One other bit of information for anyone doing these parks, is that you have to have your passport with you on entry, everyone going in and out is recorded, just in case you try and take a Tiger home with you. Also the setup at Khana is different to Bandvargahr in that there are only 2 gates there, from the one you cover the south of the park and the other the north, but the drives do overlap as we found out. Our lodge was not allowed to use their own guide in the park, so they way it works is that a Jeep comes and picks you up from the lodge at 5:30 for the morning drive and takes you to the gate where you get checked in and allocated a guide. So each drive you get a different driver and a different guide. From what we saw this depends a bit on which lodge you are in, as we did see some people with their own lodge guide, plus a park guide, plus a driver, the down side to this, is that you have three people to tip!
Anyway onto the wildlife and day 1, drives 1 & 2 .......
We entered the park at 6 am promptly and started the drive into the main part of the park, it was still only just light and after we had bee driving about 20 minutes, this happened:
The rest of our wildlife for the day:
Day 2 drives 3 and 4. The morning drive today was pretty much the same as yesterday this time with no Tiger sighting, that's the luck of the draw.
So birding wise there was not much to add as this drive was most certainly a Tiger drive with few birding opportunities. An exciting find at the end of the drive was a pack of Indian Wild Dogs, the guides were ecstatic as these are very rare:
This has turned into a lengthy post, so I will leave it there and conclude Khana with another post.