Recently I had gone to Jim Corbett with Go Wild. I would like to base my review on below parameters:
1] Pre camp session : Pre camp session held at Go Wild office conducted by Mr. Mangesh Desai was very insightful. It helped a first timer like me to understand about do’sand dont’s in a Wildlife safari. List of ‘Things to Carry’ was pretty much exhaustive.
2] Travel arrangements : Tour was ex Delhi. Travel from Delhi to Ramnagar and back was by road by comfortable AC SUV.
3] Stay arrangements : Stay arrangements at Ramnagar was in a resort surrounded by dense forests with River Kosi flowing in the background. Resort was good with cozy rooms and good dining facility. We stayed at Forest Rest House in Dhikala which had spacious rooms with all basic facilities. Food was tasty and view of Shivalik ranges with Ramganga, the lifeline river flowing through was just breathtaking..
4] Expert guidance : Our tour leader Mr. Mangesh Desai is an expert in the field of wildlife. Our group was a mix of young kids, bachelors and few seniors. However, stay and food arrangements according to requirements of different age groups were very well taken care of..Credit again goes to our tour leader who has an ability of understanding people and their requirements. Moreover, his knowledge about various species of birds and animals is amazing. I was introduced to a variety of new species of birds of which the most I liked are minivets, variety of raptors, kingfishers, woodpeckers and the list will go on..
Overall, I had a very fulfilling experience from my very first wildlife tour and I am looking forward to participate in many more wild life safaris with Go Wild.