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Best Wildlife experiences of 2019

Best Wildlife experiences of 2019

We wish all our readers a very Happy New Year! In this blog, we share our “Best Wildlife Experiences” of 2019. Maasai Mara, Kabini, Bandipur and Tadoba have been our favourite wildlife destinations and that’s probably why they are featured in this...
Maya – Tadoba’s most popular Tigress contd…

Maya – Tadoba’s most popular Tigress contd…

This is a continuation of the previous post on Maya, the oldest and most popular Tigress in Tadoba National Park. We were one of the first vehicles to spot her during the few days that we were there. We saw her by the roadside and she just sat there while we...
Maya – Tadoba’s most popular Tigress

Maya – Tadoba’s most popular Tigress

This was my third trip to Tadoba in as many months and I have had some of the most amazing Tiger sightings. However the most popular Tigress, known as Maya, eluded me till now. I was on the last safari of this trip and lucky for me, Maya finally showed herself. And...
Best of 2018

Best of 2018

In this first post of 2019, we want to pause and look back at the best of Walk the Wilderness in 2018. The most popular post of 2018 in terms of number of hits was the rare sighting of mating Hyenas in Amboseli National park. The Wagdoh male – probably the...
Friendly Oriental Honey Buzzard in Tadoba

Friendly Oriental Honey Buzzard in Tadoba

On this safari into Tadoba Tiger Reserve’s core zone, we reached the territory of the Tigress, popularly known as Choti Tara, in anticipation of another display by her cubs. While we patiently waited for the cubs to show up, a Oriental Honey Buzzard flew in and...
An amazing Jeep Safari in Tadoba

An amazing Jeep Safari in Tadoba

After observing Matkasur, the dominant Tiger of Tadoba’s core zone , we moved deeper into the forest only to be stopped in our tracks by these tiny subjects. It was a small flock of Button Quails that were foraging along the side of the road. We were amazed to...
Sighting of the most popular Tiger in Tadoba

Sighting of the most popular Tiger in Tadoba

I ended the previous post on Tadoba with the fleeting image of Matkasur, the dominant Tiger of Tadoba’s core zone. I wished he had surfaced earlier, when there was more light. Having said that, I reminded myself that it was a wild Tiger in its territory and any...
Tiger cubs playing in Tadoba

Tiger cubs playing in Tadoba

On this first safari in Tadoba National Park, we realised that the monsoon was setting in and we were in for the occasional light drizzle. We were around the territory of a popular Tigress with two fully grown cubs, known to give spectacular sightings and were on the...
Tiger feeding on Gaur in Tadoba

Tiger feeding on Gaur in Tadoba

During one of our safari’s at Tadoba, just as we entered the park, the driver and guide pointed out that a Tigress had killed a Gaur on the banks of the lake inside the forest. We dashed to that location and were greeted by the Tigress standing alongside...
Tiger with Gaur kill in Tadoba

Tiger with Gaur kill in Tadoba

During one of our safari’s at Tadoba, just as we entered the park, the driver and guide pointed out that a Tigress had killed a Gaur on the banks of the lake inside the forest. We dashed to that location and were greeted by the Tigress standing alongside the...