Tadoba National park tiger safari, India
Description of Tadoba National park tiger safari, India
This eight day tiger safari takes place in one location, Tadoba National Park, giving plenty of time to really feel immersed in this well known tiger habitat. After taking a flight from Delhi to Nagpur, and then a two hour transfer by car or minibus, you arrive at this wonderfully remote park that is well off the normal tourist tiger trail. The name of this tiger watching terrain comes from the indigenous tribe’s language, as Tadoba was a deity worshipped by them. Indeed, the indigenous people still live in this region and, having been stewards of it for generations. It is fitting, therefore, that this responsible tiger watching holiday ensures that it supports local conservation initiatives, as well as the economy. Many of the indigenous people are now being trained as naturalists and will, therefore, guide you on your safaris, morning and night, through this special park, also their ancestral home.
Tadoba National Park’s tiger population is thriving and, for that reason, it is believed to be one of the best places to see tiger in the country. We also offer one of the best lodges that you will find on a tiger safari holiday surrounded by forest and watering holes, making this an ideal location for you not only to relax after safari, but also watch out for other wildlife, including prolific birdlife, take photographs as the sun sets, or simply sit back and enjoy the lodge’s fine Indian food and hospitality.
Note: Pench Tiger Reserve or Kanha National park extension is available.
4 Reviews of Tadoba National park tiger safari, India
Reviewed on 09 Jan 2017 by Julia KillickThe most memorable moment was staying at the lodge, in the buffer zone, listening to the night around a bonfire with wonderful snacks and a gin and tonic, then visiting the local villages on a walk the following day. The jungle safaris were amazing particularly the elephant back experience and of course seeing the tigers. Read full review
Reviewed on 06 Mar 2017 by Jo GauntThe most memorable was having the most amazing Tiger sightings. Superb, we had a great time and enjoyed both Tadoba and Kanha national parks, the lodges we stayed at and saw some amazing wildlife and birds too. Read full review
Reviewed on 30 Oct 2013 by Kerrie GriffinI feel that I was looked after very well, Neelesh who organised my itinerary was most attentive. Where I stayed was beautiful and relaxing. Staff were excellent and very attentive Read full review
Reviewed on 18 Mar 2013 by caroline huxfordOutstanding, we loved every minute of it and were blessed with fantastic people to guide us through the whole holiday. Read full review
PlanetWe leave the least impact on the local land as the camp is fully tented & they are put into use only when we have guests. We conduct business with eco friendly lodges which adhere to a policy of responsible tourism and encourage the visitors to follow the same. Lodges that use locally available resourceable material in order to minimize impact on ecosystem and employ waste disposable methods. Lodges that use solar power, recycle natural resources are energy efficient and conserve water. As responsible tour operators we conduct follow an environmental friendly policy. We operate small feasible groups with upper limit being twelve persons.
During off season we try to bring the trained naturalist from other National Parks to train the local people how to cater to wildlife tourism and share their local knowledge with tourist.
PeopleThe Staff of the camp are all from the surrounding villages. With the combination of local knowledge, it now boasts of its host of in-house naturalists and field guides, who are best suited to orient travellers in protected area visitation. In order to encourage local participatory management we hire experts, guides and helpers from local communities. This also results in greater respect for heritage inheritance among the locals as it supports their lively hood.
Hiring locals is a good way to ensure conservative efforts of ecosystems and properties as it instills a feeling of participation in the tourism and benefiting from it. This also avoids the deep seated alienation among them which results when local communities are ignored. From time to time we keep in touch with the lodge owners on the local community development and the staff which are hiring, and have clear instructions that more and more employment should be given to the local people and their families.
We discourage purchase of animal products or items of archeological and historical importance. We promote handicrafts and local craftsmanship instead. We actively participate in social service like donating a part of our profit to Jagriti which cares for orphans. We fund schools and hospitals in vicinity. We organize educational tours and lectures for the less privileged.
On this trip we support an NGO called Jagriti who are involved in giving education, accommodation, clothing and food to small children who are found begging in railway stations. An amount of £10 per person goes to this NGO. All efforts are made from our side to keep a periodical training camp for the local boys who are keen in learning the wildlife and thus choosing tourism as their career.