I f you are looking for the "TRUE BLUE TIGER SAFARI" experience then this tour is one for the books - the real "Mc Coy of Safaris" - the way it was done in bygone days of the Maharajas but these days hunting with cameras rather than guns! This safari excites me the most - moving from jungle to jungle, setting up our own mobile/fly camps on the 'Trail of the Tiger'. On this safari you will experience the thrill of traveling with your very own safari staff for a full week through central India.
Being able to drive in a 4 wheel SUV into the jungles of central India at night after a day's tiger spotting and then relaxing by the camp fire enjoying a single malt is an amazing adventure... AN EXPERIENCE OF A LIFE TIME.
The maximum guests for this tour are 8 and must be conversant in the English language. It is important that they all be known to each other (friends/relatives).
DAY 1 - Fly from Bombay or Delhi to Raipur arriving in the afternoon, followed by an hour and a half's drive to an art deco palace -our base for the night. This evening you are introduced to your safari team and enjoy the local surroundings with some tribal dances in the evening.
DAY 2 - After breakfast you head out with your safari staff in a convoy of jeeps, SUV's and trucks carrying your safari gear along with the mobile tent equipment. A three hour drive brings you to the famous Kanha Wildlife Reserve. While you take a game drive your safari team will set up your very own private camp for 2 nights. The following day there will be two game drives in the reserve.
DAY 3 - While at breakfast the boys break camp and load the trucks to start for our next destination - Bandhavgarh Wildlife sanctuary (7 hrs drive). A cold picnic lunch will be served enroute. Upon late afternoon arrival the team sets up camp for 2 days here while you enjoy a few cocktails. There will be two jungle game drives on day 5.
DAY 4 - After breakfast take a charter flight (CHOPPER) out of Bandhavgarh for Delhi enroute stop over for a few hours at Khajuraho to see the famous temples. Or the Safari leaves for Khajuraho a seven hour drive and stay at one of the many hotels there.
DAY 5 - This morning after breakfast finish sightseeing the famous temples at Khajuraho; shop for local crafts and then catch the afternoon flight out. Every evening there will be different forms of entertainment.
It is a pity that we can do only one such safari in a year- due to my various commitments in Rajasthan, book early to avoid disappointment!