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Tiger Safari: India
Trip Overview
Join Backcountry Journeys this year in India on one of the world’s most unique photo safaris as we search for the elusive Bengal Tiger. The goal of our trip being to return with an impressive portfolio of high quality images of Tigers in the wild! India is home to 70% of the world’s tiger population which at the time of this writing was approximately 2400 of the 3800 remaining wild tigers in the world. If you know where to look – India’s National Parks are the premier destination to photograph tigers in the world.

This trip is intended not only to focus on the star attraction, Bengal Tigers, but to experience and photograph all of India’s unique wildlife. Our trip takes place in two different National Parks that are known for their dense Tiger populations. Along with Tigers we will have the opportunity to photograph leopards, sloth bear, Indian wolf, black-faced langur, wild dogs, jungle cat, striped hyena, jackal, antelope, barking deer, chital and gaur (Indian Bison) as well as approximately 300 species of birds. Although the main goal of this trip is photographing tigers you will leave with a diverse and interesting portfolio of other creatures as well.


As the world’s largest living cats, tigers instill an appreciation and a deep sense of respect and awe – to witness a tiger appear from the brush is an incredible experience! They are threatened throughout most of their range due to overpopulation, illegal poaching and disappearing habitat.

Our safari takes place in both Kanha & Bandhavgarh National Parks – both locations having growing  tiger populations that are the densest on earth. The landscape is a mixed forest of bamboo, sal, grassland and a complex of deciduous forests. We spend equal and ample time in each park to ensure we leave with incredible tiger images.

When in the parks we travel in specially designed 4×4 vehicles with only two photographers per vehicle to allow for maximum versatility while shooting.

Special Access Permits
If you are traveling all the way to India you want to ensure you return with the best possible portfolio of Tiger images. For this reason we have secured for each of our guests – special government granted permits reserved specifically for professional photographers. We will utilize these special all-access passes on 4/8 of our full-day shoots.

National Parks in India close every-day for about three hours and all vehicles must exit the park. Not only do our special use permits allow us early access prior to the park’s opening and to stay past close but we are able to remain in the park while everyone else has to leave!

This is incredibly important if you happen to be on a tiger around closing as normally one would be forced to exit the park. Not you!

Normally in India’s wildlife parks – safari vehicles are assigned a specific zone and game drive route that they must adhere to – regardless of whether or not the guide might know of Tigers in another area. Without our all access permits the vehicles are only allowed to drive forward – which is problematic if a Tiger appears behind you!

Our itineraries were designed to ensure the best possible chances for getting incredible tiger photos. The logistics of this trip have been meticulously designed under the guidance of some of India’s top wildlife guides & photographers. It has been thoroughly planned and setup so that you can show up and shoot – in the right places, in the right parks and at the right time alongside a professional photographer and expert tiger guides.

Tiger Safari: India

12 Days / 10 Nights

Price: 
from $12,495 double occupancy
+$995 single occupancy


Deposit: $2500

Fitness Level: 1
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Meals: Most meals included (see itinerary)

Lodging: 10 nights lodging


Fly In/Out: Delhi, India
For more information on this trip, please give us a call Monday-Friday, 8am to 4pm Mountain Time: 928-478-1521.
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Trip Details
Physical Requirements
All participants must be in good physical condition and have the ability to ride in a safari vehicle for an extended period of time.

Group Size
We keep groups small to maximize your one on one time with the guide/instructor.

Accommodation
We will be staying in hotels with excellent reviews and credibility for the duration of the trip.

Meals
Most meals are included during the trip dates.

Weather

Expect hot & humid weather for the duration of the trip. For more info on what to bring please email or call us.

Price Includes
Most meals, ground transportation, accommodation during the trip dates, professional photography instruction, park entrance fees, and medically certified wilderness guides.

Price Does Not Include
Airfare, alcoholic beverages, accommodations before or after the trip dates, souvenirs, one meal on your own, & trip leader gratuities.

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  • Photograph 2 of India's National Parks
Our trip takes place in two different National Parks that are known for their dense Tiger populations. When in the parks we travel in specially designed 4×4 vehicles with only two photographers per vehicle to allow for maximum versatility while shooting. Although the main goal of this trip is photographing tigers you will leave with a diverse and interesting portfolio of other creatures as well.
  • Learn from a pro!
Get hands on 1:1 instruction from a professional photographer while shooting tigers and other wildlife from one of the premier tiger destinations in the world!
  • Cutting Edge Photography Techniques
Expect to learn everything from basic camera settings for wildlife photography to more advanced techniques.
  • Small Groups

We keep groups small to maximize your one on one time with the guide / instructor.

  • Awesome Meals & Lodging Included
Ask our past guests – one of the best parts about our trips is the food! We will be eating incredible Indian and Western cuisine while on this tour.
  • The BEST Trip Leaders
Our Trip Leaders are photography pros who have been exploring, guiding & photographing for years – you won’t find better trip leaders or instructors anywhere else.
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  • A Great Expereince!

    What a great experience! The trip was well-organized from start to finish. Great photography locations from deep jungle to beach to river boat to night hikes. The schedule kept us busy but never hectic, and the accommodations were super comfortable. Shout out to our guide Ben - we saw so much wildlife! I'd highly recommend a trip with them.


  • In October I traveled with BCJ to Joshua Tree Natl Park for their night sky photography trip. This was my third trip with BCJ and I just reserved another trip. I keep coming back to this company because of the great experiences I'm having. I love the small groups and excellent guides. 


  • This was my first trip with Backcountry Journeys. It was excellent, and I have since booked two more trips. The itinerary, and the guides were excellent.

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BACKCOUNTRY JOURNEYS
"Backcountry Journeys offers guests the unique opportunity to explore our natural world from behind their own lens. We run a selection of hand-crafted Photo Tours, Workshops & Safaris to incredible locales such as Yosemite, Alaska, Yellowstone, Glacier National Park, Hawaii, Utah as well as Botswana & Costa Rica."

- Russ Nordstrand, Backcountry Journeys Founder & Director
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CONTACT US
Monday-Friday
8am to 4pm Mountain Time
928-478-1521
adventure@backcountryjourneys.com

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Download our Trip Catalog for detailed information on our many destinations for photography tours, workshops, and safaris.

BACKCOUNTRY JOURNEYS
"Backcountry Journeys offers guests the unique opportunity to explore our natural world from behind their own lens. We run a selection of hand-crafted Photo Tours, Workshops & Safaris to incredible locales such as Yosemite, Alaska, Yellowstone, Glacier National Park, Hawaii, Utah as well as Botswana & Costa Rica."

- Russ Nordstrand, Backcountry Journeys Founder & Director
All Images & Content are property of Backcountry Journeys - Copyright 2022
CONTACT US
Monday-Friday
8am to 4pm Mountain Time
928-478-1521
adventure@backcountryjourneys.com

TRIP CATALOG

Download our Trip Catalog for detailed information on our many destinations for photography tours, workshops, and safaris.

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