AN INDIAN SAFARI
Updated: Mar 30, 2020
Ranthambore National Park, India
Ranthambore National Park was a beautiful side of India that I had never seen before. Eager to see the wildlife, we set out on a Safari in the jungle.
Our hotel drove us to the entrance of the park, where we loaded onto a bus filled with many other people. The guides spoke english and all seemed knowledgable about how to spot tiger tracks and listen for animal calls. Let's just hope the group you get paired with is respectable to those moments of silence.
Unfortunately, we were stuck with some people who thought it was funny to make animal sounds all morning. On top of that, there were a lot of toddlers that parents were not controlling. They were yelling and crying the whole time. Both groups basically crushed any hope all of us had to see a tiger. We still did spot some elk, peacocks, rare birds, and a sloth bear.
So would I recommend going on an Indian safari? Totally - it's a gorgeous side of the country that is shown little to none of the time. Would I do it again? Probably not. After the private reserve safari in South Africa, I think I'm more inclined to go private again versus piling onto a big bus. It definitely depends on your preference and who you are traveling with!