5 Safe Travel Tips for an Exciting Jungle Safari
If you are a travel enthusiast, one should explore jungle safari too at least once in a lifetime to taste the excitement and experience it offers.
Apart from Animal Planet, have you seen a lion hunting in the wild?
Ever met a wild cat climbing onto a giant tree?
Can you imagine the feel of a tiger crossing right in front of your vehicle?
Bring all these experiences to you, jungle safari is all about adventure and fun, giving you a lifetime opportunity to spot wild animals in their most natural habitat right in front of your eyes. There are plenty of famous wild life safari parks across the globe, which you can explore with family and friends.
With jungle safaris, you can have a first hand experience of teeming wildlife. The jungle safari destinations across the globe feature a rich natural diversity. Travelers can enjoy a close to nature experience teamed with the wonders of the jungle including its amazing flora and fauna, birds, insects, streams, rivers, waterfalls and much more. Jungle safaris are full value for money.
Safety of jungle safaris
Many people stay away from this golden opportunity of exploring live wildlife just because of fear. However, specialized jungle safaris are so safe and perfectly planned trips. There are several precautions taken and instructions given to the participants to enjoy optimum safety. Here, we will discuss some safe travel trips to make your jungle safari an exciting experience.
- Choose the right timing
Book your jungle safari at the right timing. Based on the climatic conditions of the destination, choose the months when the jungle brims with life.
- Pack light
Most of the lodging facilities like Tadoba Resort offer laundry services, so you just need to pack light. Include some t-shirts, fleece jackets, and convertible cargo etc. in the pack. Pick clothes nature-friendly colors as olive green, khaki, brown etc.
- Don’t forget the essentials
While heading to jungles, you may not be having access to shopping centers as in case of tourist destinations. So, make sure that you pack all essential items with a checklist. Camera, binoculars, goggles, sunshades, sunscreen lotion, boots, and wide brimmed hat etc. are some top priorities to be included in the checklist. Don’t end up in a situation like you are left in an open tree house on a freezing night without a woolen blanket in hand.
- Protect yourself
It is essential to carry layered clothing to protect your skin from plant allergies. Avoid perfumes and deodorants also while in a jungle safari, which can irritate animals. Avoid wearing flashy jewelry too.
- Follow instructions
You will be given a pamphlet with instructions for a safe safari. The guide along with each group will be giving timely instructions too based on situations. There may also be restrictions for speaking loudly, using mobile phones, and usage of camera flashes etc. at many places. Smoking and drinking will be strictly prohibited inside the forest. You also should not offer any eatables to animals and birds.
Also book your stay well in advance at an eco-friendly accommodation facility to enjoy a unique natural living experience. Stick to the park timings and refrain from any activities to harm the natural equilibrium of the jungle.
Author Bio: Mike Hassey is an Australian nature scientist engaged in study of Indian wildlife. He booked his next expedition to Tadoba Andhari Reserve and planning to stay at Tadoba Resort in the month of October.