What is safari?

When it comes to safari, it can be called as an adventure that allows you to explore the deepest secrets of the wild. You have are many options available from camel, horse and elephant safaris to jeep safari, which is the most famous of all and yet a very common form to encompass the wildlife beauty. You get to travel on the trails of untainted horizons of forests and enjoy wildlife photography in the best way. You do not scout a specific area of the forest, but also explore wildlife sanctuaries and national parks as well. Jeep safari is most preferred mode of jungle excursion due to many reasons that includes:

  • It is the safest way of jungle excursion.
  • A comfortable ride with spectacular views of forests is rendered by a jeep safari.
  • The speed offered by jeeps allows you to see the maximum part of a park in lesser time, hence, saving time.
  • You can travel in groups (maximum 6) in a jeep safari.

Equipment used

The basic gear required for a jeep safari includes a pair of binoculars and a good camera (optional). You also need to have a lots of patience.

Sites in North India that offers the sport

  • Leh and Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir
  • Dharamshala, Lahaul and Spiti in Himachal Pradesh
  • Jim Corbett National Park in Uttarakhand


  • Be fully prepared before going out on a safari. Make sure to put on appropriate clothes and wear sun-time lotion. Invest in a good pair of binoculars to get a clear and spectacular view of the wildlife.
  • Make sure to carry a camera with you to capture the awesome wildlife that you encounter during your safari.
  • Always remember that the animals you see in a safari aren’t tame or socialized, they are wild and act just like wild animals. So be careful.
  • To get the most out of your safari, you should always hire a decent guide who knows the surroundings better. A good, knowledgeable guide will add appreciably to your safari experience.

Medical concerns

There is no medical condition that can stop you from experiencing the nature and wildlife in it purest form. However you must carry your prescriptions along.

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Subhash Verma

Mountaineering Instructor

Subhash Verma

Mountaineering Instructor