How To Look As Groomed As A Tiger On Your Safari

kanha, tiger
It is truly amazing how groomed and flawless a tiger’s coat of fur is.  Even when the tiger has been rolling in mud or has been enjoying a swim in one of the numerous waterbodies, in the jungle, its coat always looks immaculate, clean and spotless without any of its strands of fur being out of place. We unfortunately, do not enjoy the same luxury of maintenance – free hair.  Every time, that I have been on safari, in the open jeeps, I have had to battle with my windswept hair.  They  collect ...
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The Secret Safari Defying The Monsoon

bera, jawai
The monsoons have finally begun and have provided a much needed relief from the searing heat of the months gone by. However with onset of the rains brings almost 4 months of sadness for safari enthusiasts. Most of the national parks also shut along with the rains. Most national parks in India remain closed between 1st July to the 15th of October and some open even later. For most people who love being on safari it is the toughest part of the year being away from the wilderness, the jungles an...
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“Big Daddy”

namibia, big daddy
As we drove further into the Namib Desert, learning about the different sand dunes  and other interesting  facts about it, we finally reached “BIG DADDY” (one of the biggest sand dunes in the world standing at about 360 metres high) He said we could to venture to climb the dune.….We were fooled by how extremely easy he made it sound. Our excursion started at the base of the dune which was deceptively higher than it actually looked. There we were.. Walking towards it, excited to take on “BIG ...
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“Incy Wincy Spider”

namibia, african safari
Waking up on a cold winter morning in Sossusvlei (Namibia), little did we know that we were going to discover our “adventurous & bold” side…. So we began our guided drive in the magnificent and enchanting Namib dessert (one of the oldest desserts in the world) looking at amazement at the rust coloured sand dunes on either side and the antelopes like the Springbok and Gemsbok sprinting about enjoying the incredibly cold weather…  Our guide stopped the car at one of the dunes where we could ge...
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“Bear” With Us

It was our first drive in Kanha national Park in the April of  2012 and our friend Kumar with his apparent “sixth sense” predicted that we would  see a tiger, a sloth bear and a leopard (of course not exactly in that order) on this brief safari and  all of us in the car go “sure thing Nostradamus” (but secretly wished it would happen but we knew the chances were ermmmm “ZILCH”… Anyhow, Kumar was convinced his prediction would come true for which I (Shaurya) even offered to change my name if ...
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“Tiger, tiger…wherefore art thou tiger”?

tiger, kanha
There are days on a safari which are exasperating and then there are some days which are extremely exhilarating, but we never knew you could feel both those emotions in one safari. The whole idea of a safari is the chase of finding different animals. When the animal in question is a tiger, looking for it makes the search even more exciting. So many years of being on safari have taught us that when you’re looking for the tiger it has a funny way of eluding you and the most unexpected way of revea...
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