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Pench with Camilla

The magic of The Jungle Book (3N/4D)

25 Dec to 28 Dec 2021

6 safaris | Best Guides & Drivers | Batch Led By Camilla Malvestiti

2 hours drive from Nagpur (Maharashtra)   (View All Batches)

Overview

White rocks dot the grand landscape where flows the pretty Pench river, its blue waters shining like molten sapphire. A yellow form appears over one of the rocks, its white glistening against the blue of the river and the green of the vast woods beyond. As the yellow form stations itself on the rock, four more tiny balls of yellow fur appear next to it as the family starts walking toward us. The iconic tiger landscapes of this breathtaking forest come alive. Magic happens, firsthand!

What to expect?

Pench is a magical land which, more than a century ago, inspired Kipling to pen his life’s greatest work, & probably, one of the finest pieces of literature penned on Indian wildlife. The jungles of Pench still hold the essence and the aura of ‘The Jungle Book’. Legendary tigresses with cubs, extremely bold and beautiful leopards regally sitting atop big, black boulders which dot the mixed deciduous forests and a fabulous variety of animals and birds makes Pench a brilliant experience overall.

The neighbouring safari zones from Pench Maharashtra are having great sightings too. Our team of naturalists and guides would take you to a zone as per the sightings. We would, more often than not, know where the big cats are and where the sightings should happen! This 4-day safari tour to this incredible central Indian jungle would make you lost for words. A few days later, you never know, you might end up becoming a writer! Such is the beauty, such is the aura, such is the charm of this forest! The white sands of Saatmod and the densely forested hills of Patdev await you!

Day 1
Drive Nagpur to Pench - Evening Safari - Overnight at Pench.

(You are requested to reach Nagpur anytime till 9:30 am. The convenient timings shall be discussed as you book the tour).

On our arrival in Nagpur, our experts would help group all the campers for breakfast following which we drive to Pench. It is a short and beautiful two hours' journey. After a hot lunch, we go on our first safari drive in this beautiful forest. The white sands, the tall trees, the curvy forest paths and the constant alarm calls of monkeys and deer would enchant and enrich your senses. Straight away, we start tracking the Big Cat, based on the information gathered from our friends who went for the morning drive. We come back to the resort for chai/coffee following which we have ice-breakers and introduction. An early dinner would send you into your warm beds.

Day 2 & 3
Morning & Evening Jungle Safaris - Overnight in Pench.

We spend two more days in the jungle and in process, undertake four jungle drives. We shall explore all the famed tiger and leopard areas such as Gadsekia, Junewani, Sita Ghat, Mahadev Ghat, Saatmod, etc. Our drives and guides would give their very best to give you the experience you came to this fabled jungle for. After a hard day of safaring through those bumpy jungle paths, we come back to the resort for a steaming hot cuppa, some games, some sessions and a lot of fun!


Day 4
Morning safari - Drive back to Nagpur - Tour ends.

After the last and 6th safari in this pretty jungle, we come back for our farewell lunch before heading towards Nagpur. Long handshakes and warm hugs later, we part ways for the time-being, but the many pictures and memories would keep us together for a long time.

(You are requested to board any flight/train back after 5 pm).

Highlights

  • Visit both parts of Pench, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh.
  • Beyond Wild's experienced mentors teach you the ways of the wild.
  • 6 jungle safaris in all the happening zones with a lot of tiger tracking learning, birdwatching and understanding of the local ecology and habitat.
  • Pench is one of the best places to see a leopard in the wild and we shall try our utmost to track the dappled predator.
  • A fantastic birding experience for the habitat boasts of species like the Malabar Pied Hornbill, White rumped Shama, Indian Scops Owl, and many flycatchers.
  • On-camp sessions on birding, wildlife and wildlife photography.

Costs

DOUBLE SHARING BASIS
INR 29000
(per person)
  • Standard AC Rooms

(GST of 5% extra on above costs.)

Booking amount: 50% of the tour cost.

Balance can be paid upto a month before departure.

Please note:

Above costs remain same for Indian and non Indian nationals.

Inclusions

  1. Accommodation at the chosen wildlife resort for 3 nights in comfortable Air-conditioned rooms/tents.
  2. All meals ex-Nagpur (daily bed tea, breakfast, lunch, evening tea and dinner) starting breakfast on day 1 and concluding with lunch on day 4.
  3. 6 jungle safaris in Pench National Park (only core zones of Pench Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra) with all fees, permits, taxes, guide and gypsy charges.
  4. Safaris in the best possible premium zones selected as per our past experience and current sighting trends.
  5. Services of a ‘Beyond Wild’ wildlife expert ex Nagpur.
  6. Return Nagpur-Pench-Nagpur transfers by an AC SUV-vehicle (Toyota Innova/similar).
  7. Lots of sessions and group discussions as part of our interactions on wildlife and day's sightings.
  8. A professional forest driver and forest guide for all safaris.


Exclusions

  1. Any air fare or rail fare.
  2. All Govt. Taxes as applicable.
  3. Personal expenses like laundry, soft drinks, hard drinks, mineral water, internet and telephone charges, etc.
  4. Camera fees (200/- per camera with lens of 250 mm or above per safari).
  5. Anything not mentioned in the list of inclusions.



Booking Procedure

A 50% advance amount and a recognized Government Identity card (Aadhar, Pancard, Driver's License, OCI, Passport, Voter's ID, Government Employee's ID, school/College ID) would all do for Indian nationals.

For non Indian nationals, only Passport is allowed.

It should be scanned and mailed at camilla.malvestiti@gmail.com or alternatively WhatsApp at 07827408095.

Cancellation - Refund (On Tour Cost)

  • If cancellation is communicated 10 days (or less) before departure OR No Show - No Refund.
  • If cancellation is communicated 20 to 11 days before departure - 20% of tour cost refunded.
  • If cancellation is communicated 30 to 21 days before departure - 40% of tour cost refunded.
  • If cancellation is communicated 30 to 59 days before departure - 60% of tour cost refunded.
  • If cancellation is communicated 60 days (or more) before departure - 80% of tour cost refunded.
  • If cancellation is communicated 120 days (or more) before departure - Full Refund.