Wildlife Safari 101: Everything You Need To Know
In nature we heal, and a wildlife tour is an opportunity to witness its splendour from close quarters. Every person visits the forest with a unique agenda. Some are there for the thrill of animal sightings, some look at it as an opportunity to unwind, some just want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city, while some just want to get lost in nature.
Whatever the purpose may be, the only mode to connect with nature is through a wildlife tour. So how then should an ideal wildlife tour roll out?
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An ideal wildlife tour is one that caters to every person’s needs by offering a certain amount of flexibility. It must be thrilling to both the newbie and the pro.
An ideal wildlife tour must offer a healthy mix of action-packed adventure, delectable food and authentic jungle safari experience. Be it the forest adventure, the stay option or the choice of activities – everything must be curated to offer an immersive experience. Your guide or naturalist must be knowledgeable to make the tour informative. Be it in animal spotting or sharing thrilling jungle lore, their insights will make all the difference.
While every person’s perspective of how an ideal wildlife tour must be differs, here’s something that is sure to appeal to everyone –
1. Pick the right stay
Book your stay at a place that serves as a gateway to the jungles of Bandipur, Kabini, Nagarahole, BRT Tiger Reserve and Wayanad. This way, you can indulge in the best of both worlds. Mysore, for example, is a city that is steeped in history. Buildings, rivers, waterfalls, zoo etc dot the landscape of Mysuru.
2. Choose an organiser who knows the business!
Ensure you pick a place that knows what they are doing, especially when it comes to wildlife. Do they have a naturalist? How well recommended are they? What are your safari options? Your entire trip will benefit from the insights the experts have to offer.
3. Set a day aside to relax
Enjoy the stay with great food, talk to the naturalists – gain valuable insights into the jungle lore, explore the sights nearby and unwind. Apart from that, ensure you have enough time to enjoy your holiday and just put your legs up!
4. Nature is best experienced when your mind and body is alert.
Start your day two early with a trip to the forest. Enjoy an exciting safari and spot the big 5 of the South Indian jungle – Elephant, Gaur, Sloth bear / crocodile, Leopard and Tiger! A jungle safari is a memory that will be cherished for a lifetime. Make sure you catch the early morning as well as the sundown safari – these are the times when the animals are most active.
5. The next day will be a refreshing stay in the city.
A spa, exploring local sights, indulging in fun activities can occupy your calendar. Relax, rejuvenate and reminisce about the good times spent! We are sure you will plan for an encore pretty soon!
Safari Quest is your gateway to the 5 sanctuaries surrounding the Heritage city of Mysuru. Our wildlife focussed property and our naturalist team with their vast knowledge and experience will enable your enjoyment of the five beautiful wildlife sanctuaries of Bandipur, Kabini, Nagarahole, BR Hills and Wayanad. Our customised itineraries and in-depth knowledge of the region ensures a best of both worlds experience.
Come back to warm and welcoming nature themed studios, enjoy a delicious meal at Drongo cafe, swap stories around a bonfire at Best Kept Secret, relax with a glass of wine at the Mysore Room or enjoy a therapeutic massage at the spa before you embark on your next adventure.
See more and do more at Safari Quest, we look forward to welcoming you!