“I have been fortunate to travel on all 7 continents by way of plane, train, car coach and canal under the auspices of a number of travel companies; however my recent Taj, Temples & Tigers tour with Annie and her team was just the best for variety, pace and attention to detail. The colour, contrast and chaos of both urban and rural India were presented in comfort and congeniality with no question or request overlooked by our guides. Thank you for the wonderful experience – we were so fortunate to view so many of the magnificent and elusive Bengal tigers.”
“Loving nature and animals, we have been to Africa on several occasions and thought it’s time to visit India – especially as the tiger is an endangered animal. It was a stroke of good fortune when Natural Focus Safaris sent us a brochure of Taj, Temples and Tigers small group tour led by an experienced tour escort Anne- Marie. Not being familiar in the ways of India we thought that this would be the ideal introduction to India.
The programme was exactly what we wanted, slanted to game drive safaris (14) which gave us the best opportunity to see the great Bengal tiger in its natural habitat and other Indian animals and birds.
The game drives were well conducted with knowledgeable naturalists who were willing to impart information and answer questions. We were fortunate in that we saw Tigers in all three reserves – Ranthambore, Bandhavgarh and Kanha. We also saw the rare sloth bear, gaur, nilgai and a host of other animals and birds.
Anne- Marie ran a very efficient programme and ensured we wanted for nothing. Great job. Excellent tour, highly recommended if you are into nature with a sprinkling of historic treasures ( Taj Mahal, etc.)”
“This particular trip was as smooth as silk, thanks to the efforts put in by Annie, AKA Anne-Marie Zambelli, our larger than life Tour Escort. I was goggle eyed at the level of care she provided, not to mention her first aid kit! It was an absolute joy to be able to sit back and just enjoy the trip without having to worry about any of the details in what is a fairly chaotic country… suffice to say, thank you Natural Focus Safaris for a wonderful experience.”
“As a traveller who enjoys both culture and adventure, Taj Temples & Tigers not only met but exceeded my expectations. I found India to be a fascinating country, a country of many contrasts. The balance of this tour was just right, and the planning by Natural Focus Tours absolutely impeccable. Personally, as an avid wildlife photographer I was in my element, especially with the sighting of no less than 5 tigers. I must pay a special mention to Anne–Marie (Annie) from Natural Focus & Tirath Singh our outstanding Naturalist Guide for making this trip so very special. Having previously travelled throughout South America with Natural Focus I am now waiting anxiously to hear what they can come up with next.”
Ian J Llewellyn