Tiger Safari in Central India

  • Tiger Safari at Bandhavgarh

  • Tiger Safari

  • Pench Safari

  • Tiger Safari Pench

  • Pench Safari



Tiger Safari in Central India

  • Delhi
  • Bandhavgarh
  • Kanha
  • Pench
  • Satpura
  • Bhopal
Day 1:
Arrive Delhi - Katni

Arrive Delhi in the morning. Relax in an airport hotel for a few hours, before boarding a train to Katni.

Days 2-3
Katni - Bandhavgarh National Park

Day 2: Upon arrival in Katni you will be met by a representative and driven to Bandhavgarh. After settling into your lodge, embark on a shared afternoon game drive in Bandhavgarh, the finest park for tiger sightings. The broken hilly terrain, grassy swamps and forested valleys provide ideal concealment for this most predatory of beasts. (L,D)

Day 3: Spend the morning and afternoon on a game drive in the park, each time of the day provides a different perspective as the numerous prey species - Sambar deer, langur, wild boar and barking deer - come out of hiding, luring the mighty Bengal tiger and the elusive Indian leopard. (B,L,D)

Days 4-6
Bandhavgarh National Park - Kanha National Park

Day 4: After an early breakfast drive to Kanha National Park (approx. 5 hrs). Kanha and the nearby forests provided inspiration for Rudyard Kipling's delightful Jungle Book. Imagine the mighty Sher Khan prowling close by as you watch and wait, secreted in your 'hide'! Kanha is an outstanding National Park with about 30 species of mammals and 225 species of birds and you will explore it this afternoon on a game drive. (B,L,D)

Day 5: Today you will enjoy a morning and afternoon game drive in Kanha National Park. The variety of habitat gives rise to a wonderful mix of animals to spot - the grassland plateau is home to the Gaur (Indian bison) and four-horned Antelope, whilst in dense clumps of forest shy jungle cat and civet roam. Here Project Tiger is actively pursuing conservation projects in the park, increasing the chance of seeing a tiger. (B,L,D)

Day 6:
Another day of morning and afternoon shared game safaris looking for sloth bear, swamp deer, bison and the elusive leopard. Feel the echoes of Kipling's books as you wander through the lightly wooded grassland where wolf and dhole lie in wait. (B,L,D)

Days 7-8
Kanha National Park - Pench National Park

Day 7: Begin the day driving to Pench National Park for another chance to spot wildlife in another one of India's superb tiger park's. Species who call the park home include leopard, porcupine, hyena, and barking deer. There are over 210 species of birds - including peafowl, magpie robin and crimson breasted barbet. (B,L,D)

Day 8: Pench lies at the foot of the Satpura range with undulating terrain - small hills, open grass meadows and dense forests. Spend the morning and afternoon exploring the park in search of sloth bear, gaur, nilgai, wild dog, chausingha, jackals, rhesus macaque and flying squirrels. (B,L,D)

Days 9-11
Pench National Park - Satpura National Park

Day 9: After an early breakfast drive to Satpura National Park (6-7 hrs) where you will be able to rest and enjoy one of India's more unique parks. Satpura is one of the least visited of India's Parks, yet offers some of the best safari experiences - including kayaking and walking, allowing you to get closer to nature than ever. This evening go on a boat safari on the River Denwa, listening out for the cries of the creatures of the night. (B,L,D)

Day 10: Spend the morning and afternoon on a game drive of Satpura or, alternatively, you can go for a jungle walk. The landscape is rugged with narrow gorges, deep ravines, dense forests and supports a vast number of mammals including the tiger, leopard, bison and wild dog. (B,L,D)

Day 11:
Another full day with morning and afternoon game drives. The park is closed on Wednesday afternoons, but there are other options you can choose from, like a night safari in the buffer zone, owl watching, a village walk, open country bird watching or just driving out to enjoy sundowners in a scenic spot. (B,L,D)

Days 12-13
Satpura National Park - Bhopal - Delhi

Day 12: In the morning drive to Bhopal, the journey will take approximately 3.5 hrs. Board the afternoon Shatabdi Express train to Delhi before checking into your airport hotel. (B)

Day 13: You will be transferred from your hotel this morning to the airport for your onward flight home. (B)