About The Listing
Type of Trip : Photo Tours
Level : Medium
Location : West Bengal
Duration : 4 Days 3 Nights
Trip Start : Kolkata
Trip End : Kolkata
This four-day photography tour is designed for landscapes, birds and wildlife photography in the Sunderbans delta under the guidance of experienced NW photography escort. You will get an opportunity to photograph variety of kingfishers including the black necked, collared and brown winged kingfishers; the exotic salt water crocodiles, cheetals (spotted deer’s) grazing merrily in the swampy banks of the islands and the ever charismatic and the rare Royal Bengal Tiger!
- 6 boat safaris in Sunderbans National Park.
- Photography training by Shivang Mehta.
Review of days work
Day 01: Reach Kolkata.
Arrival at Kolkata airport (around 10:00 am), you will transported to the dock from where you will board a boat specially designed for wildlife viewing in Sunderbans. The boat will have a fully equipped kitchen, wash room and rest rooms for prolonged safari sessions of the field. Check in at a hotel followed by an evening talk by Shivang Mehta on the nuances of wildlife photography and challenges of shooting in a tough terrain like Sunderbans. Overnight stay in the hotel.
Day 02 & 03: Sunderbans.
Two days of exciting cruise safaris wherein under the guidance of the NW team, you would be going for full day boat safaris in various locations of Sunderbans. The NW team along with the team of local guides will be keeping a look out for wildlife photo opportunities. Breakfast, lunch and tea would be served during the safaris thus ensuring that you spend maximum time on the field. During all the three days, the dinner and night halts will be facilitated in the resort. Participants would be given the opportunity to discuss and review their day's work every evening.
Day 04: Boat ride and depart from Kolkata.
Post breakfast, you would checkout from the resort and head to the shore after a quick morning boat ride. Vehicle drops will be arranged till Kolkata airport.
Who else is going?
- 3 nights accomodation in non AC rooms in Sunderbans National Park on twin sharing basis.
- All meals. Full day safari meals will be served on the boat during the duration of the safari.
- 2 full day safaris, 1 morning and 1 evening safari in Sunderbans National Park.
- All other park related costs.
- Pick up and drop to Kolkata airport.
- Services of NW team.
- Travel cost to Kolkata.
- Any kind of personal expenses or optional tours or extra meals ordered.
- Insurance, laundry and phone calls.
- Bottled water, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages.
- Camera fees if any (participants will be advised of the estimated fees in advance).
- Tips & gratuity.
- Anything that is not included in the Inclusions list.
Terms & Conditions
50% fee to be refunded if cancellation is done between 45-30 days prior to the event. 30% fee to be refunded if cancellation is done 30 days prior to the event. No refund if cancellation is done between 0-30 days of the event.
Tips, Hints, Precautions
1. What will be the key take aways for me from an NW photo tour?
A team of highly committed professionals who live their lives out there on the field, the NW team has the hands-on knowledge from a wildlife and photography perspective to make the most of your wildlife trip. As an amateur photographer, you come back with a better understanding on camera handling and on-field shooting tips as our team constantly keeps an eye on your shooting techniques and gives you the necessary on-field guidance to help you mature as a wildlife photographer. Even if you have been shooting in the field regularly, the group interactions around photography and wildlife are an enriching experience.
2. I do not have adequate equipments to shoot wildlife. Can I still be a part of an NW photo tour?
Equipments can't restrict you from participating in our photo tour. You can touch base with the NW team for possible equipment rental options and we would try to equip you adequately based on the nature of the program you are enrolling for.
3. What is the onfield value add I get from NW?
NW programs are backed by strong field analysis and locations surveys. Our team spends maximum time in the wilderness and is up-to-date with sighting reports because which we are able to plan out the photo tour effectively. In addition to this, you can get in touch with our experienced photography escorts and trainers with your photography queries - be it field tips, basic or advanced photography queries, post processing of images etc.
4. What all is included in the package?
In case of established national parks, NW ensures the best of facilities in the form of comfortable rooms and the best in class safari experience. However whenever infrastructure is an issue, we try to give the best of what is avaialble. Photography is our key focus and we do not compromise on that part. Our endeavor has always been to give our participants the maximum productive field time.
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