


Magical Agra: Taj Mahal, city highlights & wildlife rescue sanctuaries


Dates: flexible - book before or after your India: Wildlife & Culture safari


Rates: available on request 


This extension is only bookable in conjunction with India: Wildlife & Culture Photographic Safari


Includes: all transfers, accommodation, breakfasts, excursions, entry to monuments and sanctuaries, photographic tuition, guides 

Excludes: evening meals, drinks, gratuities

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