Tadoba, Pench and Bandhavgarh Safaris, with Ranthambhore
16 days from £3290*
A chance to discover tigers at home in four different National Parks, looking for Maya in Tadoba (following her growing cubs fathered by Matsukar in 2018?), Collar-wali in Pench, Jaya and her grown up cubs in Bandhvagarh, and in Ranthambhore with Noor, Arrow-Head, Lightning, Krishna (etc etc...tigers in all 10 zones - more visible in 1 to 7 last season).
But it's not only about tigers, there is an impressive diversity of mammals and other wildlife, with gaur seen in Tadoba, Pench and increasingly in Bandhavgarh, wild dog also in Tadoba and Pench, sloth bears likely to be more active in April (looking for fruit, flowers and termites) and each park has areas more likely to reveal leopards - usually away from prime tiger territories of course! Then you have the bird life, from hornbills and woodpeckers to kingfishers, ibis, owls and fly-catchers, while most migrants have left there is an impressive list of residents.
With the dry heat of April, the vegetation becomes more sparse and with water sources declining the mammals are drawn to the remaining lakes, streams and water holes providing exciting opportunities for wildlife enthusiasts and photographers. Don't worry this is not a hard-core tiger-centric photo tour, you will have time to relax by the swimming pool between safaris and to explore some of the local culture and history along your way.
This is a Small Group Tour
meet and greet at Delhi international and transfer to the train to Ranthambhore, check in ‘Ranthambhore Regency’
Apr 14, 15
two days of morning and afternoon jeep safaris inside Ranthambhore. Also time to visit the cliff-top fort and an evening drive looking for nocturnal species
a morning excursion looking for blackbuck antelope followed by an afternoon jeep safari
morning and afternoon jeep safaris inside Ranthambhore. Later transfer to board the overnight sleeper train to Katni
arrival transfer to ‘Nature Heritage’ at Bandhavgarh, morning at leisure before an afternoon jeep safari inside Bandhavgarh National Park
Apr 19, 20
two days of morning and afternoon jeep safaris inside Bandhavgarh National Park
morning jeep safari inside Bandhavgarh National Park. A longer transfer by road to Pench, stopping off at the Narmada River. Check in at the ‘Mahua Vann’
Apr 22, 23
two days of morning and afternoon jeep safaris inside Pench National Park
morning transfer to Tadoba, check in at ‘Mahua Tola’ before an afternoon jeep safari inside Tadoba National Park
Apr 25, 26
two days of morning and afternoon jeep safaris inside Tadoba National Park
a final morning safari before taking the flight back from Nagpur to Delhi. Transfer and overnight stay at the ‘Ibis Aerocity’
bid a reluctant farewell to India before your flight home
Indian wildlife lodges: a small group trip (maximum 4 guests per jeep), AC road travel and scheduled domestic flights. All meals included at the Wildlife Lodges, breakfast only in Delhi.
Cost: from £3290 per person based on two sharing a twin or double room/ single supplement: £610pp (excludes international flights)
Dates: 13th April to 28th April 2019 (or 30th Mar to 14th April)
Note: there is scope to join a section of the tour, and/ or to extend to include your own bespoke section
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* Based on 2 persons and not including flights