India has become world renowned for it’s leadership in tiger conservation. In 1900 there were over 100,000 tigers on earth. Today there are less than 4,000. Spread out across Southeast Asia and Russia the world’s remaining tigers are on the brink of extinction throughout most of their range. But not in India. For several decades the Indian government, citizens, and conservation groups have battled hard to bring the tiger back to healthy numbers. Tamandua is proud to work with the Indian conservation community and Tiger Reserve network because supporting the wildlife-tourism industry means ensuring the long-term viability of tiger habitat. And by protecting the iconic tiger, we protect myriad other species and life forms and countless acres of forest and wild land. That’s why they call tiger’s an umbrella species — if you can protect them, you can protect the birds, the deer, and the rest of the forest. During this week with expert Naturalists as your guides, you’ll have access to the stunning landscape of the Indian wild, and become a part of protecting some of the most stunning species on our planet.
The group will be staying at the Singinawa Jungle Lodge, located in forested land next to the Kanha Tiger Reserve. This trip will be a perfect mix of luxurious accommodations and amenities and an incredible wildlife reserve.
The accommodations have large bedrooms, private verandas, en-suite bathrooms, mini bars, air conditioning, and WiFi. There is a swimming pool on the property to relax and cool off during your free time.
There is a huge dining area located at the lodge featuring multiple dining options and a bar where guests are served with a variety of continental and Indian cuisine, fresh and home cooked food. The kitchen uses the fresh organic produce from its farms to give guests authentic and delicious meals.
Gowri Varanashi is an Indian educator, naturalist, and rock climber. She has spent her entire life exploring and studying the wild places of India, as well as the past ten years guiding in the Peruvian Amazon Rainforest. There, with Indigenous experts, she has taken her wilderness craft to new levels. Gowri is known for being an inspiring wilderness educator and a rock climber. She is the founder of CLAW (which stands for Climb Like A Woman), an initiative aimed at helping women from all over the world get outside, onto rock, and push their boundaries. Gowri speaks Kannada, Hindi, English, among other languages – and is an accomplished wildlife photographer.
Arrive in Nagpur, India (airport code NAG) to meet the group. We would like everyone to arrive early (between 7 – 8 AM) to meet up for transportation to the jungle lodge. The car ride is roughly 5 – 6 hours to Singinawa Jungle Lodge where everyone will receive a brief orientation and check into their rooms. Later in the afternoon the group will have a briefing about the safaris taking place during the week, ending the night with a delicious dinner.