Tadoba National park tiger safari, India

“A tailor made tiger safari in Tadoba National Park with eight safaris in eight days.”

Highlights

Tadoba National Park| 8 tiger safaris | Luxurious safari lodge accommodation

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This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
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Responsible tourism: Tadoba National park tiger safari, India

Environment

We leave the least impact on the local land as the camp is fully tented & they are put into use only when we have guests. We conduct business with eco friendly lodges which adhere to a policy of responsible tourism and encourage the visitors to follow the same. Lodges that use locally available resourceable material in order to minimize impact on ecosystem and employ waste disposable methods. Lodges that use solar power, recycle natural resources are energy efficient and conserve water. As responsible tour operators we conduct follow an environmental friendly policy. We operate small feasible groups with upper limit being twelve persons.

During off season we try to bring the trained naturalist from other National Parks to train the local people how to cater to wildlife tourism and share their local knowledge with tourist.

Community

The Staff of the camp are all from the surrounding villages. With the combination of local knowledge, it now boasts of its host of in-house naturalists and field guides, who are best suited to orient travelers in protected area visitation. In order to encourage local participatory management we hire experts, guides and helpers from local communities. This also results in greater respect for heritage inheritance among the locals as it supports their lively hood.

Hiring locals is a good way to ensure conservative efforts of ecosystems and properties as it instills a feeling of participation in the tourism and benefiting from it. This also avoids the deep seated alienation among them which results when local communities are ignored. From time to time we keep in touch with the lodge owners on the local community development and the staff which are hiring, and have clear instructions that more and more employment should be given to the local people and their families.

We discourage purchase of animal products or items of archeological and historical importance. We promote handicrafts and local craftsmanship instead. We actively participate in social service like donating a part of our profit to Jagriti which cares for orphans. We fund schools and hospitals in vicinity. We organize educational tours and lectures for the less privileged.

On this trip we support an NGO called Jagriti who are involved in giving education, accommodation, clothing and food to small children who are found begging in railway stations. An amount of 10 per person goes to this NGO. All efforts are made from our side to keep a periodical training camp for the local boys who are keen in learning the wildlife and thus choosing tourism as their career.

Reviews of Tadoba National park tiger safari, India

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I am reborn! Simply the best vacation I have ever been on
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
Very enjoyable
It was OK
A bit disappointing really

Reviewed on 30 Oct 2013 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?


My main aim to go to India was to see Tigers in the Wild where they belong. I stayed at Courtyard House which was beautiful and relaxing. Staff were excellent and very attentive. I went on 8 safaris within Kanha without success although the excitement was there because you could hear the tiger roaring, all the animals giving their alarm calls, the big foot prints in the soil, the beating of your heart waiting for the big cat to show himself is an indescribable feeling while you are sat there waiting, but I did feel disappointed not to see just one. We do have to remember that they are wild and cannot be ordered out for show.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


I was a lone female traveler and took the train to Jabalpour which was a 14 hour journey. Although the ticket is a 1st class ticket, It is not 1st class as we would know it to be, I had to share a cabin with 2 males that I had never met before and felt quite intimidated in the first instance. I flew back to Delhi which took only 1 hour. I would much prefer to pay the extra for the flight than to travel on that train again. I would not recommend a lone female to travel on the train alone.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


I feel that my vacation did benefit local people as where I stayed all local people were employed and they looked very happy in their work.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


I feel that I was looked after very well, Neelesh who organised my itinerary was most attentive and called all drivers to check I had been collected on time etc. Whilst I was at Courtyard house I was given the most impressive guide (Uday) whom I felt I had known for years and was very interesting to chat to and very good company.

Reviewed on 18 Mar 2013 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?


Tadoba National Park was amazing and compared to Pench and Kanha it is much less commercialised. You felt like you were experiencing something before everyone else. The local area and the Serai Tiger Resort were uncommercialised and fantastic.
Pench is beautiful and our guide in Pench. Harpreet was amazing; totally dedicated, knowledgeable and passionate about his work. Tuli Tiger in Pench, luxurious.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


Its very cold on the early morning safaris so take warm clothes.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Yes, particularly in Tadoba, it all felt local and local people are employed by the national park as guides. as such they were knowledgeable about the area.
In Pench and Kanha also local people are benefitting from employment, although with the tighter constraints on where you can visit in the parks, tourism is reducing and people are losing their jobs (so we were told)

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


Outstanding, we loved every minute of it and were blessed with fantastic people to guide us through the whole vacation.
The tour company are excellent, Uday was an amazing naturalist at Kanha and was so friendly. We will definitely use them again and are already recommending to friends.

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