Wildlife Photography Tours

The National Parks of India, with their diverse terrains and abundant wildlife, always leave visitors in a state of awe. The photography tours organised by Waxpol Hotels and Resorts in Pench, Dooars and Sundarbans allow visitors to experience the sights of these regions. These tours attract amateur and professional photographers alike. Accompanied by a forest guide and a naturalist, visitors get to make the most of the safaris by capturing the sights of the indigenous flora and wildlife thriving in their natural settings.

In Pench and Dooars, the photography tours are conducted in 4X4 jeeps (also known as Gypsy’s) and usually comprise of 2-4 guests. In Sundarbans, the tours are conducted on boats as the entire forest is submerged in water.  The best times to go on photography tours are early in the morning and the evening as the light is ideal. These are also the times when the wildlife is active and offer the best opportunities to see them. The tours are spread over 3-4 days and involve embarking on 6-7 safaris to make the most of the trip.

Pench Wildlife Photography Tours

The Riverwood Forest Retreat – Pench organises daily safaris in the morning, afternoon and evening. Guests will be taken on the morning safari that starts around sunrise and last for 4 hours and the evening safari that starts around 4pm and ends at sunset. The tours are conducted in 4×4 jeeps (Gypsy) that can accommodate a maximum of 4 people along with the camera equipment. A forest guide will accompany guests and explain the importance and role of the contrasting habitats that make up the Pench National Park. Aside from the local flora, guests will have the opportunity to photograph wild animals like the Royal Bengal Tiger, Leopards, Indian Wolf, Dholes (Wild Dogs) as well as Spotted Deer and Gaur (Indian Bison) as well as a variety of avifauna.

Included in the tour:

  • 3 night / 4 day stay at The Riverwood Forest Retreat – Pench
  • 6 safaris in the Pench National Park.
  • Pick up from and Drop to
  • All meals including Morning and Evening tea.
  • Services of Forest Guides
  • The services of a professional photographer or naturalist can be hired at an additional cost.

Dooars Wildlife Photography Tours

The Riverwood Forest Retreat – Dooars organises safaris 4 times every day. The Jungle Safaris are conducted in 4X4 jeeps (Gypsy) and take guests into the tourism zone of the Gorumara National Park and Chapramari Wildlife Sanctuary. The safaris start in the morning after sunrise and last for a duration of 2 hours except the evening safari that lasts for 3 hours.  A guide, approved by the forest department, will accompany you on every trip to help you interpret the exotic flora and fauna of the region.

During the safari, guests can catch a glimpse of some of the famous inhabitants of the region including the One Horned Indian Rhinoceros, Indian Elephants, Gaur (Indian Bison), Leopards, Spotted Deer, the majestic Sambar, Wild Boars and Barking Deer. Chapramari is also one of the few places where the Pangolin (scaly anteater) proliferates successfully. The trees hide some of the most sought-after birds and a chance encounter with the Green Magpie, Scarlet Minivet, Hill Myna, Indian Treepie and White-breasted Kingfisher is always a possibility.

Included in the tour:

  • 3 night / 4 day stay at The Riverwood Forest Retreat – Dooars
  • 6 safaris in the Gorumara National Park and Chapramari Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Pick up from and Drop to
  • All meals including Morning and Evening tea.
  • Services of Forest Guides
  • The services of a professional photographer or naturalist can be hired at an additional cost.

Sundarbans Wildlife Photography Tours

The beauty of Sundarban National Park can only be experienced by embarking on a boat safari. One has to explore the park by cruising from island to island as the entire area is water logged. As part of the photography tour, guests are taken on boat safaris in the morning and the evening. Guests also have the option of booking a private safari and spending the whole day in the park.

Guests are escorted from the resort to the boat docks (Waxpol Ghat) at Dayapur Island. On board, our expert boatmen and the forest guide navigate their way through the creeks and rivers and stop at designated watch towers, which offer the best opportunity to catch a glimpse of the local flora, fauna, avifauna and reptiles.

Estuarine crocodiles, Spotted deer, the Brahminy Kite, Brown Winged Kingfisher, Jungle Cat, Fishing Cat as well as the Water Monitor Lizards are very often sighted at the observation lines cut out behind the ponds near the  watch towers. If you are lucky, you may see the elusive Royal Bengal Tiger.

Included in the tour:

  • 3 night / 4 day stay at the Sunderban Tiger Camp
  • 4 boat safaris
  • Pick up from and Drop to
  • All meals including Morning and Evening tea.
  • Services of Forest Guides
  • The services of a professional photographer or naturalist can be hired at an additional cost.