5 independent reviews for Wildlife holiday in Central India

Reviews for Wildlife holiday in Central India

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review 26 Dec 2017

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

The entire vacation was an amazing experience that exceeded our expectations. If I had to pick a single most exciting part of the trip, it would be our first observation of a tiger in the wild in Bandhavgarh. Listening to the alarm calls of Sambar deer and movement in the leaf litter before her appearance just metres in front of our vehicle, something i'll never forget.

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

Go in with an open mind and embrace the culture, food and experiences!

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

Definitely, the majority of places we stayed at were eco-friendly lodges using sustainable often locally grown produce. Staff that we talked to were also often local people from the villages just down the road from the lodges and national parks.

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

10/10 could not fault it! Exceeded our expectations!

review 19 Apr 2017

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

Safaris into Kanha, Bandvahgarh, Pench and Satpura National Parks to see the marvelous dry deciduous forests and their wildlife.

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

Use Responsible Travel and Chinkara

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

Yes, definitely, due to decisions made by Responsible Travel and Chinkara to prefer locally owned enterprises

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

Exceptional, chiefly due to our guide, Saurabh Agrawal

Read the operator's response here:

Dear Michael Thanks for your review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour. It was great to share some special sightings and secrets of the Central Indian jungle with you. We hope to welcome you once again in India. Best regards,

review 15 Apr 2017

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

Too many to mention but seeing tigers, leopards and so many wild dogs close up in the wild was a wonderful experience.

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

1) Take notice of the guide - when he says it will be "dusty", I promise you it will be dusty. When he says "hold on", hold on tight. 2) Don't be afraid to try the local cuisine. The food was fantastic. 3) You won't see a tiger each time you go to a reserve, in fact you may not even see one, but there will always be something to interest you. 4) Always have your camera ready and take binoculars on each trip.

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

Local guides in the reserves provides employment for the area and the required local knowledge to get the best from the trip. Mostly local villagers were employed at the game lodges. The reserves are well run and I hope that the income from visitors to the area helps to sustain this.

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

It is impossible to compare many of the past vacations we have been fortunate to have been on, but this journey to central India rates 5 stars. It was one of the best. I think we were very lucky to have picked our tour operator to provide the vacation and Saurabh was a wonderful guide and naturalist (and new friend) who added a great deal to our enjoyment. I would recommend this company to anyone without a moments hesitation.

Read the operator's response here:

Dear Jim Many thanks for your review. We are so glad that you enjoyed the vacation and were able to see all kinds of wildlife of central India. We hope to welcome you again in future. Many thanks,

review 3 Apr 2017

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

Hard to mention one thing! We were incredibly fortunate to have had some stunning tiger sightings, but that aside the trip that Saurabh and our tour operator put together was out of this world. One thing that was a real highlight was when Saurabh, along with Bagh Villas, planned a surprise private dinner under the stars for us; it really was an unforgettable experience.

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

Wrap up warm for morning safaris!

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

Yes - the whole trip was done in a way that felt like it did have an effect on reducing environmental impacts and supporting conservation. The water in the tents was filtered and bottled on site, therefore not increasing plastic bottle waste. All the showers etc are solar powered. They grow their own vegetables in the garden. It really felt like a very different trip in that sense to the more "commercial" vacations we have done in the past.

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

Absolutely 5 star. 10 out of 10. We were completely blown away by everything that was done for us on this trip. We have been lucky to have stayed in the past in some nice hotels etc, however this trip was 100 times better than anything we had done before. They people, the hospitality, the food, the accommodation, the wildlife, it literally was the trip of a lifetime.

review 30 Dec 2016

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

Watching the tigers in the wild. They are truly majestic creatures.

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

Take warm clothes in winter. The accommodation and morning Safaris can be really cold.

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

Definitely.

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

The operator and Saurabh made the entire trip perfect. It was very well organized and catered to all our needs. Would recommend the operator to anyone who wants to discover India.

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