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Ultimate Madhya Pradesh Tiger Safari

Journey through the heart of tiger country in search of this majestic big cat, travelling to some of the best regions in India for wildlife encounters, including Tadoba, Pench and Kanha National Parks.

Journey through the forests and grasslands of India, in search of the elusive Bengal tiger and other wildlife which inspired Rudyard Kipling’s ‘The Jungle Book’. Exploring Tadoba, Pench and Kanha National Park and staying in camps right in the heart of the wilderness, you will be ideally placed to witness this majestic big cat in the wild, as well as other Indian wildlife such as leopards, sloth bears, wild dogs and jungle cats. Enjoy frequent game drives into the national parks, accompanied by experienced guides who will be your eyes and ears in the park, and provide expert knowledge on the unique flora and fauna of the region.

What to expect?

Upon arrival in Mumbai, you will be met and transferred to your hotel in town. Check in and relax in preparation for your adventure ahead.

In the morning, transfer to the airport for your flight to Nagpur, where upon arrival you will be met a driven to Tadoba National Park.

Tadoba National Park is located in the heart of a forest reserve, and is home to immeasurable species of flora and fauna, including large mammals such as Bengal tigers, leopards, sloth bears, wild dogs, Sambar deer and jungle cats. You will spend the next few days exploring the wildlife of the park, enjoying a morning and afternoon game drive every day.

Enjoy your final game drive in Tadoba National Park, before you are driven to Pench National Park (approximately 6 hours). Nestled in the lower reaches of the Satpura hills, Pench National Park is named after the Pench river which flows through it. The park is a mixture of moist deciduous and dry deciduous teak forest, and is crossed by various water streams which flow into the river. Upon arrival, check into your camp for the next few nights.

Wake up early this morning for your first game drive in the park. The wildlife that can be found in the park includes sloth bears, pangolins, wolves, wild dogs, porcupines, leopards, and, of course, tigers. Return to your camp at midday to relax or enjoy a nature walk around the camp, before setting off on your second game drive of the day in the afternoon.

After your final morning game drive in the park, you will be driven (approximately 4.5 hours) to Kanha National Park. Kanha is one of the largest national parks in India, containing diverse sal, bamboo forest and grassland ecosystems, and home to 22 species of mammals and over 200 species of birds. It was also the inspiration behind Rudyard Kiplings famous novel "The Jungle Book".

You will spend the next few days exploring the national park, heading out on game drives into the park in the morning and afternoon. Travel through the dense forest as you search for wildlife including tigers, wild dogs, sloth bears, leopards, mouse deer, and the endangered barasingha or swamp deer.

Today you will head out on your final game drive into the park. After your safari, you will be driven to Nagpur (approximately 6 hours) to catch your flight to Mumbai. Upon arrival you will be met and taken to your hotel for your final night in India.

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Why book this trip?

  • Opportunity to observe Bengal tigers in their natural habitat.
  • Explore Tadoba, Pench and Kanha National Parks, some of the best wildlife hotspots in India.
  • Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives with your expert guide, looking out for leopards, wild dogs, deer, tigers and other wildlife.
  • Immerse yourself in the dense jungles and forests of India, staying in comfortable camps out in the wilderness.
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Accomodation highlights

Jamtara Wilderness Camp

Jamtara Wilderness Camp is a permanent, tented camp situated in a unique location within Pench National Park; you will have the opportunity to explore many different areas of the jungle. Although the main emphasis at Jamtara is the incredible wildlife living within the surrounding area, the aspect of comfort has not been forgotten with each tent traditionally furnished including a four-poster bed.

Shergarh Tented Camp

En-suite tents, individually located throughout a wooded grove, ensure the maximum privacy possible. Each tent is covered by a tiled roof and has its own private veranda and en-suite bathroom, with coolers provided for warmer months. The main house is the centre of action in the evening, with a cosy log fire outside and beautifully home-cooked Indian or continental meals, often consisting of home grown vegetables or locally farmed fish from the lake.