Join this once in a lifetime Tiger Trail Project in stunning Kanha National Park and Satpura National Park!
This tiger conservation project is situated inside two of India's most iconic national parks: the prestigious Kanha National Park, known for being one of the best locations to see Bengal tigers in the world, and the Satpura National Park, a species-rich haven offering countless wildlife encounters. Kanha is a spectacular setting for any visitor – a picturesque blend of Sal forest, meadows and open water that famously provided Kipling with inspiration for The Jungle Book. Conversely, Satpura is an eclectic mixture of rugged terrain and consists of sandstone peaks, narrow gorges, ravines and dense forests. Both are home not only to a significant population of tigers, but a myriad of bird species, leopards, sloth bears and much more.
As part of this exclusive project, you will spend five nights in Kanha's buffer zone, your accommodation being within the sumptuous Singinawa Jungle Lodge. The overarching goal of the lodge and of the project itself is to demonstrate how tourism, conservation and community development can go together and how a world-class lodge can play a positive role in saving the critically endangered tiger and other species of flora and fauna. Whilst in Satpura, you will be staying at the critically lauded Forsyth's Lodge - a small wildlife lodge set in 44 acres of reclaimed jungle at the edge of the species rich Satpura Tiger Reserve.
In addition to guided walking and vehicle based safaris in both national parks, you will take part in all manner of tiger conservation activities, wildlife management and community focused initiatives throughout your time in both national parks.
You will have the opportunity to take part in a variety of activities whilst on the project, including wonderful experiences, such as tiger safari's and nature treks and you will also get to work and interact with the local communities. Alongside the productive volunteering, you will have the chance to relax and take in the stunning scenery of both the Khana and Satpura National Parks.
This fully escorted project offers everyone involved the opportunity to not only enjoy the beautiful national parks through numerous jeep and walking safaris, but to really understand tiger conservation in India and how it has and is continuing to make a big difference. Please note itineraries are subject to change and what follows is simply a rough guideline.
Tiger numbers are actually on the up which is very good news for the species as a whole, but the number is not rising quickly enough. These beautiful big cats still need our help. The aim of this project is to raise awareness of the problems the tigers are facing in their natural homes.
As a volunteer on this project you will spend time in two of India's most spectacular National Parks, not only learning more about these majestic big cats, but also helping to educate others regarding their importance in the ecosystem.
On your first and last night you will be staying at the Holiday Inn next to New Delhi Indira Ghandi International Airport to allow for an easy transfer the next day.
Your time at Kanha will be spent staying in the opulent Singinawa Jungle Lodge within twin-share en-suite cabins. The lodge has an outdoor free-form swimming pool, spa, library, bar and bicycles to explore the surrounding area whilst the cottages come equipped with large bedrooms, private verandas, en-suite bathrooms with double vanities & rain showers, fireplaces, air-conditioning & mini bar.
In Satpura, you will be staying at the stunning Forsyth’s Lodge, a small wildlife lodge set in 44 acres of reclaimed jungle at the edge of the Satpura Tiger Reserve. This lodge won a Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence so you will not be disappointed!
All meals and beverages are included in the price of the project and are provided at the lodge. They mainly consist of Indian dishes, and there are always vegetarian options available.
The work involved in this project is not physically exerting, but there are many game walks during the two weeks, so a moderate level of fitness is necessary. No specific skills or experience are required, only a positive attitude and full commitment to the cause. You must be prepared to work as part of a team.
The vaccinations required for travel will depend on your medical history. We recommend that you consult with your GP regarding your own immunisation needs. In conjunction with this, we would recommend that you check Fit for Travel’s website.
On the first day of your project you will arrive into India via Dehli's Indira Gandhi International Airport. Here you will be met by a project representative in the arrivals hall and subsequently transferred by road to your first nights accommodation in Delhi. The next day you will take a short flight to Kanha National Park to begin your project.
If you would like help booking your flights please feel free to contact our Flight Partner via our flights page.
All foreign nationals, including children, will require a visa in order to enter India. A Tourist Visa is granted to those who are visiting India for tourism. Tourist visas may be valid for 3 months, 6 months or 1 year with single, double or multiple entries. Please note the validity of the visa is effective from the date of issue. Many Indian embassies have outsourced visa processing in full or in part to third party companies, so check ahead before going to the embassy. If you are travelling from or through a Yellow Fever country you must have a valid vaccination certificate
The Indian currency is the Indian Rupee. The conversion rate is around 1 INR to 0.01 GBP, 0.011 EUR and 0.015 USD. For up-to-date money conversion information click here.
Incredible sightings of a Tiger up close and personal and loved to see all of the smiling children at the schools!
Jeffrey Carlson, 2015
This has been one of the best trips ever - and I travel A LOT :-)!
Anke Renz, 2015
The whole experience was unforgettable, seeing our first tiger was awesome, seeing the tigers in their own habitat will always be with me, such majestic creatures
Tom Kane, 2015
If you have any questions about this project or would like help finding the perfect project for you then please feel free to give us a call or send us through your enquiry and we will be happy to help.
Nikita & team.