Footprints in the Wild - Bandhavgarh & Kanha
7 nights / 8 days
Commencing: 02 May 2020
Cost per person sharing: US$1,860
Single room supplement: US$ 720
Domestic flight cost – estimated US$ 300
Footprints in the Wild – Bandhavgarh & Kanha
India is home to about 10% of the world’s wildlife, so needless to say it is home to a huge diversity of mammals – among them the highest diversity of wildcats in the world – including the Royal Bengal Tiger.
The WWF estimates that almost 60% of the World’s iger population is to be found in India. This makes India the best destination in the world to view this majestic big cat in its natural habitat.
This itinerary is designed to give you the best chance of seeing tigers in its natural habitat and we have chosen two of India’s most renowned tiger reserves; Bandhavgarh and Kanha.
Arrive in Delhi. Group participants will be arriving from various destinations so no activities are planned for this day. Overnight in Delhi.
Note: Optional activities within the city can be organised – at additional cost – for those who arrive early.
Transfer to the airport and catch a flight to Jabalpur. On arrival transfer by road to Bandhavgarh. Remainder of the evening is at leisure.
Explore Bandhavgarh. We take 2 safaris today to explore Bandhavgarh. In between the safaris we return to the lodge for lunch and a short rest.
Note: All tiger reserves in India are managed by the government, they allow 2 time slots in a day for tourists to explore the park in open jeeps. There is a 4 hours safari in the morning and a 3 hour safari in the afternoon. The park is divided into 4 zones so that the tourists can be spread all over the park rather than all gathering in one location.
Although Bandhavgarh is renowned for its excellent tiger sightings, it is also a great park for some birding, especially for raptors. Morning and afternoon jeep safaris in Bandhavgarh.
This morning you take your last jeep safari into Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve searching for the big cats. After an early lunch transfer by road to Kanha Tiger Reserve.
Note: Parks in Madhya Pradesh remain closed on Wednesday afternoon for all tourist activities. We will use this time to transfer in between two parks.
Begin exploring Kanha tiger reserve. Kanha is the oldest and the largest tiger reserve in Central India. 2 safaris into the park today.
Continue exploring Kanha. The park is huge and is divided into 4 major zones, each offering a slightly different landscape be it Sal forests, grasslands, or hilly terrain covered in bamboo forest. This diversity is also the reason why the park has a bird diversity of about 300 species.
After an early breakfast transfer by road to Jabalpur and catch your flight to Delhi from where you connect on to your international flight back home.
Baghtola Jungle Lodge – Bandhavgarh
Surrounded by almost a thousand square kilometre of National Park Baghtola lies a short distance away from Gorhi Gate of Bandhavgarh National Park.
The lodge is which makes for an unforgettable experience. Add to that a one acre perennial water body confined within the perimeter of the property making for your very own watering hole, and the experience becomes twice as magical. The guest tents, each with air-conditioning tents and a private bathroom, have been designed to blend into their environment.
Flame of the Forest Lodge – Kanha
Flame of the Forest is an intimate Lodge, designed with heart and soul. A private courtyard mirrors the entry to a local home.
Each of the four cottages have a deck with a stunning view over looking the river and the forest beyond.
The kitchen is the heart of Flame of the Forest and it is stocked from their own vegetable garden, local markets, fresh river fish from the Narmada river: serving fresh authentic Indian food and recipes from grandmothers, mothers and sisters kitchen.
What is included:
- Accommodation for Seven (7) nights in India on full board at Bandhavgarh & Kanha In Delhi the room is on bed & breakfast.
- Five (5) Exclusive Jeep Safaris in Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve. Seating will be 4 guests per jeep.
- Four (4) Exclusive Jeep Safaris in Kanha Tiger Reserve. Seating will be 4 guests per jeep.
- English speaking lodge naturalists will accompany the guests in the jeep.
- All transfers will be by air-conditioned Toyota Innova. These seat a maximum of 3 guests per vehicle.
- All current applicable taxes.
What is not included:
- Does not include any beverages including mineral water, soft drinks, alcoholic drinks etc. unless otherwise specified.
- Any items of a personal nature such as beverages, tips (except for group meals and baggage handling), laundry, telephone calls etc.
- Anything listed as optional.
- Camera or video fees if applicable.
- Significant escalation in fuel prices, new taxes,levies on hotels and transportation services or any increases in entrance fees.