Get lenses and film in advance as you are waiting to get on to the elephant. You may also need extra films so do carry it!
Comply with the mahout's commands about where to sit on the howdah. Balancing the load is also important.
Be glad about the jungle as you traverse to the setting of the tiger. You are seeing the forest in a way that is pretty unlike riding down a park road.
Defend your eyes, equipment and spectacles when you are riding through thick jungle. The bamboo can give you some vicious stabs if you're not cautious.
Be geared up for the tiger to move at any time. If it does, your elephant will probably stay with it. The tiger show will enlarge a completely different tempo, so hold on!
Stay seated at all times, and make sure about the security of small kids.