The Sundarbans is an area that has long appealed to me and finally I was getting the chance to visit. Touted as the National Park with the highest number of tigers in India it is also listed among India’ top birding locations, so I had high hopes. The drive from Kolkata to Godkhali where we’d be boarding a boat to[…]Read more
Probably one of the most frequent questions we get asked by clients is “What lenses should I take on safari?”
This question is not limited to first timers either; because the equipment you need to take depends very much on where you are going and what the conditions will be like. Photographing rhinos on the plains of Kaziranga NP requires a different approach to photographing sloth bears in the forest at dusk, and photographing birds is very different to photographing elephants.
So how do you make the right selection?
Sunderbans Biosphere Reserve, Manas National Park, Gorumara National Park, Singalila National Park, Glenburn Tea Estate India has 50 Tiger reserves, governed by Project Tiger which is, in turn, administrated by the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) and 104 National Parks. Some of these reserves and National Parks are World renowned; places like Kanha, Ranthambhore and Corbett. Unsurprisingly, these famous reserves[…]Read more
This is not the happiest of times; thanks to Covid-19 we’re grounded and all short term travel plans have had to be cancelled.Worse still, just about the only calls we’re getting from clients are to rearrange (or even cancel) trips that are already booked, not to book new ones. Of course we understand the situation and we’re doing all we[…]Read more
Ranthambore National Park is one of the biggest and most renowned national parks in Northern India, covering 282 km². Ranthambhore was established as the Sawai Madhopur Game Sanctuary in 1955 by the Government of India and was declared one of the Project Tiger reserves in 1973. Ranthambhore became a national park on 1 November 1980. In 1984, the adjacent forests were declared the Sawai Man Singh Sanctuary and Keladevi[…]Read more
Varun, our man in India, never misses a chance to escape from the office and head out into the jungle. He’s been particularly busy over the past 4 or 5 months, with numerous trips to tiger reserves like Corbett, Pench, Satpura and Ranthambhore. Luckily for us, Varun is a damn fine photographer and so we get share all his wonderful[…]Read more
The chance to see tigers in the wild is high on the wish list of most lovers of wildlife and our aim is to give you the best possible chance of seeing and photographing these magnificent big cats. Ranthambhore is renowned as one of the most reliable parks in India for tiger sightings; the resident population of tigers – currently 44[…]Read more
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[…]Read more
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[…]Read more