Tiger Safari, India

Everything you need to know about a tiger safari in India...

You’ll feel the atmosphere of the jungle change when a tiger is close. The air fills with the sound of animal warnings and you can feel the tension as a majestic tiger enters their territory. Your first glimpse might just be the white flecks of hair on the tiger’s ears as he stalks through long grassland, occasionally catching a flash of bright orange or black. 

You might be perched on the back of an elephant, exploring the forest before coming to a clearing of open grassland and find a tiger basking in the sun before melting into the surrounding forest. 

Bengal tiger on safari in India  India tiger safari  India elephant back tiger safari

It’s a privilege to see one of these big cats in the wild and we are proud that as big cat specialists all but one client has had a successful tiger safari in India. A critically endangered species in the wild, a successful sighting depends on being in the right place at the right time. We track down parks where there has been significant tiger activity and use local guides with intimate knowledge of the tiger’s natural habitats to maximise your chance to become one of the lucky few to see these amazing creatures in the wild. View our video footage and images of tigers in the wild.

Experts View

One of our tiger experts, Will, says of his first sighting of a tiger in the wild ‘This is an experience not to be underestimated. Seeing these beasts up close and personal beats any other big cat sighting throughout the world’. Contact Will Bolsover or Arabella Lakin for a tailor-made itinerary or to talk more about their tiger experiences.

About Tigers 

The tiger is the largest of the big cats reaching 4 metres in length and weighing in at around 300 kilograms. Tigers have an unmistakable and unique black striped pattern over orange fur which helps them to stay camouflaged as they lay in wait for their prey. No two tigers will have the same stripes, similar to the fingerprints of a human.

India tiger safari by Richard Denyer  India tiger safari  India tiger safari

Generally they are solitary except during mating season and when the female has cubs with her. Renowned for their strength and power, they hunt alone taking medium to larger prey, travelling long distances to catch buffalo and wild pigs, as well as other large mammals. They are one of the few cats that are very comfortable in water often swimming or lounging in the shallows to cool off.

Bengal tigers are the most common subspecies of tiger and live in India, becoming a huge part of their tradition and lore over time. Females with give birth to litters of between two and six cubs at a time and proceed to look after them for about 2 or three years when they leave to find their own territory.

More information:
When is the best time to see tigers in India?
What are the best National Parks in India to see tigers?

Level of Protection

Tigers are endangered to critically endangered with 4000 – 6000 animals left in the wild with 3 subspecies already extinct. (Balinese, Javan, Caspian tiger).

Best Time to Visit

November to June before the monsoons when many of the national parks close in India.

Safaris Available

Natural World Safaris can arrange a tiger safari in India, heading to the best national parks to see these amazing creatures in their natural habitat.

Our favourite tiger safari experiences include:
Ultimate India Safari
India Wildlife, Temples & Palaces Safari
Tigers & Temples of India Safari

Natural World Safaris Tiger Safari Reviews


Tiger safari – tailor-made holiday. 4.7 out of 5,
based on 4 reviews. Natural World Safaris tailor-make tiger safari holidays to your requirements and preferences. We work hard to make each tiger safari bespoke for our clients, getting you as close to the action as we can and love to receive feedback after our trips. Below are reviews from our clients who have travelled to on a tiger safari with us.
We enjoyed Flame of the Forest and the tiger viewing the most
Tiger safari – tailor-made holiday Reviewed by Ruth. Rating: 4.7 / 5 The campsite at Kanha was lovely, and we were the first guests of the season which was lovely; We had 12 sightings of 7 tigers – the staff were impressed, and so were we – we have some marvellous photos, as you can imagine.
We enjoyed Flame of the Forest and the tiger viewing the most
Tiger safari – tailor-made holiday Reviewed by Gail. Rating: 4.8 / 5 We enjoyed Flame in the Forest and the tiger viewing the most and the dust the least (and I know that is totally out of your control.)
We learned a lot
Tiger safari – tailor-made holiday Reviewed by Olive S. Rating: 4.8 / 5 The guides were all excellent-very informative, accommodating, very excited about what they do; we learned a lot -not only about the wildlife and their environment but also Indian history. We were not crowded and able to view wildlife from any seat in the vehicle. Having seats gradually elevated as opposed to being on one level (as in the vehicles used in the African safari) made viewing possible without being hindered by another person.
Living in the US, we felt very comfortable with the communications, arrangements that were made, and the personalization. Being able to make arrangements over the internet without talking personally with someone is positively amazing.
We had an amazing time!
Tiger safari – tailor-made holiday Reviewed by Leslie P. Rating: 4.5 / 5 We had an amazing time. Everything was so easy (except for a few not entirely cooperative tigers). Everything was planned to the utmost detail and executed flawlessly. Everyone, from drivers to naturalists to tour guides were professional, knowledgeable and caring. The hotels were lovely and the service terrific! It was awesome; the trip of a lifetime, and as soon as we can afford it, we will be contacting you to plan the next one! Thank you!


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Quick Tiger Facts

 Tigers are the largest members of the cat family, weighing up to 500lbs

 There were once 8 species of tiger, after rapid decline, there are just 5 remaining

 The stripes on a tiger are similar to the fingerprint of a human - no two are the same

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