Leopard Safari in Bera, Rajasthan

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@obione980: Nice to know you had a pleasant experience too
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Very good report and images, t.y.

Hi, manesshgoal,


I've read your trip report with great interest and, in particular, like your images very much.

I note that you used a 70-300mm lens in Bera. I was wondering if you had cropped or trimmed your leopard images; and, if yes, then I'll have to bring also a longer lens when I'm scheduled to go to Leopard's Lair Resort on Nov 23&24, 2012.

Thank you once again for the info and tips.
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@jkccheng: Hi, Thanks so much for your words of appreciation Your observation is correct... I have indeed cropped the images. A longer lens would be definitely useful. Also remember that the leopards emerge out of hiding only late in the evening and light would be poorer in winters (compounded by the fact that, in winters, the sun sets exactly behind the hill where the leopards reside)...so a lens with wide aperture would be a boon.
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@maneeshgoal #18,

Thankyou. I'll be travelling alone by myself.

I'd bring along my 70-200/2.8non-is, 300/2.8 and 600/4, not just for Bera; but also for Little Rann of Kutch (for birds & indian wild ass) and Sasan Gir (for Asisatic wild lions). That said, I'm a bit worried about my 600/4 which is heavy and bulky and, hence, not handholdable. This may prove impracticable and inconvenient to other passengers (if any) on the jeep. BTW, do you happen to know if I will be having a safari jeep by myself alone or sharing one with other people who happen to be there as I.

Last but not least, are leopard safaris (game drives) all led by Devi Singhji himself?

Thank you for your attention to the enquiries.
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Are you shooting with Nikon or Canon just to know??

and you will likely share with someone. you can easily claim half a jeep. just pay half the fees. the top of the jeep is good for your 600mm no problem.
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@jkccheng: You've got an impressive set of equipment...so distance & light shouldn't be a bother at all!

Yes, Devi Singhji himself leads all the leopard safaris (except for the crocodile safari which is lead by a village idiot and something you should't opt for). In case Devi Singhji is not available then his son leads the safaris... I am not sure about the competence of his son...but during busy seasons Devi Singhji would be available.

As for sharing of jeep space, I would suggest you personally discuss this aspect at the time of booking and negotiate accordingly. My guess is, it shouldn't be an issue since Devi Singhji is a perfect gentleman host and is not very money minded... but his wife is a stern lady, so avoid dealing with her! When we had visited the place, we were the only ones (my wife & me) at the resort and hence we got the entire jeep for ourselves (dumb luck!).

Hope you have a great time... all the best with the sightings
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@happyarun #20, I'm a Canon shooter.

@maneeshgoal #21, thanks, I'll talk to the Resort accordingly. BTW, are sand bags available at the jeep for use with my 600/4. If not, then I'll have to bring my own (to be filled up at the Resort).
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@jkccheng: Not sure about the availability of sand bags with them.
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@maneeshgoal #23 - sand bags are available.
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@jkccheng: Cool
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Bera...cheaper alternative accommodation with safaris

hello friends,heard a lot about Bera & it's leopard's...but the resorts & it's packages for a family of 4(2+2)...will not be less than 18-20000₹ per day for lodging,food&2 safaris ...Are there any cheaper alternatives,for accommodation & safaris...as well as any alternative for Bera....as we are keen on leopard sightings.
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As far as I know only two options for Bera
http://castlebera.com/
http://leopardlairresort.com/

Ronak.
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But they are pretty expensive...Are there any other options for leopard sightings...
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The best value for money national parks tend to be less visited ones. Consequently tourist facilities are also limited there. You could look at Bar Nawapara in Chhattisgarh. If that's too off-beat, Tadoba Andhari in Maharashtra is very good. [I've not been to either but this is just my research].

Cheapest would be SGNP I believe.
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Have visited Tadoba-Andhari..it is mind boggling.Any experience of Bar Nawapara?

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