Red Pandas & Tigers Photography

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Run by: Wildlife Worldwide

Reference number: 15749

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Discover the remote wilderness of the Eastern Himalayas with wildlife photographer Nick Garbutt on a quest to view the endearing red panda, before continuing to Panna National Park in search of iconic Indian wildlife.

Our journey to discover many of India's exotic mammals starts by visiting Singalila National Park, an area of remote wilderness straddling the Indian-Nepal border. With its temperate broad-leaf and coniferous forest, it provides the ideal habitat to the elusive red panda. Staying at Habre's Nest, a small lodge dedicated to the conservation of the red pandas of the region, we join specialist trackers on walks from the lodge to search for this secretive mammal.

Whilst the red panda is our main mammal to search for in Singalila, the national park is sure to provide us with many other spectacular wildlife encounters including yellow-throated marten, leopard cat, Himalayan serow and barking deer. The area is also a birder's paradise with a wonderful array of birds – over 300 species have been recorded here.

We then continue to Panna National Park, prime tiger country, but a park less visited than its more famous counterparts such as Kanha, Pench and Bandhavgarh. With an estimated population of 30 tigers in Panna, we set out on morning and afternoon jeep safaris to photograph this majestic big cat, whilst also observing other iconic Indian wildlife such as leopards, dhole, and sloth bears. Again, birders will not be disappointed with their time in Panna with over 200 species of birds to watch for.

Typical itinerary

The full itinerary detail is available on our website.

  1. Day 1: Depart UK
  2. Day 2: Arrive Delhi
  3. Day 3: Fly to Bagdogra, transfer to Darjeeling
  4. Day 4: Transfer to Singalila National Park
  5. Days 5-8: Red panda tracking in Singalila National Park
  6. Day 9: Transfer to Bagdogra, fly to Delhi
  7. Day 10: Fly to Khajuraho, transfer to Panna National Park
  8. Days 11-14: Explore Panna National Park
  9. Day 15: Transfer to Khajuraho, fly to Delhi
  10. Day 16: Fly to the UK
  • Available*: Nov
  • Group size: 6
  • Price including flights from/to UK: From £7,295 pp
  • Price excluding international flights: From £6,695 pp
  • Included in the price/package:
    • Return flights between Delhi – Bagdogra & Delhi - Khajuraho
    • 4 nights hotel accommodation
    • 10 nights lodge accommodation
    • Most meals (breakfast only in Delhi, full board elsewhere)
    • Transfers
    • Photographic tuition
    • Park fees
  • Activities available:
    • Nature drive
    • Photography
    • Walking

Departures

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