There are two kind of safari vehicles used in the National Parks of India. One is the Jeeps which usually seat upto 6 people max, or an safari buses which seat from 10-20 people. But both have their own advantages. The advantages and disadvantages of Canter and Jeep Safaris are to be understood before you start your safaris.
Let us not forget that to a Tiger or any other wildlife it does not make any difference whether you are in a canter or a Jeep. If he is in the vicinity and decides to come out when the canter is around so don’t think that the canter is more lucky, or Jeep. Tiger sightings are always a matter of chance, and experience of drivers and guides does surely help.
Last but not the least, if Jeep safari is not available then it makes sense to surely avail Canter Safari. The route followed by both types of vehicles is practically the same, so chances of wildlife viewings are also almost same.
If you are a serious wildlife enthusiast and wish to avail a Jeep for the safari, then only way to get it is to book early. Plan your safaris 5-6 months in advance to get the type of vehicle and zone preference in the national parks of India.