Safari Destination

Safari Ready – What to Pack and Expect for Your Safari Quest Experience

Embarking on a safari is not just a journey; it’s a journey into the heart of the wild, an opportunity to witness nature’s drama unfold in its rawest form. For those preparing for a Safari Quest experience in Mysore, the gateway to five national reserves, being safari-ready is the key to making the most of this adventure. Here’s a comprehensive guide on what to pack and what to expect, ensuring your Safari Quest experience is nothing short of extraordinary.

Understanding Your Safari Destination

Mysore, with its rich biodiversity, is the perfect starting point for an unforgettable safari. The city opens its doors to five national reserves, each offering a unique ecosystem and a chance to encounter diverse wildlife. From the dense jungles of Bandipur and Nagarahole to the picturesque landscapes of Kabini and Wayanad, and to the hills of BRT Tiger Reserve, each reserve promises a different facet of the wild.

What to Pack


  • Lightweight, long-sleeved shirts and trousers to protect against the sun and insects.
  • Earthy or muted colours like khaki, green, or brown help you seamlessly merge into the natural environment.
  • Comfortable closed-toe shoes suitable for walking.
  • A hat or cap and sunglasses for sun protection.

Camera Gear

  • A DSLR or a high-quality smartphone for capturing those breathtaking moments.
  • Telephoto lens for wildlife shots.
  • Extra batteries and memory cards to avoid missing any photographic opportunities.


  • A good pair of binoculars for observing wildlife from a distance.

Medication and First Aid Kit

  • Essential medications and a basic first aid kit, including insect repellent.


  •  A lightweight backpack for day trips, allowing you to carry essentials comfortably.

Water and Snacks

  • Stay hydrated with a reusable water bottle and pack some non-perishable snacks for energy.

Weather-Appropriate Gear

  • Check the weather forecast and pack accordingly, considering the possibility of rain or cooler evenings.

Unscented Toiletries

  • Avoid strong perfumes, deodorants, or scented lotions that could disrupt wildlife or attract unwanted attention.

What to Expect

Wildlife Encounters

  • Be prepared for close encounters with a variety of wildlife. Watch out for the Big 5 – Elephant, Tiger, Leopard, Gaur and the Sloth Bear/Crocodile.

Scenic Landscapes

  • The reserves around Mysore offer diverse landscapes, from dense forests to open grasslands, providing stunning backdrops for your safari.

Knowledgeable Guides

  • Safari Quest’s expert guides are well-versed in the local flora and fauna, enhancing your safari experience with valuable insights

Unpredictable Adventures

  • The wild is unpredictable and each safari brings unique moments. Be ready for surprises and the thrill of the unexpected.

Safari Quest – Your Gateway to Wilderness

Safari Quest is your key to unlocking the mysteries of the wild. Nestled in Mysore, the gateway to five national reserves, Safari Quest promises an unparalleled safari experience. Our customised packages are designed to cater to your every need, ensuring an intimate and immersive journey into the heart of nature.

Guided by our team of expert naturalists, your Safari Quest experience goes beyond the ordinary. Witness the untamed beauty of Bandipur, the lush jungles of Nagarahole, the serene landscapes of Kabini, the diverse ecosystems of Wayanad and the rich biodiversity of BRT Wildlife Sanctuary – through our carefully curated safaris.

Book your Safari Quest adventure now and let the enchantment of the wild unfold before your eyes. Your extraordinary safari experience awaits!

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