SAFARIS

Jungle Wildlife Safari

Jeep | Walking | Canoe | Dusk

There is nothing quite like exploring a jungle. This is as close to nature as you can get, where you can touch the leaves, walk along the dirt path, and just breathe in the fresh smell of the forest.

Forsyth Lodge offers you different ways to explore the jungle and make countless memories.

Jeep Safari

Accompanied by our experienced naturalists and Satpura’s local safari guides, each Jeep Safari takes you into the heart of the wilderness. To reduce the pressure of tourism in the area, the authorities have restricted the number of vehicles in the reserve, keeping you away from crowds and close to all the action.

The best way to experience the jungle is to start at the crack of dawn and cross the Denwa River. This is the time when life in the forest slowly wakes up to daylight. Cruise along favoured resting and feeding spots and track the ever-elusive predators of the Satpura Jungle.

The adrenaline rush can leave you famished, so we plan for breakfast at a pile of volcanic rocks. If you decide to stay out longer, you can experience an afternoon in Satpura and watch the sun retreat into the azure sky.

You can also visit Churna, a colonial forest rest house, deep inside the core zone.

Walking

For those who are fond of the dirt trail and not afraid of venturing into the forest on foot, walking is a very good way to explore the innermost recesses of the Satpura Jungle Reserve. Led by a vastly experienced tracker of the Reserve and guided by the lodge’s own naturalist, you can observe and interpret the signs and savour the smell and beauty of the wilderness. A rare bird, a shy squirrel or a curious chital locking eyes with you merely a few feet away, who knows what you might encounter! Forsyth Jungle Lodge has a number of wonderful walking trails through almost 30 acres of land.

You can also experience the Forsyth Trail, a 3-day downhill trek through the wilds of Satpura.

Walking

To truly understand the secret ways of the jungle, to appreciate the workings of its innermost recesses, to observe and interpret the signs, to savour the smell, the wilderness – you have to take to your feet. Led by a vastly experienced tracker of the Reserve and guided by our own naturalist, step into a world quite different from your own. A walk in the jungle is a walk of patience, and the rewards you reap are even sweeter. The landscape opens up its coffers slowly – a rare bird, a shy squirrel or a curious chital locking eyes with you merely a few feet away. Perhaps a chance meeting with the jungle cat? The forest has a number of surprises in store – things you may miss in a jeep four feet off the ground.

You can also experience the Forsyth Trail, a 3 day downhill trek through the wilds of Satpura

Canoe

One of the most remarkable fauna in the state of Madhya Pradesh is found along the Denwa River and booking a canoe safari is an excellent way to explore this, without increasing the pressure of motorized vehicles in the area. This part of Madhai is where you will find the best feeding and nesting grounds for waders and birds, and being in a canoe gets you a really close view. With just the sound of paddles hitting the water, you become a part of the wildlife. The birds and animals blend seamlessly into their vibrant world, unmindful of your presence. Early winter mornings are surreal with the mist rising from the water. Afternoons are bathed in sunlight, making room for a scenic siesta while the evening sunset turns the Denwa into a sea of molten gold.

You can make a booking for a canoe when you stay at Forsyth Lodge to explore this beautiful part of Madhai.

Dusk Drive

As enjoyable as it is to watch wildlife in the day, twilight brings a whole new colour to the jungle. The dusk drives in the buffer zone are in collaboration with tribal villages in the nearby areas of Madhai. They reduce tourism pressure in the core area and enable night time patrolling of the forest.

Our naturalist and a designated forest guide expertly navigate the terrain at dusk so you can observe nocturnal animals. In addition to civets, porcupines, owls and nightjars, you stand the chance to see some beautiful beasts by watering holes, quenching their thirst under the cover of night.

Forsyth Lodge can make all the arrangements for a memorable dusk drive when you complete your booking with us.

Dusk Drive

As enjoyable as it is to watch wildlife in the day, twilight brings a whole new colour to the jungle. The dusk drives in the buffer zone are in collaboration with tribal villages nearby. They reduce tourism pressure in the core area and enable night time patrolling of the forest. 

Our naturalist and a designated forest guide expertly navigate the terrain at dusk so you can observe nocturnal animals. In addition to civets, porcupines, owls and nightjars, you stand the chance to see some beautiful beasts by watering holes, quenching their thirst under the cover of night. May we suggest a quick stop to admire the night sky that envelops you with a blanket of stars, as if to say good night.

Try Camping in the Buffer Zone

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Satpura National Park, No.14/1,
Village Bija Kheri, Sohagpur, Dist., Hoshangabad,
Sohagpur, Madhya Pradesh 461771

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Mob. (91) 7303885119

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