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Location

Mandla

Duration

4D/3N

60,550 70,500

60,550₹ 70,500

Overview

3 nights 4 days Widlife Photography Expedition to Kanha National Park. This tour includes 6 safaries in different regions with 4 photographers in each jeep.

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About The Tour

About Kanha National Park

Welcome to Kanha Tiger Reserve, The land of tigers, leopards, bison, Jackals, wild dogs & hard ground Barasingha. Made a National Park in 1955, Kanha Tiger Reserve was one of first parks in India to be covered in Project Tiger initiative in1974. Today the park is spread over an area of 1940 square km across Mandla & Balaghat District of Madhya Pradesh. The landscape and surrounding meadows along with saal woodlands and dense forests offers magnanimous views to park visitors. Making the landscape more beautiful are crystal clear streams flowing through the forests & taals or water bodies which are lifeline for resident fauna.

Location

Nearest Airport & rail head is Jabalpur which is 185 km from National park which is roughly 4- 4.5 hours driving distance from Chitvan Jungle Lodge. Kanha is equally well connected by Nagpur (285km) & Raipur (220 km). Those willing to travel by train from Mumbai can opt for Gondia station which is 2 hours of driving distance from lodge. Nagpur is well connected by flights from all major cities in India.

Quick Information

Route:

Nagpur - Kanha - Nagpur

Start Point:

Kanha National Park

Duration:

3 nights 4 days

End Point:

Kanha National Park

Inclusions

  • 6 safaries in different regions.
  • All entry fee, jeep charges and guide charges.
  • Food and Accommodation at the resort for 3 nights and 4 days.
  • Post processing session during the tour
  • One to one hand holding of participants
  • Participants images review by mentor
  • Post event 10 days WhatsApp support on images
  • Pre event tour briefing and getting ready
  • Guidance on equipment needed

Experts

Getting Ready

Things to carry:

  • Telephoto lenses – preferably above 300 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
  • Carry a bean bag to stabilize your gears while shooting from safari vehicle
  • Carry a big towel / cloth to protect your gear from dust
  • Carry a big cloth / bandanna / scarf to protect you from the dust
  • Carry good sun glasses to protect your eyes from heat
  • Sun screens (above SPF 30) are very important
  • 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

Arrive at Gondia Railway Station / Nagpur Airport / Nagpur Railway station and our vehicles will be ready to receive you for your onward journey to one of the most beautiful forest of this planet, Kanha National Park. We are expected to reach our base camp at Chitvan Jungle Lodge. After a brief introduction of the participants at lunch, our group leader will provide a insight about the park and also run past through a quick round on basics of Wildlife Photography.  Participant may have a quick round of equipment testing and small session of photography around the resort to ensure they are all set to hit the ground. We will soon get on with our first round in the park. In order to provide utmost comfort for photography, we have limited the occupancy upto only 4 photographers per jeep. Post the safari, we will discuss about the sighting while seeping on hot cup of tea/coffee. We will gather again once everyone is freshen up to discuss and review the images captured during the first round. Our Group leader will review the images and discuss in detail about the intricacies of wildlife photography. Dinner at the dining hall and we go off to sleep to ensure we are fresh next day morning for a second round.

Expedition starts from Kanha Tiger Reserve on 27-June-24, participants travelling from different regions unless travelling together with Team Leader, need to ensure to check-in before 1PM in Chitvan Jungle Lodge / Join the team at Mukki Gate on or before 2:15PM

Wake up call at 4:30 AM and we will meet at meeting area to hit the forest and witness the real beauty of Kanha unfolding the story of jungle book in its most scenic terrains of the forest. One more specialty of Safaris in Madhya Pradesh is to have breakfast in the middle of the forest. Safari ends at 11:30AM. On our return we will have discussion about our experience in the morning round and images clicked. Participants are free to take rest till lunch or can take a round in surrounding area. Lunch will be ready around 1PM, post which get ready for the third round of safari. We will spend evening discussing the stories of our journey so far. Enjoy dinner and off to sleep !!

Get ready and gather at meeting area around 5:30AM for morning Tea/Coffee session. Proceed to forest for the last round. Enjoy the forest and its inhabitants for the last time of this expedition. Come back to resort finish breakfast. Pack your bags and we will bid adieu to one of the most scenic park of India.

Cars will be ready to drop us at Railway Station / Airport. Trip ends here !!!


Field Learnings

On field learning from the experts is said to be one of the best methods of improving your skillsets. Our Wildlife Photography 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. How to approach Wildlife in the field
  2. Different modes of shooting (Av / A, Tv / S, M and P)
  3. Exposure control in field under difficult light conditions
  4. Mastering metering techniques (Spot, partial, center weighted, evaluative)
  5. Mastering auto focus, focusing points, AF locking and focus tracking for moving subjects
  6. How to get sharp images of moving subjects
  7. Framing and composition in the field
  8. Ethics in Wildlife Photography

Image processing workshop

To maximize and complete your photographic learning, join our evening session of informal discussions on digital image processing. Our Expert will work on few of his own images or a few of yours (which you have clicked during the day) and demonstrate various techniques of image processing to give a final shape to your artwork. The following will be discussed

  1. RAW files processing
  2. Histogram and exposure control
  3. Colour correction methods
  4. Cropping and image resizing
  5. Sharpening, cloning, dodging and burning
  6. Noise reduction
  7. Composition

Package Cost

Rs 60,550 per head inclusive of all taxes
*To know charges for foreign nationals please write to info@dcpexpeditions.com

Cost includes

  1. 6 safaries in different regions.
  2. All entry fee, jeep charges and guide charges.
  3. Food and Accommodation at the resort for 3 nights and 4 days.
  4. Pre event tour briefing and getting ready
  5. Guidance on equipment needed 
  6. Post processing session during the tour
  7. One to one hand holding of participants
  8. Participants images review by mentor
  9. Post event 10 days WhatsApp support on images
  10. All taxes and service charges

Exclusions:

  1. Travel costs to and from Nagpur (Pick up from Nagpur by Innova would cost 7500/- each way (one way, per Innova)
  2. Extra meal / food / snack ordered apart from the one included above
  3. Payable tips and gratuities
  4. Insurance of any kind
  5. All expenses of personal nature- additional meals, laundry etc
  6. Anything which is not part of inclusions above
  7. Permit name change charges

Please take a note that sighting of a Tiger and / or a good photography opportunity to capture it in an ideal frame is a matter of luck. Though the possibility of sighting is high but it can never be guaranteed in the wild.


Map

Kanha National Park


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 us on info@dcpexpeditions.com as it is subject to availability.

Yes ofcourse. However, the cost remains the same.



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