Friday, July 26, 2013

Pench Safari

I get very excited when it comes to outings, picnics or excursions.
I can't really sleep out of excitement the previous night of the picnic and keep thinking about what I got to pack for the same.

It is important to pack carefully and remember some guidelines to ensure safety and enjoyment during the safari.
Well here is the list you would really need when you go on a Jungle Safari
(It took me a day long to think when we were going for the safari last month :p, I am sharing this with you all So that you will save the time that I wasted thinking)


Shoes

Ensure that you are wearing Comfortable walking shoes, No you will not get a chance to walk in the jungle but you never know when you have to get down of your safari gypsy to run out of an emergency hehehe! jokes apart wearing a comfortable shoes will ensure that you are comfortable throughout the journey, as its a day long journey and wearing heals for safari is a big bad idea.
I wore my Puma Shoes as I find them very comforting.






A Cap or a Hat

When you get seated in that open gypsy for your safari on way it gets very 
windy,so a cap or a hat is must, I wore a woollen cap and my friends wore the cow boy hat.


Sunglasses

You can see all the pictures below they will shin on your eyes that's how the sun was when we were there for the safari, So the sunglasses are a must too.


Cloths type

Light clothing is essential for the Indian summer but we travelled during the time of winter so I had carried my woollens too.



Insect repellent and a Sunscreen lotion 
This are Must! Must! Must! for the jungle safari. 
I did applied lots and lots of Sunscreen lotion- Lotus SPF70 but I forgot to apply Insect repellent but thank God! I was packed from top to bottom so I was safe.


Binoculars
Carrying light and handy binoculars will increase your viewing pleasure. 


Camera 
A camera with extra battery and a good memory card should be handy, as these may not be available everywhere. I am lucky enough that I purchased a Camera recently as you all know.
A DSLR with good FPS will do justice as the animals move really fast, so to capture there wonderful pictures its a must.


Snacks, Water bottle, Rain gear & First aid kit.
This  should be carried for a wildlife destination, since it is usually far from a city or town and will be difficult to buy this as you will hardly find general stores here and apart from that you might be there at the Safari for a long period of time, our Safari lasted for some four hours.

We decided to go to Pench which is in Madhya Pradesh for our Jungle Safari which is located approximately 110 KM from Nagpur, you can book your safari online as well.


She is Teona the youngest kid in our group who is lucky enough to enjoy a Safari in her 7th month of age Lucky you :)



Clicking  pictures from the car window on our way to Pench






We bundled bat ball and badminton for playing at the S kumar 999 Guest house where we stopped for our lunch break, As our Safari time slot was of 01:00 PM










After playing a lot we all had food and rested for a while.
Then we all gathered for our safari, the gypsy that we booked for the safari had come to pick us up at the guest house.










That's what we spotted when we entered the Jungle.
That's a device to keep watch on the movements of  animal, they have covered it up with the branches so that animals do not fidget with it if they happen to see it






That's a deer's horn which might have broken from the dears head and the officers who make rounds in the Jungle might have hung it on the branch as no one can carry it out of the Jungle as its an offence.
I noticed a wired thing after every ten meters or twenty meters our guide use to stop the driver and use to bent down of the gypsy to collect something the next time when he did that I bent to see what is he actually doing and I saw that he was collecting the plastic bottles which were littering around the Jungle which were may be thrown by the visitors which is not good. I made a point no one in our group dose that.




That's a wild cow,the fist animal which we saw when we entered the Jungle














Beautiful natural roads............









I really loved this click of mine








That's a stop over where the guide took us for a break where we got 10 min to freshen up.




We did a lot of modeling session over here, by we I mean Ms.Monali :p
And you know what during this photo session we missed the sight of Tiger cause when we again began the safari after the break we saw other people clicking pictures all were calm and quite and until we reached the spot we had already missed it by fraction of seconds :(






Teona says better luck next Time...........






My Next trip is for sure to Tadoba that is also a great Tiger reservoir located in the state of Maharashtra.

Till Then Happy Safari.