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TIGER SAFARI 5 drives in Ranthambore

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After seeing plenty of Rhino at Kaziranga, I had a day off in beautiful Jaipur as seen here:

 

And then it was time to visit Ranthambore. My first time in this famous National Park. I was staying at the outstanding Ranthambore Kothi. It was off the main road which was very nice. My first of my 5 drives is in zone 2 and as you can see, I was off to a nice start. Even without a tiger sighting.

 

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Second drive. PM drive in Zone 3. (Most popular zone) We saw "Arrowhead" with her two cubs. This is lmost a year old, so i hope both cubs grew up safely. For me it was an amazing time. Almost ruined though by jeep mates (In Ranthambore you have to share the jeep as too much $$ to rent all by yourself).. myself and a photographer from Italy wanted to stay and watch the mother as two tourist in the back seats wanted to leave after about 20 seconds...needless to say the guide and driver took our side and we stayed the whole 25 or so minutes she hung out with us with her cubs. I will never forget this sighting.

 

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Zubbie15

 Nice videos, really brings back memories from our visit last March. We must have been there around the same time, although for us Arrowhead had just made a kill in an inaccessible area and we never got a particularly good look at the little ones. 

 

I'm surprised about your comment about sharing a jeep, how much more expensive was it to have a private one? We certainly had a private jeep, but I never asked for a specific breakdown of costs. Your experience with the ones who wanted to leave so quickly definitely makes me hesitant to share fans drives with strangers! 

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soleson

Thanks for the videos Brian.  Reminds me of my trip there a few years ago, unfortunately absent the Tigers.  I have had pretty good luck on most safaris but for some reason Ranthambore was not kind to us in regards to tiger sightings.  Granted I was only there for 3 days as a side trip after business meetings.  Still I found it a nice park and we did get to see other game including a large sloth bear.   I was also in a vehicle with many others and it can be disappointing how others act sometimes.  There were some people that wanted the driver to try to bait a juvenile bull elephant into charging or at leas mock charging.  Luckily, the driver would have none of that.  While I have been mostly lucky when sharing game drives, once and a while you just have to shake your head.  

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