Thursday 21st October
A 7am start on our drive to Bandhavgarh. Our journey is unexpectedly extended when a road is blocked by a group of villagers, apparently protesting about a murder which had occurred there the previous day. Jagdish said the police were on their way, and they could be here in 1 hour, 2 hours, 3 hours, who knows. So we find an alternative route.
We arrive at our resort, Tiger’s Den, to a very friendly welcome. We have been upgraded yet again to an immaculate Junior Suite.
Sarah develops a migraine and so Jake and I go on the afternoon safari in Zone 2 on our own. We see no tigers but still enjoy the tranquil forest and see chital, sambar, wild boar, langurs and macaques, together with numerous birds.
We all end the day with an enormous meal and a few beers.