Corbett to end overnight stays in forest rest houses

Disappointing news from Corbett. For those of us that like getting close to India’s wildlife, staying in one of the government rest houses inside Corbett Tiger Reserve was a special treat. Sadly, the decision by the Uttarakhand government to implement a Supreme Court order means that this will no longer be possible. It’s not cast in stone yet, but seems inevitable. This[…]

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Great Expectations

Great Expectations Running photographic safaris throws up all sorts of challenges but one of the toughest to deal with is client expectations. With so much top quality wildlife photography on view in TV documentaries, online and in glossy magazines, a lot of people arrive for the start of their safari expecting that they will come away with equally spectacular photographs.[…]

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Bhimbetka Rock Shelters

Most of my travelling is done with the explicit purpose of viewing and photographing wildlife. As far as possible I avoid cities, they just don’t excite me. Too much noise, too much traffic and too many people. I much prefer the open spaces and tranquillity of the bush. Yes, I’m a bit of heathen really, and will rarely go out[…]

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Satpura Tiger Reserve – Hidden Gem of Central India

Satpura Tiger Reserve Satpura National Park is located in the Satpura Range of Hoshangabad district in Madhya Pradesh. The Tiger reserve encompasses an area of 1427kmsq and was formed by the joining together of 3 wildlife sanctuaries, Satpura, Pachmarhi and Bori. Each of the original sanctuaries had quite different terrain so the national park offers very diverse habitats with deep[…]

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Valley of the Grey Ghost

Valley of the Grey Ghost Our search for a Snow Leopard The plan was that we would fly up to Leh and then trek to the village of Rumbak, where we would base ourselves for a few days whilst scouring the valleys for an, apparently, elusive snow leopard. It didn’t quite work out that way. I don’t mind trekking, but[…]

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What makes a wildlife safari in India different to one in Africa

Key differences between a safari in India and a safari in Africa. This is a question that I get asked a lot. Regular visitors to Africa enquire about visiting India and want to know how the experience will compare. To say it will be the same is simply not true. A wildlife safari in India is a very different type[…]

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