|Price:||£2495, single supplement £475|
|Departures:||Oct 2015 – May 2016|
Oct 2016 – May 2017
various custom dates available
Satpura is one of India’s emerging parks and fast developing a reputation for the superb experience it delivers to its visitors. With only two lodges here, visitor numbers in this huge park (by Indian standards) are minimal and unlike the majority of other parks, walking safaris are offered in the park’s core area, as are night safaris in the buffer zone. This offers a unique opportunity to sight nocturnal species such as the black-naped hare, common palm civet, porcupine, leopard, and if you are lucky as we were in March 2013, the rusty spotted cat. Tigers are present, although sightings are less common than in other central Indian parks, but the highlight amongst the megafauna is the sloth bear, for Satpura offers arguably the best chance to sight this mammal in the country.
Birding is exceptional with large numbers of waders and waterfowl found on the reservoir and surrounding ponds and it is a popular stopover point for migrants. We visit both lodges during this week long excursion as each offers a different experience to the visitor.
Satpura is well positioned for an extension visit to a neighbouring park. A good option here is Tadoba tiger reserve which is a train ride away.
All of wildlife holidays are covered by Financial Failure Insurance so that all monies paid to us are protected in the event of insolvency.
Further details including a 2013 trip report will be posted on here soon. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you would like to know more about this tour.