4 independent reviews for Tadoba National park tiger safari, India

Reviews for Tadoba National park tiger safari, India

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review 9 Jan 2017

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

Staying at the lodge, in the buffer zone, listening to the night around a bonfire with wonderful snacks and a gin and tonic, then visiting the local villages on a walk the following day. The jungle safaris were amazing particularly the elephant back experience and of course seeing the tigers.

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

Spend time in Delhi, it's a complete shock to the system, but a real authentic Indian experience, especially 'going it alone' on the metro! Take lots of layers, you cannot imagine how cold it is before dawn in an open top safari jeep. Do some village walks rather than back, to back safaris.

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

Supported conservation of the tiger, clearly tigers are a big part of the economy in madyha pradesh, which locals clearly understand.

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

Absolutely fabulous. The arrangements went like clockwork, everyone was extremely welcoming and genuinely keen to ensure we had an amazing time in their country.

review 6 Mar 2017

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

Having the most amazing Tiger sightings.

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

Make sure you book more than 2 safari's preferably 4 to be sure to see Tigers. We were lucky and enjoyed some amazing views of Tigers and cubs but we booked a lot of jeep safari's. The numbers of Tigers in Tadoba have significantly increased and we even saw them in the buffer zone so definitely worth a visit.

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

We hope so and certainly the locals in the parks did behave reponsibly with the Tiger sightings especially in Kanha National Park.

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

Superb, we had a great time and enjoyed both Tadoba and Kanha national parks, the lodges we stayed at and saw some amazing wildlife and birds too.

review 30 Oct 2013

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.

review 18 Mar 2013

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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