The jungles and hills of Central India provide a stunning backdrop for this journey back to childhood. These rich landscapes provided the inspiration for the stories of the ‘man cub’ Mowgli and the fearsome Sher Khan, Rikki-Tikki-Tavi and Toomai of the elephants. Here, amongst some of the largest and most pristine National Parks in India, we’ll follow in the footsteps of Rudyard Kipling and Baloo as we search for the elusive and majestic Bengal tiger.
Beginning in Mumbai we’ll have the opportunity to enjoy the cultural and historic highlights of old Bombay before flying on to Nagpur, our gateway into Tadoba and Kanha National Parks, two of India’s most famous tiger reserves. Morning and afternoon game drives provide an ideal opportunity to search for tigers, leopards and a myriad of other wildlife, before a train journey on to Pipariya brings us to the Satpura National Park. Here we’ll have the chance to enjoy walking safaris and river trips before continuing on to Bhopal, where the magnificent UNESCO treasures of the Bhimbetka cave paintings and the stunning Buddhist stupas at Sanchi await.
Mumbai and the Gateway to India
Search for tigers amongst the ‘Jungle Book’ inspired landscapes of Kanha National Park with game drives in Tadoba and Satpura National Parks
Marvel at the extraordinary cave complex and Palaeolithic rock art at Bhimbetka
Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Buddhist stupas in Sanchi
Explore fascinating Bhopal and its historical sites
Full services of a Wild Frontiers Tour Leader with local guides and drivers
11 breakfasts, 12 lunches, 11 dinners (typically in local restaurants where viable)
Drinking water throughout
All transport (coaster minibuses, trains, jeeps,. shared safari canters and internal flights)
11 nights' accommodation (2 nights in hotels and 9 nights in safari lodges)
All entrance fees, sightseeing, excursions and activities as per the itinerary
A carbon-offsetting contribution to Carbon Clear (if booking international flights through WF office)
ALL OUR SMALL GROUP TOURS HAVE NO LOCAL PAYMENTS, HIDDEN EXTRAS OR COMPULSORY SINGLE SUPPLEMENTS.
When you book a holiday with Wild Frontiers you are awarded ‘miles’, which are based on the return distance from London to the arrival city of your trip. Wild Miles are awarded for all our holidays, from walking tours to riding holidays and from escorted group tours to tailor-made trips. When you accrue Wild Miles, you will qualify for the following discounts on all future bookings:
Blue: More than 10,000 miles travelled - 2.5% discount Bronze: More than 30,000 miles travelled - 5% discount Silver: More than 45,000 miles travelled - 7.5% discount Gold: More than 60,000 miles travelled - 10% discount
At Wild Frontiers we have always strived to offer the most authentic, safe and ethically sensitive travel experiences on the market, not necessarily the cheapest. From the support system in London to the holiday itself, we feel we offer the best way to see and experience a destination and that is why our loyal clients come back to us time and again. So when making price comparisons, please bear in mind the following:
On your trip
On all but a handful of group tours our maximum size is 12.
We use dedicated tour leaders as well as local guides.
We aim to use quality, interesting and experiential accommodation – usually the best available.
We tend to offer our trips on an all-inclusive basis. (Please check specific dossier for details but this could add in excess of £400 to competitors pricing!).
We include drinking water, and often soft drinks.
We aim to use the most efficient, interesting, safe and comfortable transport available.
As part of our ethical policy, we pay a fair price for the services offered to us, thus making sure our local staff and crews receive a fair wage.
Peace of mind
We are fully ATOL & ABTOT protected – with us your money is safe!
We have full public liability insurance – to the tune of £5,000,000.
We work in association with the security company Control Risks in order to receive live security updates, briefings and emergency evacuation protocols if needed.
We have an office in London, staffed by a professional team of adventure holiday planners.
We have a 24 hour emergency helpline.
We have full Crisis Management training.
Each trip is managed by a specific operations manager with whom you will have direct access.
All our itineraries are designed by us, not bought ‘off the shelf’ from local companies.
A percentage of all income generated by our trips goes to The Wild Frontiers Foundation.
It is for these reasons, and the expert delivery of our trips, that we have won so many awards and have so many loyal clients. As we say, we are not the cheapest, but we do fell we are the best.
NB: Please see dossier for exact details of what is included on this specific tour.