Jungles of Central India
6 nights / 7 days
Commencing: 07 November 2018 & 25 April 2019
Cost per person sharing:
Nov ’18 – US$1,435, Apr ’19 – US$1,615
Single room supplement:
Nov ’18 – US$ 495, Apr ’19 – US$ 865
Domestic airfares: Delhi-Jabalpur-Delhi US$ 210
This is a journey into the jungles made famous by the adventures of Mowgli in Rudyard Kipling’s Jungle Book. Kanha Tiger Reserve is the largest national park in Central India and one of the most unique and diverse habitats in the subcontinent with an amazing treasure chest of species.
Here you can expect to see Tiger, Leopard and other indigenous species like Sloth Bear, Dhole (Asiatic wild dog), Gaur (Indian bison), Flying Squirrel, Golden Jackal, Indian Fox and if you’re really lucky you might see the Indian Pangolin and the Honey Badger.
With 350 bird species there will always be something to catch your interest.
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 for the morning flight to Jabalpur. Lunch will be in Jabalpur. After lunch explore Dhuandhar Falls & Marble Rocks.
After sightseeing transfer to Flame of the Forest Lodge, accommodation for the stay at Kanha National Park. The remainder of the evening will be at leisure.
Days 3, 4, 5 & 6
Four days to explore the magnificent Kanha National Park. Accompanied by a lodge naturalist you’ll take two jeep safaris into the park each day; one in the early morning and one in the afternoon.
One last game drive in the reserve before checking out to transfer by road to Jabalpur airport. Fly to Delhi and connect to your international flight back home.
Park & Accommodation
Kanha Tiger Reserve
Kanha is one of the oldest tiger reserves in the country today. It is also the largest national park in Madhya Pradesh spreading across 2,000 sq km including the buffer area. In common with most National Parks in India, to limit the number of vehicles in any one area, the park is divided into 4 zones.
Until recently Kanha was the only forest where one could find the Barasingha (swamp deer). The species was on the brink of extinction and was bred in an enclosed area within the park. Today the population has since increased and the Barasingha today roams freely in Kanha. The species has recently been reintroduced into Satpura Tiger Reserve.
Singinawa Jungle Lodge – 07 Nov departure
As well as being a wonderful base for our visit to Kanha, Singinawa – spread over 110 acres – has just 12 guest cottages and 2 bungalows.
The 12 stone and slate cottages are some of the best available in the wildlife lodges business. Each stands in seclusion, surrounded by trees where intruders to your privacy are only the cheetals and the occasional wildlings. Beds are super king size (80 in × 98 in or 203 cm × 249 cm), as is the room, available in Single, Twin Bed and Double bed options. There are attached baths with a double vanity and running hot and cold showers. Other amenities include a fireplace, mini bar, tea and coffee making facilities, lounge chairs and workstations.
Singinawa can offer a vast variety of experiences, including nature walks in search of lesser fauna and the chance to photograph insects, amphibians, reptiles etc.
They also organise interactive experiences with Gond artist and Baiga tribes.
Flame of the Forest – 25 Apr departure
Flame of the Forest is an intimate lodge, designed with heart and soul. With a private courtyard that mirrors the entry to a local home, it provides the atmosphere of a life connected nature.
Each of the four cottages has a deck with a stunning view looking out over the river and the forest beyond. Depending on the season, the river is either filled with water or just a sandy riverbed inviting you for a walk.
Inside, the cottages are both cosy and spacious, with nothing but a huge window between you and the view over the river, through which you can see magnificent sunsets and moonlit views.
At the heart of Flame of the Forest lies the kitchen; making full use of vegetables from their own garden, local markets, fresh river fish and recipes from Grandmothers, mothers and sisters; you’ll be served fresh and authentic Indian food.
What is included:
- Accommodation for 6 nights in India with breakfast included in Delhi. Your stay in Kanha Tiger Reserve will be on full board
- 9 Jeep Safaris in Kanha Tiger Reserve
- All safaris will be led by an English speaking naturalist provided by the lodge.
- All road transfers will be by air-conditioned Toyota Innova
What is not included:
- Does not include any beverages including mineral water, soft drinks, alcoholic drinks etc. unless otherwise specified.
- Any airfare or airport taxes (domestic flight Delhi-Jabalpur-Delhi quoted separately above)
- 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.
- Significant escalation in fuel prices, new taxes,levies on hotels and transportation services or any increases in entrance fees.