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“100% depends on the guide!”

Ranthambore National Park
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Private Wildlife Safari Tour in Ranthambore from Jaipur
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Owner description: This wildlife sanctuary is famous for its population of tigers, a 1000-year-old fort and a rich diversity of flora and fauna.
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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“100% depends on the guide!”
Reviewed May 29, 2014 via mobile

Our experience at Ranthambore National Park was extremely disappointing and it was completely down to the guides we had. Due to some government scheme to allow all guides to have equal amounts of work it means you are just as likely to have a terrible guide as you are a great one. Unfortunately 2/3 of our guides were useless. So terrible we decided not to take the final safari we had booked.

The first guide we had promised us a tiger sighting, big words! But he delivered. This was the only good part of this safari, since the guide (who had very good English) spoke to a couple of men in Hindi the entire time. Every time we stopped or something happened we had no idea what was happening an had to ask someone else in the jeep. I understand that we are in India and not everything is through the medium of English but when you're on an organised tour you do expect some effort.

Our second guide was great! Although we didn't see a tiger he was enthusiastic, spoke English and Hindi and kept us all entertained, to this guide we say thank you so much!

The worst by far was our third guide. He picked us up half an hour late and less than 2 and a half hours later we were exiting the park. The driver drove less than 10 kilometers the entire time, less than 5 most of that time! We stopped at every peacock, deer and bird in the park which you can see for free outside the park! He seemed disinterested didn't even look for tiger prints and took himself a 15 minute break at zone 1's 'rest point'. Our guide told us the toilets were out the back; when I couldn't find them my partner asked and he said the toilet is natural! Use the natural toilet- aka the back of the building. I guess for men this is suitable but for a woman this isn't always a viable option.

The group in the jeep with us argued about leaving so early which the driver and guide offered to go back to the park, by this stage we were 7km out of the park. He was incredibly rude to us And tried to use the excuse thatzone 1 was small so less time is spent there, when we responded that we paid the same money for all
Zones he went quiet.

We've contacted our tour operator about this but they basically told us that nothing will happen to the guide maybe he will get a 1 trip ban, which is disgraceful. Safe yourself the time and money- don't bother going to Ranthambore.

Visited May 2014
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Boston, Massachusetts
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“Spoted 2 tigers and a Leopord.”
Reviewed May 28, 2014

national park is impressive, i saw many animals and birds like. hyna, spotted deer, caracle. luckily, spotted 2 tigers for almost 30 minutes. and a leopard relaxing at a tree. i planned for 2 safari but went for 1 safari only, coz of very hot month.

Visited April 2014
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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“A glimpse of the wildlife in India”
Reviewed May 28, 2014

Ranathambhore is not just about Tigers,
We were a group of 21 people, who visited the park. The 1st safari itself had a count of around 50 birds. 4 safaries in zone 4 and 5 , and a 3 km walk to the Ranathambhore Fort, was a delightful experience for all of us. From the bird count of 75, spotted deers, blue bull, sambar deers, indian hare, mongoose, crocodiles and The TIGER, accompanied by the guidance by Mr. Vijay Singh (Guide) it was a great camp for the children as well as the adults.

Visited May 2014
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New Delhi, India
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“NIce Safari”
Reviewed May 27, 2014

People say nice to any of the National park if they happen to see Tiger there. Fortunately I had a glimpse of the Tiger. The jungle is full of acacia trees/shrubs. But this park is full of langur, sabhar deer, spotted dear, peacock, crocodiles and some turtles also.

Visited May 2014
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“Avoid mid June”
Reviewed May 26, 2014 via mobile

Though the jungle is full of amazing animals and birds, many people who go there are not what you would call disciplined atleast about the way you should behave in a jungle or a national park. because of a negligible amount of rules and even lower amount of people who follow them, Ranthambore national park is like a public park for many people. because of the fort located inside the national park, many people go in as if for a picnic or something. The presence of locals roaming inside in motorcycles and jeeps or even barefoot is a cause of disturbance for many animals. that said the park itself is really beautiful with lots of animals and birds. the tiger obviously remains a major attraction in ranthambore national park. Bird lovers will be very lucky to spot the stork billed kingfisher which is equal to spotting the tiger for most. Many species of deer and birds can be seen here. Most of the drivers and guides are very experienced. Ranthambor is definitely a go for a wildlife and history lover.

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