My tiger sightings till date stand at zero. Where ever I go, others see the tiger and I get to see the gleam in their eyes while they tell me their stories. It has been the story of every of my wildlife safaris barring two Gir and South Africa. But unfortunately both the places don’t have tigers. So I have seen lions, elephants, Cape buffaloes, rhinos, hippos and what not tiger can not be included in this list!
I have been to various national parks (Jim Corbett, Kanha, Rajaji National Parks to name just a few) and yet the result is still zero sightings. I am heading out again to Panna and Bandhavgarh National Parks with Pugdundee Safaris. Let us see how this one goes.
Don’t get me wrong, I am excited to be heading out of NCR, I am excited about staying in the jungle but by now I have done too many tigerless safaris. So what is the harm in hoping that my luck might change this time? I know I will have a good time anyway but it has been enough and I would be happy if my tiger jinx gets broken. And then there are friends who manage to see tigers on every single trip they go to! Jungle gods are you listening? This time I too want to spot a tiger, please.
If it is not, well then there is always the next month!