Project Description

A Tiger relaxes in Bandavgarh National Park

Tiger Photo Safari in India

  • From $11,950

  • 14 Days

  • India

  • March 2025 & 2026


Charl and Sabine have just returned from India where they were scouting out a new trip for us and they have returned with a wealth ideas for an amazing two week photo safari that we know will give you the most incredible photo opportunities and experiences that this amazing country has to offer.

Obviously tigers are the big draw, but India is so much more than that, and rather than opt to visit just one “Tiger hotspot,” we have designed this itinerary to visit three superb wildlife destinations that will also increase the chances of seeing and photographing subjects such as leopards, sloth bears, elephants, and wild dogs…and plenty of tigers too!

A selection of Charl and Sabine’s images from India!

Depending on where you are flying in from, Charl and Sabine will meet you at the Airport hotel right next to the terminal, The Pride Plaza Aerocity. This is a super comfortable hotel and will allow you time to relax after the journey. In the evening, Charl and Sabine will host a dinner with the group.

The next day, you will return to the airport for the flight to Jabalpur (included). Bandhavgarh National Park is one of the best places in India to see Tigers (and where they shot the film above). We will base ourselves at Bagh Tola Lodge, which is in a great location with easy access to the park.

Our ground handlers will be arranging all the permits in advance, which will allow us early access through the gates to spend three full days in the park and make the most of our time there. Tigers will be the priority, but there is so much more to photograph in this beautiful park, including primates like Grey Langurs, assorted deer, elephants, wild boar, plenty of birdlife, and a surprising amount of landscape and environmental photo opportunities.

On the final day, we will do a morning drive followed by an optional evening drive in the buffer zone to see what nocturnal species we can see and photograph as they start the “evening shift.”

After brunch on the morning of the 6th of March, we will drive to Pench National Park, which will take around 5–6 hours in total (with stops along the way). We have opted to drive instead of flying between destinations, as it allows you to take in more of the sights and sounds of rural India, which is very much a feast for the senses! The journey will be undertaken in comfortable SUVs with two guests per vehicle.

We have chosen to visit Pench National Park as it has a reputation for excellent sightings of both leopards and wild dogs (or Dholes, as they are known). Once again, we will have access to safari jeeps with two guests per jeep, but instead of full-day drives, we will do the more familiar morning and afternoon game drives in the park.

While at Pench, we will be staying at The Pench Tree Lodge for two nights.

On the final day at Pench will have time for one last morning game drive before heading off to our final wildlife destination, Bori Wildlife Sanctuary, again by road (around 6 hours with stops) and arriving in the late afternoon. We will be staying at Bori Safari Lodge.

Along with a healthy population of tigers, leopards and wild dogs, Bori has a reputation for being a great place to see one of the more elusive large mammals: – The Sloth Bear!

Once again, we will conduct morning and afternoon game drives in the sanctuary, with editing and image review sessions back at the camp during the day.
We firmly believe that by visiting three distinct reserves, you will end up with a far more comprehensive portfolio of images than from just visiting one location.

On the final full day of this incredible photo safari, we will head to Bhopal Airport for the flight back to Delhi. We have included a night back at the hotel next to the airport at the end for everyone to have a farewell dinner and not be rushed to get your international flight back home.

If you are interested in extending your time in the region, then perhaps you might consider heading to Sri Lanka. If so, click here to read Toby’s trip report for your reference.

$11,950 per person sharing | $14,450 Single

28th February to 13th March 2025

This photo safari will be limited to only eight guests travelling with Charl and Sabine. When out in the reserves we will be using four vehicles with two guests per vehicles. Charl and Sabine will then alternate between them. When not on activities, there will be plenty of opportunities to process your images in group editing sessions back at the camp.

Please note that we are also planning dates for a 2026 safari at the same time of year so please let us know in the form below if you would like to be added to the waiting list and we will send details when we have confirmed the dates.

  • Meet and Greet at Delhi Airport with overnight stay at Aerocity Plaza Hotel (HB)

  • All internal Flights (Delhi to Jabalpur and Bhopal to Delhi)

  • 5 nights Bagh Tola (Bandhavgargh) with full day game drives (Full Board)

  • Road transfers in SUVs (Bandavgargh to Pench and to Bori)

  • 2 nights at Pench Tree Lodge (Full Board).

  • Morning and afternoon Game drives in Pench

  • 4 nights at Bori Safari Lodge (Full Board).

  • Last night with farewell dinner in Delhi

  • Daytime image review and editing sessions.

  • Photo tuition and assistance from Charl and Sabine throughout

  • International flights: please contact our office for any assistance on routing.

  • Clients must obtain comprehensive travel insurance for this trip.

  • Any required visas.

  • Customary tips for guides and camp staff.

  • All alcoholic drinks. (Soft drinks, tea, coffee and water are included)

  • Laundry and items of a personal nature

Suggested Add-ons to Tiger Photo Safari India
Please chat to your safari planner if any of these add-ons appeal to you.

Epic Kenya Photo Safari

Charl and Sabine will be travelling to India after our annual Epic Kenya safari which will visit Amboseli, Samburu and The Masai Mara. You can see details of that photo safari here.

There will be a few days in between the end of the Kenya safari to spend in Delhi to catch up on your editing!

Sri Lanka

Check out Toby’s report from his time in Sri Lanka here.

We have a fantastic local wildlife photography specialist who can design an amazing itinerary for you.

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