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Panna and Bandhavgarh tiger safari with the famous temples of Khajuraho

11 days from £2490*

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Overview

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.

Itinerary

This is a Small Group Tour

  1. March 6

    Arrive into Delhi, where you will be met and transferred to the Novotel Aerocity for your overnight accommodation

  2. March 7

    Morning flight to Khajuraho, where you will be met and transferred to the Lalit Temple View Khajuraho. Late afternoon sunset viewing and photography of the western temples. Overnight in a temple view room on the second floor.

  3. March 8

    Sunrise viewing of the temples followed by a 1 hour transfer to ‘Ken River Lodge’, where we will overnight. First afternoon jeep safari in Panna national park. Buffer drive at night for nocturnal wildlife

  4. March 9

    Morning and afternoon jeep safari in Panna national park. Night time drive in the buffer zone.

  5. March 10

    Early morning and late afternoon boat safari on the pristine Ken River. In between we can consider observing or getting involved in the Holi celebrations locally (bring old clothes!)

  6. March 11

    Morning jeep safari in Panna National Park.  Later transfer to the ‘Nature Heritage’ at Bandhavgarh national park - world famous for tiger viewing

  7. March 12

    Morning and afternoon jeep safaris in either the Tala or Magadhi zones of Bandhavgarh,

  8. March 13

    Morning and afternoon jeep safaris in either the Tala or Magadhi zones of Bandhavgarh,

  9. March 14

    Morning and afternoon jeep safaris in either the Tala or Magadhi zones of Bandhavgarh,

  10. March 15

    Final morning jeep safari before driving to Jabalpur to connect with an evening flight to Delhi. On arrival you will be met and transferred to the Novotel Aerocity.

  11. March 16

    When appropriate you will be transferred to Delhi international airport to connect with your onward flight.

Meals

Cost £2490 per person based on two people sharing. Costs do not include international flights.  

Single room supplement £620

Breakfast at city hotels and all three meals at the Indian Jungle Lodges.

A group trip scheduled for March 2020, but there is the option to schedule a private departure (16th Oct 2019 till 15th June 2020), just get in touch for futher details.  Bespoke wildlife and cultural extensions available across India, including Red Panda, Fishing Cat and Sunderbans in the North East.

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* Based on 2 persons and not including flights

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