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The Cat and the Comfort Zone  
March 5th, 2014 by Venkatesh Kolappa

The Cat and the Comfort Zone

I was guiding 16 guests in the vehicle during the morning safari. It was a misty day and the fog was thick as we were on the riverside of the safari zone. Read more

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Stripes on the River Bank…  
February 26th, 2014 by Shanmugakumar K

Stripes on the River Bank…

It was a winter afternoon; I was guiding 18 guests by boat safari. For most of the guests, this was their first wildlife safari by boat. As soon as we entered the park, I shared my plans with my guests. Read more

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The Spotted Cat and the Woods  
February 14th, 2014 by Venkatesh Kolappa

The Spotted Cat and the Woods

A little luck is what we need to have special sightings, and I had one as I took a group of guests on one of the morning safaris recently. The mornings are misty these days, and when the sun hits the jungle, it runs its rays through it. Read more

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The Tiger Who Stole My Safari…  
January 27th, 2014 by Venkatesh Kolappa

The Tiger Who Stole My Safari…

It was a slightly humid afternoon, and I was with 16 guests during the vehicle safari. It was just a few minutes past our entry into the national park. As the vehicle was cruising gently in the track, my driver Lokesh exuberantly called out, “Tiger Tiger”, and we looked in the direction his index finger pointed. Read more

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Tracking a Leopard…  
January 20th, 2014 by Pranad Patil

Tracking a Leopard…

While commencing the safari on a winter afternoon, I could tell that it was a lot hotter compared to the past couple of days. Hence my plan was to check all the waterholes in the forest. All the animals would be compelled to come out to drink water during the heat of the day, and I was sure I would find a cat at one of these waterholes. Read more

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The Tryst with the Tiger  
January 14th, 2014 by Shanmugakumar K

The Tryst with the Tiger

Most of the people on a wildlife safari expect to see a Tiger in each safari. On that day, the same thing happened to me as well when I asked my guests what they were hoping to see. When we entered the forest, we hardly found any animals. Read more

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The Original Fishing Tribe of Kabini  
December 31st, 2013 by Pranad Patil

The Original Fishing Tribe of Kabini

It was just the beginning of winter. The Nature Walk began like on any other day. I explained to the family I was guiding that we will mainly be focusing on birds as we would find a great diversity of them during this season. Read more

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The Giants Are Back!  
December 28th, 2013 by Venkatesh Kolappa

The Giants Are Back!

The rains are over at Kabini. It was indeed a rare sighting to spot elephants during the safaris by boat or jeep, as the bushes had overgrown. Thanks to the monsoon, much vegetation was available for the grazing animals. Read more

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Flying High!  
December 21st, 2013 by Narendran M.M

Flying High!

The winter brings a lot of visitors to Kabini, which is an annual phenomenon that involves large scale movement of birds between their breeding (summer) homes and their non-breeding (winter) homes.

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Winter Delights  
December 14th, 2013 by Sunny Patil

Winter Delights

Usually, the summer months are considered to be the best months for sighting big cats, including Leopards. Their search for water, coupled with sparser vegetation makes it easier to spot these cats. So sighting a Leopard during the winter months is very exciting. Read more

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