Tigers safaris in India

Description of Tigers safaris in India

Travel to any of India's 40 plus Tiger Reserves with our Zoologist escorts and local naturalist guides. We have 100% success in spotting Tigers on all of our Tiger watching tours of India, especially the Central Indian National Parks.

Price Includes:

Everything mentioned in the itinerary is included. Including three meals per day (breakfast, lunch and dinner). There will be bottled water (approx 1ltr) available for each guest each day. We have our own private air conditioned vehicles with an excellent local driver for all transfers. We include internal flights where ever possible on all our tiger safaris. We use two brilliant full time guides; first a professional zoologist will escort you on all your excursions and also a very knowledgeable English speaking local guide who will also act as driver for all transfers. Your zoologist escort is an expert in big cat biology and behaviour and will be able to help you identify the different species as well as interpret you what behaviours you are seeing. Your zoologist escort has spent time studying and working with big cats all over the world and he has experience tracking down big cats from 4 continents. We also use local expert guides with decades of experience On all our tiger safaris we include all jeep safaris, guided walks, elephant safaris, horse-back safaris, canoe safaris, park entrance fees and sightseeing entrance fees. We include more individual tiger safaris per day than any other tour operator around; only if you request to have a rest day will we not arrange a safari into the national parks to search for tigers and other wildlife. A comprehensive species list (which states the relative chances of seeing animals based on past tours) is included in the pre-departure pack. There is also a reference book library available for your use throughout the trip as well as some documentaries on tigers which are available to watch throughout the tour.

Seasons:

January to May is the best time for tigers in India.
For tiger watching in India we recommend visiting from mid January to mid May (this is the best overall game viewing in the Indian Subcontinent’s main tiger reserves). This is middle and the end of the hot dry season (from the start of March to mid May the temperatures can get very hot) and offers the best chances of seeing tigers and other wildlife as the hotter and drier it gets the more the wildlife aggregate around waterholes as well as there being less vegetation blocking the view.

Introduction:

We are specialists in tailoring wildlife watching and especially big cat safari holidays all over the world. We also have an unrivalled range of tiger safaris. We have a huge range of tiger safaris throughout India and cover all of the national parks where tigers are known from. So from classic 7 to 10 day tiger safaris of India’s popular national parks (Bandhavgarh, Kanha, Corbett or Ranthambore) to tiger safaris to national parks less travelled (Panna, Kaziranga, Periyar, Satpura, Tadoba, Bandipur, Nagarhole and Pench) we hope to offer your ideal Indian tiger safari. We are experts in tailoring your perfect tiger safari and with our network of guides throughout India we can incorporate as many different national parks as you would wish. All of this coupled with our expert zoologist escort we offer some of the best chances of seeing tigers in India. In fact we have never failed to see tigers in Bandhavgarh national park after completing at least 5 different jeep safaris on a tour (we do not recommend less than 5 visits to the park). But we do not just search out tigers in all of these wonderful and diverse national parks, we have had great success in spotting other rare and elusive mammals in these areas. Other mammals regularly seen when we visit these Indian national parks on tiger safaris are Asiatic elephants (Corbett & Kaziranga), Indian one-horned rhinos (Kaziranga), lion-tailed macaques (Periyar), leopards (Kanha, Bandipur, Satpura), jungle cats (Bandhavgarh, Kanha), dhole (Kanha, Satpura) and sloth bears (Satpura). We aim to showcase the tiger’s ecosystem in full whenever and wherever you join us for a tiger safari. So however you like to explore the tiger’s habitat we have the tour for you, whether you want to drive around in your own jeep, walk through the forests and grasslands tracking the elusive big cat, lumbering around on elephant back or the slightly smoother horse back; or even if spotlighting after dark interests you as we can take you to the only national park in India which has started to allow nocturnal jeep safaris. One of the reasons why our tiger safaris of India are unique is that our background (as a company) is from a scientific and zoological standpoint and so have a great network of colleagues and contacts all over the world who are the people on the front line in search of the best new locations for tiger watching in the wild. All of these reasons and many more make us experts in arranging and guiding tiger safaris and are able to tailor a tiger safari to any location (where tigers exist) to try to find them that and request. All you have to do is to get in touch with your budget and your group size and where you would like to go to try and find wild tigers.

Why Choose this Tour:

• All of our tiger safaris are guided by a zoologist as well as local naturalist guides, drivers and also scientists or researchers where possible, this not only gives you numerous sets of trained eyes to find the animals but also gives you the chance to understand the behaviours and habits of the wildlife your watching.
• Our zoologist that escorts all our tiger safaris has great experience working with and studying big cats all over the world and has experience in tracking cats on 5 continents and big cats on all 4 continents that they live.
• We are among the first operators to offer nocturnal spotlighting tours in India (Panna & Satpura National Parks only), which aim to see the tigers and other nocturnal wildlife when they are more active at night.
• We can also bring thermal imaging and night vision equipment (on request) to also aid in finding the tigers after dark.
• We use camera traps (where available) which will increase the chances of getting close up pictures and movies of tigers and other rare nocturnal wildlife.
• In Satpura National Park we offer the chance for you to get out on foot and explore the national park’s trails in search of tigers.
• By joining one of our tiger safaris you will have an overall wildlife experience as we are determined to showcase the other interesting wildlife of the parks we visit, you will not feel like a passenger in a rally and bounce all over the place in pursuit of tigers; we make sure all our tiger safaris are relaxed and environmentally friendly experiences. In fact the majority of tiger sightings that we enjoy in India are of tigers that our jeep and guides have found (as opposed to other operators who wait for a tiger to be seen and then stake out the waterhole surrounded by dozens of other jeeps), we always investigate any suspicious behaviour exhibited by their prey and usually find tigers by watching the deer and monkey behaviour as they change from relaxed to agitated when a predator is spotted.
• We have explored all the areas we visit in depth and have found the best and most conveniently located accommodations to stay in whilst searching out tigers in isolated and remote places. Including some of the best and most ecologically friendly lodges in all of India.
• We are a member of Tour Operators for Tigers (TOFT) and we make sure that all of our tiger safaris run by their code of practice and we also make sure that all the accommodation we use is audited by TOFT to make sure of sustainable practices.
• All the above reasons give this our tiger tours of India a perfect success rate (100%) of seeing tigers. We have an unrivalled network of experts and guides throughout the tiger’s range that are able to find and observe other animals as well as tigers like Indian leopards, Asiatic elephants, water buffalo, gharial, Gangetic river dolphins, sloth bears, jungle cats, dhole, gaur and hundreds other endangered, rare or endemic species throughout the tigers current distribution. Whether it is Bandhavgarh, Kanha, Periyar, Kaziranga, Corbett, Ramthambore, Satpura, Tadoba, and many other wildlife watching locations you want to visit we can arrange it. Please inform us if you wish to receive more information about any of these locations and booking a tiger safari.
• Unlike many tour operators we are willing to run this tour for a single person (on request).

Locations:

India is the most commonly visited country for people wanting to see tigers and we offer a great range of set tours and tailor made tours of India in search of the big cat. We regularly visit Bandhavgarh, Kanha, Panna, Pench, Ranthambore, Kaziranga, Satpura, Tadoba and Corbett National Parks in north and central India and we also travel south to Periyar, Bandipur, Nagarhole and Wayanad National Parks to explore one of the world’s top 10 biodiversity hotspots. With 100% past success in tiger sightings in many of these parks.

Fitness Level:

The fitness level required for our tiger safaris, varies from no fitness level required (for our jeep safaris of India), to a moderate level of walking in Satpura (as tiger tracking on foot through the forests and grasslands can last for 2-3 hours). If you require more information please contact us and we will help you out.

Equipment:

When you book onto the tour we will send you a comprehensive pre-departure pack which will include a full packing list of recommended
equipment; the equipment list will vary from tour to tour and from location to location so it is best to contact us or wait until you receive the pre-departure pack after booking.

Minimum Age: 18 Years Old

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Departure information

This trip can be tailor made between November - March
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Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Tigers safaris in India

Environment

In India TOFT audit the resorts and accommodation to make sure that they run sustainably and that they meet environmentally friendly aims. By being a member of TOFT we use only TOFT approved accommodation, so you can be assured that the food you eat is locally and responsibly sourced as is the furniture, fuel and other resources used by the accommodation. TOFT also helps many projects to aid in the development and management of the national parks such as the park guide training and support programme, setting up of a ‘Sponsor a Guard Post’ or ‘Chowkie’ programme, establishing the park wildlife monitoring programme through Park Guides, an improved livestock compensation scheme (that compliments or enhances local Forestry ones) and setting up compostable loos in park areas and mechanism for disposal. All this is done with the overall aim in improving the environmental practises of the national parks and making their use more sustainable.

Wildlife Promise:

In India the main impact that our tours have on the wildlife is through the numerous scientific studies which are conducted throughout India by some of India’s and the world’s best zoologists. This research is all done with the purpose of understanding the tigers’ role in the ecosystem and the effect that tourism and local populations have on the tiger and vice versa. Once these impacts have been assessed TOFT can improve and make sure that tiger safaris in India are sustainable.

Community

The local community benefits from our tiger tours of India because we are a member of the Tour Operators for Tigers (TOFT) organisation. This group is the leading force when it comes to stabilising eco-tourism in India and making tiger safaris sustainable for the future. Money is donated my us every year and then the money is allocated to various projects such as setting up community vegetable gardens to supply fresh fruit and vegetables to lodges, setting up of local handicrafts and cooperatives to sell handicrafts to lodges & visitors, setting up of nature trails for visitors with training of local guides, building of suitable ‘Machans’ for visitors to watch wildlife or birdlife, refurbishment and upgrade of village homes for homestay visitors, reforestation projects with indigenous tree species and local environmental education programmes.

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