Kabini Wildlife Photography Tour - 2 days
Kabini, on the banks of the Kabini River, is a popular weekend resort for residents of Bangalore, Mysore, and other South Indian cities. Kabini is an easy weekend destination located approximately 220 km from Bangalore and 60 km from Mysore. Explore the gorgeous woods and Kabini wildlife Safari experience or simply relax in one of Kabini's resorts while sauntering through the jungles and hike paths. For decades, the world-famous Kabini River Lodge, located on the banks of the Kabini River, has been a haven for wildlife enthusiasts and photographers. The entire region is sometimes referred to as Kabini because it is part of the Nagarhole National Park (one of India's best tiger reserves) and the Niligiris biospehere reserve.
- Duration2 days
- Group Size2 to 5
We hope that by taking this Kabini adventure/photography tour, you will rediscover the joys of exploring the forest and learning about wildlife and how to capture it from a different perspective. Even though this tour was designed with photographers in mind, it is open to anybody interested in experiencing wildlife and nature. The beauty of Kabini and its wildlife biological system can easily be captured with just a mobile camera. **Note: During the tour, you will be accompanied by a professional wildlife photographer who will teach you the fundamentals of wildlife photography.
Things to carry on Kabini Wildlife Safari:
- Safari Hats.
- Clothing in neutral colours: khaki, light brown/green, tan. ...
- A safari jacket is a very handy accessory to take with on your trip.
- Comfortable non-synthetic short- and long-sleeved safari shirts.
- Comfortable non-synthetic shorts and long trousers.
- Swimming costume.
- Flip-flops or sports sandals.
Best time to visit Kabini Wildlife Safari:
If you wish to spot the maximum number of wildlife, then the best time to visit Kabini is between November and January. For nature lovers, the best time to visit Kabini is between July and October when the forests turn into a lush green.
Day 1: Reporting at Kabini by AfternoonClick here to expand
Depending on where you're coming from, you should get at Kabini around the afternoon. We check into the famed and picturesque Kabini River Lodge at Karapura as soon as we get in Kabini (run by Jungle Lodges and Resorts). Relax a little in your tents before assembling for lunch. After lunch, we'll have a fast welcome session that includes a round of introductions to get to know the group, a tour and wildlife orientation at Kabini, and a sample of what we'll strive to cover as part of wildlife photography. We depart for our first safari of our Kabini wildlife photography tour in the late afternoon. We climb into our assigned car and head out into the woods for an evening safari. As we witness and shoot the numerous kinds of life in the forest - the powerful elephants, the huge herds of Chital, the colourful birds...possibly even a big cat – the pleasant breeze and the greenery of the forest will keep us company. Following the safari, we gather for dinner, exchange our experiences with fellow guests, and ask our tour wildlife photographer for short insight before retiring for the day.
Day 3: Early Morning Safari and Departure by AfternoonClick here to expand
Today is the tour's final morning. For our last and fourth (morning) safaris, we walk out into the forest to capture the woodland's beauty (in the backdrop of playful morning sunlight). We have a hearty breakfast when we return to the lodge, and then it's time to say our goodbyes to the wonderful Kabini forest and its wildlife, leaving with many memories and (hopefully) a camera (and memory cards) full of photos.