Vineet

Night in the Jungle

Guided by Vineeth

Highlights

  • Off beaten track with great comfort
  • Unique experiences beyond just safaries.
  • Intimate escape to wildlife and solitude
  • Mammal and bird watching at close distances

About this experience

Experience an adventure like never before. You will be staying at the #1 Speciality Lodge in Satpura National Park. The entire trip will focus on exploring the wild on foot and paying attention to the entire eco system instead of focus on one species. I will try to create a lifelong memory and expose you to all the denizens of the jungle.


Itinerary

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DAY 1

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  • Arrive at Forsyth Lodge, Satpura
  • Welcome Hi-tea and briefing.
  • Evening walk in the vicinity
  • Dinner at the lodge
  • Overnight at Forsyth Lodge

To get the best of your trip, it’s preferable if you arrive at Forsyth Lodge before 4pm. After hi-tea and orientation, we set out for an evening walk in the vicinity and return to the lodge for dinner.

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DAY 2

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  • Early morning canoe safari with packed breakfast.
  • Arrive at Churna Forest Rest House and have lunch.
  • Afternoon walk/drive in the vicinity.
  • Dinner and overnight stay at the Rest House.

Early next morning, we head out and explore the forest on a boat safari on the backwaters of the Denwa River that borders the Satpura National Park on the southern side. This experience will allow us to see the forest with a new perspective while giving us the opportunity to look out for some water creatures like crocodiles, fish and water birds. Early winter migrating birds also would have arrived by then.

Post our morning escapade, gear up for a safari and a ride to Churna Forest House. Our safari will take you through different areas of the park, rarely explored by the regular travellers. We might get to see the variety of habitats that we will drive through. For example- different types of deer, gaur, sloth bear, leopard, tiger and a variety of birds and other smaller creatures.

Once we reach Churna Forest House, settle down for lunch and a short rest. The Churna Forest Rest House is an old British style cottage. It is a simple, charming building surrounded by the forest. The Churna area is especially good to look for the Giant Squirrels. Spend a restful evening followed by dinner at the rest house.

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DAY 3

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  • Early morning Safari drive to Madhai with breakfast stop during the drive.
  • Late lunch at the lodge.
  • Dusk Safari in Buffer Forest.
  • Dinner and overnight stay at Forsyth Lodge.

Early this morning, we will set out once again exploring the forests from Churna as we head to Madhai. we will reach Forsyth Lodge in time for a late lunch. After lunch and a little rest, set out for a dusk safari in the buffer forest.

Early mornings and late evenings are the best time to look out for wildlife. No other national park in India allows you to explore the forest at this time of the day. This is a great opportunity to look for owls, wild cats, bears, civets, etc. If we are lucky, we may see the world’s smallest wild cat- the Rusty-spotted Cat. Return to the lodge for your farewell dinner and a restful night.

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DAY 4

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  • Early morning Chutki Dev Safari Drive.
  • Post breakfast proceed for departure.

This is your last day and I'll take you for a beautiful Chitki Dev Safari ride- yes leaving a great safari ride for the last day.Come back from the Safari and enjoy your last breakfast for this trip.

Depart from the lodge and head back from a calming, forest experience.


How to reach

Forsyth Lodge is easily accessible via Bhopal (135 kms), which is also the nearest airport and a major train station.

  • Jet Airways and Indian Airlines fly daily to Bhopal from Mumbai and New Delhi.
  • Nearest rail head is Sohagpur (16 kms) while other close rail heads are Pipariya (35 kms), Hoshangabad (45 kms) and Itarsi (60 kms).
    • Sohagpur (20 kms).
    • Pipariya (40 kms).
    • Hoshangabad (60 kms).
    • Itarsi (75 kms).
    • Jabalpur (250 kms).
    • Pachmarhi (110 kms).

Know more

About your host :

I have been trekking the Western Ghat ranges since 1999, and my passion for the Western Ghats and discovering the richness of its biodiversity and guiding treks has given me a nickname ‘malabaricus’ – "belonging to the Western Ghats". My experience in theater and love for story telling made me pursue guiding as a fulfilling journey in the wilderness.

With extensive experience as a naturalist along with exposure to managing various lodges in National Parks across the country, I will strive to bring to the best safari and staying experience.

I look forward to take you on a journey across Satpura - an experience that will be truly adventurous and enriching.

Host reviews :

  • - "Many thanks for making my journey to India so special - with Malabaricus it wasnt just an ordinary sightseeing tour.. It let me have a close look to the Indian culture, feel the majesty of the pristine nature and learn about the common life of the people - there is nothing I can complain about.. Malabaricus is a responsible organizer, experienced guide with a vast knowledge about wildlife and nature and an interesting story teller.. it was the best trip I have ever been to."
  • - "As a frequent wildlife and India traveller/photographer, my trip with Vineith Malabaricus was nothing short of wonderful. Quick to respond to my (many) questions and requests, he provided a fantastic experience tailored for my particular interests. Not only was the organization and responsiveness exceptional, but Vineith himself is an outstanding naturalist and wildlife ambassador, who goes the extra mile to show you his wild places. One of the most knowledgeable wildlife people I've met. Thank you for a wonderful safari adventure!"

About the park :

Satpura National Park is spread over an area of 1427 sq. km. It was formed in 1981 and is one of the lesser visited national parks in Central India. The terrain of the national park is very rocky and rugged. It consists of gorgeous un disturbed deep narrow gorges, sandstone hills, rivulets and forests of teak, sal and mixed deciduous forest tracks. Satpura’s name is derived from the Sanskrit work meaning 7-mountain folds. It is the only park in India where one can do safaris in multiple ways: Jeeps, walking, boating, canoeing and on elephant back.

About the lodge :

Forsyth’s Lodge is a small lodge on the outskirts of Satpura National Park. It is spread over an area of 44acres of reclaimed forest. They focus on meaningful sustainable wildlife and wilderness experiences. It has won multiple awards for best wildlife lodge.

What to pack :

  • Safari friendly clothing (no bright coloured, tight fitting clothes)
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sandals/floaters
  • A light jacket for the mornings and evenings
  • Wind/water proof Jacket
  • Camera
  • Binoculars
  • Cap/ Hat
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Personal toiletteries & medicines

Terms and conditions :

  • Group Size:

    The minimum group size needed for this trip is 4. If for any reason we don’t have 4 participants , a complete refund of the trip will be done.

  • Safari Reservations:

    Since the safari reservations are open to all, there may be a change in itinerary depending on the availability of the safaris. please inform us via​ call and ​an ​e-mail to​ hello@rentsetgo.co stating the reason for cancellation to process the cancellation,advance paid is not refundable.

  • Payment & Cancellation Policy:

    Payment of the full amount is required to confirm a spot on the trip. The trip cost is 50% refundable for a cancellation made before 15 days of the commencement of the trip. After which it is fully non refundable.

Cost Inclusions:

  • Stay as mentioned in the itinerary
  • All activities as mentioned in the itinerary
  • All meals starting from hi-tea/Lunch on date of Check-in to Breakfast/brunch on the date of checkout
  • Accompanying tour leader

Exclusions:

  • Alcohol or any other additional expenses
  • Transport to and from the lodge



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