Why Indian safari holidays are truly unique

India is a true riot for the senses – you will be overwhelmed by colour, sound, taste and the sheer scale of this land which contains over one billion people. The seventh largest country in the world and with several hundred languages, India is dozens of countries in one. Indian holidays explore teeming cities, tropical jungles, awe-inspiring mountain ranges, sandy beaches, symbolic rivers, quiet backwaters, wildlife havens, temperate hill stations and parched deserts; India really does have it all. We do not recommend trying to see all of India in your first visit, instead, choose a region and spend two to three weeks discovering the highlights, saving the rest of India's delights for your next safari in India. 



Once you have fallen for India’s irrepressible charm, you won't be able to resist returning again and again.

india safari reviews

  • My wife would rate the trip an 11 out of 10 – it exceeded our expectations! Meeting at the Delhi airport was great, as were the services on departure. Several small details like the dress and manner of the local guide who met us, the good seats on the internal flight and the cleanliness of the vehicles used in transporting from airport to the camps and back were all first class. What we really enjoyed were the staff, meals and facilities of Kanha Camp as well as the Tree House at Bandhavgarh. Both were very well designed for the environment as well as staffed by informed and very hospitable guides. Quality of the meals at Tree Top as well as evening activities were very well worth it. We were fortunate enough to see tigers close up in both locations – truly a memorable trip.

    TAILOR-MADE INDIA SAFARI

    5 out of 5
  • Fantastic. 3 different regions for rhinos, lions & tigers. Fortunate to have multiple sightings of all 3 plus sloth bear, gibbons and may other birds, animals, reptiles. I have been using you for about 10 years and you are the first site I try.

    TAILORMADE INDIA TIGER SAFARI

    5 out of 5
  • Never had such a comprehensive briefing pack that covers the important things from tipping protocol to Consulates. We had Mohan as our guide - we thought he was fab! Just the right ratio of talking and silence and also very expert (and a nice guy to boot).

    TAILORMADE INDIA TIGER SAFARI

    4 out of 5
  • It was absolutely incredible, everything was perfect and effortless and everyone was so friendly and helpful, it was amazing. Both NWS and Banyan were a delight to deal with.

    TAILOR-MADE INDIA SAFARI

    5 out of 5
  • The four of us thought NWS did a terrific job organising our trip. Not long into our journey, we realized that organisation is imperative in India and Sri Lanka, and everything ran like clockwork. The guides were very good in each location, and we can never say enough good things about the drivers and guides in the parks. NWS did what they said they would do and got us close to the animals we wanted to see: tigers and leopards. NWS got us to the animals and we would definitely book with them again!

    TAILOR-MADE INDIA & Sri Lanka SAFARI

    5 out of 5
  • Natural World Safaris itineraries are always as requested and the recommendations do tend to be very good and spot on. Have already recommended you to others, especially a family looking to do safari at Christmas/New Year, will provide their details to you.

    TAILORMADE INDIA TIGER SAFARI

    4 out of 5
  • We stayed in 6 different locations and whilst each accommodation was very different, all were superb in their own unique way. The best overall experience was at Sherbagh. I have not ticked excellent for 'comfort' as the gypsy jeeps are not very comfortable. However, this wasn't a problem for us but may be for people with posture issues as the roads in the Ranthambore Park are very tough going.

    TAILORMADE INDIA TIGER SAFARI

    4 out of 5
  • Very impressed with NWS who arranged our travels in Rajasthan. Great accommodation, drivers and guides. Highly recommended.

    TAILOR-MADE INDIA SAFARI

    5 out of 5
  • This was a fantastic and unique trip. Very well planned and very smooth. I felt very well cared for - particularly important for a solo female traveller. Mike did a great job of listening to my preferences and customising the trip for me. I would recommend your company to anyone!

    Tailor-made India Safari

    5 out of 5
  • Both places I stayed, Flame of the Forest and Samode, were fantastic, but Flame of the Forest is by far the best experience I have had staying at a facility. The warmth and inclusiveness displayed by Karan and Isa took the experience far beyond the norm. I would recommend them and their cottages to anyone traveling in that area.

    TAILORMADE INDIA TIGER SAFARI

    5 out of 5
  • Still in Bombay as I write. I was, I confess, sceptical about the idea of an extended family trip to India. I have been here before. I was wrong. We have had a superb holiday and were looked after all the way. Since I well know just how easy it is to make things work smoothly here I am doubly impressed at what you put together and your choice of team. I have taken the liberty of recommending you.

    TAILORMADE INDIA TIGER SAFARI

    5 out of 5
  • Thank you for the fantastic holiday you organised for us, we had a wonderful time! All your arrangements worked immaculately, and we were met everywhere by very helpful young men – so helpful that some of them got quite distressed when we wanted to carry our own bags! So thank you for a wonderful experience – we will both recommend you to friends.

    TAILORMADE INDIA TIGER SAFARI

    5 out of 5
  • Not sure when or where but we will come back to you. We enjoyed India, like to see more.

    TAILORMADE INDIA TIGER SAFARI

    4 out of 5
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A vast land of contrasts

India is a land of stark contrasts; discover for yourself how the frenetic and fast-developing cities differ from the rest of the country, where the way of life has remained virtually the same for centuries. The sheer ornate beauty of India’s palaces contrast strongly with the simple rural homes of the majority of her citizens. It is no secret that India contains some of the world’s richest people, as well as some of her poorest, but it is this very contrast which is so fascinating, making India one of the most culturally rich and enthralling safari holiday destinations in the world.

Although India's national parks may be busier, and wildlife a little more sparse, than their African counterparts, Indian safaris offer something different altogether. Track tigers on elephant-back, look out for sloth bears and spotted deer, keep your eyes peeled for over 1,000 species of bird and perhaps even spot Indian rhino, Asiatic lions and Asian leopards.


Although you won’t find such dense wildlife as in Africa, India has some thrilling wildlife encounters to combine perfectly with its vibrant culture.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Standards can vary greatly in India. Whilst service remains exceptionally high in almost all areas, conditions outside of the larger towns and cities can be considerably more basic and you would do well to expect the unexpected. The legend that all travellers will succumb to Delhi Belly is a myth – but only if the necessary precautions are taken; be careful with street food, wash your hands regularly and only drink bottled water. It is wise to take good care of your valuables in big cities and on train journeys but the majority of Indians possess a genuine friendly curiosity and will merely want to chat with you to learn more about your family and background.

The sheer number of people in the bigger cities can be overwhelming and you may feel personal space is non-existent at times – you may also need to be assertive with persistent touts or merchants – but this is a small price to pay for the wonders which India can offer. Road travel can be challenging at times (cows have right of way & rural roads can be bumpy) but both air and train travel are for the most part efficient and reliable, especially when covering larger distances.

India is traditionally known more for being a cultural destination rather than a wildlife destination. This, however, is far from the truth. With sloth bears, Asian elephants, Asiatic lions, tigers and more, India has a huge amount of wildlife on offer. For further information on tiger safaris, please visit best time to see tigers.

The travel alone in India can be a thrill; plane and train are by far the most effective ways to travel.

Why book with us

We are destination specialists

Our team of specialists have extensive on-the-ground knowledge and have all lived, guided or explored in great detail the destinations that they sell. They will design your journey around you, at the right place at the right time.

We are wildlife specialists

As a leading specialist operator we have excellent partnerships with naturalists and conservationists. We know our wildlife and do what we can to preserve its natural habitat.

We really care about our destinations

At Natural World Safaris we frequently monitor the social, economic and environmental impact of our travel operations to ensure we are at the forefront of a sustainable and ethical tourism industry. 

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