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Location

Seoni

Duration

3D/2N

37,500 40,950

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37,500₹ 40,950

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Overview

2 nights 3 days Wildlife Photography Expedition to Rudyard Kipling's Jungle Book forest - the amazing Pench National Park.

DCP Experts

DCP Safety

Entry fees

Images Review

Meals

Rent Lens

Stay

About The Tour

Pench National Park, nestled in the lower southern reaches of the Satpuda hills is named after Pench river which meanders through the park from north to south. It is located on the southern boundary of Madhya Pradesh, bordering the state of Maharashtra, in districts of Seoni and Chhindwara. The park comprising of a core area of 299 sq. km of Indira Priyadarshini Pench National Park and Mowgli Pench Sanctuary and 464 sq. km buffer area, remains one of the most unexplored wilderness regions in India. The area of the present tiger reserve has a glorious history. A description of its natural wealth and richness occurs in Ain-i-Akbari. Pench Tiger Reserve and the adjoining areas is the original setting of Rudyard Kipling's most famous work, The Jungle Book.

Some Target Species

Large herds of Gaur, Cheetal, Sambar, Nilgai and Wild boar. The key predator is the Tiger followed by Leopard, Dhole and Wolf. Other animals include Sloth Bear, Chousingha, Chinkara, Barking Deer, Jackal, Fox, Palm Civet, Small Indian Civet, Jungle Cat, Hyena and Porcupine.

Quick Information

Route:

Nagpur - Pench - Nagpur

Start Point:

Nagpur

Duration:

2 nights 3 days

End Point:

Nagpur

Inclusions

  • 4 Gypsy safaris to various regions of Pench tiger Reserve.
  • Accommodation for 2 nights and 3 days on double sharing basis.
  • Veg and non-veg breakfast, lunch and dinner during the stay.
  • Pick and drop to Nagpur
  • All park charges, entry fee etc.
  • DCP photography expert for 3 days.

Experts

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.
  • Carry a big towel / cloth to protect your gear from dust.
  • Carry a big cloth / bandanna / scarf to protect you from dust.
  • Warm clothes, gloves for the chilly early mornings.
  • Sun screens are very important.
  • It is advisable to carry basic first aid along with you.
  • Please carry suitable mosquito repellants to keep you protected from mosquito bites.
  • Carry a pair of good binoculars.

Do not worry if you don’t own a super-telephoto lens. 

Itinerary

All participants are requested to reach Nagpur before 8:30 am. We will have breakfast in Hotel Pride near the airport. After breakfast over a short introduction, we will drive to Pench, which is about 2 hours drive. Checkin and relax and join our Panel Expert for a round of introduction and talk about the forest and its denizens. Take some rest and enjoy your lunch at the restaurant which is served by 1 pm. We assemble for the evening safari by 2:00 pm. We will be going to the Rukkad area. We come back to the resort by 6:45 pm. Spend the evening with the group, discussing the experience over a cup of tea/coffee, followed by dinner. 

 

Wake up call at 5 am. Have your tea/coffee by 5.30 am and then we will start our morning safari at 6 am. We will be entering through Touria gate. You will be having your breakfast inside the jungle during the safari. We will get back to the resort by 11.30 am. Unlike most other reserves Pench Tiger reserve’s morning safari duration is of 4 hr 45 min which gives us plenty of time to make images to our hearts’ content. After morning safari take some rest, empty your memory cards, charge your camera batteries. We will have lunch at 1 pm and get ready for the evening safari to Khursapar zone, by 2 pm.  We come back at the resort by evening, have tea and refreshments. Spend the evening by joining the group for the discussing your experience and you can consult our skipper for any guidance in photography. 

 

Wake up call at 5 a.m. Have your tea/coffee by 5.30 am and then we will start our morning safari to Khursapar zone by 6 a.m. You will be having your breakfast inside the jungle during the safari. We will get back at the resort at 11.30. Complete you packing and take lunch at 1 p.m. and get ready to depart. Our tour ends here.

 


Field Learnings

On-field learning from the experts is said to be one of the best methods of improving your skill-set. 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. 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

Package Cost

Rs 24,999 per head

Cost includes

  • Accommodation for 2 nights and 3 days on double sharing basis.
  • Veg and non-veg breakfast, lunch and dinner during the stay.
  • 4 Gypsy safaris to various regions of Pench tiger Reserve.
  • Pick and drop to Nagpur
  • All park charges, entry fee etc.
  • DCP photography expert for 3 days

Cost does not include:

  • Travel from your city to Nagpur and back
  • 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

Pench National Park


Policies

Cancellation policy

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

FAQ's

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



Reviews

5   1 Ratings & 1 Reviews

The wildlife safari at Pench was fantastic. Everything from pick up- drop, stay, meals was arranged excellently and we could concentrate hundred percent on photography. Ashish Challapuram , the DCP mentor for the tour was superb. He was fun to be with and at the same time very informative. He gave valuable tips and also presentations on various aspects of photography. Overall it was a fantastic tour and I am looking forward for the next one.

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  • Ramdas Bhat
  • 1, May 2024 12:06:00 am