Frequently Asked Questions

In India, there are four types of protected areas recognized under the Wildlife Protection Act of 1972 including: 1. National Parks: A National Park is strictly reserved for the betterment of wildlife and where activities such as forestry, grazing, or cultivation are not permitted. There are 106 National Parks in India. 2. Sanctuaries: Sanctuaries are naturally occurring areas that protect and provide a safe haven for endangered species from hunting, poaching and predation. There are 565 wildlife sanctuaries in India. Conservation & Community Reserves: Conservation and Community reserves in India serve as buffer zones, connectors and migration corridors between established national parks, wildlife sanctuaries, reserved forests and protected forests. There are 219 existing community reserves and 100 conservation reserves in India.

Currently, India has the largest tiger population in the world. There are over 2967 tigers living in over 54 National Parks & Tiger Reserves in India.

India is one of the most biodiverse countries in the world. It is home to more than 90000 species of animals and 2000 species of birds. It is believed that nearly twice that number of species have yet to be identified. Some of the rare species of wild animals you can spot on your safaris include the Royal Bengal Tigers, Asiatic Lions, Himalayan Black Bears, One-Horned Rhinoceros, Yellow Throated Martens, Asian Elephants and more. In addition to that, India is also a great destination for bird-watching with numerous species making it their home like the Plum-Headed Parakeets, Red-Headed Vultures, Indian Grey Hornbills, River Lapwing, Great Indian Bustard, Black-Crowned Night Heron, Cattle Egret and many more.

The best time to visit any National Park in India is during the summer season, especially between March and May. The rising summer heat causes the animals to gather closer to a water source, increasing the likelihood of spotting them during the safari. However, if you’re an avid bird-watcher then the winter season is the best time for you. Many rare species of birds migrate to India between November and February.

Although there are many differences between India and Africa, the fundamental idea of a wildlife safari is the same in both. This is especially true given the striking contrasts in the terrain, flora, fauna, climate, temperature, animal migration patterns and other factors. Indian and African wildlife safaris are merely two sides of the same coin.

An open-top 4X4 Gypsy safari vehicle will take you on your wildlife safaris. They have been modified to suit the various Indian terrains to make safaris safe and comfortable. It can easily accommodate 6 guests with 1 driver and 1 guide. You are welcome to share the vehicle, but for a more personalised experience, we recommend booking exclusive drives with your own group.

Ranthambore, Bandhavgarh, Kanha, Tadoba and Jim Corbett National Parks are the five best National Parks to spot tigers in India. Statistically, these parks are home to nearly 25% of India's tigers, making them ideal for spotting the majestic creatures.

There is a 50% chance of seeing a big cat on one of your wildlife safaris and those chances increase with each additional trip you take. However, our Tiger Exclusive Trip across India is committed to spotting the most beautiful big cats on the planet, the Royal Bengal Tigers. It will provide you with an undeniable chance to see these majestic animals roaming the beautiful Indian landscape.

Wildlife safaris in the Indian forests do not involve a lot of risks since our guides are well-trained and are very knowledgeable about the various forests. Simply following their instructions will keep you and your family safe from harm. However, we do recommend that you carry all your medications with you since the nearest medical facilities are hours away from the forests.

All kinds of camera equipment are permitted in National Parks & Tiger Reserves during your safari. However, utilising both short-range and long-range lenses will help you get the best photographs. Furthermore, any type of documentary or cine camera requires express permission. Drones are strictly prohibited on park grounds and in residential areas.

Yes definitely! It is a mandatory rule to have a park guide in every safari vehicle. It is for your own safety and that of the animals roaming freely in the park. The guides at Indian Wildlife Safari will ensure that you have a good time without disturbing the daily routine of the wildlife. They will organise everything for you during your trip, from taxis and hotel rooms to safari timings and interactions with the locals. It will provide you with the space to enjoy a stress-free travelling experience.

Indian Wildlife Safari will provide you with first-class accommodations at various hotels, homestays, lodges and resorts. We will book the best and safest accommodations for you throughout your journey. Wild animals venturing into the resorts and lodges are a mild possibility since most of the National Parks do not fence off most areas. However, with our trustworthy guide and the proper instructions, you and your family will remain completely safe and comfortable.

Yes, there will be internet and mobile connection around your accommodations. Sadly, since the National Parks are located in remote areas, the chance of getting a good internet or mobile connection is low. However, the staff in your accommodations are always at hand to assist you when needed. In addition to that, the quality of connection within the forests is very unpredictable and they are entirely based on the remoteness of the location and your chosen service providers. Although some spots might surprise you with uninterrupted service!

Don't worry, Indian Wildlife Safari will provide you with a full itinerary for an exciting journey. Even though jungle safaris are the highlight of every trip, you can also engage in numerous other activities during the day such as trekking, bird watching, hiking, animal tracking and many more. Moreover, with our guides by your side, you will be able to visit some of the most beautiful monuments of historical and cultural significance, taste some of the best local foods and shop to your heart’s content.

Every National Park in India comes with a variety of facilities to aid tourists in every way. There are restrooms scattered across the parks, a few souvenir shops for memorable gifts and some parks even provide accommodations. For instance, Jim Corbett National Park is one of the very few wildlife sanctuaries that allow tourists to stay overnight at their forest lodges. They are located in every zone and offer a unique opportunity to witness the nightlife of wild animals.

Yes, but only on the permitted trails. Exploring the forest on foot is not safe for you or the animals without proper permission and supervision. However, you are permitted to exit the safari vehicle and stretch out your legs in designated spots. Night walks are strictly prohibited without special supervision.

There are no specific colour codes or dress codes but it’s better to avoid bright colours since they attract insects. Stick to earth tones such as beige, green, brown, and black. Carry a light jacket with you as well since safari vehicles are open. In addition, strong perfumes should also be avoided as wild animals are more sensitive to them and it may cause them to flee. Also, do not forget to bring rain gear for yourself and your electronics if you’re visiting during the monsoon season.

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