2012- Arriving from our 5 hour train trip from Delhi and off we go on Safari. We are so excited with the hope of seeing a tiger in the wild. We get the last two seats in the Cantor. Honestly, we have no idea what to expect. I’m on the edge of a very small two person seat in an open cantor, which is like a big jeep. With all the bumps .I feared I would end up on the floor or in the woods.
We noticed all these people looking at us and we are waving to each other .
Our group is made up of some very jovial Australian teachers who are travelling together and some young Americans .We had lots of fun sharing travel stories and binoculars. After jostling around we take a few pictures of a bird on top of a jeep, and a crocodile staring at us…maybe he would eat us.
There is a Tiger up ahead! Our driver puts it in high gear and with all of us holding on for our lives we race to the viewing area. Sure enough hidden in the tall grass there is a Tiger lounging on his back . It is easy to loose sight of him but every now and and then he walked in front of us. Scary!
As the sun sets at 5:30 we leave the park . Time to get back , warm up and share a toast to our Tiger.