9 day safari

Prices from

£4680

Excluding international flights

Tour Highlights

  • Chance to see tiger and leopards on the same tour.
  • Private tour of the Fort.
  • Witness authentic rural life
  • Services of expert Naturalists.

Luxury Tiger and Leopard Safari in Rajasthan

Back in the early 2000’s, rumours drifted across from rural southern Rajasthan, that there was a new big cat paradise in India and this was one where the Leopard – not the Tiger – ruled! It is important to remember that tiger sanctuaries are far from the best place to see leopards as they are out competed by their striped cousins. A visit to the Bera region of Rajasthan, is like stepping back in time two hundred years. The traditional Rabari trbes still make a living from their colourful goat herds and it is these goats that form a large part of the Leopards diet. Astonishing levels of tolerance by local villages to see beautiful spotted cats have created an unofficial sanctuary for leopards and it has become one of our very favourite wildlife locations in India – Yes, we are regular visitors!

When to Go:
  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec

Best time to visit -

FEB

Safari Style -

Bespoke Wildlife

DAY 1

ARRIVAL

Early morning departure from London Heathrow (or selected other UK airports) to Delhi. We can offer you a range of flight options from both London and regional airports. For morning arrivals into Delhi we can organise a range of bespoke cultural, foodie and birding tours, at an additional cost.

Accommodation : Imperial Hotel

DAY 2

MORNING TRAIN FROM DELHI TO RANTHAMBHORE

A train journey in India is always an ‘experience’ and with full support from our local staff and with a specially prepared packed brunch, you will board the day train to Ranthambhore. On arrival in Ranthambhore enjoy the station ‘tiger art’ before driving 30 minutes to the wildlife lodge with the best location in Ranthambhore. A delicious lunch awaits you, before enjoying your first private jeep safari in the most famous tiger sanctuary in India.

Accommodation : Sherbagh Tented Camp

DAY 3

MORNING AND AFTERNOON PRIVATE JEEP SAFARIS

Awaken your senses with the sights, sounds and smells of the Indian Jungle, as you enjoy morning and afternoon private safaris in this most beautiful of tiger sanctuaries. In between safaris you will be taken on a private journey back through time, as you walk up through the ramparts to the top of the century Ranthambhore Fort.

Accommodation : Sherbagh Tented Camp

DAY 4

MORNING AND AFTERNOON PRIVATE JEEP SAFARIS

Ranthambhore national park has a zone system which runs from 1-10 and there are resident tigers in every one of these zones. With our expert local agents who have been booking safaris for Wildlife Trails since 1997, we will ensure you have a balanced approach to your safari and the chance to visit different areas of the park.

Accommodation : Sherbagh Tented Camp

DAY 5

MORNING TRAIN JOURNEY FROM RANTHAMBHORE TO THE BLUE CITY OF JODHPUR

A more leisurely morning before you connect with your afternoon train to Jodhpur, a packed dinner will be given to you for the journey. Evening transfer to overnight in Jodhpur, the ‘Blue City’.

Accommodation : Ajit Bhawan

DAY 6

BLUE CITY TOUR AND AFTERNOON JEEP SAFARI AT JAWAI

This morning you will be taken for a private tour of the spectacular Mehrangarh Fort; with its mesmerising view of the famous blue city below. Then enjoy a beautiful rural 2 hours drive to the splendidly isolated and luxurious Sujan Jawai.

Accommodation : Sujan Jawai Bandh

DAY 7

MORNING AND AFTERNOON JEEP SAFARIS AT JAWAI

As beautiful as it is to see a leopard in the gorgeous morning light, this is far from the only activity available in this rural paradise. It truly is one of the most scenic areas in the whole of Rajasthan and to learn about the charismatic local Rabari tribes and their inter relationships with the goat herds that are an important part of their livelihood and the Leopards which predate them, is to witness something truly remarkable.

Accommodation : Sujan Jawai Bandh

DAY 8

FLY FROM JODHPUR TO DELHI

After breakfast you will be transferred privately by road 3 hours to Jodhpur airport to connect with a flight to Delhi. On arrival you will be met and transferred 15 minutes to Aerocity where you will enjoy the comfort and convenience of the Novotel Aerocity.

Accommodation : Novotel Aerocity

DAY 9

FINAL DEPARTURE

At an appropriate time – at least 3 hours before your international flight departure – you will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to the appropriate gate at Indira Ghandi international airport.

Pricing Info & Dates

Costs £4680 based on two people sharing and not including flights. Valid for travel Oct 1 2020 to April 30 2021

Includes:

  • Includes £100 donation to the Tiger Trails Foundation
  • entry fees, guide and vehicle costs at National parks
  • all meals at wildlife lodges, breakfast only in city hotels
  • soft drinks and local wine/ beer included at Jawai Bandh
  • tours, transfers and transport as detailed in the itinerary

Excludes:

  • Cost of international flights
  • Cost of travel visas and insurance
  • Soft drinks and alcohol at hotels and wildlife lodges (except Jawai Bandh)
  • Tipping at hotels, wildlife lodges and for activities

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What

Our Clients Say About Us

★★★★★
Outstanding from planning, throughout the whole trip and home again

We had a 13 day tour to India, mostly wildlife as this was what we wanted and a little element of city & culture. Day in Delhi staying at the Imperial, apart from noisy traffic getting to the el it was an iconic place to be, so much hitory and staff who had been there 30yrs and proud of what they did. then onto 5 days at Ranthambor - 2 incredible Tiger sightings with so many other species, onto Agra and the Taj Mahal and then the Saptura National Park. Great time was taken in the planning, we were given lots of options as to how to make the trip up including time of year and how to maximize wildlife sighting.

BySarah
★★★★★
A truly stunning holiday, wildlife and photography experience

Three weeks in India with the fantastic wildlife photographer and teacher, Trai Anfield, concentrating on finding and photographing tiger and leopard, as well as experiencing all the cultural ders of this extraordinary country. The trip exceeded all expectations. We stayed in a wonderful selection of safari lodges, tented camps, forts and palaces, experienced the food and customs of the regions, visited and spent time with the local people and were in Udaipur to celebrate the paint festival, Holi. Out of all the game drives we did over the three weeks, on only two did we return without having seen either tiger or leopard. A truly outstanding experience in every respect, made even more special by the dedication of Trai Anfield to make sure that her clients had the best possible tuition and opportunities to take the photograph of a lifetime. Excellent in every respect. Everything worked perfectly. The booking arrangements, information and assistance before the trip, local guides and local arrangements all worked extremely well and the trip content, compiled in collaboration with Trai Anfield, was outstandingly brilliant.

ByAndrew and Nichola
★★★★★
Fantastic Trip to India with Wildlife Trails

We have recently returned from a 16-night trip to India, organised by Wildlife Trails. It was a tailored trip, encompassing safari in Kaziranga and Corbett with city breaks in Mumbai, Kolkata and hi to catch some IPL cricket. Essentially we were on a 16-night, 5 centre itinerary, no more than 3 nights in any one location, involving many and varied transfers by road, rail and air. The chaos which characterises India, and is certainly part of its charm, can cause frustration for travellers – unless they are travelling with Wildlife Trails, who have partnered with ground agents in India who have the knack of short-circuiting the chaos and arriving everywhere with comfortable punctuality, every time. A thoroughly professional service, enabling our party of 4 to fully enjoy the wonderful experiences India has to offer. We had dedicated wildlife drivers/guides during our stays at both Kaziranga and Corbett – in both cases they were very friendly, we were very well looked after by them, and they greatly enriched our experience of the wildlife. We were blessed with tiger sightings at both Kaziranga (2 different tigers on 2 different days!) and Corbett – where we close enough to the tiger to consider it an encounter rather than a sighting. And Rhino galore (including being amongst a sizeable herd on elephant safari), and wild elephant galore, and deer, and monkeys, and fabulous birds. Accommodation at both National Parks was very good, as were the meals. During our city breaks we had guided tours of each city. Our guides were all punctual, very knowledgeable and friendly – our experience of all 3 cities was certainly enriched by our guides. The agents and drivers who assisted with our transfers to and from airports and railways stations were unfailingly polite and helpful – we were delivered to our seats on the train in Kolkata and met at the carriage door when we arrived 19 hours later in Delhi. Kirsty from Wildlife Trails worked with us over several iterations of our itinerary – always offering positive suggestions and responding promptly and fully to our questions. Putting the trip together with Wildlife Trail was a pleasure in itself – and I’m very happy and impressed to be able to say that everything went according to plan. We would all four have no hesitation in recommending Wildlife Trails to anyone considering a wildlife adventure in India.

ByDave and Alison
★★★★★
Our 1st time to Kipling Camp, amazing holiday

WE had 2 nights in Delhi at Claridges, perfect as always, 3 nights at Kipling Camp,excellent staff, guide, rooms and best of all picnic by the river to bath the beautiful 'Tara' the phant. Went on to Bandhavgargh 'Bandhav Villas' where we have stayed 5 times, treated like Royalty, the rooms have been upgraded, 6* service and most of all 22 Tiger sightings including mother and 3 cubs, wild dogs and other wild life. What else can one ask for? We have used 'Wildlife Trails' now for at least 7 times. They are very knowledgeable, flexible, good listeners as to what you want to do/see, have really become our 'travel friends'. They arranged tours to India, Sri Lanka and Tanzania for us. They have give an excellent service and have good 'local partners' to be there for you.

BySarah and Klaus
★★★★★
An excellent way to see iconic & endangered Indian wildlife.

It was a great itinerary that allowed us to see all the iconic and unique wildlife of India in the company of excellent guides, thoughtful drivers and accommodation hosts. In Gujarat we saw wild , birdlife including migrating bar headed geese, asiatic lions - which are not as easy to see as you might think and need persistence, Black buck, Indian wolf & jungle cat with leopard, tiger and a very fast moving sloth bear in Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra. The accomodation was excellent particularly Blackbuck Lodge @ Velavadar and Reni Pani @ Saptura and everywhere had top notch hospitality. Travel was by car, train and plane - travelling in India takes some acclimatisation but the drivers and meet & greet guides were very professional and made it as easy as they could! overall it was a well put together holiday which flowed and allowed us to experience India and Indian wildlife at its best. Very efficient and put together; a well thought through itinerary.

ByJulie