Built with a philosophy of preservation of local forests
Imagine a blast of fresh forest air, carrying a fragrance of mystery, amazement, and knowledge. That is Nikita! Being stuck in the digital world solving other's banking issues was not her piece of cake, so she took the path less travelled (Literally)! Now she strives to learn as much as possible about the living world. You wouldn't know she is camera conscious, because she is always at the forefront of issues regarding conservation, small or big. Having tracked beasts across National Parks like Kanha, Chitwan and many more through her unquenchable interest in wildlife, she now walks through the Baber grass of Satpura National Park with her two furry faithful compatriots, Bagheera and Buddy. The trio makes sure there is never a dull moment in the Lodge!
A rare personality of a grown man with a child’s enthusiasm, especially when Animesh spots a damselfly or an uncommon flower. Animesh has grown appreciating and learning about butterflies, their host plants and he is passionate to video-document his observations. A proud Bengali, Animesh left his favourite Sondesh behind in Kolkata in 2017 and found content in Satpura’s Khurchan.
Arpita Dutta hails from West Bengal, a state located in Eastern India on the Bay of Bengal. She has an immense love for nature and a lifelong fascination with flora and fauna that guided her along the path to become the first professional woman naturalist from this region of India. It's been almost two decades since she has been associated in the field of wildlife. She is constantly seeking the joy of curiosity and sharing the same with her guests. She has worked in various wildlife conservation and community development projects, educated more than 20K students and trained many forest frontline staff of the forest department. Arpita devotes her free time to rescuing and rehabilitating urban wildlife in distress - one would often find a furry civet baby or two nestled in her neck. In her seasoned experience as a naturalist, Arpita has mastered the art of finding nature's hidden treasures in her own unique but subtle way. Energetic and eloquent, Arpita is a well-rounded guide who deeply enjoys wilderness and making sure her travelers have the experience of a lifetime.
She's a major food lover too!
“A magician!” – Is the best compliment in our guestbook. Krishna is one of the reasons that can make you gain weight despite all the efforts naturalists put into your Safari holiday! Krishna hails from Bardiya, Nepal and he has travelled most of India to learn new recipes. He has been creating magic at Forsyth Lodge since 2012.
There are very few gifted cooks who can recreate South Indian recipes in limited resource regions of Central India! Although Karthik is a workaholic camp manager at Forsyth Lodge, he is famous for delivering hot Masala vada after a 15 KM walk to a remote campsite! Karthik has been raised under a family business of restaurant chains from Shivamogga, but he has lived in Madhya Pradesh for nearly a decade. He is the 2020 league champion at Forsyth Lodge.
Yusuf hails from the city of Nawabs, Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh. His Passion for wildlife began from his childhood when his father’s friend, an IFS officer invited them to Katarniyaghat Wildlife Sanctuary. From that moment onwards, wilderness and animals were his prime focus. After completing his graduation in Science, he started working for a multinational company. However, his love for nature and wildlife kept persuading him to quit and do something he really loves. Yusuf is a professionally trained naturalist and has worked as a head naturalist in some premier lodges for over three years. He was part of the team which was involved in the radio collaring of a sub-adult Tiger in Pench Tiger Reserve in 2009. Yusuf was also a part of the first Aircel ‘Save Our Tiger Telethon’ aired on NDTV, one that made tremendous impact on the conservation of the species.
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