Can you sum up India in 3 words?
Amazing. Magnificent. Beautiful.
Who is your natural world hero?
On this trip we were lucky enough to spend time with a naturalist called Raj at Shergarh Camp. While he wasn’t one of our guides, he would have dinner with the guests and his accounts of his life and work in India were incredible. I’m not sure I’ve met a braver (and possibly crazier) person! He’s had more than his fair share of close encounters with elephants, rhinos and tigers. What a fascinating guy.
In terms of a more general Natural World Hero, I admire Eduardo of The Black Jaguar White Tiger Foundation whose mission is to rescue big cats from sad circumstances and provide them with the best lifestyle available. I think his work is inspirational.
What is your ultimate bucket list destination?
Botswana looks incredible. We like the sound of the camps owned by the Jouberts like Zarafa and Duba Plains.
Well, maybe Botswana! We know who to talk to make it happen!
How did you find Natural World Safaris?
It was quite hard to find a good operator for what we wanted to do in India – a tailor-made tiger safari with great accommodation and just an all round trip that was bespoke yet excellent value. Arabella delivered everything we asked for and more – the whole trip was even better than we had expected. We will definitely use NWS again. It was truly one of the best holidays I have ever been on!