Safari trips in Africa were my favourite trips last year. So, I was pumped when we headed to Ranthambhore for a tiger safari. Even though they said only 20% of the groups actually see a tiger, I was hopeful!
We arrived to our hotel just before lunch. After a welcome drink and quick bite to eat, we got ready for our next adventure!
Driving through the park was not quite like driving through Africa but it was fun all the same. There we saw monkeys, deer, crocodiles and birds.
I spent most of my time staring through the bushes as hard as I could trying to spot a tiger. Deep down I hoped that I would be the one to spot any if they were around.
Which is funny because when everyone would be staring at a tree and taking photographs, I would need to ask what they were looking at? Even when I was described the position of whatever bird everyone was looking at… I could rarely find it.
I was hopeless.
Luckily, there was an experienced guide also trying to find a tiger.
At the end of the day, we did not find one. The closest we got to a tiger were some foot prints.
Not the same at all.
Apparently, the best chances to spot a tiger are during the summer months when they spend most of their time near water sources.
Well, I know what you will not find in India in the summer. This girl. I would blow up in 50 degree heat! So, that day I let go of my dream of seeing a tiger in the wild.
I guess you can’t have everything.
What we could have, however, was dinner and drinks at our hotel! And that turned out pretty great too.
Next stop – Bundi!