Tour 1

Pench Tiger Trails

May 25-28

Book Your Seat

To reserve your seat on this tour please call Ravi Hebballi on +91 9845076686
You need to pay 25% of the tour amount immediately
Balance amount to be paid 30 days before the tour.

Matrishva B Vyas

Matrishva Vyas, though an Orthodontist by profession has a keen interest in Photography. He is a wildlife photography enthusiast and a conservationist. He is out in the wild on a regular basis and loves the shoot the animals in their habitat as well as share his knowledge and experiences. He is recipient of many prestigious photography awards. His photographs have bagged various awards and also special mentions in several competitions. His photographs are regularly published in the Photography Magazines.

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We are excited to announce our next photography safari and workshop at Pench National Park at Madhya Pradesh. Situated about 2½ hours away from Nagpur, this Tiger Reserve is becoming popular in recent times and wildlife & photography enthusiasts are excited with the number of predators being sighted.

Tiger is the main of the cats in the park but however other wild animals such as leopard, sloth bear, wild dog, fox, striped hyena and wild boars are frequently seen. Other commonly seen animals are chital, sambhar, nilgai, jackal, porcupine, gaur, barking deer, spotted deer and the Chowsingha. There are more than 170 species of birds including several migratory ones. Some of them are peafowl, junglefowl, crow pheasant, crimson-breasted barbet, red-vented bulbul, racket-tailed drongo, magpie robin, lesser whistling teal, pintail, shoveler, egret and herons.

Itinerary

This four days photography safari & workshop will be handled and tutored by Matrishva Vyas who is a renowned wildlife photographer & conservationist. As part of the workshop during the evenings & breaks you will be mentored about the basics in photography. Your skipper will also help you sharpen your wildlife photography skills on and off the fields. Get on the safari and get richer with your knowledge and images. There is also a ‘photography competition’ during the workshop and you stand a chance to show your skills and creativity during the competition.

The tour begins on 25th May from Nagpur at 8:30am. You are required to reach Nagpur on your own. If you are reaching Nagpur the previous day we can assist you with accommodation at an additional cost.

Day 1: (25th May 2014)

 

At 8:30 am all the participants will assemble at a common place (as decided and intimated) in Nagpur. After breakfast you will drive by road to Pench and reach the resort by noon. After check-in formalities & lunch you will have as short briefing about the outline of the safari and workshop and will be appraised about the essentials of wildlife photography. At 3:00pm you leave for your first safari and look around for the animals and opportunities to shoot in the jungle. After an exciting safari you return to the resort as the sunsets. Review your images of the day with your skipper over tea followed by a presentation on ‘understanding basics of photography’. You can continue to discuss and share experiences over dinner and retire for the day.

Day 2: (26th May 2014)

 

Wake up call at 4:45am and after a quick tea you head for the second safari hoping to sight the early risers in the wild and also capture some great images in the morning light. After a good five hours safari you return back to the resort for breakfast. It’s now time to review your images and discuss with Matrishva regarding the images you have made and he will be more than happy to evaluate your images and offer you tips. You will also have a presentation on ‘Understanding exposure’ before lunch. Following lunch and a short leisure you will head to the jungle on your third safari. Back to the resort as the sun sets and its time to review the day’s images over tea and learn from your skipper to ‘Shoot the right way’. Dinner thereafter and retire.

Day 3: (27th May 2014)

 

After wake up call & tea you head to the fourth safari looking out for the cats and other wild animals. Back to the resort for breakfast and a presentation on ‘How to sharpen your wildlife photography skills. It is also time to review your images. Post lunch its time to put your feet in the air and relax. Review of images over tea in the evening followed by presentation on ‘Image processing’ and also time for a discussion with your skipper and to share your experiences. Dinner and retire.

Day 4: (28th May 2014)

 

Wake up call followed by tea and early morning fifth safari into the jungle. These early morning safaris offer an opportunity to see animals very fresh in the morning and this is also the time to sight the predators. The long morning safaris provide ample opportunity and time to shoot the wildlife in their natural habitat and with experienced trackers and the skipper you sure would have made good images to take home and to add your collection. Back to the resort for breakfast and its time to check out after a wonderful 4 days of learning and sharing. After checkout, drive back to Nagpur and you will be dropped back to the airport or railway station to head back home. This is the conclusion of the tour.

Cost

Contact Dr. Ravi Hebballi – 9845076686
Email: magicarpetbangalore@gmail.com

Inclusions

  1. Accommodation – 3 Nights.
  2. Meals as indicated in the Itinerary.
  3. Transport from and to Nagpur.
  4. Parks entrance Fees as indicated in the Itinerary.
  5. All taxes and levies.
  6. All meet and greet services.

Exclusions

  1. All items of personal nature e.g. telephone call bills, fax/email bills etc.
  2. Tips and gratuities in Hotels, Lodges, Camp staff and Driver-guide(s) tipping.
  3. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
  4. Extra Activities not included in the Itinerary.
  5. Any other item(s) not included in our Itinerary.

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