2 independent reviews for Tailor made tiger safari in India

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review 20 Feb 2017

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Actually seeing the tigers that we went to see - and very much more besides. A porcupine was a special unplanned and unexpected bonus.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Finding wild tigers is never a 'given' and almost certainly requires significant safari time to have hope of success. In our case we spent some 40 hours in safari jeeps experiencing what was effectively a full body work out for 8 hours a day. If you are in your late seventies this may be good for you but it's no picnic! You need to allow time for a rest when you get home. The bottom line here is that we were successful.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

The holiday was essentially about wildlife conservation and the programme delivered by local experts. We benefited from them and they benefitted from us. We clearly helped raise awareness in one village when three of us were watching a wide variety of birds on a local lake and attracted a crowd of thirty people who took much delight in watching us watching the birds.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Faultless. A complex programme which was perfectly choreographed - and enjoyable to excess.

review 19 Feb 2016

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Seeing tigers, without a doubt! I was very lucky and saw both male and female tigers at Tadoba National Park as well as the famous Maya with her three six month old cubs. At Kanha we also had a fantastic encounter with a male tiger. He wandered up the road ahead of us, glancing back as if to make sure we were all following. Then he sauntered across a meadow with spotted deer alarming and watching his every move. On the first day at Kanha, we also saw a pair of jackals with their kill, a spotted deer fawn, which they were taking back to their den and cubs.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

I opted for game drives every day and had a wonderful wildlife experience. But it might have been good to have some downtime too to enjoy the tranquillity at Shergahr camp, or the swimming pool at Svasara.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

The parks and lodges I visited employ local people which also helps conserve the protected natural areas. Without visitors, the parks might struggle to survive and without the parks the ecosystem would be lost.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

It was a fantastic trip. I saw some amazing wildlife and met some lovely people. The food was pretty darn good too.

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I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
Very enjoyable
It was OK
A bit disappointing really
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