Wildlife Trails first visited Khajuraho and Panna tiger reserve way back in 2002 and during the last 17 years there have been more 'downs' than 'ups' in this beautiful reserve bordering the idyllic Ken River. Like Sariska, Panna lost all its tigers in the mid-2000's and it is now one of the main recipients of translocated tigers from famous tiger reserves like Bandhavgarh and Kanha, as they attempt to recapture former glories. For us, Panna was never just about the tigers, as we enjoyed starting our trip with time wandering around the beautiful temples at Khajuraho, before the short drive to our wilderness lodge at Panna. Here we will not just enjoy morning and afternoon jeep safaris, but also boat safaris on the Ken River and two nights of nocturnal drives in the buffer area - not permitted in most national parks in India. From there we head to the world famous Bandhavgarh tiger reserve - on a much better road these days thankfully - before enjoying 7 jeep safaris in a park that is just exploding at the moment with tiger action.
Safari vehicles will have a maximum of 4 guests per jeep. At Bandhvagarh we have handpicked a specialist local naturalist to accompany all safaris.
- When to go:
Best time to visit - FEB
Safari Style: BESPOKE WILDLIFE
Arrive into Delhi and overnight near the airport
Fly to Khajuraho and overnight at Lalit Temple
Temples and first game drive in Panna
Game drives, boat safaris and night time drives
Accommodation : Ken River Lodge
Transfer to Bandhavgarh national park
Three days of morning and afternoon jeep safaris
Accommodation : Nature Heritage
Drive to Jabalpur to connect with flight to Delhi
Transfer to Delhi international to connect with your onward flight
Pricing Info & Dates
Cost £2490 based on two people sharing and not including flights
Valid for travel from April 2021 until December 2022
- £100 donation to the Tiger Trails Foundation
- Breakfast at city hotels
- All your meals at the wildlife lodges
- All transfers and accommodation as described
- Exclusive services of a naturalist
- Cost of international flights
- Cost of visas to visit India
- Gratuities for your drivers
- Main tip for your naturalist/photography guide
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