Optimal Photography Opportunities in Ranthambore National Park—Superb Tiger Territory!
“I most enjoyed every minute of every day! In both Delhi and Ranthambore the sights and sounds and dust and heat and new discoveries around every corner were all part of the wonderful adventure. Transportation by train, rickshaw (optional in Delhi) , transfer vehicles and Jeeps was well organized and always on time. The tigers were stunning and the guides (Harsha, Oliver and Salim) were entertaining, educational and totally accomodating. The food was excellent and the beer was cold. Who could ask for more? I happily anticipated this trip because of its totally unique itinerary. Every time I read the general trip description or pre-departure information, I was glad that I'd signed up and was really excited to be going. It's a rare thing to ever have your highest hopes and expectations met under any circumstance. This trip, however, completely met and then surpassed even my fondest hopes on every level. It was a thoroughly wonderful adventure and I would go again and again, given the chance."
"The wildlife excursions exceeded our expectations. We had 11 individual tiger sightings with 16 sightings in total (some tigers we saw more than once). We visited all 4 zones that were open during our visit and saw tigers on 6 of the 7 excursions into the park. The excursion where we didn't see a tiger we saw a leopard that had made a kill and then watched as it cleaned itself and then walked right behind us down the road. We never anticipated all these sightings. It was marvelous... we cannot stop smiling. This was our 7th NAT HAB trip and it was above and beyond what we could have ever imagined. It was our BEST trip ever. (that includes other trips that we have taken that were not NAT HAB). If we could rate the trip higher than than a 10 we would. We also want to say a special thank you to Harsha. He's a lovely person and took care of everything seamlessly. The trip went off without a hitch because of him. We enjoyed him immensely."
"Toby is off the charts good on history of this area of world. Not real helpful on photography hints. Very good working with guides to find game."
"Toby was an exceptional team leader. He kept us fully informed of what we were going to be doing and went out of his way to make sure that all participants were taken care of. His immense knowledge of India and the region made for engaging conversation. First class."
"HARSHA was a DOLL :-) He was knowledable, fun, attentive, worried when i was sick, had electrolyte stuff for me to add to my water so I could carry on, but mostly he was just concerned about me - so nice. He was always there to take care of any question. He was FABULOUS! He made sure I saw tigers the last day since I had been "under the weather" and he made sure I had a good view (front row, center!). He helped me with the photography as well and pointed out the best timing/framing for pictures."
"By this time I am a Nat Hab groupie. I have never had a bad experience and every trip has exceeeded expectations. I love your philosophy and the style in which every trip is executed. The entire staff (local and field) exhibit the highest professionalism. What a fantastic experience. 1 leopard, 2 bears, 8 different tigers and various other birds and wildlife. Harsha was outstanding and an excellent of example of NH standards. Very helpful, supportive and understanding, good knowledge of wildlife and photography, good with people and still learning. Excellent."
"Harsha was all of the things listed above and much more. Very attentive, very willing to work with me and my digital camera to help me get better pictures (which I did). He was always patient, kind, interested, and also very knowledgable about the animals and the area. He was one of the best guides I ever had on a NatHab trip. We also had Salim with us on the drives. He too was great with camera tips, and seemed to have a sixth sense about where to go to find the tigers. He is clearly very devoted to studying and photographing tigers and this made him a terrific guide."
"I had the best week of my life on Tour with NatHab. I really liked the people, the service was second to NONE and the tour was planned and happened flawlessly."
“Harsha was exceptional! He gave me simple photography tips that allowed me to get the most out of my camera. His knowledge was incredible and gave real insight into India’s wildlife, places and people. Harsha was so nice, cared for everyone and ensured every stage of the trip went off smoothly. Also, he offered great conversation and good humor with great stories to tell. I can’t say enough good things about him – he was a wonderful guide – all you could ask for and more!”
“Toby’s personal connections and knowledge of the region was definitely an asset. Knowing many local people made us comfortable with his decisions as well as reassuring that information imparted was accurate. It was quite evident that he has a love of the Indian people and the tigers.”