Join Grant and Helena Atkinson and a small group of (max 6) photographers in April 2020 as they explore Bandhavgarh National Park in central India, in search of tigers and other fascinating wildlife.  Whilst we focus our attention on tigers, this diverse park protects a range of habitats including grasslands, Sal forest, streams glades and hills.

Aside from tigers, more than 25 species of mammals occur, including langur monkeys and macaques, chital and sambar, and wild boar.  There are also well over 200 bird species which occur here.  Our visit takes place at the end of the dry season, which increases our chances of good tiger sightings.  Bandhavgarh enjoys a well-deserved reputation for being one of the most reliable places to see Bengal tigers in the wild in India.

  • 7 Days of safaris in Bandhavgarh National Park
  • We welcome  photographers of all levels of experience.  The safari will include lots of individual instruction that will suit each persons photographic needs
  • We focus on photographing in the field and spend most of our time and effort on photographic activities
  • Non-photographer or videographer spouses / travel companions will also enjoy all the diversity of wildlife that is on show at Bandhavgarh
  • We are visiting the park at the end of the dry season, which improves our chances of seeing tigers and our chances for good photography.
  • A maximum of 2 photographers per vehicle means that even though the game drive vehicles are not overly large, they are also not crowded
  • Two photographic leaders, Grant and Helena Atkinson, will lead the group, along with the local naturalist and trip leader, Jason Fernandez.  The leaders will switch amongst the vehicles
  • Group size is limited to 6 participants and we will make use of three vehicles
  • With 2 photo leaders and only 6 participants we focus on individual attention
  • Very comfortable and elegant accommodation at the lodge where our safari base will be
  • Camp location is close to the entrance points to Bandhavgahr National Park to make for easy access
  • This itinerary focuses on authentic wildlife experiences, basing out of our very comfortable accommodations

We can also arrange any extra activities and accomodation before and after the trip. 






Day 0

The Imperial New Delhi

1 night


Day 1

Samode Safari Lodge Bandhavgarh Bandhavgarh National Park

7 nights


Day 8

The Imperial New Delhi

1 night



B&B: Bed and Breakfast

FI: Fully Inclusive - Bed, All Meals, Fees and Activities

New Delhi: The Imperial

Bandhavgarh National Park: Samode Safari Lodge Bandhavgarh

New Delhi: The Imperial

Fast Facts

10 Days / 9 Nights


  • US$11 499 per person sharing
  • US$1 200 single supplement
  • We have limited single spots available, please get in touch you are interested


  • Accommodation on a shared basis, however should you want single accommodation on the safari, please get in touch and enquire if this is possible
  • 2 x Trip leader (Grant and Helena Atkinson)
  • Private safari vehicles throughout trip
  • All safari activities and transfers to/from the airports and the hotels
  • Breakfast at hotel in New Delhi


  • International airfare and / or other transportation between your home and New Delhi International Airport
  • Dinner / drinks in Delhi on Day 1 and last day
  • Discretionary gratuities for hotel staff and in camps
  • Discretionary gratuities for driver guides (who will be with us throughout our trip)
  • Discretionary gratuities for park staff (a different individual will be with us on every drive)
  • Laundry or extras in Delhi (laundry is included at the Samode safari lodge)
  • Visas, travel insurance, personal purchases (including curios, special spirit liquors, telephone calls, etc).
  • Optional pre- / post safari tours and meals or accommodation before or after the safari

New Delhi: The Imperial

Bandhavgarh National Park: Samode Safari Lodge Bandhavgarh

New Delhi: The Imperial

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