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Ranthambore Tiger Eco Camp (5 Safaris) – May 2019

May 24, 2019 @ 7:00 am - May 26, 2019 @ 6:00 pm

Situated at the junction of the Aravalli and Vindhya hill range, Ranthambore National Park is one of the best Tiger Reserves of the country. The park covers an area of Approximately 400 sq Km. The forest was declared a wildlife sanctuary in 1957. Project Tiger was initiated in the year 1974 and finally it was declared a National Park in 1981. The moment you step in Sawai Madhopur, you start getting the feel of the ancient times. The Ranthambore fort, after which the park is named, carries you to the ages of the Maharajas. Ruins of the bygone years scattered all over the forest, keeps reminding you of a mixed flavour of nature, history and wildlife. Tigers at Ranthambore are fearless. They are known to even hunt in full view of human visitors. Amazing Rajasthani food, ruins of history, a dry rocky forest, the unique kind of jeep or canter safaris and the wild encounters – everything makes Ranthambore different from others.

Scheduled dates: 24th – 26th May 2019 (2 nights 3 days)
5 Safaris

Day 01: Sawai Madhopur – Ranthambor

Our journey begins as soon as you reach Sawai Madhopur. You will be received at the railway station by our representatives and a reserved jeep will take you to the resort. You will receive a warm welcome at the resort followed by briefing about the camp and a round of introduction and talk with our naturalist. Take some rest and then enjoy your lunch. Don’t forget to taste the delicious Daal Baati Churma, the essence of Rajasthan. Relax yourself. We move for the evening Safari into the park by 2:30 pm. We come back to the resort by evening and have tea and refreshments. Spend the evening discussing the day’s experience and sharing the photographs.

Day 2: Ranthambore National Park

Wake up call at 5:15 am. Have your tea / coffee at the lodge by 5:30 am and the morning game safari starts at 6:00 am. Come back from the safari by 10:30 am and enjoy a delicious breakfast at the resort. Join the lunch by 1:00 pm. We move for the evening Safari into the park by 2:30 pm. We come back to the resort by evening and have tea and refreshments. Spend the evening discussing the day’s experience and sharing the photographs.

Day 3: Ranthambore National Park – Sawai Madhopur

Wake up call at 5:15 am. Have your tea / coffee at the lodge by 5:30 am and the morning game safari starts at 6:00 am. We return to the resort by 10:30 am. Join the lunch by 1:00 pm. We move for the evening Safari into the park by 2:30 pm. Our camp ends here.

We will be staying at Machli, the wilderness home, which is named after the most famous Tiger of Ranthambhore National Park. The campus comprises of luxurious rooms, complete with all the modern facilities that our guests could have a need for, all the while staying in the midst of lush farmlands out in the open far from the usual hustle bustle of city life.

Things to carry
Telephoto lenses – preferably above 300 mm
Carry fully charged batteries for your camera / flash.
Carry battery charger. Carry extra pack of camera batteries
Carry backup memory cards / HDD storage drives, Laptop
Carry a bean bag to stabilize your gears while shooting from safari vehicle
Carry a big towel / cloth to protect your gear from dust
Carry a big cloth / bandanna / scarf to protect you from the dust
Body Warmer for the chilly early mornings.
Sun screens are very important
It is advisable to carry basic first aid along with you.
Please carry Odomos to keep you protected from mosquito bites.
Carry a pair of good binoculars
We now have an equipment rental service wing. Send a mail to rentals@dcpexpeditions.com for any requirement.

Suggested tgravel (Not included in package)

Mumbai – Sawai Madhopur
Golden Temple Mail (12903)
Departure: Mumbai central 9:25 pm / Borivali 9:59 pm
Arrival: Sawai Madhopur 12:25 pm

Sawai Madhopur – Mumbai
August Kranti Rajdhani Express (12954)
Departure: Sawai Madhopur 8:36 pm
Arrival: Borivali 8:52 am, Andheri 9:10 am, Mumbai Central 9:45 am

Please write to traveldesk@dcpexpeditions.com for travel booking assistance (subject to availability of train tickets)

On field learning from the experts is said to be one of the best methods of improving your skillsets. Our Wildlife Photography Skipper will hand hold you at every possible step for a better understanding of perspectives, camera controls and how to make use of the best opportunities to get better images. The training will focus on the following
How to approach Wildlife in the field
Different modes of shooting (Av / A, Tv / S, M and P)
Exposure control in field under difficult light conditions
Mastering metering techniques (Spot, partial, center weighted, evaluative)
Mastering auto focus, focusing points, AF locking and focus tracking for moving subjects
How to get sharp images of moving subjects
Framing and composition in the field
Ethics in Wildlife Photography

Mentor :
Sangram is a skilled wildlife photographer and a hardcore nature enthusiast. He has travelled extensively across the Indian geography photographing and documenting the magnanimous beauty of the natural history of the country in his camera. His images have been appreciated and acknowledged in various photography competitions, newspapers and Exhibitions. He has a special interest Bird photography. Sangram has done his Bachelors of Architecture from University of Pune. Apart from being a skilled photographer, he is also a talented Artist and has a great hand in painting, sketching and sculpting. He is a skilled trainer, one of the DCP Explorers and is currently leading our projects as Panel Expert, Team DCP Nashik.

Rs 18,000 per head inclusive of all taxes

Cost includes
Pick up and drop from Sawai Madhopur
5 Jeep Safaris (6 photographers in a jeep)
Accommodation at Machhli Resort for 2 nights and 3 days
All meals starting with lunch of day 1 to lunch of day 3
All park charges, entry fees, jeep charges, guide charges etc
Cost does not include
Travel from Mumbai / Delhi – Sawai Madhopur – Mumbai / Delhi
Mineral Water, Soft Drinks, Laundry Charges, Phone Calls, Tips etc.
Any kind of insurance, Medical or/and Emergency Charges.
Any extra meals not included in the above itinerary
Cancellation policy

All cancellations before 30 days of the event date – 100% credit
All cancellations between 20 – 30 days of the event date – 50% credit
All cancellations within 20 days of the event date – No credit possible

Details

Start:
May 24, 2019 @ 7:00 am
End:
May 26, 2019 @ 6:00 pm

Organizer

DCP Expeditions