An In-Depth Odyssey in Search of Wild Tigers & Other Exotic Wildlife
"India was spectacular and I can't wait to go back! There is so much to see both culturally and in terms of wildlife. With Natural Habitat, I know that everything will be top notch--the guides will be experienced and knowledgeable and I will learn a lot from them (I always have lots of questions), the accommodations will be excellent, the logistics will be all taken care of and everything will run smoothly. I also know that Natural Habitat takes great care in planning trips so I know I will go to the most interesting places and the best places to view wildlife. I can't recommend Natural Habitat highly enough--this is wildlife travel at its best!"
“The Natural Habitat adventure in the three parks, as well as the Agra extension, was a lifetime special experience. Seeing ten tigers up close in the wild was awe-inspiring. Elephants, rhinos, sloth bear and magnificent birds just brought us so much joy. Rashid is an elite guide worthy of praise. His love of the natural wonders of our world just comes pouring out. He shared so much with us in a caring fashion, and our safety, enjoyment and educational opportunities were of primary concern to him. Our group got along extremely well, with all appreciating everything Rashid did for us. Compliments to the entire staff at each and every one of the fabulous and unique lodges. Riding on elephants and even giving one a bath was just WOW! The Agra extension was a spiritual experience that we will never forget. All of the guides throughout were quite excellent; the one at Agra knew all the best spots to get great photos before the crowds descended. We got every penny of our money’s worth from Natural Habitat. Whenever someone mentions coming to India, we will praise your company and recommend you. Thank you for everything!”
"It's hard to pinpoint one thing that I enjoyed about this trip, but on top of the list has to be the wonderful people we met, especially Rashid, our incredible guide. Rashid was much more than above and beyond--I'd give him a 20 if I could. I found him a fantastic Expedition Leader and a wonderful human being. I will never forget him! And of course, seeing the gorgeous tigers in the wild. We were SO fortunate to see so many sightings of them and each was a thrill. Bathing the elephant in the river was a really special treat...I loved it, and something that I'll never forget. We were able to see rhinos up close and watching the baby elephant come with us was such a joy! It was all exceptional--as always. I'll be on a high about it for a long, long time. I've only been home one night and am already thinking about where I'll go with you next!"
"We are well traveled with a number of travel groups. By far, Dushyant was the best Expedition Leader we have ever experienced. He has an engaging personality, is highly knowledgeable, very organized and extremely competent. The trip was well planned and offered balanced activities from wildlife viewing, cultural tours of schools and historical sites and experiencing local customs. We enjoyed everything about this trip!"
"We have been traveling internationally on guided group adventures for many years with a variety of operators. Harsha was by far the absolute best guide/leader we have experienced. His attention to detail, his subject knowledge, and his overall charisma made this one of our top trips ever."
"Our leader was GREAT! He was extremely knowledgeable about the wildlife--tigers, elephants, birds, etc. I LOVED seeing the 2 tigers, especially the one that was coming straight toward me! I also loved seeing all the other animals and birds. Overall it was a great trip and really exceeded my expectations. I had to keep reminding myself when we were at the lodges and in the parks that we were in India! I really have enjoyed all my Nat Hab trips and I know I will be traveling with you again soon."
"We have taken over 25 small group trips in the last 12 years and have had excellent trip leaders, but none better than Dushyant. His personality and quiet demeanor in solving things quietly, seamlessly, and in the background are important and things at which he was terrific. He made the trip the best it possibly could be--all at no effort or concern to us as travelers. We extremely enjoyed the varied nature experience and sense of adventure and excitement in looking for the tigers and other wildlife. In that sense, the journey was every bit as good as the destination."
"India in general is fascinating, the most culturally interesting place I've ever been and a land full of contrast. Seeing a tiger, leopard and gibbon were animal-viewing highlights. In general, the birds were good too. The Taj Mahal far exceeded my expectations, as did many of our experiences in the cities of India. I loved the food. Most of all, I loved riding the elephants, bathing the elephant in a river, feeding the baby elephant and watching the mahouts."
“Harsha really took good care of us and was very thoughtful as to all the little details. I know he had to do a lot of work behind the scenes some days to make sure everything went smoothly for the group. Any special request was handled with courtesy and professionalism–he was great! Both our guides and drivers really worked hard to give us a great experience. We truly got to see tigers in the wild and the game drives and park were so spectacular.”
"Rashid was an amazing Expedition Leader! Not only was he extremely knowledgeable and professional, but he was so attentive and sensitive to our needs. He truly "took care" of us every step of the way. Thanks to Rashid, we had an unforgettable experience on this trip."
“Harsha was terrific. He paid attention to details, was always available and helpful, very knowledgeable about the wildlife, and willing to share information about customs and culture. The staff and accommodations were wonderful and the food was great. I liked the openness of the vehicles, which accommodated my photography. I loved learning both about the tigers and also the local people, customs and culture. There wasn’t anything negative!"