How to pick the right Tadoba safari gate?
This article explains how to pick the right Tadoba safari gate considering the fact that there are a dozen safari gates and with max separation of approx. 100 kms between these gates. Tadoba is located in Chandrapur district in Maharashtra State. Tadoba is famous for its tiger sighting. It is home for more than 88 Tigers & 44 cubs. Tadoba has the highest TSI (Tiger Sighting Index ™*)
Pick the right Tadoba safari gate:
There are a dozen gates out of which 6 are core gates and another 6 are zone (or buffer) gates. They are all at varying distances and each gate is approx. 20kms to 100kms apart and duration wise more than 2 hrs away. Also tiger sighting via all of these gates vary based on the season, movements and various factors and it is always good to see the sighting for last few days and then pick the right one.
These are the six core gates, Moharli, Khutvanda, Kolara, Navegaon, Pangdi, Zhari (Kolsa)
These are the six zone (aka buffer) gates, Agarzari, Devada-Adegoan, Junona, Kolara Zone, Ramdegi-Navegaon, Alizanza
Here are some of the metrics we use at WildTrails India to help customers choose the right tadoba safari gate based on various factors such as availability of Gypsies, TSI* for the given gate, last 2 to 3 days Tiger Sighting index etc. Ideally it is always good to book a safari after seeing the TSI for last 2 to 3 days but the issue is safari is usually booked 60 to 120 days in advance. So here is the issue but what we suggest is to book 2 or 3 core gates in advance and buffer gates can be easily booked 2 to 3 days in advance and hence multiple gate booking and access to a car to commute between these gates, almost we can guarantee tiger sighting. Also topping this with an expert tiger tracker increases exponentially your chances of seeing the tiger.
[BTW you can get the TSI for each gate via WildTrails India App]
I hope its less confusing and less daunting than when we started the topic but if you feel otherwise, always contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be more than happy to help.
*TSI – Tiger Sighting Index ™ – We calculate this metric for every gate over a period of last 7/14/28 days, which suggests for how many Gypsies sighted a tiger to total number of Gypsies that went inside via the given gate. Higher the index, better are the chances of sighting a tiger via that gate
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