Just Tigers (Budget Tiger Safari)

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Just Tigers (Budget Tiger Safari)

March 22, 2019 - March 29, 2019

£415 – £1995

How do you feel about spending 7 days around the highest density of tigers in the world? Now imagine doing that will with an expert zoologist and two local guides!? Well with this tour you can combine all of that without paying the earth for it! Join us on this absolutely amazing safari at just about as cheap as you will find. But its not just tigers here, we have a great chance of finding chital, sambar, wild boar, golden jackals, jungle cats, Indian muntjac and many many more mammals and bird species whilst enjoying real Indian food and culture at our accommodation.

Holiday Features

TigerUp to 6 Tiger Shows

Birding around the resort

11 guided jeep safaris

Local rangers on each safari

Ancient Hindu Temples

Up to 25 species of mammals

Top Animals on Tour

Tiger

Leopard

Jungle cat

Red-faced Vulture

Sloth bear

Golden jackal

Itineraries Details

Destination:  India

Tour Dates:  22/3/2019 – 29/3/2019

Duration:  7 nights

Type / Focus: Tigers

Tour Difficulty:  

Pricing & Costs

Price: £1995 per person

Deposit: £415 per person

Single Supplement: £250

Min. Passengers: 4 persons before tour runs

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Holiday Breakdown

Day 1

Bandhavgarh National Park

On arrival at the Khajuraho airport, you will be met by your zoologist guide. We will then get in a private air conditioned vehicle and be transferred to Bandhavgarh National Park (5-6 hours). When we get to the accommodation in Tala (the gateway town to the park), level – government resort (White Tiger Lodge) we will check in and enjoy our evening meal and a welcome to India drink before getting an early night ready for the excitement of tomorrow.

Day 2

Bandhavgarh National Park

Bandhavgarh National Park is set amongst the Vindhya Hills in Madhya Pradesh (a central Indian state). It is 168sq miles and is a mixture of bamboo, grassland, and a complex of deciduous forests. The dominant forest type is sal. The whole area is renowned for its bird life and there are at least 150 species of birds in the park, along with a wealth of mammals such as tigers, sloth bear, langur monkeys, wild boar, mongoose, 3 kinds of deer – chital, sambar and Indian muntjac, to name a few. In fact Bandhavgarh National Park has the highest density of tigers in the world. In the morning we will be woken up early with tea and coffee and then head into the park for our first jeep safari. The jeep safari will be conducted by one of the park’s own naturalists a local driver and your zoologist guide so you can be assured of having the right people to help you spot and understand the animals and their behaviours. After around four hours we will have breakfast at the accommodation and possibly enjoy some bird watching in and around the resort or you can go back to bed and rest so your ready for another safari after lunch. The afternoon safari will run until the sunset and after the sun sets we return to the lodge and have evening tea. We will enjoy our evening meal back at the accommodation, level – government resort (White Tiger Lodge), after dinner we will get ready to do it all again tomorrow.

Day 3

Bandhavgarh National Park

Today will follow the same plan as yesterday with two jeep safaris and all meals at the accommodation; level – government resort (White Tiger Resort); with optional birdwatching and a trip to the local museum and photography gallery.

Day 4

Bandhavgarh National Park

This morning will follow the same pattern as yesterday with two jeep safaris and our meals being in the same locations. As we are driving around the park you may notice the Bandhavgarh Fort, on top of the cliffs which dominate the park. Besides offering breath taking views, it houses a 35 ft reclining statue of Lord Vishnu and 10th Century Rock Images of the incarnation of the Lord. Dinner at our accommodation, level – government resort (White Tiger Lodge). After the sun sets the peace and tranquillity of the night is temporarily broken by various animal calls – an alarm-call of the deer or the howling of jackals, or an occasional roar of the tiger.

Day 5

Bandhavgarh National Park

Once again today will be the same as yesterday as we enter the park for a sixth and seventh time in hope of seeing the elusive tigers, sloth bears, leopards, jungle cats, golden jackals and dhole which make up the major carnivores here. To help us every morning the park authorities send elephants with their mahouts out into jungle in search of tigers. When a tiger is spotted by the elephants and their mahouts, a message is passed on to park rangers through walky-talky which is further onward passed onto guests in the jeeps. Dinner at our accommodation, level – government resort (White Tiger Lodge).

Day 6

Bandhavgarh National Park

Today will follow the same pattern once again of two jeep safaris into the Bandhavgarh National Park and three meals at our accommodation, level – government resort (White Tiger Lodge) with bird watching in between.

Day 7

Bandhavgarh National Park

Today is a little different from the last few days because we will only have one safari, a morning one. This is our last trip into the park and as we will almost certainly have seen lots of tigers by now if you would like we can spend the time searching out the smaller animals in the park such as the mongooses, snakes, lizards, birds, black-naped hares, mouse deer and flying squirrels. Once we return to the resort we will eat breakfast before packing up and getting ready to leave for Khajuraho. Khajuraho is an ancient city and is well known for its magnificent temples, which were built between 950 and 1050 A.D. Khajuraho derives its name from the Khajur tree (the date palm tree), which can be found in abundance in the area. The divine sculptures in these temples are a tribute to Life itself, embodying everything that is sublime and spontaneous about it. The murals depict the life and times of the Chandelas, and celebrate the erotic state of being. They not only testify to the mastery of the craftsman, but also to the extraordinary breadth of vision of the Chandela Rajputs under whose reign, these temples were constructed. If we have time we will explore some of these temples after checking into our accommodation, level – (Indian) 3* (Hotel Harmony). We will grab some lunch on the way to Khajuraho and our dinner will be at our accommodation.

Day 8

Home

Today after breakfast we will be transferred from the accommodation to the airport so you can catch our return flight home.

The National Parks Authority for Madhya Pradesh have announced that with effect from 1st April 2011, all National Parks within the State will remain closed to public access on Wednesday afternoons until further notice. This order will affect Pench, Kanha, Bandhavgarh, Satpura and Panna Reserves. The inconvenience caused to Royle Safaris tour participants is regretted but unfortunately there is nothing we can do to facilitate entry during these closures. On occasions when our tour itinerary would normally include entry to one of these reserves on a Wednesday afternoon we will try arrange alternative natural history activities either around the periphery of the park. In the event that this is not possible we will offer the opportunity to watch a Tiger related documentary during this time.

Please note that the itinerary stated above is correct as our planned intentions for the tour. However adverse weather conditions and other local considerations can necessitate some modifications of the itinerary during the course of the tour; any changes will be made to make the best of the time and weather conditions available to us.

This tour is available on different date (subject to availability) please contact us for more details about running this tour on a date which suits you more.

Extra Information

Weather Conditions

During February to March the weather in India is dry with plenty of blue skies during the day. At night the temperature can drop down and it may be chilly during the early morning jeep safaris.

What’s Included

Everything mentioned in the itinerary is included. Including three meals per day (breakfast, lunch and dinner). There will be an amount of bottled water (approx 1ltr) available for each guest each day. We have our own private air conditioned vehicle with an excellent local driver. We have two brilliant guides; first an professional zoologist will escort you on all your excursions and we also use a very knowledgeable English speaking local guides.

All our excursions including treks, guided walks, jeep safaris and park entrance fees are also included.

Personal Equipment

We recommend you bring along your own binoculars or scope as well as appropriate clothing; which should be light and airy clothes as well as comfortable walking shoes. As the nights can be chilly we recommend you bring a fleece, long trousers, scarf and a woolly hat. Insect repellent is handy as there can be mosquitoes about during the evenings and nights. Andy medication, books or other items of a personal nature is of course up to you to bring along. Oh and please bring plenty of memory cards or film for your camera. Also do not forget sun cream, sun hat and sun glasses as the sun can be strong here during the day.

Included Equipment

We provide a comprehensive species list of all the vertebrates present in the areas we are visiting as well as some of the best field guides and reference books for the areas we are visiting. There is usually a spare pair of binoculars but in a group of 4-6 people these do not stretch too far. We also provide a spot light for nocturnal viewing (this is subject to local condition when we arrive). Camera Traps will also be used to try and capture hard to see wildlife in the dead of night.

Extra Expenses

Nearly everything is included in this tour. The only things not included are international flights, travel insurance (contact us for more information one what is required from your insurance policy), any food bought outside of the three main meals, drinks outside of any offered with the meals and the bottled water provided each day and any items of a personal nature such as souvenirs and tips. Any applicable departure taxes and not included (but maybe included in the cost of your flights). Please check before departure.

Flight Information

As we are based in Manchester we recommend flights from Manchester International Airport

We recommend Finnair as a good airline for flights to Delhi. One of the best websites to search for the best fares is www.ticketstoindia.co.uk. For the internal flight from Delhi to Khajuarho we recommending using www.yatra.com and flying with either Jet Airways or Kingfisher Airlines. They are both ATOL bonded companies and this provide all the securities related to ATOL protection. Please check our terms and conditions regarding booking flights.

Please contact us for more information about flights and we can provide you with a link direct to the flights from another supplier; in which case you only have to enter the passenger information and payment details. By using the above link you will leave our site and we at Royle Safaris hold no responsibility for the content on the site.

Visas and Health Information

All UK passport holders and most other nationalities are required to have a visa for India. These are only obtainable in advance from your local embassy. The easiest way to find information is by visiting http://in.vfsglobal.co.uk/ (be aware that this link leaves our site and we at Royle Safaris hold no responsibility for information on the site).

There are no mandatory vaccinations needed to visit India, but it is recommended to be protected against TB, polio, typhoid, tetanus and hepatitis A as well as taking a form of malaria prophylactics. Please consult your GP about your individual requirements for visiting India as soon as you have decided on this trip.

Reviews of this Holiday

We had a great time, seeing wild tigers was our wildlife highlight and experiencing rural India with knowledgeable guides was our non-wildlife highlight.

Caroline Holmes, Preston

5.0
2018-05-02T11:02:18+00:00

Caroline Holmes, Preston

We had a great time, seeing wild tigers was our wildlife highlight and experiencing rural India with knowledgeable guides was our non-wildlife highlight.
Couldn't fault the trip, from start to finish we were looked after and the wildlife watching was second to none. Well done.

Dr. Robert 'Bob' Holmes, Idaho

5.0
2018-05-02T11:04:07+00:00

Dr. Robert 'Bob' Holmes, Idaho

Couldn't fault the trip, from start to finish we were looked after and the wildlife watching was second to none. Well done.
Many thanks again for a great tour - once I got my expectations in check it was brilliant.

David Roberts, Nuneaton

5.0
2018-05-02T12:12:16+00:00

David Roberts, Nuneaton

Many thanks again for a great tour - once I got my expectations in check it was brilliant.
My first safari and it was unbelievable, several tigers and even getting stuck in a river in the jeep. All adding to the adventure of what was a brilliant holiday.

Ms. Voss, Manchester

5.0
2018-05-02T12:16:02+00:00

Ms. Voss, Manchester

My first safari and it was unbelievable, several tigers and even getting stuck in a river in the jeep. All adding to the adventure of what was a brilliant holiday.
Would happily travel with Royle Safaris again, we saw tigers, the lodge was great and we loved the guiding

Steven Voss, Stockport

5.0
2018-05-02T12:18:34+00:00

Steven Voss, Stockport

Would happily travel with Royle Safaris again, we saw tigers, the lodge was great and we loved the guiding
This was our 3rd holiday with Royle Safaris and we love the trips they run. They are tailored to suit our needs and the level of guiding is top notch.

The Boyers, Chelsea, USA

5.0
2018-05-02T12:28:59+00:00

The Boyers, Chelsea, USA

This was our 3rd holiday with Royle Safaris and we love the trips they run. They are tailored to suit our needs and the level of guiding is top notch.
This was a trip of a lifetime for me! I was incredibly lucky...I'm feeling truly grateful and appreciative!

Margaret Powers, Texas

5.0
2018-05-14T13:51:58+00:00

Margaret Powers, Texas

This was a trip of a lifetime for me! I was incredibly lucky...I'm feeling truly grateful and appreciative!
Our wildlife highlight was very close tiger encounters and even a couple of leopards. There is nothing I could complain about, It was just a perfectly organized and successful tour. The same I did this time if I would come again, I would like to see a male tiger.

All in all a perfect tour.

Dario & Valero Nessi, Switzerland

5.0
2018-05-16T12:53:09+00:00

Dario & Valero Nessi, Switzerland

Our wildlife highlight was very close tiger encounters and even a couple of leopards. There is nothing I could complain about, It was just a perfectly organized and successful tour. The same I did this time if I would come again, I would like to see a male tiger. All in all a perfect tour.
Great stay, great park and full of tigers which was our main focus. Thank you for your help in setting this all up for us.

Mr & Mrs. Wallis, UK

4.0
2018-05-16T13:12:02+00:00

Mr & Mrs. Wallis, UK

Great stay, great park and full of tigers which was our main focus. Thank you for your help in setting this all up for us.
4.0
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Details

Start:
March 22, 2019
End:
March 29, 2019
Cost:
£415 – £1995
Event Categories:
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Venue

Khajuraho
Khajuraho, India + Google Map

Organizer

Royle Safaris
Phone:
0845 226 8259
Email:
info@royle-safaris.co.uk

Other

Deposit:
£415 per person
Single Supplement:
£250
Minimum Passengers:
4 persons before tour runs

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