Wild Escapes – Kaziranga
Wildlife Photography Tour to Kaziranga
Single Supplement: ₹15000
A National Park, A Tiger Reserve, and a World Heritage Site, all rolled into one, Kaziranga is India’s Pride as it houses the largest no of Indian One-Horned Rhinos in the world.
Situated in the North-East Indian state of Assam, it is a sought-after destination for both tourists and wildlife lovers as it falls within the second largest biodiversity hotspot of the world and has a lot to offer in terms of scenic beauty and species count.
In this tour we will be visiting three to four ranges of the National Park on jeep safaris, to capture images of rhinos, tigers, elephants, wild Asiatic water buffaloes, deers, sloth bears, and several other animals and birds (resident and migratory).
Pre Tour Analysis:
Each registered participant will be requested to submit their landscape / portrait related images. Our panel will analyse each image to see how to guide each individual during the tour to help them enhance their skills. We will also provide individual feedback to their each submitted image and suggest improvement points.
During the Tour:
Based on the analytical data available with us post “Pre Tour Analysis” we will provide individualized attention to all and ensure they work on their weaknesses and enhance their skills. Evening Gup Shup sessions will be learning oriented and practical tips will be provided based on the mistakes committed by participants during the day.
We shall also have atleast one evening session dedicated to post processing workflow to help them become a complete photographer.
After the tour:
Each participant will be required to submit 3 of his or her best images from the tour. Each image will be analysed and constructive feedback will be provided. Best of the lot will make it to our website and blog; and will be aggressively promoted on FB.
Day 1, April 23: Arrive Guwahati and Transfer to Kaziranga
The participants are expected to arrive at Guwahati by the morning flights so that the team can have lunch in Guwahati itself and move towards Kaziranga. We spend our evening enjoying the welcoming traditional/cultural performances at the hotel and discussing the tour and individual requirements.
Day 2, April 24: Eastern Range
We start our safari from the Eastern Range of the NP and do both the safaris at the same range. With the prevalence of both woodland and wetland ecosystem, this range offers photo ops of both birds and animals in abundance. As we end our safari for the day, we are greeted with an amazing sunset across the wide-open wetland in the front and the Karbi Anglong Hills at the backdrop
Day 3 April 25: Western and Central Ranges
We start our safari for the day in the Western Range of the NP and exit it just before noon. After lunch, we visit the Central Range of the NP. Grassland ecosystem is widespread in the Western Range and it offers photo ops of mammals more than birds here. The Central Range is a mix of grassland, wetland, and woodland ecosystem and hence offers a good sighting of mammals, birds, and herpeto fauna. As we end our safari for the day, we witness a beautiful sunset beyond the wetland from Daflang Tower.
Day 4 April 26: Burhapahar Range / Central Range / Western Range – Transfer to Guwahati
On this last day of the Kaziranga safari, we either visit the Burhapahar Range of the NP or return to the Central Range or Western Range for the early morning views and animal/bird activities. If we are lucky, we get to see the ice-capped peaks of the Arunachal Himalayas as well and that makes for a stunning backdrop in your images, which is possessed by only a few photographers.
After lunch, we leave for Guwahati and stay at the heart of the city overnight.
Day 5 April 27: Morning Exploration of City
Depending on the flight timings of the participants, a morning visit to Kamakhya Temple can be arranged. Alternatively, other photo opportunities can be explored depending on the requirements of the participants, before they leave Guwahati.
Book for the event
• GST @5%
• Twin-sharing accommodation in comfortable rooms
• All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) and hot beverages (coffee and tea)
• All safaris and entry fees (5 Safaris in total))
What's not Included
• All Airfare and transfer expenses
• Any kind of personal expenses or optional tours, extra meals and beverages ordered
• Insurance, laundry and phone calls
• Bottled water and soft drinks
• Alcoholic drinks
• Camera fees if any (participants will be advised of the estimated fees in advance)
• Anything that is not included in the Inclusions list (see above)
Events Terms & Conditions
* Pls. download the Travel Declaration. Fill, sign and submit it before start of the tour.
- How different are tours and photo tours?
Unlike travel agents who plan your holiday based on what is hot in that season with almost no inclination to offer you what you would want to see, Photo Tours are innovative ways to experience a place through the guidance of a professional photographer. All of our photo tours are fun with a loads of learning and knowledge sharing. Moreover, since the group consists of photography enthusiasts only it makes your experience your experience more focused and fun filled.
- What is the suggested equipment for this tour?
For wild animals a mid-telephoto lens in the range of 100-400 works best. For birds however you require a longer focal length lenses but a minimum requirement is 100-400 lens. However prime lenses with higher focal lengths like 500mm or 600mm work the best, but we never advise anyone to go for those lenses just for coming on this tour. Camera bodies which work better in low light conditions and which have a crop sensor and high fps are suggested. We always advise to carry a monopod and a bean bag to stabilize your camera to get tack sharp pics. The tracks can be very dusty which can harm your camera, so we strongly suggest a dust bag to keep your gear protected when not in use.
- What are the pre requisites for this tour?
The only pre-requisites are good health and an avid interest for Wildlife photography.
- I am a rank beginner in photography / I only have a simple point and shoot camera. Can I be a part of this tour?
Oh yes very much! We always encourage every photography enthusiast whether an experienced photographer or not to attend such organized photo tours.
Feel free to be a part of this tour and get to take valuable tips home from our skilled team of experts and other participants as well.
- How many participants are expected to share a Room?
All participants are accommodated in twin-sharing rooms. Single supplements are charged extra. Please enquire with us about your single supplement charges.
- What are the chances of sighting a Tiger?
Tiger is a wild animal and since we are not visiting a zoo, chances of sighting it will be purely coincidental. We do not have any control over it and do not take guarantees of any kind. We however will be planning to maximize sighting based on some critical movement details of this King.