A jungle safari with stripes…

By Morné Hamlyn on October 27, 2008

Melissa and I just returned from India and had amazing adventures…

I always had one feeling missing in my life as a guide… What does it feel like to see an animal for the first time? I always look back at my guests when something is seen and ask them how the experience was, and I always get similar reactions… “No words can describe it!!”

Well in India, staying at Junglemantra lodge (, we had the rare opportunity of seeing Tigers. Not once, but four times!!

Now I can truely say that no words could describe my excitement and that it was such an amazing feeling to see those animals in their natural habitat…

Now I am happy to be able to understand and relate to the feeling most of you had/have after seeing something truely amazing for the first time…
Royal Bengal Tiger. Photography, Morné HamlynIn the riverbed. Photography, Morné Hamlyn from elephant back
Crossing the road. Photography, Morné HamlynMother and son. Photography, Morné Hamlyn from elephant back
To watch tigers. Photography, Morné HamlynHanuman Langur. Photography, Morné Hamlyn
Red faced monkey. Photography, Morné HamlynBarking Deer. Photography, Morné Hamlyn
Bandhavgarh. Photography, Morné HamlynSpotted Deer. Photography, Morné Hamlyn
There was also time for site seeing…
Taj Mahal. Photography, Morné Hamlyn
Melissa and I @ the Taj.Taj reflection. Photography, Morné Hamlyn
See you all soon at the lodge.


10 thoughts on “A jungle safari with stripes…

  1. Wow! Those tigers are just spectacular! I’m so happy you were able to see 4! The Taj Mahal looks pretty amazing, too. Thank you for sharing these with us. Looks like you had a wonderful trip.

  2. It is so nice to see something completely different on the weblog, yet still very much related. Your images are simply stunning. Thanks for giving us a peak…

  3. The tiger pictures are AMAZING – the fact that you saw them in the wild from the back of an elephant! It has always been a dream of ours to view tigers in the wild… When are we opening a SIA lodge in India?

  4. Wow! I’m without words… really impressing pictures, what a wonderful holiday!

    And , as Patrick wrote, I’m eagerly waiting for you to open a lodge in India!

  5. Hi Morné/Melissa,

    I am so happy that you were able to see Tigers in the wild. What a rare and beautiful opportunity . . . thanks for sharing pictures of your journey.



  6. Welcome back Morné and Melissa.

    Fantastic photos!

    I am thrilled and happy for you both. You got your Tiger… wow. It truly was a dream come true for you guys as I recall talking about is at Josmac that Sunday evening in August.

    What a terrific holiday.

    Thank you for sharing.

  7. Hi Morné and Melissa,

    Glad you guys enjoyed yourselves!

    Beautiful pics Morné…look forward to seeing you both here again soon.

    With best wishes,

    Shailin and Rhea,

    Junglemantra, Bandhavgarh, India

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