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faqs on tiger safaris in india

Yes, the National Park doesn’t fence off most areas, hence there are always chances of encountering the smallest to the largest creature outside the park and even inside the lodge.
The Safari vehicles are permanently open-air vehicles.
It is mandatory to have a park guide in the vehicle on every drive.
We suggest you carry all your personal medications, and not to depend on any local pharmacy for assistance. Closest medical assistance can be an hour away or more, that too for basic illnesses. Good hospitals will be 4-5 hours away from the national parks.
No, this is strictly against the law, and is a non-bailable offence in the Indian Wildlife Protection Act of 1972.
Between 7-8 hours on game drive split between, morning and afternoon drives.
Yes, may not be of the highest standard, and few and far between.
Only at designated areas as advised by the Guide or driver.
It is strictly prohibited inside the park, and smoking is also discouraged around the National Park as forest fires are easily caused to the tiniest embers.
There are only certain trails open for walking on foot. Permits may need to be sought for the same. Night walks are strictly not allowed without supervision.
We recommend only booking drives exclusively with your own party.
Ideally, a Tiger Safari tour should be booked 5-6 months in advance. Reason being, safari permits booking for most national parks in India begins 120 days prior to the safari date. In some parks the bookings start an year in advance as well. To read more, please click here.
The only permission you need for a tiger safari in india is the safari permit. The safari permit in most Indian National Parks is booked online 120 days prior to the safari date. One must also carry a valid ID proof which will be checked at the safari gate before you enter the park.
As per latest tiger status report 2018 Corbett Tiger Reserve has the highest no. of tigers in India. It is estimated to have 231 tigers within the reserve.
Before entering the national park the most important thing that a person must have a valid safari permit with correct name and Goverment ID details. The person even should have the same ID mentioned in the safari permit for verification at the park gate. Other things like sanitizer, packaged water bottle, packed breakfast during morning safari., camera bean bag , safari hat, mosquito replent cream/spray and sunscreen lotion are some essentials to be carried during safari
Corbett & Ranthambore are half day drive away from New Delhi where you can see tigers.
All national parks have good numbers of tigers. Ranthmabore, Corbett, Kanha, Bandhavgarh, Kabini, Tadoba are among the best spot to witness these mighty species
The average cost for a Tiger Safari in India greatly depends on the parks you cover, number of days you choose to travel for, number of people you wish to travel with, whether you lodge in 3 star accommodation or in 4-5 start accommodation, take exclusive or shared jeep safaris and so on.
Yes we do indeed organise city tours. These include cities with cultural, historical and modern twists. One of our best selling city cum wildlife tours has been “The Best of Indian Wildlife and golden Traingle Tour”. Click here to view details of the same.
Yes, we do organise other wildlife tours. These include special interest tours, species specific photography tours, birding tours, wildife and cultural tours and more.
Ideally, Corbett and Ranthambhore National Park connect best with India’s Golden Triangle. However, it isn’t very difficult to connect other park in central India either, like Kanha, Bandhavgarh, Pench and Tadoba. They are just a flight away while former two have better connectivity by road.
The park timings for Tiger Safaris in India depends on the sunrise and sunset timings with varying months. In the summer months usually the morning safari begins at 6am for 4-5 hours, and the afternoon safari around 3.30pm for about 3 hours. In winter months the safari commences around 6.45am for 4-5 hours, and afternoon safari commences at 2.30pm for about 3 hours.
Surely. We thrive on feedback from our guests in order to further improve our services or to take note of the things we have been doing right. You can read the same on our Tiger Safari India Trip Advisor page. We also have a testimonial page on our website.
Our payment terms are quite simple. Once you confirm a tour with us, we send you an official invoice with the tour cost mentioned clearly. The cost is split in 3 installments : 25% of the total amount must be paid at the time of confirmation, 50% after we have booked your hotels and the balance 25% 2 months prior to your safari excursion.
Yes we do organise species specific tours. You can browse through our detailed list of Species Specific Tours here.
Indian wildife is an extremely diverse subject. If you are truly interested and want to gain some fair knowledge on Indian wildife and the people who worked toward conserving it, please browse through our list of Books to Read Before Tiger Safari To India.
The Big 5 in India are; tiger, elephants, lion, rhino, sloth bear. You can see about 3 of them in one park, but to see all 5 you will need to do safari in more than one park.
Just Tigers Tour is one of our best sellers when it comes to exclusive Tiger Safaris in India. This encompasses three national parks in central India, namely – Bandhavgarh National Park, Pench National Park and Kanha National Park. You can read through the detailed itinerary of the Just Tigers Tour here. While this is a best seller for us, do check out our other tiger centric tours here.
We organise quite a few photography tours. Depending on your needs, you could choose any one of the following: Tiger Photographic Safari, Tiger and Bird Photographic Safari, Elephant and Rhino Photographic Safari or the Tigers, Leopards and Lions Photographic Safari. These tours include the best national parks for photographers who want to click a viriety of Indian Wildife. If you wish to photograph a specific species, do let us know and we can definitely organise the same for you.
If you wish to maximize your chances of seeing Indian Wildife, you could take a look at out “Best of Indian Wildlife and Golden Triangle Tour”. This tour encompassess parks like Corbett – where one gets to witness over 250 species of birds, The Royal Bengal Tiger and the Asian Elephant. This park also lies in the foothills of the Great Himalayas, making its landscape drastically different than that of other national parks in this itinerary. The other 3 parks inclusive on this itinerary are Ranthambhore, Kanha, Pench and Bandhvagarh. Each of these parks have unique sighting experiences for the wildlife enthusiats in your.
A Tiger Safari tour to India should ideally be booked 5-6 months in advance. The reason is two fold. Firstly, safari permits in most national parks in India are booked 120 days prior to the safari date and in peak season get sold out within seconds. Secondly, all good jungle lodges have a small inventory, meaning that they get booked out as soon as season starts. Sometimes, these lodges are booked 2 years in advance too!

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"Real trip of a lifetime type tour"
My husband and I did a 10 day "Just Tigers" safari. We visited Pench, Kanha and Bandhavgarh reserves. It was not high season but yes we had wonderful tiger sightings. The level of profession of these lovely people was so refreshing...
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Clare Ozkan
April 2020
"Sensational Nature Safari in Madya Pradesh, Central India"
My wife and I enjoyed a sensational 18 day customised safari through Satpura, Kanha, Bandhavgarh and Panna National Park/Reserves arranged through Nature Safari India by Varun Mani...
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Rolf Hermann
March 2020
"pench kanha and bandhavgarh"
what a fantastic trip i enjoyed to these three national parks, sharad and his teams efforts to ensure my trip went smoothly was excellent. all three choices of accomadation were superb tiger sightings at close distance made possible by trackers...
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Adam R.
December 2019