India tiger and rhino photography holiday

“I just loved this tiger photography holiday and wanted to say thank you for every aspect. Well organised, great fun and I never expected to see quite so many tigers as we did. It’s going to take me some time to go through all my photos from this trip !” Ian Page

An exciting change to next year’s India tiger trip ! We’ll start in Ranthambore national park which never ceases to surprise me for it’s incredible tiger sightings. My personal record is 17 and the least we’ve ever seen is 11. I’m not talking about glimpses of tigers in the distance – I mean up close and personal encounters with these iconic cats – sometimes so near you can hear them breathe. We secure the best tiger permits in the best zones and use open topped jeeps with a maximum of 4 guests in each one.  This ensures you have plenty of space to see and photograph the immense amount out wildlife that we’ll see during our visit. Then after 7 safaris here we’re going to head to Kaziranga national park which is the most reliable place in India for Rhino sightings. There’s tigers here too of course ! We’ll do 7 full safaris in this beauitiful national park too. Finally there’s the option of an extension for a few days to travel to Sasangir which is home to Asiatic lions. So tigers, rhinos and lions all on the one trip. Utterly wildlife tastic !

“A wonderful combination of brilliant photographic opportunities and meeting new friends. Having a holiday where you can relax in beautiful surroundings, learn a new skill and take away some wonderful memories. What could be better, thank you so much.” Gill and Andy Tarrant

Tigers, leopards and so much other wildlife

Although tigers, rhinos and lions will be the main draw of this trip there’s an immense amount of other wildlife that we can expect to see during our safaris. Among the other  highlights are leopards, sloth bears, sambar deer, spotted deer, hyenas, langurs, jackals, Indian wild boars, civets and hundreds of bird species including good opportunities to photograph several types of owl.

Dates and costs

India Tiger, rhino and lion photography holiday – 2020 trip Open for booking  contact us here.

Dates: April 3rd to 13th 2020

Tiger photography holiday – Costs 2020

Part 1: April 3rd to 14th 2020 – Tigers and rhinos. £2900 per person based on sharing twin or double rooms including accommodation, all national park and wildlife permits (premium tiger and rhino permits), all photography permits and all transportation including first class train tickets and internal flights. Excluding your international flighs to and from Delhi which cost about £450 return from Europe. £3300 for single room throughout. Full board throughout.

Part 2: optional extension: April 13th to 16th – Asiatic lions in Sasangir. £995 per person based on sharing twin/double accommodation. £1115 single room throughout.

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Tiger photography holiday – 2019 trip  – a few photos from this trip are here.

March 2018 tiger trip report

April 2016 tiger trip report

Why I love Ranthambore

Itinerary

PART 1: Tigers and Rhinos

Day 1 – Arrive Delhi from your part of the world and transfer to the hotel Royal Plaza  where we’ll all convene and start to get excited about what lies ahead !

Day 2 – Morning departure for first class train travel to Ranthambore – afternoon tiger safari. Overnight at the beautiful Ranthambore forest lodge.

Day 3 – Two tiger safaris in our open topped safari jeeps – one early morning and one late afternoon. Each safari will last about three hours and will be in the prime sectors for tiger sightings. Return to lodge in heat of the day for yummy lunch. Stay Ranthambore forest lodge

Day 4 – Two tiger safaris in our open topped safari jeeps – one early morning and one late afternoon. Each safari will last about three hours and will be in the prime sectors for tiger sightings. Return to lodge in heat of the day for yummy lunch. Stay Ranthambore forest lodge

Day 5 – Two tiger safaris in our open topped safari jeeps – one early morning and one late afternoon. Each safari will last about three hours and will be in the prime sectors for tiger sightings. Return to lodge in heat of the day for yummy lunch. Stay Ranthambore forest lodge.

Day 6 – Ranthambore to Delhi by first class train. Mini bus to airport and flight to Guwahati. Transport to Kaziranga national park.. Overnight Kaziranga eco lodge.

Day 7 – Two rhino/tiger safaris in our open topped safari jeeps – one early morning and one late afternoon. Overnight Nature hunt eco lodge.

Day 8 – Two rhino/tiger safaris in our open topped safari jeeps – one early morning and one late afternoon. Overnight Nature hunt eco lodge.

Day 9 – Two rhino/tiger safaris in our open topped safari jeeps – one early morning and one late afternoon. Overnight Nature hunt eco lodge.

Day 10 – Two rhino/tiger safaris in our open topped safari jeeps – one early morning and one late afternoon. Overnight Nature hunt eco lodge.

Day 11 – Transport to Guwahati and flight to Delhi.

PART 2: Asiatic lions – optional extension.

Day 11 : Kaziranga – Guwahati to Mumbai Flight
Day 12 : Mumbai – Rajkot – Sasangir  flight + drive plus 1 afternoon safari
Day 13 : Sasangir 2 safaris
Day 14 : Sasangir 1 safari + drive to Rajkot + flight to Mumbai – Onward travel from Mumbia as per people’s international flight timings

 

A few more photos from this tiger photography holiday – click on any thumbnail to view them larger.

Below is a short Youtube video that I made on my last trip here showing some of the wildlife we saw on just 1 safari.

Tiger photography holiday testimonials

“You promised me close up sightings of tigers and other wildlife but nothing could prepare me for some of our encounters. The one that walked right past our jeep made the hairs on the back of my neck stand on end. ” Sarah Clayton

“Thanks for a brilliant trip again Ian. Our tiger sightings were magnificent and watching that one cool off in the water just a few metres away was so so special. Great memories and photos.” Paul Edwards

“I just loved this tiger photography holiday and wanted to say thank you for every aspect. Well organised, great fun and I never expected to see quite so many tigers as we did. It’s going to take me some time to go through all my photos from this trip !” Ian Page

“I’m back home and just wanted to say a quick thanks for our trip. What a tiger feast that was; think we were very lucky with all those tiger sightings. I lost count in the end but I think 16 or 17 ?” Michelle Roberts