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India wildlife tour visiting Kanha and Bandhavgarh on this bespoke tiger safari.

12 days from £2145*

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Overview

India wildlife tour visiting Kanha and Bandhavgarh

This bespoke tiger safari links together two of the most famous tiger sanctuaries in India; Bandhavgarh and Kanha. Bandhavgarh National Park has always attracted a lot of international attention, due to the many famous photographers who have visited and captured thrilling images of charismatic tigers, such as Charger and B2; male tigers with a penchant for charging tourists on elephant back to show who was the ‘King of the Jungle’. If you were to choose a park and area to visit to maximise your chances of close tiger encounters, then the Tala zone in Bandhavgarh would be the place to take your Indian tiger safari.

A visit to the Mukki side of Kanha National Park is a more relaxed affair, as there are fewer lodges compared to Kisli, and there has always been a focus here on general wildlife viewing, rather than just tigers. This has resulted in some the the best run small scale wildlife lodges in India and a quality, rather than quantity, approach to tiger safaris. Elephant shuttles to see the tigers have now been banned in both Bandhavgarh and Kanha, with the only option for clients to rent an elephant exclusively (expensive). Wildlife Trails were never happy with the way Elephants were pushed ever-closer towards tigers by their Mahouts (often at the behest of tourists) and are happy that this activity has been stopped. Join us on this classic tiger safari to two of the most iconic parks in India and enjoy an unforgettable India wildlife tour.

Itinerary

This is a Private Tour

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    Your India wildlife tour starts with a meet and greet at Delhi and transfer to the railweay station to connect with an overnight sleeper train (1st class AC) to Jabalpur

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    Private transfer from Jabalpur to ‘Kanha Jungle Lodge’ at Kanha. Afternoon private jeep safari

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    Three full days of morning and afternoon private jeep safaris; with alternative activities offered on Wednesday afternoon (when the parks are closed)

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    Morning private jeep safari followed by transfer to ‘Tala Camp’ at Bandhavgarh

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    Three full days of morning and afternoon private jeep safaris; with alternate activities offered on Wednesday afternoon (when the park is closed)

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    Morning private jeep safari followed by transfer to Katni station to connect with the overnight sleeper train (1st class AC) to Delhi

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    On arrival in Delhi you will be transferred to a mid-range small hotel/guesthouse

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    Private transfer to Delhi international airport to connect with your flight home. End of your India wildlife tour

Meals

Best India wildlife lodges: a private tour throughout, good quality tried and tested lodges, with upgrade options on request. All meals included at the wildlife lodges, breakfast only in Delhi.

Internal flights can be substituted for the train journeys.

Cost: from £2145 per person based on two sharing OR £1560 per person based on four travelling (excludes international flights)

Dates: 16th October 2016 to 30th June 2017

Note: for best chance of jeeps in most productive safari zones at Kanha and Bandhavgarh you should plan to book at least 4 months in advance.

For a full tour description email Wildlife Trails and include the trip title, or for a different combination we are happy to help design your ideal India wildlife tour.

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* Based on 2 persons and not including flights

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