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Location

Kutch

Duration

3D/2N

26,000 29,000

26,000₹ 29,000

Overview

2 nights 3 full days of Bird and Wildlife Photography Tour to Little Rann of Kutch (LRK).

DCP Experts

Entry fees

Images Review

Meals

Post Event

About The Tour

Though Little Rann of Kuch (aka LRK) is synonymous with Indian Wild Ass as it’s last refuge in the world, the place is home to avian wonders too and comes alive during the winter months. The vast expanse of this cracked land often gleaming with mirages has more surprises to it than what meets the eye. This seemingly infinite landscape hosts a large assortment of bird species mainly Raptors. The sunrise and the sunset here are those fascinating moments when the golden light reflects upon the enduring wetlands, resulting in lighting up the entire horizon and mesmerizing anyone who experiences this spectacle.

This a paradise for the photographers as the Wild Asses kicking and running around unique habitat comprising of Saline mudflats, marshes, scrub-land & seasonal wetlands and a heaven for avian diversity ranging from waders to raptors. The prime focus of the trip is to observe and photograph different species of birds (that the land offers) ranging from residents to migrants to passage migrants.

Target species:

Though it is a bleak landscape, yet it has an extremely rich biodiversity and is an ecologically important area for wildlife and many local and migratory water birds & raptors. It is also home to various unique mammals apart from wild ass such as the Indian Wolf, Desert Fox, Striped Hyena, Nilgai, Desert Cat etc. The avian biodiversity is also amazing here. One can expect to see and make good photographs of Greater Hoopoe Lark, Macqueen's Bustard, Asian Desert Warbler, Isabelline Wheatear, Short-Eared Owl, Eastern Imperial Eagle, Greater-Spotted Eagle, Steppe Eagle, Merlin, Common Kestrel, Lesser Kestrel, Peregrine Falcon, Crested Lark, Greylag Goose, White Stork, Black Stork, Short-Toed Snake Eagle, Pellied-scops Owl, Isabelline Shrike, Rufous Shrike, Chestnut-Bellied Sandgrouse and many more.

Quick Information

Route:

Ahmedabad - Little Rann of Kutch - Ahmedabad

Start Point:

Ahmedabad

Duration:

2 Nights 3 Days (full)

End Point:

Ahmedabad

Inclusions

  • Accommodation for 2 nights and 3 full days.
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner during the stay.
  • DCP photography expert for all days.
  • All park entry fees
  • Local Guide charges
  • All Taxes and service charges.

Experts

How To Reach

Nearest Airport is Ahemdabad Airport. Take a cab to Little rann of kutch our team will assist for the arrangements.

Nearest Station is Ahemdabad Station. Take a cab to Little rann of kutch our team will assist for the arrangements.

Take a cab to Little rann of kutch our team will assist for the arrangements.

Getting Ready

Things to carry:

  • Telephoto lenses – preferably above 400 mm
  • Carry fully charged batteries for your camera / flash.
  • Carry battery charger. Carry extra pack of camera batteries
  • Carry backup memory cards / HDD storage drives, Laptop
  • Carrying a Tripod is a must for all bird photography workshops
  • Body Warmer for the chilly early mornings.
  • It is advisable to carry basic first aid along with you.
  • Please carry Odomos to keep you protected from mosquito bites.
  • Carry a pair of good binoculars

Equipment available on rental - please mail us at rentals@dcpexpeditions.com

Itinerary

Tour starts in the morning at 11:00 hrs from Ahmedabad. We will leave for Little Rann Of Kutch (95 kms from Ahmedabad) and reach at the hotel in Little Rann of Kutch about 13:00 hrs. Lunch will be en-route. Check in and get ready for the first safari which will start at 15:00 hrs. We shall try and look for water birds near shallow wetlands like bar-headed geese, grey lag geese, white-tailed lapwings, little grebe, common and demoiselle cranes, etc. End the session with stunning sunset images. Have dinner and rest for the night.

Will start early at 6:00 hrs for a first safari of the day. We shall have breakfast en-route safari. We shall try and look for raptors like eastern imperial eagles, harriers, buzzards, some mammal species like blue-bulls, desert fox, etc. We shall be back around 12:30 hrs, Have a lunch and rest.

Second safari will start at 15:00 hrs. We shall try and look for peregrine falcons, merlin, and etc. larks species like Rufous tailed lark, desert lark, hoopoe lark etc. Back to hotel around 19:00 hrs. with interesting images. Review and discussion on the images captured during safaris. Have dinner and rest for the night.

Will start early at 6:00 hrs for a first safari of the day. We shall have breakfast en-route. We shall try and look for raptors like vultures, eagles, short eared owls etc. Some species of mammals like wild-ass, blue-bulls etc. Back to hotel around 12:30 hrs, check-out, have lunch and rest.

Second safari will start at 15:00 hrs. We shall try and look for large flocks of flamingos, pelicans, spoonbills, Greater hoopoe lark. Here is a very good chance to get silhouette images of Indian wild-ass behind setting sun. We shall leave for Ahmedabad around 19:00 hrs. Reach Ahmedabad by about 22:30 after having dinner en route. 


Field Learnings

On field learning from the experts is said to be one of the best methods of improving your skillsets. Our expert will hand hold you at every possible step for a better understanding of perspectives, camera controls and how to make use of the best opportunities to get better images. The training will focus on the following

  1. Different modes of shooting (Av / A, Tv / S, M and P)
  2. Exposure control in field under difficult light conditions
  3. Mastering metering techniques (Spot, partial, center weighted, evaluative)
  4. Mastering auto focus, focusing points, AF locking and focus tracking for moving subjects
  5. How to get sharp images of moving subjects
  6. Framing and composition in the field

Package Cost

Rs 26,000 per head inclusive of all taxes.

*To know charges for foreign nationals please write to info@dcpexpeditions.com

Cost includes

  • Veg. Lunch en route Little Rann of Kutch from Ahmedabad.
  • 2 nights (3 days) stay with all meals (2 breakfast, 2 lunch and 2 dinner)
  • Tea / refreshment in the evening.
  • Veg. Dinner en route from Little Rann of Kutch to Ahmedabad.
  • All park charges, entry fee etc.
  • Vehicle pickup and drop expenses to and fro Ahmedabad.
  • Photography expert for the entire trip.
  • All Taxes and service charges.

Cost does not include:

  • Camera-fee at sanctuaries.
  • Mineral Water, Soft Drinks, Laundry Charges, Phone Calls, Tips etc.
  • Any kind of insurance, Medical or/and Emergency Charges.
  • Any extra meals not included in the above itinerary.

Map

Little Rann of Kutch


Policies

Cancellation policy

  1. All cancellations before 30 days of the event date - 100% credit
  2. All cancellations between 20 - 30 days of the event date - 50% credit
  3. All cancellations within 20 days of the event date - No credit possible

FAQ's

Yes. Please write to info@dcpexpeditions.com as it is subject to availability.



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