February 1, 2023

Travel with Born Free’s Kipling tour in India

Wildlife conservation charity, the Born Free Foundation, has partnered with travel operator Greaves India and Taj Hotel Resorts and Palaces to create ‘Jungle Book Journeys’ — a selection of luxury wildlife safaris through the jungle heartland of India, with an escorted tour departing this December.

The party will travel by road to Kanha, the inspiration for ‘The Jungle Book’ and home to 22 species of mammals and 230 species of birds. Staying at the Taj Safaris Banjar Tola, a luxury tented suite, guests will explore the savannah grasslands, lush deciduous forests and shady riverbanks in jeeps and also on foot, on a special guided walking tour. There will also be a visit to Born Free’s local conservation and community projects.

The tour finishes in Mumbai, where the group will enjoy dinner at one of the local restaurants before flying home.

The tour will require a minimum of eight passengers to ensure that it goes ahead. The tour costs from £4,580 per person and includes BA flights, seven nights’ accommodation on full board at Taj Safaris Mahua Kothi Lodge, Bandhavgarh and Taj Safaris Banjaar Tola Kanha Tented Camp, internal flights, game drives, a donation to Born Free and an escort throughout. The tour runs from November 29 to December 8, and will include an overnight in Delhi.

 

The adventure starts in Delhi, with a night at the 5-star Taj Palace hotel, near India Gate. A short flight to Jabalpur awaits the next day, before a transfer to Bandhavgarh National Park, where guests will stay at the Taj Safaris Mahua Kothi Lodge.

Bandhavgarh, renowned for its hilly terrain and dense sal and bamboo forests, is the ideal habitat for a variety of wonderful and unique species. Guests will enjoy escorted game drives with Born Free’s India representative, Saket, as well as the opportunity to see vital tiger conservation work first-hand.

The bespoke safari itineraries offer guests the chance to experience the wonders of ‘Kipling country’, home to leopards, wild boar, sloth bear, wild dogs and the iconic Bengal tiger.

Escorted by an expert guide from Born Free, the trip also includes the opportunity to see first-hand how it works to protect India’s population of wild tigers from extinction, conserve its habitat throughout central India, and develop effective conservation projects to reduce conflict between people and the magnificent big cats.

 

For more information, visit www.bornfree.org.uk/indiansafari/

Photo: Courtesy of Michael Vickers www.tigersintheforest.co.uk

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