Tadoba, Pench and Bandhavgarh Safaris, with Ranthambhore
16 days from £3650*
A chance to discover tigers at home in four different National Parks, looking for Maya in Tadoba (is she expecting cubs following mating with Matsukar in June?), Collar-wali in Pench, Jaya and her grown up cubs in Bandhvagarh, and in Ranthambhore with Noor, Arrow-Head, Lightning, Krishna, Dollar-male (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 ‘Red Fox Aerocity’ for your overnight stay
early morning transfer for the flight to Nagpur, arriving at ‘Svasara Jungle Lodge’ in time for an afternoon jeep safari in Tadoba National Park
Apr 05, 06, 07
three days of morning and afternoon jeep safaris inside Tadoba National Park
final morning jeep safari before your transfer to ‘Mahua Vann’ at Pench. Rest of evening at leisure
Apr 09, 10
two days of morning and afternoon jeep safaris inside Pench National Park
a longer transfer by road to Bandhavgarh, stopping off at the Narmada River. Check in at the ‘Tiger Den’
Apr 12, 13
two days of morning and afternoon jeep safaris inside Bandhavgarh National Park
morning and afternoon jeep safaris inside Bandhavgarh National Park. Be ready for an evening transfer to board the overnight sleeper train to Sawai Madhopur
arrival transfer to the ‘Ranthambhore Regency’ and morning at leisure before your afternoon safari inside Ranthambhore National Park
Apr 16, 17
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 final morning safari before taking the train back to Delhi. Transfer and overnight stay at the ‘Red Fox 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 £3620 per person based on two sharing a twin or double room/ single supplement: £560pp (excludes international flights)
Dates: 3rd April to 19th April 2018
Note: there is scope to join a portion 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