Tigers safaris in India
full board, local guides and naturalist, domestic flights, all safaris in a private (exclusive jeep); excl.
international flights, visas and extras.
Price depends on your party size (couples and private solo tours can be arranged).
Description of Tigers safaris in India
This tiger safari in India takes place in Central India’s Kanha National Park. This park is a wonderful mix of grassy plateaus, open misty plains and bamboo forests and is home to around a hundred tigers. As well as leopard, sambhar, chital and monkeys. After being met in Delhi, you will be transferred to a hotel for the night before taking a domestic flight to Jabalpur to start your safari holiday. All domestic flights are included in the price of your holiday.
This tailor made holiday is designed by a wildlife watching specialist operator and, in particular, wild cat safaris. As well as Kanha National Park, we can organise tailor made safaris to other national parks in India where there are tiger populations, such as Bandhavgarh, Corbett or Ranthambore. You will be accompanied by an expert zoologist guide and will take at least five safaris within a park to maximise viewing opportunities.
We also recommend a night time spotting safari, although this is only possible in Panna and Satpura National Parks, using night vision equipment to spot tigers at night. In Satpura National Park you can also go on a walking safari but whichever way you choose to go in search of tigers, we will ensure it is an ethical experience, as we are member of the Tour Operators for Tigers (TOFT) and follow their strict codes of practice. We also stay in TOFT approved lodges along the way.
We are proud of our 100% sighting rate and of course, you will also get a chance to see a wide array of other wildlife, not just tigers. Please note that we are very happy to organise this trip for a solo traveller as well as for groups. The minimum age is eighteen.
The best time to go tiger watching in India is mid January to mid May. This is the hot dry season with the hottest time from beginning March until mid May. This is when tigers come out to waterholes to find water, or prey on other wildlife doing the same.
1 Reviews of Tigers safaris in India
Reviewed on 30 Oct 2018 by Martin Andersen
1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?
Seeing tigers in the wild was of course amazing, but actually I think the highlight was when we sat in the jeep near a lake as the sun went down and all of a sudden we heard a tiger roar through the jungle. Goosebump experience.
2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?
Book at least 3 full days, preferably 4 (2 safaris a day) to increase the chance of seeing tigers. They are very elusive and there is no guarantee that you will actually see any even in a relatively small national park like Tadoba. We saw tigers on 5 of our 8 safaris (10 different tigers).
3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?
All the staff at the lodge were from the local village as were the guides in the national park. We learned quite a lot about the tigers and the other animals and how poaching has been almost eradicated in the area, by involving the locals in the preservation. Staying close to the park ensured that we did not have to drive very far to get there.
4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?
Good to see both Delhi (a single day was enough, though) and the countryside.
PlanetIn 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.
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.