ABOUT Book-My-Safari.com

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Book My Safari is the proud winner of India’s Most Preferred Travel & Tourism Brand for wildlife category. We are one stop solution to wildlife tourism specializing in operating “Tiger safaris” across India and “Great Migration Safaris” in Africa.

This passion driven company is founded by zoology and wildlife photography experts and offers handcrafted wildlife tour packages to more than 30 destinations for Indian as well as foreign travellers. Tiger Marathon, Snow Leopard Expdition, Black Panther Expedition, Masai Mara Tour are some of the signature products of Book My Safari.

Our Vision

To be India’s Most Popular & Trusted Wildlife Safari Planner and helping Wildlife Conservation through Wildlife Tourism via cycle of  Awareness, Appreciation, Surveillance and Local Employment Generation

Our Mission

  • To provide one-stop-solution for everything & everyone in wildlife tourism.
  • Providing Hasselfree, precisely planned, hand crafted, cost effective wildlife tours to clients across India ensuring value for money
  • Creating memorable wildlife experiences for travellers, help generating awareness and appreciation towards biodiversity of India
  • Generating employment at grassroot level for villagers around National parks & Sanctuaries
  • Promote lesser known and ignored wildlife tourism places over the ones in limelight, thus providing new options to travellers, helping in increased surveillance and employment opportunities there.
  • Providing value added study tours across various National Parks and sanctuaries for school & college students in economic budget.
  • Help planning the species specific expeditions for serious photographers and conservation photographers
  • Serving Wildlife Holidays to foreigner tourists, showing them real side of India, making them appreciate India’s wild heritage & Increasing foreign revenue for our country.


Book My Safari team is a brilliant spectrum of colors. Behind every successful moment you enjoy on your tour planned by Book-My-Safari.com, there is contribution of many passionate people, working hard to make your trip a success !

Everyone in our team, right from the visionary founders to knowledgeable gypsy drivers, are thoroughly passionate about Wildlife and spend lots of time on field throughout the year keeping themselves updated about potential sightings and connected with important local resources.

Find out more about this AWESOME team below :

-: OUR TEAM :-



Saurabh Thakekar

Founder & Director

Zoology Graduate & Entrepreneur
Wildlife Mentor Ecotourism
Expert & Wildlife Photographer



Jogi Prajapati

Founder & Director

Zoology Researcher & Entrepreneur
Explorer & Wildlife Photographer
Crazy Traveller



Kedar Kalamkar


Master in Business Administration
& Entrepreneur
Wildlife Follower




Prathamesh Desai

Sr. Tour Consultant


Kalpana Kadam

Sr. Tour Consultant


Sameer Sawant

Operations Manager




Siddesh Shirsat

Business Associate
Zoology Graduate & Entrepreneur
Wildlife Expert & Wildlife Photographer


Prasad Parab

Business Associate
Professional Banker
Wildlife Expert & Wildlife Photographer


Viraj Khorjuwekar

Business Associate
Wildlife Expert & Wildlife Photographer



Rathish Veetil

Business Associate
Filmmaker & Cinematographer



Jyoti Kundajee

Business Associate
Passionate Traveller


Industry Experience : Being more than 7 years in industry of Wildlife Tourism you can rest assure that you are in safe hands and your tour will be hasselfree. We are the ones behind Popular tourism brands like Mumbai Travellers Club and have made thousands of people travel with us very happily.

Wildlife Knowledge : We ourselves are from Zoology and Wildlife research background having in depth knowledge of forests, it’s biodiversity, Wildlife behaviour and on field techniques which collectively helps in increased chances of wildlife sighting and photography

Local Resources : We have been working closely with Locals, Tribals, Gypsy drivers and forest guides for years and that bond has made sure we have a strong local resource network across India. These people are awesome !! Simple, pure by heart, poor by economy yet rich by knowledge and posses some great skillsets about wildlife which always helps in exploring forests in depth.

Customer Service : Simply put it’s our atmost priority. We believe in delevering best experience than selling cheapest package and we understand the importance of clients precious time and provide real time solutions. Lastly we might take a day extra to serve your requirements but we have habit of planning meticulously and pushing hard for perfection, thus avoiding any last minute hassles which might spoil your tour.

Passion for Travel : We are not Couch potato tour planners. We are crazy Wildlife Lovers. We ourselves are die hard travellers and spend a lot of our time travelling passionately across forests of India, Photographing wildlife at its best (not to mention getting our clothes durty for perfect shot of a tiny frog, sleeping in tents inside forest infested by man-eating leopard or Trekking high up in Himalayas in -10 degree celsius temparature just to spot a rare bird )

Trust & Transparency : We are simple and believe in simplicity. We just don’t play the popular game of hidden costs nor we hide any facts from our clients. Probably this one of the biggest reasons that so far more than 35,000 travellers have travelled with us.

Responsible Tourism Policy : We are thankful that Almighty Nature has given us Passion, Talent and Opportunities to work closely with wildlife & make our living out of it. We always want to be thankful to him for this grace and whenever possible we try to pay back to nature or help in awareness & conservation via tourism by various direct and indirect initiatives.



Top 5 things never to forget while going on wildlife safari

Going on a wildlife safari is vitalities-refreshing experience especially for people living in cities. However, a wildlife safari is not like a visit to cinema hall and one needs to take into account several things in order to make sure that their wildlife safari in India provides desirable and memorable experience than being a woeful experience.

Some Do’s

* Carry clothes according to the season of the visit. Carry clothes that will help you camouflage with the surroundings.
* Always carry Original Identity Proof.
* Carry a frangrance-free Sunscreen.
* Always keep your phone on silent or airplane mode when entering forest.
* Cover your face with a scarf to protect it from dust.
* Also carry extra batteries, memory cards for cameras and cover it to protect the camera from dust,rain etc.
* Always remain calm and composed when any sighting takes place.
* Your guide/mentor and locals know the area inside the forest better than anyone, so do cooperate with them.
* Do follow strict timing as given by your team leader to avoid delay in any activities as safaris are group events.
* Always respect your local guide/driver and their knowledge about the forest during an safari.
* For herping/monsoon wildlife tous, always carry wind-cheaters, proper clothing and shoes, water-proof bags. Also get rain proof covers for your camers/binoculars etc.

Some Donts:

* Do not litter in forest and surrounding areas
* Do not throw anything out of the gypsy.
* Dont yell,scream or wave at the animals.
* Do not wear brightly coloured clothes or apply any kind of perfumes or deos
* Never feed any animals
* Do not play any loud music in vicinity of the forest area.
* No one is allowed to get down from the gypsy inside the forest.
* Do not argue with any person like forest guards,guides,locals or even travellers from another gypsy during the safari.

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Malabar Gliding Frog

Scientific Name: Rhacophorus malabaricus

The Malabar Gliding frog also called as Malabar Flying Frog is a tree frog species found in Western Ghats of India residing in the moist evergreen forest, moist deciduous forest, coffee plantations etc.

Vivid green in color, the body length is about 10cm. The belly is more roughly granulated and is mainly pale yellow. There are skin fringes between and along the long limbs, and the webbing between fingers and toes is large and orange- reddish. The disks of fingers and toes are large. It has got a rounded snout. Males are smaller than females

The word gliding frog refers to the ability of this frog to break its fall by stretching the webbing between its toes while jumping down from the top of the tree. This helps the frog land softly on another branch or on the ground.
Like many moss frogs, they build foam nests above small pools of water, into which the tadpoles drop after hatching. The hibernation phase of the frogs end with the onset of heavy rains. In this starting phase males resort to calling and proclaim their territory by vocalising.

Listed as Least Concerned species by IUCN, still the population trend is decreasing. Conversion of forest habitat for use as intensively farmed agricultural land (coffee plantations) is a major threat.


Asian Palm Civet

Scientific name: Paradoxurus Hermaphroditus

The Asian palm civet (Paradoxurus hermaphroditus), also called toddy cat, is a small member of the family Viverridae native to South and Southeast Asia. They normally inhabit primary forests, but also occur at lower densities in secondary and selectively logged forest.

The Asian palm civet is a small, mottled gray and black weighing
2 to 5 kg. It has a body length of about 53 cm (21 in) with a 48 cm (19 in) long tail. Its long, stocky body is covered with coarse, shaggy hair that is usually grayish in colour. There is a white mask across the forehead, a small white patch under each eye, a white spot on each side of the nostrils, and a narrow dark line between the eyes. The muzzle, ears, lower legs, and distal half of the tail are black, with three rows of black markings on the body. The tail is without rings, unlike in similar civet species. Anal scent glands emit a nauseating secretion as a chemical defence when threatened or upset.

The Asian palm civet is solitary animal that only comes out under the cover of night to hunt and catch food. These nocturnal animals are primarily ground-dwelling and highly terrestrial as they mark their ranges by dragging their anal glands along the ground.

The Asian palm civet is a carnivorous animal, and like other species of civet, it survives on a meat-based diet, supplemented by the odd plant or fruit. Small animals such as rodents,lizards, snakes and frogs make up the majority of the Asian palm civet’s diet, along within sects and other small creatures scuttling through the under-growth. Asian palm civets are also known to eat the fruits and flowers of palms, mangoes and coffee in their natural habitats.

The female Asian palm civet usually gives birth to up to 4 young after a gestation period that lasts for a couple of months. The babies are weaned by their mother until they are strong enough to fend for themselves. Asian palm civets can live for up to 20 years, although most rarely get to be this old.

Today, the Asian palm civet is under threat from deforestation and therefore drastic loss of much of its natural habitat. The main reason for such extensive deforestation in the area is either for logging or to clear the land to make way for palm oil plantations.