The Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve is arguably one of India's most exciting and best protected tiger reserves, with the most visible tiger sightings in Maharashtra State. Begin your adventurous Tiger Safari holiday with Steppes Travel and understand more about the conservation work that you have supported.
- Tadoba has a series of camera traps set up around camp that continually monitor the comings and goings of the local wildlife
- Comfortable accommodation in two small, private eco-lodges
- Follow in the footsteps of Forsyth and walk the old pack-trail
- Hike through the Pachmari plateau to get away from the madding crowds
- Visit Pench National park- famous for its leopard sightings
- Explore Satpura on foot, by boat and on elephant back
When travelling to India with Steppes Travel we aim to deliver the very best service on the ground. This starts from the moment you step off the plane with VIP meet and greet, on arrival at the hotel a complimentary bottle of wine, is waiting for you. During your stay we will do our best to secure a complimentary upgrade at one of your chosen hotels. There is often a few longer journeys when travelling in India, of which our upgraded cars are equipped with the very latest Wi-fi connectivity, mineral waters, soft drinks and snacks to make travelling from A to B as comfortable as possible. If you suffer from jet lag, just tell us in advance, and we will arrange a spa treatment on arrival to ensure a soft landing.
As an introduction, you will spend the first five days based at a comfortable eco-lodge in Tadoba. Explore by jeep and gain an insight in to the landscape and wildlife of the region. This is a unique opportunity to spend time in prime tiger country and the trip will appeal to those who want to get off the beaten track and gain an overview of the diverse wildlife of the region. Set amongst some of the most rugged and unexplored wilderness, this trip represents Central India at its very best.
A five-hour drive brings you to Pench National Park. Spend the next four nights at Jamtara Wilderness Lodge. The camp is the only one located on the Jamtara Gate side of the national park-giving guests an enhanced wildlife experience due to its seclusion and the opportunity to cover a more diverse area of the jungle.
Consider a wonderful six-day extension towards Satpura via the Pachmari plateau as an optional addition to this wildlife itinerary.
Take to the hills, and spend a little time outside the National Park, exploring the Panchmari region. The plateau is the highest part of the Satpura Hills reaching an altitude of approximately 4000 feet. The old pack-trail used in Forsyth's day has recently opened, and walking down from Pachmari creates a superb scenic and gentle two-day hike with camping and lodge options enroute.
Satpura National Park is a relatively new park boasting a good tiger population as well as the opportunity to spot leopards, sloth bears and several varieties of bird. Satpura lies on a 4000-foot high plateau surrounded by the reserve formed by the Tawa Dam which makes it one of the most spectacular sanctuaries for game drives in Central India. Whilst at Satpura, perch atop an elephant for an hour-long trample through the jungle; paddle in a canoe along the Denwa river; even walk through the tiger reserve on foot - a rare experience in India. All of this being in addition to jeep safari options.
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