Learn how to observe the hidden secrets in nature from a Naturalist and Wildlife Photographer with this Wildlife Walking Safari near Pune. Surrounded by lush greenery interspersed with bird calls you can spot beautiful and weird lifeforms like frogs, insects, birds and maybe reptiles if we are lucky! Don’t forget to carry your camera along, because your Guide will conduct an impromptu wilderness photography workshop as well. This Walk is not just an introduction to the outdoors, but a doorway to a lifelong relationship with nature. Bring along a friend or be a solo adventurer.
The Guide is a Bushnell Bird Photo Award winner, has had his photographs published in several nature books and magazine and even written a short film for the Maharashtra Forest Department.
Small group wilderness tour with wilderness photography tips around Bapdev Ghat and Kanifnath temple ridge (location is subject to change)
Transport from a central point in Pune
Use of binoculars (if weather permits) and field guide books
on Birds, Mammals, Butterflies, Reptiles during the Experience
While the Experience is light-hearted, it is not a picnic. So save the alcohol for when you get back home.
This is a walking tour
This Experience is completely weather dependent, and will be altered by the Guide according to their best judgment. This includes the duration you spend outdoors and the location as well.
Age Limit: Participants must be 16 years of age or older
Physical Requirements: Not suitable for people with mobility issues
Cancellation Policy: Less than 5 days before the start date of the Experience – No Refund
Reschedule Policy: One change of date permitted with a minimum of 48 hours notice BEFORE the start date of the Experience. New date must be chosen at time of rescheduling.
Going where the wind takes you
You will meet your Guide at the appointed place and time and after a quick introduction will be driven to the spot where the trail begins. During the drive you will discuss the day’s plan and clarify any doubts or queries.
This will not be a dash up a mountain like most “treks” are, nor will it be a Ph.D. session in natural history. If we can’t have fun doing it, what’s the point?
As always we have no control over the elements of nature so depending upon rain, wind, sunlight, etc. we will start the trail. This is a fluid activity and will be improvised as per your needs and comfort.
So much to see
During the walk you will observe everything from birds, insects, amphibians, trees, reptiles, cloud formations and absolutely anything out there.
And if we don’t know what it is, we will look through our guidebooks for the answer!
Capturing the beauty
An experience isn’t complete without a killer photograph! So you will be guided in taking Macro/Landscape/Bird photography during the trail.
After spending almost 2 hours in the wilderness (if weather permits) your Guide will drive you back to the central pickup / drop point in Pune.
Wear comfortable clothing and carry caps / umbrella, sunscreen, sunglasses, drinking water. And yes, don’t forget to carry your camera.
While a door-step pickup/drop might not be possible, depending on your Location the Guide will suggest the closest meeting point.
This experience is not suitable for kids, the minimum age for this experience is 16 years.