The Wilds of Satpura

5 Nights 6 Days| November to January | A Sustainable Wilderness Luxury Getaway | Central Indian Highlands | Enquire about your preferred dates

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Listen to the sounds of silence. Feel the rest of the world fade away. It's just you, the wind, and the rustle of leaves. And of course, a jungle filled with fantastic creatures to see. Come stay in a luxurious, yet responsible lodge and experience the wonders of the wild. Drift on the Denwa River in a canoe, walk through the forest with trained guides, drive through the forest at night, camp comfortably under a sky filled more stars than you've ever seen, and explore Pachmarhi, MP's only hill station. Every safari you embark on will be made much more informative and fun by a trained naturalist. Identify the calls of the wild, the sounds of the birds and experience the joy that comes from being outdoors. Come, explore the wilds of Satpura with us.  

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  • A luxurious yet sustainable wildlife experience

  • A canoe safari with a guide (rowing optional)

  • Night drives with a guide through the buffer zone

  • Sightseeing and walks at Pachmarhi, the Queen of Satpura

  • Stay in a luxury forest lodge and camp in a comfortable tent with all amenities

  • Night walks with guides in the buffer area

  • Traditional village visit with lunch

  • Customisable experiences as per the time of the year

  • A part of all profits made at Jokotta go towards environment conservation


Your Wild Itinerary:


Day 1: Arrival and canoe safari

  • Arrive at Bhopal Airport excited about the next few days. Our services start here and will conclude once we drop you off at the end of this journey.

  • Check into your luxury lodge by noon. Settle in, and prepare for an interesting safari.

  • Head out on canoes for a safari on the gently flowing Denwa River. There will be two guests plus a guide to each canoe. You can even try rowing if you feel up to it. In case you are unable to climb into the low canoes, you can opt for a motorboat. 

  • Scan the river for birds and crocodiles. 

  • Return to your lodge for dinner and spend the night at the lodge. 

Day 2: Into the wild

  • Head out early for a jeep safari into the core area of Satpura National Park. Keep an eye out for tigers, leopards, sloth bears and if you're lucky, bear cubs. And no, you can't take any cubs home with you. 

  • The forest is also home to nilgais, deer, giant squirrels, wild dogs and more. How many will you spot? 

  • Return to the lodge for a break. Check your photos, camera battery and prepare for the next adventure.

  • Head out into the buffer area for a night safari. See how different the jungle looks and feels without the warmth of the sun. Hear the sounds of the jungle at night. Try and spot nocturnal animals like the jungle cat and nocturnal birds like owls.

  • But most importantly, take the time to notice as much as you can about the jungle

  • Return to your luxury lodge for the night. Rest.

Day 3: Day trip to Pachmarhi

  • Head out early in the morning and drive to MP's only hill station Pachmarhi.

  • Stay awake and observe the winding roads, dense sal forests and spot old churches along the way. See the sights when you reach the town and head out on foot to explore the place. The walks are not challenging and can be handled easily. 

  • In the evening, drive back to your luxury lodge for the night.

Day 4: Safari and Camping

  • Step out early for an early morning jeep safari in the core area. How many animals will you spot today?

  • Don't forget to look for birds too. Black storks, mottled wood owls, hornbills, vultures, shrikes, eagles, little-ringed plovers, oriental white eyes and many more birds call this forest home. 

  • Return to the lodge and later, drive to the campsite in the buffer area. 

  • Tonight you will stay in extremely comfortable tents. This might be camping, but there's no reason for you to be uncomfortable. Dry toilets have been set up for your convenience. Like we said, no need to rough it, or use leaves.  

  • Head out with a guide at night for a walk in the buffer area. There is also a night drive scheduled.

  • Look up and gawk at one of the starriest skies you'll see in India. Stare long enough and you may even see a meteor.

  • Spend the night at the camp. You're an intrepid adventurer now. 


Day 5: Village lunch and safari


  • Get up early and head out to hear the first birdsong (or as they say in Swedish, jokotta :D ). Walk around the campsite to see how the jungle wakes up. 

  • Drive back to the lodge for a traditional village lunch. Savour the flavours of Satpura. 

  • Later, head out for a jeep safari in the core area. We hope your animal and bird wishlist has been satisfied and this safari gives you a few bonus creatures. If not, just enjoy the jungle. 

  • Return to the lodge for a little something special on your last night here. 


Day 6: Fly away

  • And just like that, our time is up. But if you have time, you could try one last thrilling walking safari in the core with our guide.

  • Or you could laze around and enjoy a late breakfast. 

  • Check out and head to the airport. 


The Firefox Adventure Gallery

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Swimming pool & drinks
Swimming pool & drinks

Swimming pool and drinks

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Jeep safari and gaur
Jeep safari and gaur

Jeep safari and gaur

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Canoe safari on Denwa
Canoe safari on Denwa

Canoe safari on Denwa

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Stars and the Orionid Meteor Shower
Stars and the Orionid Meteor Shower

Stars and the Orionid Meteor Shower

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Campsite at sunset
Campsite at sunset

Campsite at sunset

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A delicious traditional lunch
A delicious traditional lunch

Preparing a traditional village lunch

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The rare jungle cat
The rare jungle cat

The rare Jungle Cat

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A mottled wood owl stares
A mottled wood owl stares

A Mottled Wood Owl stares into your soul

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Standard Inclusions:

  • Accommodation in AC Cottage

  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner)

  • Unlimited tea & coffee

  • All taxes


  • Flights

  • Anything not mentioned in inclusions

Prices Start At US$1099/- for foreign nationals and ₹78,000/- for Indian nationals per person*

*Prices vary with number of people travelling. Enquire today for your group! Costs in USD may vary in accordance with the exchange rate at the time of booking.