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India Photo Safari

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April 6th-15th, 2025

Join Nikon Ambassadors Kristi Odom and Tamara Lackey on a thrilling tiger photography expedition!

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India is an incredible country that truly engages all of your senses. From the aroma of the spices to the sounds of the diverse bird species and mouth-watering cuisine, every moment is a sensory delight.  During my first game drive, I was absolutely captivated by the sounds of the jungle, including the beautiful singing peacocks, chirping cicadas, and distant warning calls of deer indicating the presence of a tiger. It was an unforgettable experience that left me feeling exhilarated and alive!

Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime as we take you on a journey to India's most incredible wildlife parks, while alongside some of the best photography educators in the industry. This experience is not only about capturing stunning wildlife images but also about personal growth as a creative. 

Our first stop is Tadoba National Park, known for some of the most breathtaking tiger sightings in the world. Then, we'll head to Pench National Park, the very inspiration behind Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book. Finally, we end our journey in Kahna, one of the best habitats for tigers in all of India. Along the way, you'll encounter a variety of fascinating animals, including leopards, sloth bears, wild dogs, gaur, and hundreds of bird species. Join us for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the beauty and wonder of India's wildlife parks all while growing your photography skills!

Our journey puts wildlife, the planet, and people at the forefront. Our lodges have been showered with numerous awards for their unwavering commitment to sustainability. They were constructed with a focus on local and green architecture, providing the ultimate luxury experience amongst native plants and forests. Two naturalists will accompany us throughout our adventure, they will help us spot wildlife and share their expansive knowledge about the remarkable local biodiversity. Our local chef embracing farm-to-table initiatives creating local dishes of produce grown in organic gardens on the property.

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ITINERARY

Day 1

Today our adventure begins!  On arriving at Jabalpur Airport, you will be greeted by one of our drivers and taken to our hotel.  You will have a four hour transfer to get to our first safari location, Kahna.  Relax and unwind at our luxury hotel after your flight. 

 

After getting settled into our rooms, we will all meet up for a lecture from Kristi Odom and Tamara, giving you tips and tricks to photograph all the amazing wildlife ahead.  Afterwards together we will feast on an organic gourmet dinner made from the local garden on the grounds.  

Day 2 & 3

For the next two days we will have an early wake up call for our game drives.  We will meet for a quick coffee, tea and biscuits, then head out before the sunrise.  Kanha National Park is a true gem of India's Central Highlands, offering a thriving habitat for tigers and a stunning array of flora and fauna.  We will spend the next two days in this amazing park that has over 1,000 species of flowering plants and 300 species of birds.  After a few hours of game driving, we will stop to enjoy our breakfast so that we can continue on looking for wildlife in the morning light.  We will return to our lodge around 11 with time to download cards, go for a swim or just relax.  Lunch at the lodge then we will head out again for our evening drive to look for wildlife during the sunset.  We will return to the lodge in time for dinner.  

Day 4

Today we will have an early breakfast at our lodge then head to our next location, Pench National Park.  We will arrive in Pench after a 4-hour drive in time for a late lunch.  After we will break up the group into groups of 4.  With rotating 2 hour shifts the afternoon and evening people will have the option of sitting in our lodges hide, photographing the birds that come through.  When you are not photographing in the hide, everyone will have an opportunity to have a 20-minute one-on-one with either Kristi or Tamara.  During your one-on-one you will receive valuable feedback on your images from the last couple of days, helping you grow to get even stronger shots in the days to come.  We will have a group dinner then off to bed.  

Day 5

Today we will wake up early, and after a quick coffee, tea and cookies, head out to explore Pench National Park!  

The stunning Pench National Park is a place reality meets fantasy, as you wander through towering teak, Mahua, and bamboo forests that inspired The Jungle Book. The park is home to a diverse range of flora and fauna, including tigers, leopards, bears, deer, wild dogs, and wolves - the adoptive of Mowgli in Kipling's story. Bird enthusiasts will also be thrilled with over 210 species of birds, including migratory birds. It's a nature lover's paradise.

We will have a break for breakfast out in the park.  At around 11am we will head back to the lodge and have some time to download cards and relax.  After lunch we will head out again for an evening game drive.  

Day 6

Today we will wake up early, and after a quick coffee, tea and cookies, head out for another game drive in Pench National Park.  We will have breakfast out in the park and continue exploring this amazing area looking for wildlife until about 11 when we will head back to the lodge for a break and another fantastic lunch prepaired by our local chef.  

After lunch you have the option of another game drive or to take a break.  You can use this time to go through images, go for a swim, a bike ride or have another session in the hide.  Feel free to use this time for any questions you may have for Kristi and Tamara.  We are here to make sure you grow as a photographer.  

 

Day

Wake up early and transfer to Tadoba, we will have a 5 hour drive that starts right after breakfast.  We will arrive at the lodge in time for lunch, then more time for one-on-ones with Kristi and Tamara (whoever you didn't meet with during your last one-on-one).  

Day 8 & 9

For the next two days we will have an early wake up call for our game drives.  We will meet for a quick coffee, tea and biscuits, then head out before the sunrise. Tadoba National Park is one of the best places in the world to see tigers in the wild.  This beautiful jungle sits on hilly terrain and is not just home to tigers but also to Sloth Bears, Leopards, Wild Dogs and Indian Guar.  Hear the sounds of the Peacocks practicing their dance in the morning light while we are the lookout for tigers and bears.  Keep an eye in the sky for the Crested hawk eagle, Crested serpent eagle, Paradise Fly Catcher, Indian Roller, Hooded Oriole, and other stunning birds.  After a few hours of game driving, we will stop to enjoy our breakfast so that we can continue on looking for wildlife in the morning light.  We will return to our lodge around 11 with time to download cards, go for a swim or just relax.  Lunch at the lodge then we will head out again for our evening drive to look for wildlife during the nice light before sunset.  We will return to the lodge in time for dinner.  

Day 10

Today you'll be transferred to the airport for your flight back home with full memory cards, new friends and lots of new stories!  We will have an early breakfast then head to the airport for our flight back from Nagpur to Delhi, the drive is around 2.5 hours.